Amazon Prime is a rare bird. Most of us sign up for things, and we find a hidden fee. A service fails to live up to expectations. With Amazon Prime, it’s the opposite: We get so many perks, we don’t bother to keep track of them.
During the holidays, you’ll be using the Amazon Prime benefit of free shipping like crazy. Take that one more step and you can even set alerts when a price drops or be notified of trending deals.
Here are nine advantages that many Prime members may not even realize exist – and there’s no better time to start harnessing them.
1. Great discounts at Whole Foods
Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in 2017, looking to the struggling store as a way to get further into the retail game. Prime members get benefits, such as an extra 10 percent off items with yellow sale signs.
You could also get 5 percent back on Whole Foods purchases with an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.
2. Thousands of movies without Wi-Fi
Many Prime customers don’t even realize that a whole library of films can be downloaded. Select Prime Video titles are available to be downloaded to compatible mobile devices, which include Fire tablets, Fire phones, Android phones and tablets and iOS devices.
Find the Prime title you want to download and open the video details. After that, tap on “Download” to start the process. Note that for TV shows, you will want to select the episode you want to download and then look for the specific download icon, which will be a down arrow.
3. Money-back with Reload
Prime subscribers can take advantage of Prime Reload. You can get 2 percent back on purchases when you first load funds into your Amazon balance using a debit card that is attached to a checking account.