What is Amazon Prime?
If you're not a Prime member, you're probably wondering what is Amazon Prime or if it merits your money. Amazon Prime is more than just speedy shipping. It's a subscription service that gives members access to a variety of Amazon perks. Benefits include expedited shipping, access to exclusive Amazon deals, free movie streaming, and access to other services.
Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service that will soon cost $139 per year or $14.99 per month. Prime members receive a wide variety of perks. The biggest perk, however, is free one- or two-day shipping on most items sold by Amazon. Last year, the company revealed it has over 200 million paid Prime members worldwide.
Presidents Day and Amazon Prime
Amazon Presidents Day sales are now live. Prime members will get fast shipping on these sales and they could also get exclusive discounts as we get closer to the holiday. Make sure to follow our holiday coverage for the best deals.
Amazon Prime Gaming
Heads up, gamers! Amazon announced a new benefit for its 150 million Amazon Prime members. Amazon Prime Gaming is the latest freebie in Amazon Prime's suite of digital perks. Prime Gaming is essentially a rebranding of Twitch Prime. (Amazon purchased the live video-game-streaming site for $970 million back in 2014). That means you get the same exclusive in-game loot, free monthly games (that are yours to keep forever),
PS5 and Amazon Prime
If you're hunting for PS5 restock, being a Prime member could help. On September 21, Amazon held its first Prime member only PS5 restock. Amazon had tested this scenario earlier this year on its Amazon UK website. The hope is that by making PS5 drops exclusive to Prime members it will weed out scalpers and bots. (The move could also lead to more Prime member sign ups).
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is one of the biggest perks of being an Amazon Prime member. Prime Video offers unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. You can also add video subscriptions to services like Showtime, Starz, A&E, AMC and many other streaming entertainment channels. In fact, Prime members can now get a 30-day free trial of Paramount Plus. Amazon is constantly expanding its Prime Video library with new content. For more information, go to About Prime Video.
Amazon Prime vs. Walmart Plus
Amazon's biggest competitor has launched a new membership service of its own. Walmart Plus is Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime. The $98-year service offers speedy delivery of items purchased on Walmart along with early access to deals and discounts on fuel at Walmart gas stations.