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Amazon Prime is a service that brings a lot of features and convenience to it. But for the price you pay annually, is it worth it? So before you make that final decision on whether to continue your membership, we thought you might want a rundown of everything we think you need to know. From things you should be considering, to the benefits you get, they are all compiled here. So with that being said, if you are getting ready to opt-in or out of this service, we have you covered!

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Shipping & Delivery

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When we discuss delivery, the membership comes with free 2-day shipping on select items. You can even get, in some cities, same-day delivery on specific orders. Or you can choose the standard shipping option, which is free as long as you spend $25 or more. If you sign up for the Prime Now service, you can also get even faster delivery, sometimes as little as two hours in some select cities on select items.

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Streaming Service

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You can use the service as a streaming service as well. With Amazon Prime, you have an unlimited movie and TV streaming available to you. This all thanks to the Prime Video service attached to the membership. If you are someone who is a huge movie buff, this service is a nice addition to the package. The movie options are from all studios and from years back. Plus, it covers all genres you could possibly want to view.

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Tons of Books

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Amazon started with books, and so it would be crazy for them not to include some sort of service for books. So when you get to renew your membership, you will be able to download thousands of books. This includes comics and magazines as well, which is ideal for avid readers! You will be able to build a library full of things that will keep you busy in your downtime. This may be the thing that is the deciding thing that makes your decision to renew for you.

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One Free Book a Month

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Along with the books, you have access to the Kindle Owners Lending Library. This library has thousands of titles, even classics, and best sellers. So no matter what book you are looking for, we are sure you will be able to find it. You get one free book a month from this catalog. You will, of course, need a Kindle to benefit from this feature. You can also use this aspect of the membership on your Fire tablet or your Fire phone.

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Jamming Out

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If you are looking for access to millions of songs at your fingertips, then renewing that Prime membership is a good investment. With Prime Music, you have that, and so much more; you can browse prime playlists or even create your own. For those working at home that can’t do anything without background music, this service is actually a really great benefit. No matter what you are into, you should be able to find something to listen to.

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Get It First

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Prime members are also able to take advantage of the yearly Prime Day sales. For the rest of the year, they will be able to have access to Lightning deals as well. Members get early entry before any non-Prime subscribers. Having the ability to get access to items before anyone else, especially during the holidays, may be an advantage that some will find worth it to renew this membership.

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Save Those Pics

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Do you have a big family? Or are you someone who likes to travel? If so, you probably take a lot of photos. With your Prime membership, you will be able to use unlimited photo storage for all of those. Once your photos are taken, they can be uploaded into a dedicated Amazon Cloud Drive just for you. This will ensure you never lose a picture. You will be able to get to these photos from your mobile device or your laptop.

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Your Own Pantry

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There is also a feature called Prime Pantry. This is where you can fill a virtual pantry box with low priced household and grocery items. This selection is then sent to you for a flat rate of $7.99. The only thing about these features is that it is only accessible in the contiguous United States. That means if you are in Alaska or Hawaii, you will not be able to benefit from this feature.

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Share It with the Fam

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There is also a feature that comes with Amazon Prime membership that is called Amazon Family. This aspect gifts the person who holds membership with family coupons and deals. This includes select items through a subscribe and save feature. On top of that, it also covers registration form things like babies. This feature can help a family save tons of money and set them up for success.

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How Much?

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There are different plans, and you can alter your membership when renewing it. That means you can choose from just Prime Video to an all-encompassing Prime membership. The Prime Video membership costs $8.99 per month. For every feature, you can either pay monthly or yearly. Monthly will cost $12.99, which will end up being $155 a year. Or you can go all in and pay annually, which is $119. There is also a Prime Student option. For that, you will pay $59 a year.

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Is It Worth It?

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So now it’s time to start looking at whether renewing this membership is worth the investment for your hard-earned money. You should weigh how much you have used each of the services before making that choice in the end. If you have saved money or time thanks to any of the services, then it may well be well worth renewing the membership. Having access to everything you would want may be worth it for some out there.

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Time = Money

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Well, in order to figure out if you are going to renew, you need to really look at the time that having the membership has offered you. As we all know, time is money, and so this is a key factor to consider. Having access to all the entertainment and merchandise may be worth it for busy people who need all the convenience that this offers.

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No Need for Netflix?

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How much do you spend on your streaming services? The catalog of Amazon video is immense, and this may negate the necessity for many of those streaming services. Things like Disney+ and Netflix could be able to be canceled for some.  On the other side of the situation, you may be someone who watches Netflix Originals, and then this service may just be in addition to those. So if you are tight on money and have to choose, you can always go with the larger of the two catalogs or cut ties with Amazon and continue with multiple smaller catalogs.

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Is It Really 2 Days?

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So you may be all in for that 2-day shipping as the main benefit. But what you have to realize is that many of those purchases will not actually be there within the time frame. In fact, many people have experienced this. So if you are one of those people that are leaning towards renewing your Amazon Prime for this purpose alone, you may want to reconsider. After all, you are paying an increased amount to get these services, and if it’s not delivering on time, it is clearly not worth it.

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It’s All About History

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Another way to tell if it’s worth renewing your Amazon Prime membership is to take a look at your history. If you use the platform and spend more than $2000, then the annual fees are pretty much negated. However, if you are only using the service every now and then, you may find that you are wasting your money and could be using it in more efficient places. So before you renew, make sure to power your history to see if you use it enough.

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Entertaining the Masses

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Taking a look at how much you rely on other entertainment perks from this membership may help you also decide if you want to renew this membership. You have access to music, books, and movies in a large quantity, and that may be worth it to you. On the other hand, if you are not one that spends much time at home and doesn’t require access to all of these options, it may not be.

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Law of Averages

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Thinking about how much you actually save when using is the key to understanding whether continuing your membership is the right choice. If you are working with a tight budget and the yearly fee is cutting into other places, you should not renew it. The law of averages is that if you think about what you get versus what you spend, you should come to the right conclusion for you and your financial needs.

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What About Other Retailers

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The shipping rates of Amazon Prime are available with other retailers as well. Maybe you could get all the same stuff at those stores. In fact, stores like Walmart and Target offer free shipping at the same rate as Amazon. They don’t always offer free two-day shipping, so if that is important, then not renewing and trying other retailers may be a poor investment. But if not, it may be smart to renew.

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Holidays Might Be Good

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You could also consider maybe just doing the monthly service for specific parts of the year. Taking advantage of the benefits at times like Christmas and birthdays could be more beneficial. If you don’t use the easy shipping all the time, use it when you need it. Then, when the time of year is over, you can cancel your subscription, which could save you tons of money.

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Warehouse Membership

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Another question is, do you have any other memberships with wholesale stores like Sam’s Club? If you do, you may find that it has many of the same benefits as that of your Prime membership. They are also often cheaper. That means if you are into the service because you are looking to shop easier and get things shipped right to you, and that is the only reason, then you could drop one or the other. Entertainment will be the deciding factor here.

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Do You Really Need It That Fast?

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Once again, shipping times and urgency is a definite consideration. Especially if you are in a business or need products fast, then the two-day shipping (though it isn’t always actually two days) may be a vital component. Over time this can save a ton of money and ensure that you have everything you need to get the job done or enjoy your life the way you want.

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How About Going Dutch?

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Maybe renewing is a good idea for you, but you think the money is a little too much. So perhaps the best option is to combine your account with someone else. This could alleviate some of the costs for you. By doing this, the investment could be way more worth it then doing it all by yourself. You will still have access to all the entertainment services and online shopping and shipping perks.

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Some Should Renew….

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When you make your final decision, all these parts play a role in figuring out if it is right to renew your subscription. If you find that you order enough where the shipping fees would exceed the membership costs, it may be well worth it. If you are heavy into streaming music and movies, love to read a ton, and spend more on downloading or on other streaming services, then it is also a good indication that you should renew your Amazon Prime subscription.

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Some Should Reconsider

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On the other hand, if you don’t order that much and have little to no use for the streaming aspects, then renewing may, in fact, be a bad investment. So it all depends on how much you use the service and your budget. Understanding these things, as well as the benefits, will make your final decision clear. If you answered yes to all of the instances above then renewing could be the wrong choice.

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