To have Amazon Prime is to love it.
The main reason I renew my membership every year is for the included 2 day (and sometimes next day and even same day) delivery. But there are actually so many more awesome perks that most of us aren’t taking advantage of!
Check out these 7 Amazon Prime perks you probably didn’t know about.
7 Amazon Prime Perks You Probably Didn’t Know About
Get Early Access to Lightning Deals
Amazon Lightning Deals are discounted items on sale for a limited time. As a Prime member, you get VIP treatment with access to deals a whole 30 minutes before everyone else!
This is awesome considering that these deals are until the time is up OR while supplies last. Keep this in mind while you’re doing your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping this year.
Get Unlimited Photo Storage
Prime members can download the free Amazon Photo app on your smartphone and receive unlimited photo storage for you and up to 5 people! When you download the app all of your images go straight to the Prime Vault. From there you can access them anywhere – your desktop, laptop, tablet, or another phone.
The best part of this is the organizational features. You can perform powerful searches for peoples, places or things – which comes in pretty darn handy when you have thousands and thousands of photos over several years. Bonus: You will also receive 5 GB of cloud space for videos, music, and files using Amazon Drive.
Borrow Books For Free
You can use your Amazon Prime membership like a digital library card. Use it to access best-selling magazine publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes, Muscle and Fitness and National Geographic.
You can also read unlimited books and comics through their lending program. Borrow books like The Lord of the Rings, Life of Pi, Harry Potter, and 1984 all for free.
Bonus: You don’t even need a Kindle to borrow books from Prime Reading. Read from any device as long as you download the app.
Plus, Get Free Books to Keep!
The Amazon First Reads program gives Amazon First Reads members the opportunity to download one of six editors’ picks a month in Kindle format before the official publication date, either for free or at a reduced price.
Kindle books are usually free and hardcovers are at a reduced price!
You’re limited to one Kindle title for free, but can shop all of the First Reads hardcovers at the discounted price!
Score “Free” Sample Boxes
Free samples are awesome! With your Amazon Prime membership, you will get access to Amazon Sample Boxes. They’re filled with goodies like beauty supplies, pet food, nutrition items, hair care and more.
The small catch? You do have to pay an initial fee that ranges from $6 to $20. HOWEVER, Amazon will then credit your account back with the amount you paid toward the purchase of any products in the box.
Pick Up and Drop off Packages Anytime
If you know a package is arriving at an inconvenient time or want to secure something important, you can use Amazon Lockers. They’re secure, self-service kiosks where you can pick up Amazon packages at a time and place that is convenient for you.
There are over 1,800 Amazon Lockers in more than 50 cities. There’s no additional fee to use it, and they’re open early and late for your convenience. You can even use them for returns!
Skip The Line On New Releases
No need to go out of your way to pick up your newest game, book, or music on it’s release date. When you pre-order eligible items on Amazon for Release-Day Delivery, you’re guaranteed to receive it on the promised date.
Bonus, if you’re a gamer you can get 20% off new-release video games during pre-order and through the first two weeks of a game’s release. You’ll save money and time!