Amazon Prime Perks You Need to Use During the Holidays

Use your Prime account for more than just free shipping!

By: Amanda Mushro

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Photo by: Cavan Images

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With the holiday season in full swing, we’re always on the lookout for ways to make our lives a bit easier during this crazy time of year. When it comes to shopping, our Amazon carts are always full and we love the free two-day delivery that comes with Amazon Prime. However, did you know that as a Prime member there are actually tons of other benefits that you might not be using? We’ve rounded up the five Prime member perks that will come in handy this holiday season!

1. Get Your Groceries Delivered in Two Hours

This service is perfect for those busy days during the holidays when you can’t make it to the grocery store or when you need a few more ingredients for your holiday cooking/baking. With Amazon Fresh, you choose items to add to your cart, an Amazon employee shops for you, and in two hours, your groceries are delivered to your door. Everything is temperature controlled, so you don’t have to worry about frozen and fresh items going bad or fighting the grocery store crowds. Depending on where you live, Prime members can get their food delivered for free, and many items are offered on discount. There are also tons of discounts at Whole Foods stores and free delivery. So, if you have a Whole Foods in your neighborhood, you can take advantage of these deals.

2. Get Dressed for the Holidays

If you have holiday events to attend, but nothing to wear, use Prime Wardrobe to try on different clothes, shoes, and accessories. The best part? You don’t have to commit to any of the items unless you know you love them, and you’re only charged once you’ve made your final decisions. Start by choosing eight items on Amazon Wardrobe. They’ll be sent to you via Amazon Prime and you’ll have seven days to try on each item and decide which, if any, you’ll keep. Your Prime Wardrobe order comes in a resealable box with a prepaid return label, so just add the items you want to return and drop them off at any Amazon return point. This is a great way to choose new clothing items without breaking the bank and heading to multiple stores to try on each piece.

3. Sound of the Season

Whether you are hosting a holiday party for friends or you want to enjoy some Christmas music, your Prime membership helps you do that for free. You can stream all of your favorite holiday music for free — and without any annoying ads with Amazon Music. If you have a Prime membership, you have access to over two million songs and thousands of music stations. So, no matter what type of music you are in the mood for, you’ll find a station on Amazon Music!

4. Share Your Amazon Prime

There’s no need for everyone in your home to sign up and pay for Amazon Prime because you can share your Prime account with one other person using Amazon Household. You and your partner can receive all of the benefits of Prime, but pay separately! You can even add tweens and teens to your Prime membership — up to four per family — and can add parental restrictions to their accounts.

5. Foil Porch Pirates

Amazon Prime Members have the option of signing up for Amazon Key which is a program that allows you to have all of your deliveries placed inside your garage rather than leaving your deliveries outside or on your front porch.

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