Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Shopping Savings: Amazon Prime

Did you know Amazon has expanded the discounted Prime offer for customers on government assistance? Both EBT and Medicaid recipients can enjoy the benefits of Prime for the low price of $5.99 per month. The combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment that Prime offers is extremely valuable for members, and means they can getlow prices, a wide selection, and convenient delivery options. Customers can sign up for a 30-day trial at There is no annual commitment and members can cancel any time.

To give you an idea of all the perks Prime members get, below is a list of 30 things to try in the 30 day trial of Prime.

  1. For the perfect family streaming night, watch the newly released series The Dangerous Book for Boys on Prime Video. New TV shows and movies from a wide range of genres are added each month.
2.     No credit card? No problem. Head to a 7/11 or CVS store near you and add cash to your Amazon account balance with Amazon Cash.
3.     Download the Amazon Music app to explore more than two million songs, over one thousand playlists and stations as part of your membership through Prime Music.
4.     Check out the $10 and under store where you can get items across home, electronics, and gifts, all with free shipping!
5.     If your kids have old textbooks lying around, trade them in to receive an Amazon Gift Card. No shipping costs required and it’s simple and quick!
6. Use Subscribe and Save to order essentials like baby food and diapers in bulk. Prime members save up to 20% off.
7. Want to pick up your order closer to work, or on your way home? Try Amazon Lockers – secure and easy package delivery, at a time and place that’s convenient for you, all at no extra cost.
8.     Sometimes Alexa can make it easier to shop. Here are 10 ways that Alexa can help.
9.     Use the free Prime Photos app to upload, store and share unlimited photos with your family and friends.
10.   Already know that you’ll need to order something next month? Order it a week before to earn rewards towards your next purchase by choosing No-Rush Shipping at checkout.
11.   Check out Prime Insider for shopping tips, offers and deals just for Prime members.
12. Save up to 50% off on previously used or returned items by shopping throughAmazon Warehouse. Items include unlocked cell phones and televisions with deep discounts.
13.   Your membership includes access to more than 1,000 books, magazines and comics to read by yourself or with your kids for free in Prime Reading.
14.   Check out FREE Release-Date Delivery to be among the first to get new video games, books, music or movies on their release day.
15.   Prime members get 30-minute early access to select Lightning deals. TryPrime Early Access to snag your new favorite product.
16.   If podcasts are your thing, listen to unlimited popular podcasts for free throughAudible Channels for Prime on any device when on the go.
17.   Alexa is the simplest way for Prime members to shop. Just ask “Alexa, order…” or “Alexa, re-order” and Alexa will recommend a product or confirm a re-order. Become a pro at Voice Shopping.
18.   If you forgot to get Mom a gift for Mother’s Day, check “Prime” in the search filter to find more than 100 million products you can receive with Free Two-Day Shipping.
19.   Log on to with your Amazon Prime account and get free shipping on all your orders – from home and kitchen products to electronics.
20.   Grab a Fire TV Stick for under $40 and get access to movies and TV shows from popular channels and apps.
21.   Request an invite to be one of the first Prime members to try Prime Wardrobe– a new service that lets you try before you buy the latest styles from Amazon - simply try-on at home, decide what you like and only be charged for what you keep.
22.   Need a hassle-free and quick way to re-stock on your favorite products? Grab a few Amazon Dash Buttons for your home.
23.   A variety of Amazon brands are available exclusively to Prime members – try vitamins from Amazon Elements, snacks from Wickedly Prime, baby products from Mama Bear, and more!
24.   Did you know Prime members can add 100+ channels like HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, CBS All Access, and more? No extra apps to download, and no cable required. Check out the full list of Prime Video Channels here.
25.   If you need something by the end of the day, order in the morning, typically before noon, to receive FREE Same-Day or One-Day delivery.
26.   Prime members enjoy early access to new books and one free editor-selected Kindle book each month with Amazon First Reads.
27.   Use Amazon Prints to print your favorite family pictures or to make personalized photo gifts.
28.   If you have a Twitch account, connect it to your Prime membership and start enjoying a selection of free games, in-game loot for some of the world’s most popular titles, and a subscription to your favorite Twitch broadcaster every month. You’ll soon become everyone’s favorite room to game in with Twitch Prime!
29. Check out the Interesting Finds for the fun shopping lists created by shoppers like the Bags Out of Shape.
30.   For any last minute items, try Prime Now – 2 hour delivery in select cities.

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