8 Surprising Amazon Prime Perks

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Most everyone knows about the free shipping and TV shows/movies you get as an Amazon Prime subscriber. But there are a lot more perks that you might not be taking advantage of. With the holiday season upon us, there’s never been a better time to start using them!

1. Movies and TV Shows without WiFi

If you know you’re going to be somewhere, you can’t stream, you can download the movies and TV show episodes you want to watch to a variety of compatible devices.

2. Discounts at Whole Foods

If you’re a Whole Foods shopper, you can save an additional 10% of yellow tag sale items using your Prime membership. Plus, if you use your Amazon Rewards Visa, you can get 5% back and two-hour grocery delivery or pick up at your local Whole Foods.

3. Free Book Every Month

If you love your Kindle, you don’t want to miss out on this. With the First Reads program, you get to pick one of six editor’s choice books to read for free each month. Also, check out Amazon Prime Reading for access to free issues of many popular magazines. And if you’re an Audible Subscriber, check out the Channels for Prime to access loads of free audio content from comedy to the news.

4. Unlimited Photo Storage

Prime members get unlimited full-resolution photo storage and 5GB for video. Need more storage? Plans start at $1.99 for 100GB. Having Amazon as your photo storage hub also allows your images to be viewed on Amazon devices such as Echo Show and Fire TV. If you cancel your Amazon Prime membership or allow it to expire, you will still keep the 5GB combined photos and video storage offered to all Amazon customers.

5. Free Shipping at Other Sites

Prime has always been known for free shipping for purchase at Amazon, but did you know you get free shipping on other sites too? Right now, Woot, Shopbop, and Zappos offer this benefit.

6. Clothes You Can Try First

Check out Amazon Prime Wardrobe if you want to give your new outfit a test run before you pay for it. You fill your Wardrobe box with three to eight eligible items and have a week to try them before you either send some or all of them back using the prepaid shipping label. You pay only for what you keep. And check out our blog to keep your closet organized with all the new goodies.

7. Deliveries To Your Garage

If porch theft is a problem for you, this might be the solution.  Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery. You’ll need a myQ Smart Garage Hub and there is an option if you change your mind, to doorstep delivery. Find out more about Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery here.

8. 2% Back with Reload

By loading money onto your own Amazon gift card (sort of like prepaying your account), you’ll get 2% back as additional money to spend.

Get the most from your Prime membership by taking advantage of all of these services. And if you’re not a Prime member, now is a great time to sign up!

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