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Reader Question: I use Amazon every once in a while and am wondering if I should sign up for Amazon Prime. What do you get with it?
Answer: You get a lot, depending on what you use Amazon for. If you order packages a lot, have a Kindle or can stream video to your TV or other devices, signing up for Amazon Prime can be a great advantage.
Free Two-Day Delivery: An Amazon Prime membership includes free two-day shipping on most of Amazon’s inventory. It basically covers any of the items that come from the Amazon warehouse itself. Any items that are being sold by a third party typically don’t include the two-day shipping. But considering how many items are included, the two-day shipping makes the Amazon Prime membership worth it all by itself.
Free Movies and TV Shows: You also get access to more than 40,000 free TV shows and movies with an Amazon Prime membership. This usually doesn’t include the most recent releases, but it does include a wide library of favorites when it comes to movies and TV shows.
Free eBooks: Each month, Amazon Prime members can access a library of more than 500,000 Kindle titles that they can borrow for free. Are all Kindle titles included? No. You might not be able to get the exact book that you want, but it does include a large selection, so if you aren’t looking for a specific book, it is a good library to have.
Free Trial: The best part is that you can try out Amazon Prime for a 30-day free trial. You basically get all the benefits for 30 days for free. Even if you aren’t sure about the service, it makes sense to at least try it out to see if you would benefit from it. Sign up for an Amazon Prime Free Trial here.
Compared to how much you would spend in delivery costs alone can make up for what you will spend on your yearly Amazon Prime membership. An annual Amazon Prime membership will run you $99/year. The plus side is that it covers everyone in your household, so your wife, husband, kids or even roommates can take advantage of two-day shipping and streaming free video.