Amazon Prime may be known for offering fast, free delivery—but there’s a lot more to a membership than just the quick shipping and amazing savings.

From fast, free shipping to exclusive access to deals to savings on daily essentials, there are many benefits that make a Prime membership worth the cost, and they all aim to make your life more convenient, simple, and fun. 

Here are some of the incredible benefits you’ll enjoy as a Prime member. 

1.       Shopping discounts

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Prime members save on everything from daily essentials to books to electronics. They get exclusive deals on select everyday favourites, home essentials, discounts on hundreds of sale items, and exclusive deals on select products. 
Prime members also have exclusive access to major deals during shopping events like Prime Day and Prime Big Deal Days. 

2.       Watch, read, listen, and play all with Prime

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Digital entertainment benefits are included in a Prime membership at no additional cost. Here are a few ways to watch, read, listen and play:

  • Prime Video is a streaming service that offers a huge library of content, including Amazon Original features such as Reacher, Road House and the upcoming The Sticky, and award winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Air, The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, and Gen V. Prime Video includes limited advertising in Canada, and Prime members can sign up for an ad-free option for an extra $2.99 a month.
  • Prime Reading connects readers to a rotating selection of books and audiobooks. This includes Amazon Original Stories, binge-worthy short fiction and nonfiction from bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and new voices including Dean Koontz, Mindy Kaling, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and more. Readers can also enjoy pre-release, editorially-selected Kindle books across genres through Amazon First Reads.
  • Prime members also have access to ad-free listening of millions of songs in shuffle mode and podcast episodes with Amazon Music Prime, and exclusive gaming benefits, free games, and a free subscription on with Prime Gaming

3.       Fast, free delivery

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As you probably know by now, Prime members receive fast, free delivery on millions of items and have access to FREE One-Day and Same-Day Delivery: Prime members in the Canada store can shop a selection of over 20 million items eligible for free Prime shipping, and millions of items available for Free Same-Day delivery in eligible cities across Canada or One-Day delivery in over 4,500 cities and towns.

Members maximize Amazon’s enormous selection, exceptional value, and fast delivery with Prime. Find more information on Amazon Prime.

4.       Food delivery fees for $0 for a year


Prime members also can enjoy a one-year DashPass membership trial offer ($120 value), which gives you unlimited $0 delivery fees on eligible orders, 5% back in DoorDash credit on eligible Pickup orders, and exclusive promotions and deals. 

How much does a Prime membership cost?

A Prime membership is $9.99 per month, or $99 per year, plus applicable taxes. 

If you’re a student, you have access to Prime Student—a discounted membership—for $4.99 per month or $49 per year for members enrolled in university, college or CEGEP programs, and includes a free 6-month trial, courtesy of STACKTV.