Ever since Amazon acquired Whole Foods grocery stores last year, they’ve been introducing ways for customers to save money, like general discounts to popular products and 5% cashback when you pay with a Prime Rewards Visa Card. Now they’ve started rolling out the program that everyone was probably expecting them to roll out, which is everyday extra savings for Prime members. These savings include 10% off sale items, as well as extra discounts on select items. Read more ›
If you’re a Prime member, you’re probably well aware of Amazon’s No-Rush Shipping credits. They’re incentives, like $1 Digital Credit or $5 Prime Pantry Credit, for voluntarily selecting a slower shipping method instead of the free 2-day option that Prime members are entitled to receive. It appears as though Amazon recently began offering immediate discounts on select items if you opt for no-rush shipping. Read more ›
Amazon has launched a new book subscription service called Prime Book Box. For $22.99 per delivered box, Prime members can receive a pack of curated books for kids up to 12 years old. Amazon says the subscription saves customers up to 35% off the list price of the included books. Selecting the baby to 2-year-old age range nets you 4 board books per delivery, while selecting one of the other 3 age groups for older kids will include 2 hardcover books per delivery. Customers can “tailor the books from a list of curated options” or be surprised by the delivered books. The program is currently available by invite only, so interested Prime members can request an invitation.
Amazon now allows owners of compatible cars the option to deliver packages to the trunk of their cars. This is an expansion of Amazon Key, which launched as a service that allowed customers with smart locks on their homes, or ones willing to install one, the ability to allow delivery drivers to place packages inside their homes, instead of on their porch. While many people may be uncomfortable giving a delivery person the ability to unlock their home, access to one’s car is a lot less worrisome. Read more ›
Amazon has announced that they now deliver Whole Foods groceries in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. Prime members can now shop Whole Foods through Prime Now and receive free 2-hour delivery on orders of $35 or more. If you need things quicker, you can pay $7.99 for 1-hour delivery in select areas. Amazon first rolled out Whole Foods delivery in February for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach. Additionally, Amazon has began testing a pilot program in Austin, TX where Prime members will receive an extra 10% off select sale items. There’s no word if the extra savings for Prime members will expand beyond the single store in Austin.
Twitch has announced a new benefit for Prime members that provides a set of new games for free every month. Amazon first integrated Prime into Twitch, the live streaming video platform that they aquired, over a year ago with Twitch Prime. Prime member benefits on Twitch already include ad-free viewing, one free channel subscription, and free in-game loot. Now free games to keep forever are also included. Read more ›
Amazon has just added another perk to their ever-growing list of Prime benefits. Prime members now get free shipping at Woot.com. Amazon acquired the daily deals site Woot! back in 2010 but hasn’t done much with it. To take advantage of free shipping, just login with your Amazon account at woot.com/prime. Prime members get free standard shipping on all orders and free express shipping on Shirt.Woot orders.
Amazon just announced a new service called Prime Wardrobe that lets you try on clothes before you buy them. Prime members can choose 3 or more items of clothing and Amazon will ship them to you free of charge. You then have 7 days to decide what you want to keep and ship back the clothing you don’t want with the included resealable box and return label. You can even schedule a UPS pickup and it’s all at no charge. All you pay for are the clothing items you decide to keep, and to encourage loading up your Prime Wardrobe order, Amazon is offering a 10% discount on the items you keep if you keep 3 or 4 clothing items. If you keep 5 or more, you’ll get a 20% discount on the entire order. Prime Wardrobe is currently in beta, but you can sign up to be notified when the service publicly launches.
Amazon’s list of Prime benefits has been steadily expanding over time, and they’ve just added one more item. The company will start its own series of live music concerts with tickets available exclusively to Prime members. The venues will be small and intimate, and the shows will be recorded and made available through Prime Video. Read more ›
Amazon has announced a new feature of Prime Photos called Family Vault that allows Prime members the option to share their unlimited cloud photo storage with 5 family members or freinds. Each person invited will be able to upload as many photos as they want through the web or via the Amazon Photos app on iOS and Android. Everyone with access to upload, including the main Prime member, is able to select which photos can be seen by the group and which ones remain private. Family vault participants can also store videos and other files, but non-photo files are capped at 5GB total across everyone. To start sharing your unlimited photo storage, simply log into Amazon Photos and click the invite button in the menu on the left.