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Happy Friday! Today for Friday Faves I thought I would share my favorite perks of Amazon Prime, that even my friends who already have Prime aren't usually aware are available to them.
Everyone knows about the 2 day free shipping. Which has been so handy to me on many occasions. For example our air purifier needs a new filter. I can't find these anywhere in stores around me. I don't like to be without the filter because my house will need dusting multiple times a day (I'm not even joking, it's crazy dusty here). So I hop on Amazon and can have them here in a jiffy!
But there's so much more to having Amazon Prime that I really love. Take a look and see if you knew about these awesome perks!
The Perks of Amazon Prime
You may have heard of Prime Unlimited Music, a subscription service similar to Apple Music, where you can listen to whatever music you want basically. But you don't have to subscribe to this service to take advantage of the music on Amazon. Just by being a prime member you have access to over 2 MILLION songs. They have playlists for different occasions, and even stations you can listen to (similar to Pandora). It's a great way to discover new artists too!
This is one of my favorite perks that I wasn't aware existed until a few months ago. Every month editors at Amazon choose 5 books that are going to be released soon (from different genres). As a Prime member you get to choose one of these books to be delivered to your kindle (or kindle app) for FREE! As well if you want more than one of the books offered, you can pre-order the kindle version for $4.99 or the hardcover version for $9.99! The extra books will be delivered to you when they are released to the public. It's a great deal! I've got some great books this way. Including A River in Darkness, a best selling book about a man's journey to escape North Korea, and a very cute children's book that my son loves because it's about a dinosaur; Don't Forget Dexter. Plus a lot more books. During Prime Day you could download all the books for free! It was awesome! Getting Kindle versions I can read on my phone makes it easy for me to carry a book to read without having to add one more thing to the already crowded diaper bag. So to summarize a free pre-release book, and discounts on other pre-release books.
Prime reading functions like a digital library. You can borrow up to 10 ebooks at a time and there are no due dates. On some of these you can even borrow the Audible version of the book. AND there is a thing called WhisperSync that let's you seamlessly switch back and forth between listening to the book and reading it. I have used Prime reading when the book I want isn't available from my local library. And I love how there's no due dates so I can take my time reading. With thousands of titles available (including popular titles that can be difficult to get from the library) you're sure to find something to read. If this isn't enough there's also Kindle Unlimited which is an extra subscription service with even more books to borrow and read and no limits!
I love this because (especially since having babies) I take TONS of pictures. I have the Amazon photo app on my phone and it's set to automatically upload my pictures to Amazon. The unlimited is only for pictures so there is a limit to how many videos you can store. But it gives me peace of mind to know I'm not losing any precious moments because they're backed up on Amazon.
There are many more perks to Prime that I could include (especially if you shop at Whole Foods) but these are my favorite that I use regularly. So did you know about these perks? Are you thinking of trying Prime now that you're aware? Let us know what your favorite is in the comments below.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!