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Top Amazon Prime Benefits: 6 Perks You Didn't Know You Had


Top Amazon Prime Benefits: 6 Perks You Didn't Know You Had

You've probably heard of Amazon's partners and companies, but did you know you already have access to a lot of them with your Amazon Prime membership? All Prime memberships offer the exact same benefits: free delivery on millions of items, affordable services and so many savings opportunities. 

We're big on savings plans, budget organizers and anything free. That's why we've put together this quick guide to help you save when it comes to shopping, entertainment and medical care.

The Three Membership Plans

1. Prime Membership

The Classic Prime membership, going for $14.99/month or $139/year.

2. Prime Access

A discounted membership for those who qualify for government assistance, including SNAP, EBT and Medicaid. A 30-day free trial is offered, then the membership goes for $6.99/month. 

3. Prime Student

An inexpensive option for young adults ages 18-24 and students enrolled in a two or four-year college. To top it off, new members can enjoy a six-month free trial and then pay $7.49/month or $69/year. 

Regardless of which membership you pay for, all members can enjoy Amazon Prime benefits and save money across the board. Let's dive in!

Commonly Overlooked Amazon Prime Benefits


1. Prime Videoprime video app

With your membership, the first Amazon Prime benefit you'll receive is a selection of complimentary movies, TV shows, documentaries and more with Prime Video. Simply look for the white and blue 'Prime' banner and that's how you'll know it's free! The titles change often, so you can expect to see new titles added and removed in the catalog. You can watch at home or anywhere with your mobile device using the Prime Video app. Not to mention, family members can create their own accounts so everyone can stream. 


2. Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh


Prime members get free delivery on Amazon Fresh orders that cost $150 or more and free grocery pickup on orders over $35.

At Whole Foods Market, your Amazon Prime membership gets you 10% off your groceries (excluding alcohol and gift cards). Just make sure to scan your Amazon app or Whole Foods Market app at checkout. You can also conveniently pickup or return any Amazon orders at your nearest Whole Foods location. 

Looking to fire up your savings game? Check these tips on saving money at the grocery store!


3. Grubhub+


Amazon partners with Grubhub to offer Prime members one year of Grubhub+ for free, allowing you to order food without paying a delivery fee (as long as orders met a minimum of $12). Existing Grubhub+ members are also eligible for this special offer.







4. Audible Premium Plus

woman-listening-to-audiobookAudible, an Amazon company, allows unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, podcasts and Amazon originals. With your Amazon Prime membership, you're able to try Audible for free for a month and enjoy two free titles to see if you're interested.

Did you know? Amazon is looking for more people to narrate their audiobooks. This could be a side hustle to earn a little extra as a voice actor! 



5. Deals and Discountsamazon package

Every year, Amazon hosts "Prime Day," offering exclusive discounts for two whole days. Additionally, Prime members are eligible for Prime Early Access, which provides 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon that typically last 4-6 hours. Beyond Prime Day deals, members save even more using Subscribe & Save, digital coupons and 15% off eligible products from baby registries and 20% wedding registries.

Looking for ways to track your spending and saving? It might be helpful to try out a zero based budgeting template. With this tool, you'll know exactly where all your money is going (and prevent overspending)!






6. Medical Care


Boost your physical, mental and financial health when you save on prescriptions at 60,000 pharmacies, including Walgreens, CVS, and Amazon Pharmacy. Members receive free two-day delivery and can take advantage of savings offers when you fulfill prescriptions with Amazon Pharmacy.

You can also use a discount with OneMedical, a modern, concierge approach to healthcare. Get a care team on call for everyday health concerns and more. With your Prime membership, this only costs $9/month for you and $6/month for each additional family member (up to 6 total members), when it typically costs $199/year. 



All in all, don't sleep on the Amazon Prime benefits that could be saving you money and making your life a little bit easier. If saving money is up your alley, you might want to check out our guides on how to create a budget plan and track spending.


This article is intended to be a general resource only and is not intended to be nor does it constitute legal advice. Any recommendations are based on opinion only.


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