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Cool Amazon Prime perks you’ve probably never heard of

Published Jun 2nd, 2015 2:48PM EDT
Amazon Prime Tips And Tricks

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You probably already know that your annual $99 Amazon Prime subscription gets you free two-day shipping and access to movie and TV show streams on Amazon Prime Instant Video. However, Rather Be Shopping has put together a list of Amazon Prime perks that you’ve probably never heard of that will help you get even more out of your Amazon Prime membership. Here, for our money, are the three coolest ones.

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Same-day delivery: Sometimes two-day shipping isn’t fast enough, which is why Amazon has rolled out same-day delivery for Prime subscribers in a limited number of markets: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington DC. In many of these markets you can also pay Amazon an extra $7.99 to ensure your package gets delivered within the hour, although obviously this option isn’t available for every item the retailer sells.

Unlimited storage for your photos: Hey, remember how impressed everyone was with Google’s offer of unlimited photo storage with its new Photos app? Well Prime members have had this perk as part of their subscription package for a while now. As Rather Be Shopping details, Amazon makes it easy to take advantage of this feature by either using your web browser or installing a dedicated app.

Early access deals: Amazon apparently owns a website called that offers steep discounts on clothes and home items on a daily basis. Even better, if you join MyHabit and are already a Prime subscriber, you’ll be notified of deals ahead of time 30 minutes before they go live for everyone else. This is definitely for hardcore shoppers who are quick to snap up bargains whenever they can find them.

These are just some of the cool Amazon Prime perks you probably don’t know about. To learn about the rest, be sure to read Rather Be Shopping’s full list.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.