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Why I Purchased Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon, Prime, Amazon Prime

I recently wanted to make a purchase on  Amazon.  Well, more specifically, eldest son wanted to purchase a game for the xBox.  We searched the internet looking for the best deal available and the outstandingly cheapest price was found on Amazon.

Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  This means that I may receive a small commission should you make a purchase.  However, this is a genuine review and my opinion of Amazon Prime and is not a sponsored post.

Best Price

The price of the game on Amazon was £29.85 and the next closest price found was £46.  That is a massive difference.  There was only one problem, it was a special price that was available for Amazon Prime members only.

Delivery Charges

Alongside that, we had to consider the delivery charges.  He was keen to get the game and we looked at the price for next day delivery.  This was an extra £5.99, unless you were an Amazon Prime member.  Can you see a theme running through this??

No-Brainer to Join

Therefore, it was a no-brainer to look into Amazon Prime membership.  Now, I don’t know about you but I had heard of Amazon Prime and I knew you could get free delivery but I didn’t realise exactly how many other benefits there were.

Benefits of Amazon Prime

Unlimited one-day delivery

Same day delivery for those whose postcodes fall in these areas: Greater London, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol

Prime Video

Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video.

Prime Music

Stream two million songs. Thousands of playlists and stations. On-demand, ad-free music streaming.

Books, Magazines and More

Unlimited reading on any device

Twitch Prime

Bonus game content with Twitch every month, exclusive discounts, plus loads more

Secure unlimited photo storage

Save it once. See it everywhere.

Exclusive Early Access

To Amazon's Lightening deals

Let’s delve a little bit deeper into each of the benefits

Free Delivery

Not only did we get the game we needed for a much cheaper price than anywhere else, we also got free next day delivery.  Amazon Prime members can get unlimited one day delivery.

If you check the Amazon website, for any members living in areas like London, Manchester and more, you can even get same-day delivery.  How cool is that?

Prime Video

Movies and TV Shows available to watch instantly any tv streaming device like a mobile phone or Fire TV .

A brilliant feature is that you can also download any videos onto your mobile or tablet.  This means that even if you do not have access to wifi you can still watch them.

Prime Music

Like your music?  As an Amazon Prime member they claim you can get access to two million songs.

Prime Music is a music streaming benefit featuring a growing selection of two million songs, playlists and stations at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership. Unlock even more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, plus get an exclusive Prime member discount.

Books, Magazines and More

How much do you spend on books, magazines or newspapers?  It is definitely worth checking to see if your favourite is available with an Amazon Prime subscription.  You can access them from any device.

Twitch Prime

If you have a Twitch account, you can connect your Amazon Prime to it.  As well as being able to watch ad free, you will also be rewarded with bonus game content.  You can get discounts too which are exclusive to Amazon Prime members.

Secure unlimited photo storage

Today, all my photos are digital.  I have then stored on my iPhone, on my PC and some on my digital camera.  Included for Amazon Prime Members, you get UNLIMITED photo storage and they are also accessible from any device.

Exclusive Early Access

Do you like Amazon’s Lightning Deals?  If you join as Amazon Prime you can get early access.  This means you will be able to purchase 30 minutes before non-members.

Prime Day 2017

Talking of early access - did you know that Prime Day 2017 is coming tomorrow!  Yes, on 11 July there will hundreds of thousands of deals available exclusively for Prime Members.  In fact, Prime Members can get access to deals from 6 pm TONIGHT.

Free Trial

Why not sign up for the 30 day free trial below, which will give you ample time to test out all the benefits.  You can cancel at any time and even access your account immediately after you sign up to stop the automatic renewal or request a notification email 3 days prior to your free trial ending.

Current payment options

If you do decide to continue with Prime, there are a range of payment options.  If you only want Prime Video you can choose this as a standalone payment.

Prime Video (standalone) is £5.99 per month, which works out at £71.88 annually

Prime (full benefits) is £7.99 per month, which works out at £95.88 annually

Prime (full benefits) £79 per year

The Prime annual payment is by far the best money saving way of purchasing Amazon Prime.  This is a saving of £1.41 on the monthly plan and an annual saving of £16.58 per year.

Amazon Student

If you are a student you can sign up for a 6 month free trial and then 50% off the annual fee, making the annual subscription only £39.

Amazon Family

Discounts on nappies and Fire for Kids Unlimited.


Why not try the free 30 day trial - or free 6 month trial for students?

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