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The news is official, Amazon Prime is increasing to $99 for 1 year on 4/17. It will be $99 for for Amazon Prime Members and $49 for Amazon Prime Student Members.
It is currently $79.99, so be sure to renew or join before 4/17 to take advantage of the lower rate.
Divide $99 by 12, and it is now $8.25 a month. That’s only $1.59 more per month.
What It Includes:
-Free 2-Day Shipping On Millions of Items
-Unlimited Instant Steaming of Amazon Instant Watch
-Borrow Kindle Books for Free
Is it worth it?:
Free 2-Day Shipping
I added an item that was $5.49 to my cart and my shipping was $6.49. That’s for one item. So if you bought, (16) $5 items, Amazon Prime has paid for itself.
If you don’t currently buy a lot on Amazon, with Prime you will find yourself buying more things. Amazon has great deals! They are my go-to site for price comparisons, electronics, some household products, and more. You can see some past and current deals here.
They also price match many deals at Target and Best Buy. You’ll buy it on Amazon instead because you get FREE 2-day shipping.
Unlimited Instant Watch
So, Amazon Prime has already paid for itself if you purchase at least (16) $5 items, but you will you also get Unlimited Instant Watch. Instant Watch is basically the same thing as Netflix. It has a ton of same content plus additional movies and television shows.
For example, Amazon Instant Watch has exclusive streaming rights to Downton Abbey. That means no other streaming service will offer it.
For a price compassion, Netflix and Hulu are $8 per month. Amazon Prime, including Instant Watch, will be $8.25 a month. That’s $3 more per year.
Borrow Kindle Books
If you love Kindle Books, this is a huge perk. You can borrow (1) book at a time. The library of books doesn’t include everything, but there are great options.
Amazon Prime Increase
Amazon Prime is increasing by $20. That will make it $99 a year or $8.25 a month. It is no longer be cheaper than Netflix, but you still get more perks than Netflix.
Do you think Amazon Prime is worth $99? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
See past Amazon deals.