Is The Amazon Prime Membership Worth It? Amazon Family Amazon Student Amazon Baby Registry
I am a huge Amazon shopper. It is hard not to be, they sell nearly everything you could imagine. Everyone knows about Amazon, especially if you have been following me. Even if you are a new follower, you most likely have had a post or two from me cross your view about a great deal on Amazon.
You may have noticed a few posts from me promoting Amazon Prime. I personally have been an Amazon Prime member since they launched in Canada back in 2013. I honestly can’t say enough good things about my shopping experience on Amazon, their customer service, and Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime in Canada is a yearly subscription based service. You pay $79 CAD annually for the Prime membership on Amazon.ca. That works out to less than $10 per month.
If you are in the US and shop on Amazon.com they also offer Prime for $10.99 USD per month.
Benefits Of An Amazon Prime Membership
FREE Shipping With Amazon Prime
As an Amazon Prime member you will enjoy free two-day shipping, free same-day or one-day delivery to select areas. Your membership includes unlimited deliveries with no minimum order size. This means you can check out faster for limited time deals without having to reach the $35 minimum threshold for free shipping for non-Prime members.
FREE Unlimited Photo Storage
If there is one thing I have an abundance of it is photos. With your Amazon Prime membership your cherished memories are safe in Amazon Drive and accessible anywhere you are. You can access it at any time, no matter what device you use. It’s as easy as saving it once and seeing it everywhere!
Early Access To Lightning Deals
If you are a member of my Facebook group where I post insane Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and year round deals you have witnessed how fast some lightning deals go. With your Amazon Prime membership you can now be among the first to snag those hot deals. Prime members get access to lightning deals 30 minutes before other customers can access them.
Amazon Family Discount
If you have are expecting or have little ones in your home you will appreciate the Amazon Family benefit of your membership. Amazon Prime members get 20% off diapers and additional benefits compliments of Amazon Family. This discount when paired with a subscribe and save option makes Amazon the cheapest place to get diapers, other than the one-off clearance! You can cancel subscribe and save subscriptions as soon as your package ships. There are also special Amazon Family coupons and deals too!
As an Amazon Prime member you will enjoy an additional 20% off the price, sale or regular, on AmazonBasics products. I personally love their batteries, Apple certified lightning to USB cables to charge my iPhone, and so much more. I recently purchased an AmazonBasics tripod for my camera and couldn’t be happier with the purchase or price!
Amazon Prime Day
Prime Day is held for one day only. It is an amazing shopping event exclusively for Prime members. With thousands of amazing deals, Prime members get exclusive access to the biggest discounts on things they need across nearly every product category. You can bet I will be pumping out those Prime Day deals in my Facebook group.
Amazon Prime Video
The Amazon Prime membership gives you exclusive access to watch Amazon Originals. You can watch on your computer or on the go with the Prime Video app. You can also download select titles to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
As an Amazon Prime member you will get free game content every month. You also get member exclusive discounts on new-release and preorder boxed video games. You also receive ad-free viewing and a free monthly Twitch channel subscription to support your favourite streamer.
Start Your 30-day Prime Free Trial
Sign up for your Amazon.ca free trial today! After your free trial, Amazon Prime is just $79.00 per year (plus taxes), and you can cancel anytime. Quebec residents receive an initial 13-month membership for CDN$ 79.00, instead of a free trial.
Sign up for your Amazon.com free trial today! After your free trial, Amazon Prime is just $10.99 per month, and you can cancel at anytime.
If you are a College or University Student you can join Amazon Student and receive Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for six months. It’s FREE to join.
After your free Amazon Student 6-month trial, your membership will upgrade to Amazon Prime for 50% off. You can cancel at anytime. Quebec residents get an 18-month membership for $39 CAD instead of a free trial. Prime Video benefits are not available during the free trial.
Amazon Baby Registry
If you are expecting a little bundle of joy you need to check out the Amazon Baby Registry. It offers the largest selection with over 270,000 baby items. You will also get an amazing 45-day easy return if the item is not what you expected. The Amazon Baby Registry is totally mobile too so you can update it from anywhere!
Now through June 30, 2017 get a 10% discount on Philips feeding products. Discount is available as an exclusive offer in your registry after creation.
So is Amazon Prime worth it?
In my opinion, a big fat yes! It is amazing to have things delivered to my door absolutely free, within a day or two, sometimes same-day depending on the item, even on weekends. The benefits are endless and I have yet to come across one downside. The membership fee more than pays for itself and any member will tell you that.
Are you an Amazon Prime member? Let others know your experience with the membership below to help them make their decision!
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It is worth it! At least for our household. We don’t love the crowds and hassles and other confusion that goes into Christmas shopping. Christmas 2016 had us scouring pages of gift ideas from our kids and hitting the cart button faster than the one time we did try and go out to shop. We didn’t pay for all that shipping. We didn’t buy other things at the register as we waited and waited to check out. So even if we could have gotten anything cheaper at another store, we saved so much.
To top it off, we had a problem with two of our purchases, they solved it within 30 minutes of us telling them there was a problem!
The video sucks right now, but it is totally new so I will give them time to bring in better more current movies and shows. A couple things are good with it, so not all bad, but there is a poor selection for Canadians, at least we have video now so not complaining!
Sometimes Amazon has items that can’t be bought through Prime, I do my best to filter those out before I ever see them. Hard to filter out when it is a specific item I search for though and the page loads before I can hit the Prime only button on the side. 😜
If you don’t like crowds or you are always buying impulse items, Amazon Prime is a must!
Heather Lynne says
huh… that photo storage part seems worth it alone!
robin rue says
My husband and I have seriously considered it, but for us personally, it’s not worth it. We would not get our moneys worth.
Yes, I’ve been wondering if I should get Amazon Prime or not. You always post amazing deals but I hate paying for shipping – I feel like my money could be put to better use, like more shopping – but I usually can’t find something else to get to my $35 for the free shipping. There’s no harm in a free trial so I’m going to check it out! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Aimee Geroux says
Absolutely. Just remember if you choose not to continue with the membership you will want to go in to your account and then your prime membership area and click on do not renew or continue (can’t remember which it says but it is on the left hand side). If you don’t it will automatically charge you for the year. IF that does happen and you don’t want it you can go and cancel and get a full refund so long as you have not used the benefits since the payment was taken.
Honestly I look at it this way, less than $10 a month, I order a few times a month off there, it would cost me more in shipping to make those purchases or have me spending more to get their free non-member shipping than the prime costs me. Then all the added bonuses of discounts, special shopping days, photo storage etc. It was a no brainer for me.
I didn’t realize a Prime membership included photo storage! I have been interested in getting it for the video content alone, there are some Amazon series I’ve heard great things about!
Amber Myers says
I agree with all of this. It’s SO worth it to me. I renew every year and I’m always glad I did.
I really wish that with Canada’s Prime we got the movie and TV streaming that the United States membership gets. I feel like the photos doesn’t really make a difference and the Amazon originals are not enough to keep us entertained (we still get Netflix/Crave). I do still keep it though because I appreciate the quick and free shipping on most items, as well as the Twitch Prime membership because I am a daily supporter of some streamers 🙂
Aimee Geroux says
Prime Video really did just get introduced so I am sure it will get better soon 🙂 I have Netflix so I am not a Prime member for that specifically but I am sure I will appreciate it once it grows.
I feel that Amazon prime membership is worthy. I am getting good offers and benefits of being a prime member.
Hey Sharonoox says
This sounds like something we will consider. I like the benefits of being a primer member. I’ll be sharing this with my hub. Thanks!
Uh YES it’s worth it!! 🙂 I have been an Amazon Prime member since 2013 and I LOVE it!! I like to use it for birthday and Christmas gifts for my family who live far from me. I also use it for my kids’ homeschool resources. I love receiving our order within two days. I have never had any problems with Amazon so I would definitely recommend it to everyone!
So, I am an avid Amazon junkie, and love prime! It is very much worth it to me!
Lalia Frolick says
I honestly didn’t feel that the Prime membership was worth it when we were living in Canada. The “bang for the buck” was pretty pitiful in comparison with U.S. Prime member perks. However, we last lived in Canada in 2014—so it’s possible they’ve come a long way since then. I’m much happier with it in the U.S. and it helps I share my membership with my mother here!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
We have Amazon Prime and we have been maximizing the annual fee we pay. I never regretted the day I signed up for Prime!
Blair villanueva says
I havent tried Amazon. And I think it is impractical on my part. I use our regional Lazada for shopping. I will share this Amazon Prime news to my cousins in US. They are Amazon addicts.
Michelle Waller says
I have had an Amazon Prime account for almost 2 years paying the $10 a month and it is seriously awesome! I recommend it to anyone.
We have had an Amazon Prime membership for years. It is a great way to get music, books, shipping and more for a low price.
I love Amazon Prime! It is definitely worth the fee with so many perks! I am looking forward to trying Amazon Fresh next!
Carol Cassara says
I definitely think it’s worth it. There are so many offers when you’re an amazon prime member. It’s definitely going to make shopping easier for you.
I have been a Prime member for a while and love it! I also shop on Amazon a lot! So the saving adds up after a while and pays for itself!
Nichole Shirell says
I love my amozon prime. I love all the perks I have with it.
My dad is signed up with Amazon Prime and we all benefit in our house especially from the video and the fast delivery xxx
I put off getting Prime for a quite a while, wondering if it was worth it for the amount of purchases I make from them, but now I wish I had got it sooner! I’ve had it for a couple of months and it is definitely worth the money! I must have already saved money in postage and everything comes the next day in the UK which is great, especially for last minute gifts and things.
Aeryn Lynne says
Oh that’s awesome! That’s a LOT more benefits than I had thought was available to Canadian Amazon Prime members. I hadn’t realised they opened their video service to Canadians finally!
Victoria Ess says
Wow, there are so many more benefits to a membership than I realized! I’ll have to consider it!
Prime is TOTALLY worth it!! I first started using Amazon 2 years ago, while pregnant with our little one. I created a baby registry and got many items from it. Now with a toddler, last year was the first year we took full advantage of Prime and we haven’t looked back since. Especially when I shop it a few times a month, it definitely pays for itself 🙂