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Prime Members, You’re About to Pay More for a Membership!

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It’s been four years since Amazon has raised the price of a Prime Membership.  What was $99 for a year membership will be raised to $119 a year. 

For new and existing members.  That’s quite an increase 20% in fact. When BJ’s Wholesale raised their membership fees this year it was only $5! If you are a Prime Member already the new fees will start on June 16.

 

Why the Increase?

Amazon states the increase will support the growing number of items available to Prime members and more content on Prime Video.

Is it Still Worth It?

For me personally, yes. If I didn’t realize how far Prime Video has come I may cancel it. Yet, there are SO many good shows now on Prime for the whole family that even if you only got TV, movies, etc on prime it’s still only $9.91 per month.

You can sign up to try Prime for 30 days FREE here. 

That’s still cheaper than cable right!?

That’s just one of the reasons I will still keep my Prime Membership. You can read the other 5 reasons I think it’s worth it here.

 

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What does Prime Membership Include?

Shipping benefits include:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible items to addresses in the contiguous U.S. and other shipping benefits. For more information, go to Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits.
  • FREE Same-Day Delivery in eligible zip codes. For more information, go to Order with Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery.
  • Prime Now: Get FREE 2-Hour Delivery on thousands of items. Check your ZIP Code’s availability. For more information go to Prime Now.
  • FREE Release-Date Delivery: FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the continental U.S. For more information, go to Release-Date Delivery.
  • FREE No-Rush Shipping: Don’t need your Prime order right away? Select No-Rush Shipping and earn rewards for future purchases.

Streaming benefits include:

  • Prime Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Video.
  • Amazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.
  • Prime Music: unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists and more than a million songs for members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Music.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members can get discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans and there are annual plans available exclusively to Prime members. For more information, go to Amazon Music Unlimited.
  • Twitch Prime: Members get exclusive discounts on physical games pre-orders and new releases. Twitch.tv users who link their Amazon Prime account get ad-free viewing on Twitch, a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content. For more information, go to Twitch.tv.

Shopping benefits include:

  • Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card: Eligible Prime members earn 5% back every day on all Amazon.com purchases, in addition to rewards everywhere else you shop. For more information go to Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card.
  • Amazon Prime Store Card: Eligible Prime members can get 5% back every day on Amazon.com purchases and access to exclusive financing offers. For more information go to Amazon Prime Store Card.
  • Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button. For more information, go to Amazon Dash Button.
  • Amazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50. For more information, go to About AmazonFresh.
  • Prime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can shop for groceries and household products in everyday sizes and pay an additional delivery fee. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Pantry.
  • Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include up to 20% off diapers, baby food, and more through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry. For more information go to Get Up To 20% Off Diapers, Baby Food, and More or About the Completion Discount.
  • Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com. For more information, go to About Prime Early Access.
  • Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials.

Reading benefits include:

  • Prime Reading: You can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android. For more information, go to Borrow Books from Amazon Prime Reading.
  • Amazon First Reads: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Amazon First Reads picks. For more information, go to Amazon First ReadsYou can also purchase hardcover titles at exclusive prices.
  • Audible Channels for Prime: Unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest. For more information go to Audible Channels for Prime.
  • Washington Post Free Trial: Enjoy unlimited access to The Washington Post with a six-month free trial.

Other benefits include:

  • Membership Sharing: Two adults living in the same household can create an Amazon Household to share certain Amazon Prime benefits. For more information, go to About Amazon Households.If you have a paid Prime membership under your personal account you can share your shipping benefits with your Amazon Business user account. Go to Amazon Prime and Business Accounts.
  • Prime Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage and enhanced search and organization features in Amazon Drive for you and the members of your Family Vault. For more information, go to About Prime Photos.

Prime supplemental memberships include:

  • Amazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50. For more information, go to About AmazonFresh.
  • Amazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.
  • Prime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Prime Pantry orders of $40 or more, or pay a flat shipping fee for each order they place under $40. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Pantry.

 

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What about you? Will you renew, sign up or cancel?