What Are The Benefits Of An Amazon Prime Membership and What Could You Expect To Pay


By: E. Dawnn | Last Updated: April 30 2018 | 

Amazon Prime currently has over 100 million members, which gives them access to an array of services such as streaming music, video and e-books, free two-day shipping and so much more that people can take advantage of.

What Are Some Advantages Of A Prime Membership?

While there is little doubt how beneficial the streaming services and free shipping is for people, there’s more to Amazon than most people realize.  What are some of the great perks that a subscription to Amazon could entail?

  • FreeTime Unlimited Service - $2.99 per month for one child (Prime Members); $4.99 (Non-Prime Members) FreeTime provides families access to approximately 13,000 kid-friendly movies, TV shows, books, apps, etc. It works on both Kindle and Fire tablets, and with a 30-day free trial.
  • Amazon Prime Student – Any two or four-year college student with a working .edu email is eligible for a six-month free Amazon Prime Student trial, which includes Prime benefits and special student-designated coupons and deals. The cost is $6.49 a month or half the regular Prime price.
  • Prime Pantry – Continental U.S. Prime members can buy grocery, pet care or household items for a flat rate of $5.99 for every Prime Pantry box. Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico residents are not eligible for this.
  • Prime Early Access – Prime members attain 30-minute early access to Amazon.com Lightning deals as well as new MyHabit.com events.
  • Prime Video and Music – Unlimited streaming of TV episodes, movies and music with the option to purchase add-on subscriptions of Showtime, AMC, Starz, HBO and more. If you wanted to watch any movies or TV shows on Amazon without a Prime subscription, the cost is $2.99 to rent,or you’d have to buy the movie.

What’s The Cost Of An Amazon Prime Subscription?
The price is a mere $99 (although new reports suggest Amazon will be raising the price to $119 on May 11). Compare that to a subscription to Hulu at $7.99 with limited commercials and $11.99 for its no commercial service. A subscription to Netflix costs anywhere from $7.99, $10.99 and $13.99 a month.

How easy is it to sign up for an Amazon Prime subscription? All you need to do is click on the Amazon Prime Free Trial link and hit “Start Your Free Trial.” Put in a username and password and hit Create Your Amazon account. Be aware that you will need to include a valid credit card, which will be charged after your free month is over should you opt not to cancel your subscription.

Amazon Prime Video vs. Hulu and Netflix

Now, you may be wondering if Amazon Prime Video is better than Hulu or Netflix. In some respects, it’s not,but the real answer depends on what you want from your subscription. If you’re the type of person who is constantly buying online and want to save money, then you’d want to sign up for the Amazon Prime Service.

However, Netflix and Hulu have more TV shows and movies to offer in terms of unlimited streaming options, but it’s the inexpensive price and plethora of other Prime features that have won people over.

Is Amazon the better deal for you and your family?

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