Do you know about these 3 Amazon secret features?

Three secret Amazon Prime features that you might not know about. Make the most of shopping on Amazon with these easy tips to save you time and money.

I’ve told you before how much I love Amazon Prime. But I’ve learned that a lot of people don’t realize all the extra secret Amazon Prime features that you get when you sign up.

3 Little-known Benefits that Make Amazon Prime a No-brainer.

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1. Free movies with Amazon Instant Watch

Amazon has thousands of free movies and TV shows for Prime users. We use Amazon Instant Watch daily! We don’t have cable or satellite and we don’t miss it a bit.
We’ve enjoyed complete seasons of Downton Abbey, John Adams, and Band of Brothers. Amazon has tons of shows for the preschool set (think Curious George, Dora and Blues Clues) plus lots of other classics. This weekend, we introduced our kids to John Candy and Planes, Trains and Automobiles – hilarious!

Between Amazon Instant Watch and Netflix, we can usually find a movie or a show that works for the whole family.

Update: We now use VidAngel for our first choice of streaming movies. They have movies Amazon doesn’t always have and you can filter out profanity and other objectionable content – a big plus when kids are watching.

Do you know about these 3 Amazon Prime secret features?
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2. Share your Prime shipping with up to 4 friends

Yep – you can give Prime shipping benefits to 4 of your friends or family members (Instructions here: How to share your Amazon Prime shipping). How cool is that? I’ve found Prime shipping to be so convenient – I order one or two small things daily off of Amazon.

If I didn’t have Prime, I’d probably end up spending more overall just to make the $35 minimum for free shipping (or pay for the shipping). With Prime, I only buy exactly what I need – no impulse purchases!

How much will your family love you if you share this convenience with them? You’ll be a superstar!

(By the way, you can’t share your Instant Watch benefits.)

3. (Potential) Sunday delivery

This is another huge feature. Amazon has recently started delivering Prime orders on Sundays in many areas! I was shocked the first time we had an Amazon box on our doorstep upon returning from church, but now it’s become a normal thing.

Their logistics are seriously lightning fast. I have placed orders on a Saturday afternoon that arrived on Sunday morning.

I really hate wasting time and gas in the car and lugging kids to the store. Amazon Prime helps me keep these trips to a minimum. That’s a great use of my resources and a major Early Bird Mom goal.

If you’re not already a member, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime.



Do you use Amazon Prime? What’s your favorite feature?

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38 thoughts on “Do you know about these 3 Amazon secret features?”

  1. Stopping by from Thrifty Thursday Link Party. LOVE Prime! We buy everything online now. My mailman and UPS guys HATE us because we get deliveries everyday, literally! Thanks for the prime tips, I will have to let my husband know since he is a prime addict.

  2. I don’t think we can do the four guest accounts using the UK version of Amazon prime – and we’ve not had anything delivered on a Sunday, but I have ordered something on a Sunday and had it arrive on the Monday which shocked me as I was expecting them not to ship it until then!

    We love watching movies and TV on the computer with Prime too.

      • I do share my shipping with my mom who lives in a different state. I think the definition of “household” is fairly loose. I know people who share their Prime with friends.

  3. I’m a huge fan of Amazon Prime, I shop probably weekly and am very impressed by their service. I need to take more advantage of the shows/entertainment. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Best part- it keeps me out of stores and away from impulse purchases. For some reason I put a lot more thought into buying things online as opposed to throwing them in a cart.

    Worst part- boxes. So many boxes.

    • Boxes make great compost if you remove all plastic labels and tape. They can also be flattened and rolled for use as tinder for a campfire, cookstove, or fireplace. When shredded, they work as well paper for worm bedding. Some people will even buy them for moving if they are in good shape.

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  6. I love PRIME! My favorite is the subscribe and save. Every month I have a box of diapers shipped directly to our day, I don’t have to think about, and they are cheaper per diaper than if I bought at the store plus I get more in a box. They have so many items you can use this for it’s crazy!

    • I find this VERY helpful! Thank You! I appreciate the time and energy it takes for you to dig up great information and write a great post. I hope others can can learn to be a bit more gracious and thankful for FREE information.
      I love now that I get to tag onto my husband’s Prime membership. Now we can keep our shopping for each other a better secret!

  7. one of the prime features I love is kindle first. It’s a free pre-released book every month. It’s a great way to check out up and coming authors

  8. You forgot about the Prime Music!!! Hours of free music and awesome Playlist. I love my amazon prime music.
    So many wonderful benefits from prime and the added discounts are nice!

  9. thanks for writing about Amazon Prime and giving us info and reminders of how great. Thanks for going to such trouble, giving your time and energy. l love A.P. and the quick delivery of purchased items. Need to know how to access the streaming of TV/Movies, and the Music. Thanks again for your help.

  10. Don’t forget that you can get Channels on the Audible (app) for free. You don’t have to be a member of Audible–buy books from them. The Channels have an incredible amount of variety and content!


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