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If you aren’t a current Amazon Prime member, you should seriously consider it. The cost is $99 a year or $10.99 a month. We love being able to purchase anything online (and I mean anything) at terrific prices and have it within two days!
If you have kids at home who are in college, you can sign up for an Amazon Student Prime membership for only $49 a year (you need a valid .edu email address to qualify).
Below are all the benefits of Amazon Prime courtesy of Consumer Reports (and the list of benefits keeps growing all the time):
Prime members now qualify for free same-day delivery on more than a million items in 27 metropolitan areas and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas.
Among other key or recently enhanced Prime benefits:
Instant access to video streaming. Membership includes instant access to tens of thousands of movies and TV shows, including Amazon original series like the Golden Globe-winning Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, the drama Bosch, and Doctor Thorne, from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. You can watch at home on your computer, Fire TV, or other compatible devices.
Music streaming. Prime Music offers unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and thousands of playlists and stations.
Prime Photos. Secure unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Access to Lightning Deals. Members qualify for early (30 minutes before everyone else) access to short-term, deeply discounted Amazon Lightning Deals that often feature high-tech and fashion goods.
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Access to more than 800,000 e-book titles. You can borrow one a month, with no due date, along with one pre-released book a month with Kindle First.
Prime Now. A mobile app that allows customers in most parts of the country to shop from early morning to late night, seven days a week, for groceries, gifts, and food from neighborhood restaurants. Delivery is within two hours for free, or within an hour for $7.99. For restaurant orders, delivery is free within an hour of ordering, and the service is available from Amazon-affiliated restaurants in Manhattan, Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Austin, Atlanta, Miami, Baltimore, and Portland, Ore.
Amazon Family. The benefits include 20 percent off diapers through its service, Subscribe & Save, and a 15 discount off of eligible products from your baby registry.
Membership Sharing. Two adults living in the same household can create an Amazon Household to share certain Amazon Prime benefits.