All things Prime……
Whats the benefit of a Prime Membership? Thats a question I’ve been asking myself for a long time. Friends have often gone on about how much they depend on Prime. But personally not being a massive shopper, it seemed a little unneeded. Recently my head has been turned.
In this article ill go over the ways that Prime has made my simple dad life easier.
Lets talk about the most important part. The price.
You have two ways of paying. The first is yearly at £79.99 a year. The second option is £7.99 a month. If your in the US its $119 a year, or $12.99 a month. It makes a lot more sense to choose the yearly option as you will save a chunk of cash. No matter where you are in the world it always comes with an 30 day trial where you have time to explore the service.
Now on to what you get for your money.
Prime, Same day and Prime Now delivery
How could I not known this was a thing? Unlimited one day delivery is amazing. Im not a big shopper, but when I do venture out its often as soon as the shop opens and even then its in and out. This is even harder when you have a child. The ability to order something and for it to come the next day is amazing! Especially for someone as lazy as me. You can order in most cases up to 9pm and your item will pop through your letterbox at some point the next day.
But it gets even better. Ive only done it twice but you can also order select items to be delivered the SAME day. Wow. Order before the deadline, pay a charge of £6.99 and you can have your iPhone charger or Amazon Alexia before 10pm that evening.
If you can’t wait till the evening for the drinks you forgot to order for tonights party Prime Now is the service for you. Two and even one hour delivery is available for only £7.99. Everything from drinks to tv remotes are available for delivery. Great for when the big game is on soon, but one of the kids has chucked the Sky remote in the toilet.
Being an avid Netflix watcher I’ve never even considered using Amazons video service. I just didn’t think it was worth my time. But then I realised that the service actually comes as a part of the Prime package. So I gave it a try. To my surprise there are some amazing Prime exclusives on there. Shows such as Outlander, a brilliant story of love and time travel. Or the emmy award winning The Marvellous Mrs Maisel. It also has a much larger range of movies available to watch as part of your Prime package. Newer movies such as the Incredibles 2, or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom can be bought or rented at the press of a button and instantly available. Its really great stuff and I feel silly that I’ve missed out on it for this long.
Theres also the option to add extra subscriptions to channels such as MGM and Discovery. More can be found on Amazon channels here. The amount of choice on hand is amazing and could help your family finally cut the cord.
Think of this like a online library which allows you to borrow up to ten, books, comics or magazines and read them on any Kindle or Kindle app on the device of your choice. It’s a great way to get a busy dad (ahem), to get back into reading.
Another part of Prime that I had no idea even existed. It has over 2 million songs, always ad free and its on demand at any time. My favourite part of this service is that it links up to any echo, or echo dot in the house, making it super easy to stream music around the house. A great alternative to Spotify or Apple Music.
Ready to give it a trial?
It sounds like a cliche, but its hard to think of what our lives were like before prime. The thought of waiting more than a day for item seems crazy now. Discovering how many services we had but weren’t getting the most out of, or even using was a revelation. Do your self a favour and try the 30 day trial. I guarantee a lot if not all the services offered will tempt you to stay.