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Thinking about joining Amazon Prime? Aside from giving you access to Prime Day deals, Amazon is a one-stop-shopping destination for electronics, apparel, beauty and personal care products, groceries, pet supplies, travel gear, furniture, fitness essentials, pharmaceuticals, home improvement items, office supplies, movies, books, video games and free shipping on most items.
If you’re still not sure about pricing, how to sign up, and exclusive perks like Prime Day (which will be held July 12 through July 13) and other sales, check below for everything you need to know before joining Amazon Prime.
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost?
A membership to Amazon Prime currently costs $14.99 a month or $139.99 a year and you can cancel anytime.
How to Get a Free Trial to Amazon Prime?
Right now, new members can enjoy Amazon Prime for free for 30-days to get access to Prime Day and other great deals. It’s not likely, but if the membership price were to increase, there are a couple of clever ways to lock in your rate, according to CNBC.
What Do You Get with a Prime Membership?
With a Prime membership you’ll get exclusive deals and discounts, plus early access to Amazon’s Lightning Deals and Prime Day, Amazon Music, Prime Video, Grubhub+ (free for one year), free two-hour delivery on groceries and prescription drugs from Amazon Pharmacy, free video games and in-game items along with a free Twitch channel courtesy of Prime Gaming.
Aside from discounts and free delivery, one of the best things about having an Amazon Prime membership is that you get access to Prime Video where you can stream thousands of free movies and shows included in your membership along with in-theater rentals, hard-to-find shows and films, and Amazon Prime Originals such as The Boys, The One That Got Away, Chloe, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Wheel of Time, The Terminal List, Modern Love, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, Rooster, Harlem, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Phat Tuesdays, Good Omens, Book of Love, Being the Ricardos, The Tender Bar and the upcoming Lord of the Rings series.
For music lovers, Prime members get free access to more than two million ad-free songs via Amazon Music. The streaming platform houses over 70 million songs and podcast episodes.
More Ways to Save
Having multiple subscriptions can get pricey, so it’s always great to find the best ways to save. For example, Amazon Prime is just $6.99 a month for eligible EBT/Medicaid recipients (after a free 30-day trial). That means you’ll get all the benefits of Amazon Prime but at half the price. Amazon also accepts SNAP and EBT benefits for eligible groceries.
Another money-saving membership plan, Prime Student is discounted to $7.49 a month for everything in the regularly-price membership, plus special discounts on textbooks and e-textbook rentals. Prime Student members get access to Amazon Music, select Prime Video Channels for $0.99 a month, and a free two-month trial to Kindle Unlimited to read millions of titles on any device. Click here to start your six-month trial.
Now that you’re all caught up on Amazon Prime, the only thing left to do is join. Click here to start your Prime membership for free for the first month. And don’t forget to mark your calendars: Prime Day 2022 will be held from July 12-July 13.