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Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

Updated on March 11, 2016
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No Minimum For Free Shipping

It's a catch 22 with Prime. Either pay for shipping on orders under $49 or strategize to get your cart total above that number avoiding the cost. This scenario would often lead me to getting things I didn't need and spending more than I intended. One downside of Prime is the large volume of packages I receive since signing up, as I usually order only one item at a time. Now that I think of it, my mailman has been looking more buff lately.

More Than Just Free Shipping

A Prime membership also has some neat kickbacks to go along with the amazing shipping options. By choosing regular speed shipping, still free, you can earn credits of $1 for movie, music, television, & e-book downloads. Another benefit is you can choose the no rush shipping to receive a Prime pantry credit of $5.99. So if you buy media on Amazon or use Prime Pantry, a Prime membership may actually pay for itself.

Sharing Is Caring & Worth It

You can split you Prime membership with your family. Yes that's right, you can all get the advantage of 2 or sometimes 1 day shipping for free! As long as your family isn't more than four people. Another caveat is that you can only have the Prime video and kindle service for the primary account holder. Still this makes a Prime membership all that more worth it.

What Do You Think?

Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

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      Ruby 2 years ago from United States

      It should only get better too as they add more music to their lacking prime music!

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      It works for our family. Just the Prime TV is worth the cost of the membership. It is about $8 a month and that is lower than Netflix, or Hulu Plus.

      Amazon prime even delivers packages on Sundays.

      Free shipping is great.

      This is at least a Trifecta membership.

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      Ruby 2 years ago from United States

      @zena: what do you mean by that? Prime pantry doesn't cost anything & comes with Prime membership if I am correct. Only when you make a pantry order are you charged a shipping charge. However like I mentioned you can get a prime pantry credit sometimes by choosing free no rush shipping through your prime account instead of two day! Thanks for the comment.

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      zena 2 years ago

      Prime pantry pays for itself in our house.