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Amazon Prime: Worth it? What’s Prime Day & what are the benefits of Prime?

What is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is a monthly or annual shopping membership program. Customers elect to pay a fee upfront for free 2-day or faster shipping on millions of items and access to Prime-exclusive deals. There are additional benefits, including free streaming of select tv, movies & music on the Prime applications.

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The Prime program is a central pillar of Amazon’s strategy and has extensive branding of its own

How much does Amazon Prime cost? How much is Prime for Students?

Amazon raised the cost of Prime on February 18, 2022, to $139 per year, or $14.99 per month (179.88 for an entire year paid monthly).

Prime Video is $8.99 per month.

Amazon Students can get Prime for $69 per year or 7.49 per month.

What are the benefits of Amazon Prime? What can you watch on Amazon Prime?

The primary benefit is 2-day or faster free shipping of Amazon’s selection throughout the US. In many cities, same-day or next-day shipping on orders over $35 is also free. In addition, being a Prime member has recently entitled you to deals on special events like Black Friday or Amazon’s annual Prime Day.

Being a Prime Video member allows you to stream an extensive catalog of free music, TV & Movies. In addition, Prime Video has dozens of exclusive TV series and movies.

There are many great shows to choose from on Amazon Prime. Some of the most popular options include “Transparent,” which focuses on a family navigating issues of identity and sexuality, and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a dramedy about an ambitious young woman who becomes a stand-up comedian in the 1950s. Other great choices include “The Man in the High Castle,” a series set in an alternate reality where the Japanese and German forces won World War II, and “Jack Ryan,” a CIA thriller based on Tom Clancy’s best-selling novels. Whether you enjoy fast-paced thrillers or thoughtful character studies, there is something for everyone on Amazon Prime. So what are you waiting for? Start binge-watching today!

How to Cancel Amazon Prime? How to cancel Prime video?

Click to manage your account on and then click the button that reads “update cancel and more”

What are the alternatives to Amazon Prime?

For online shopping, Amazon is a leader and has especially pushed this position around the offer of free shipping. In response to Amazon’s Prime program, Walmart has notably pushed its free shipping over $35 without any membership for many of its products. As a result, Walmart and other competitors are increasingly offering free shipping without any membership fee.

Regarding the streaming offerings, Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, & Disney + are currently Amazon Prime Video’s most significant competitors.

What is Amazon Prime Day? When is Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a special event held by the retail giant Amazon every year. During this event, Amazon offers exclusive discounts and deals on hundreds of its most popular products. Shoppers can take advantage of these deals by signing up for a free trial or paid membership with Amazon Prime. This membership allows users to get free shipping on their purchases and several other perks, including access to music and video streaming services, early access to lightning deals, and more.

In 2022 Prime Day(s) will be on July 12 and 13, and you can expect a sizeable lead-up event from Amazon in early July.

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