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Heads up! The price of Amazon Prime is reportedly going to increase – by a lot. If you have been deciding whether or not to join, now is the time to.
Amazon Prime currently cost $79 a year. That may seem like a lot at first, but it factors out to $6.58 a 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, (13) $5 items, Amazon Prime has paid for itself. That’s a little over (1) item per month.
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 (13) $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, is $6.58 a month. To switch, you would save $1.42 a month or $17.04 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 expected to increase in price by $20-$40. That would make it $99-$119 a year or $8.25-$9.91 per month. It would no longer be cheaper than Netflix, but it would still have more perks than Netflix.
In the end, if you want to join, do it now. We’re not sure how much Amazon Prime will increase, but it’s coming, so save $20-$40 and take the plunge now.
Do you think Amazon Prime is worth $79? What about $99-$119? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
See Amazon deals.