Brad Wilson

Ask Brad: Amazon Prime Perks

In this week’s Ask Brad, Brad Wilson from Brad’s Deals gives his take on how to take advantage of all the great perks of being an Amazon Prime Member:  

If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not you should sign up for Amazon Prime, this deep dive into all of the benefits is for you. With 2021 Amazon Prime Day on June 21st and June 22nd, you may be on the fence as to whether or not you should get an Amazon Prime membership. Here are some Amazon Prime perks you may not have known about.

Access to Amazon Prime Day Deals

Let’s be honest, your fear of missing out is a big part of why you’re considering a Prime membership this week. Amazon’s Prime Day sales are only open to subscribers. The party that promises some of the best deals this side of Black Friday is members only.
Early Access to Lightning Deals
Lightning Deals can sell out quickly, but Prime members get a 30-minute head start.
Free Two-Day, Same Day, and One-Day Shipping

Amazon Prime’s oldest and possibly most famous benefit is free 2-day shipping for Prime items. Depending on where you live and object availability, that can sometimes be reduced to one day.

But my favorite Prime shipping perk is the ability to opt for No-Rush Shipping in exchange for credits, usually for digital downloads. I like to collect digital credits to use towards movie rentals. You can even game this a little by placing separate no-rush orders for individual items. The best part is that your orders often will arrive within the 2-day window anyway.

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Prime Now

Prime Now offers 2-hour delivery times on certain items in select markets. Certain city-dwellers (I tested a Chicago zip code) can enjoy 2-hour delivery on things like cleaning products, batteries, baby wipes, and more. Those in Chicago can also shop at a local grocery or Whole Foods using Prime Now.

Overall, this is an excellent perk for those wanting grocery delivery in all markets Prime Now services, but if you want household essentials within a 2-hour window, it may be best to try another same-day shipping service.

Prime Rx

Amazon Prime’s Pharmacy, Prime Rx, gets you fast, FREE 2-day delivery on prescriptions. Plus, get exclusive savings when paying without insurance.

Alexa Deals

Some Amazon deals are only available when you order via voice search with Alexa.  You can ask, “Alexa, what are your deals?” or you can go to the Alexa Deals page at Amazon to see what they are.

You’ll need an Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Echo Show, or Fire TV to access these exclusive deals.

Prime Rewards

A question we hear frequently from our fans is whether or not the Amazon Prime credit card is worth it. With 5% back on Amazon purchases and no annual fee, our credit card expert Mark Jackson certainly thinks so. You can read more about his take on the Amazon credit card in our article about the best credit cards for everyday spending.

Prime Wardrobe

With your Amazon Prime membership, Prime Wardrobe lets you try on clothes, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from the comfort of your home, and pay only for what you keep. Returns are free, so it’s like an at-home dressing room with thousands of apparel options.

Do you have a question for Brad? Send it to askbrad@bradsdeals.com.

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