Are you an Amazon Prime member? If you aren’t, you could be missing out on some pretty excellent benefits. When you join for $99 a year, not only are you getting free, two-day shipping, you also get access to $54.43 in goodness, delivered right to your computer and mobile devices. How could you not?
Tip: If you have an active .edu email address, you’ll get a free 6-month Amazon Student membership which includes all of the Amazon Prime benefits below.
1. Amazon Prime’s Free 30-day trial of Showtime saves you $8.99.
Add Showtime to your Amazon Prime Video channel, and you can watch watch popular TV shows and blockbuster movies via Amazon Video on any device—without cable or satellite. Pay $8.99 monthly if you keep this add-on after your first free month.
2. 7-day free trial of Starz saves you another $2.25.
Add Starz to your Amazon Prime Video channel, and you’ll be watching popular TV shows and blockbuster movies via Amazon Video on any device without cable or satellite. If you keep this add-on after your free week, you’ll only pay $8.99 per month.
3. 30-day free trial of Audible saves you $14.95.
Audible offers the world’s largest selection of digital audiobooks and spoken word content. Listen anytime and anywhere to professionally-narrated audiobooks across a wide range of genres. Get two free audiobooks to start—after 30 days, get 1 book each month for $14.95/month. You’ll also get 30% off the price of additional audiobook purchases. Cancel anytime. Your books are yours to keep, even if you cancel.
4. 30-day free trial of Kindle saves you $9.99 more.
You get: unlimited reading from over 1 million ebooks, including unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks—and you can read on any device. If you keep the service after the 30-day free trial, just pay $9.99 per month.
5. 30-day free trial of Amazon Family saves you at least $8.25.
For just $99 per year ($8.25 per month if you break it down) Prime member account holders enjoy all that’s listed below and more, which is way more than $8.25 in savings every month!
- 20% off diapers subscriptions
- Exclusive coupons and deals from Amazon Family
- Exclusive baby registry benefits
- FREE 2-day shipping on millions of items
6. 7-day free trial of eTextbooks saves you at least $10 per textbook.
Search to see if the textbook you need is available for free trial, and try the full eTextbook packed with plenty of digital features including keyword search, swift navigation, multicolor highlighting, and X-Ray for Textbooks on Fire tablet, iPad, iPhone, and Android. If you like what you see, you can rent (if the title is eligible) or buy the eTextbook at any time during the trial. Even if you rent or buy at a later date, Amazon saves all your notes, highlights, and annotations. They’ll even be available when you re-download the eTextbook.
How to instantly cancel Amazon trials on the day you sign up:
Canceling is easy! Once you’ve signed up for your free trials, you can immediately cancel and still get full access for the trial period. For example, we just signed up for the free 30-day trial of Showtime and canceled it right away so we wouldn’t forget. Here’s what that looks like:
Bonus: Prime Music saves you $10 a month over Spotify.
Get your ear-worm on with unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs. You can’t shake that off. If you keep the service beyond the 30 days, guess what. It’s free with Amazon Prime. Bam.
Bonus: Photo Storage saves you $1 a month.
Get unlimited photo storage + 5GB for videos and files free with your Prime membership, thanks to this extension of Amazon Cloud Drive. For non-Prime members it’ll cost $12 a year, but if you're already paying for Prime, it’s free.
[Updated] Bonus: SeeSo, a new streaming comedy channel, saves you $3.99.
No joke: SeeSo streams ad-free comedy 24/7 in the U.S. It’s available for Roku Players & TVs, Amazon Fire TVs & TV Stick, and (obvs) through Amazon Video. Some of it’s even original SeeSo content. Knock knock. Who’s there? Awesome.