Secrets of Amazon Prime
last update: 14 March 2020
I came across a list of so-called secrets for travellers who have Amazon Prime subscriptions. I've copied what I found below.
Even if we did not use any of the features on offer on our last trip, I think in the future we might consider doing so.
As an Amazon Prime member, you can read books for free with Prime Reading. The feature offers over a thousand free books and magazines to download on any device with a Prime membership. Also check out Amazon’s Audible channels or audiobooks, with discounts for Prime members.
You can also download and view offline TV shows and movies. You can search for this feature on the Amazon Video app. Just go to the Library icon, hit 'Refine', and filter by the 'On Device' option. All downloads will go to a download folder on the app, or you can watch directly from the show’s or movie’s page.
Free two-day shipping comes with a Prime membership, but free same-day delivery is also available in 10,000 cities (you can check availability by zip code here). This is good when travelling and you need a specific item or you forgot something and need it delivered to your hotel room.
Insider Tip: Did you know that you can earn rewards for future purchases with free, no-rush shipping? If you don’t need your Prime order right away, select No-Rush Shipping and receive a discount or reward for a future purchase.
With Amazon Prime, you get unlimited photo storage via Amazon Photos. Photos are easily organised, you can share photos in a 'Family Vault', and you can even order prints directly from Amazon.
Prime members also get 5G of free storage for files, videos, and anything else you want to store on the cloud with Amazon Drive.
With Amazon Prime, you get unlimited, ad-free streaming on Amazon Music. And while Prime Music has over two million songs, Prime members also get a discount with Amazon’s other music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited.
Another one of the lesser-known Amazon Prime perks is Prime Video streaming, which grants you access to award-winning original movies and TV shows. Prime Video also has a library of popular shows and movies to rent and buy.
Prime members have access to certain credit cards: The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. The Visa card gives you 5% back on Amazon and Whole Foods purchases and 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, with no annual fee. You can redeem your points for Amazon purchases, and the card also has travel benefits like no foreign transaction fees, baggage delay insurance, and travel accident insurance.
Insider Tip: All Prime members can earn 2% rewards on debit spending when you reload an Amazon.com Gift Card Balance with a checking account.