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One reason why there are over 20 million users who are active and have an Amazon Prime membership is because of the free 2-day shipping. With that, it's already evident that being an Amazon Prime member is the greatest deal you could ever get!

If you're a member of Amazon Prime and still you still haven't gotten the most out of your Amazon Prime membership, don't worry, because we have your back.

Here are some of the extra Amazon Prime benefits that you should know about. However, if you're still unsure of subscribing to Amazon Prime, you can always grab the 30-day free trial see for yourself.

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10 Benefits of Subscribing to Amazon Prime

1. One-day and same-day shipping. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can get free 1-day shipping and free same-day shipping in certain cities. For you to avail the 1-day or same-day free shipping, you must have the following:

  • Total order must sum up to $35
  • All items should be marked same-day eligible if you will avail for same-day shipping, and all items must be marked 1-day eligible if you avail for 1-day shipping.
  • Always check out before the cut-off time, which is usually around noon.
  • The shipping address should be an eligible zip code. There are over 8,000 participating cities and towns across the US that offer this shipping benefit.  

2. Prime Membership Sharing. One of the benefits that Amazon Prime offers is that it can cover up to one adult and four non-adults in one single Amazon Prime membership. Five other people can use your Amazon Prime benefits without even giving them direct access to your account. However, one thing to keep in mind is that those five people should live in the same address as you. In shorter words, your Amazon Prime membership can only be used and shared by the members of your household. For you to extend your benefits, you must know their name, birthday, and email address. When they accept the invitation, they will have to know your birthday.

3. Unlimited Photo storage. Amazon also has Amazon drive that allows all Amazon customer free access to 5GB data storage. This may be used for photos, videos, documents to different files, or whatever data you want to put.

  • However, if you're an Amazon Prime member, your free cloud storage plan will expand and will give you unlimited photo file storage. Photos, whether they are uploaded or not, will not count against your cloud storage data limit. Also, keep in mind that your photos should be less than 2GB. Formats supported include JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and RAW for Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras. Amazon Prime Photos are for personal use and not for commercial use.

4. Ad-free video streaming. Prime Video is a part of Amazon Prime. It is a rival of both Netflix and Hulu, and it also has excellent TV shows that are worth watching. You can also have access to different kinds of Prime movies.

  • Amazon's Prime Video has always been ahead of the game compared to Netflix and Hulu, and it has been improving through the years. In fact, Amazon Studios have won two Academy Awards, both for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for its original film "Manchester by the Sea."

5. Ad-free music streaming. Prime Music can allow you to stream music online anytime and anywhere. Amazon has over 1 million songs and albums available for its Prime members to access for free. The subscription also includes unlimited skips, no ads, and access to Prime Playlists. You can also add and make your own playlist!

6. Free Twitch membership. If you are a video game lover, then you might be familiar with Twitch. Twitch is similar to YouTube, however, it has real-time live-streamed gameplay rather than pre-recorded videos. You can access and watch gaming tournaments and events live. Twitch itself is free, but, its bonus features is what make it more amazing. If you're a Prime member in Amazon, you can access these features and benefits in no time

7. Flat-free grocery deliveries. Prime Pantry is a program made by Amazon that allows its members to order special items that are not always available to physical stores. Also, this is a convenient way to do your groceries and offers you three options: $5.99 shipping on orders under $35, free shipping on orders over $35, or free shipping on orders $10 or over with $4.99 Prime Pantry subscription every month. Prime Pantry eligible items will only be counted in orders and are shipped via land. Usually, orders arrive within 4 business days. 

8. Kindle Ebook Rentals. You can rent ebooks for free from the Kindle Owners Lending Library. There are over 1,000 ebooks in Kindle format that you have access to if you're a Prime member.

9. Pay Less for Amazon Prime. If you're a student or currently in a university, a valid student email can be used when you register for Prime Student program. This will allow you to have six months of free trial for Amazon Prime. If you can upgrade after the free trial, you can get the full Amazon Prime membership at 50% off.

10. Lightning Deals and Prime Day. The Lightning Deal is a discounted item that is only available in a specific quantity at a specific amount of time. Amazon Prime also allows you to participate on Prime Day-- an annual event where thousands of items are marked down in the site.

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