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Technology Black Friday: 6 Amazon Prime membership benefits that will help you shop

14:30  08 november  2019
14:30  08 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become two of the biggest shopping days of the year, with retailers fighting for your dollar through sales and perks. Here are all the ways the Prime membership you already have can help you shop this Nov. 29 and Dec.

As an Amazon Prime member , you receive a free 30-day trial that includes Free Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items, exclusive shopping deals After your trial ends, customers who verify with a valid EBT or Medicaid card receive access to all Prime benefits , discounted to just .99 per month.

Black Friday, a time to shop huge sales online and in stores, is almost here and Amazon already has its early deals ready to go Nov. 22. If you've got an Amazon Prime membership, you'll want to know how to take full advantage of the benefits.

Your Amazon Prime benefits make Black Friday shopping easier. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Your Amazon Prime benefits make Black Friday shopping easier. Sarah Tew/CNET   Black Friday: 6 Amazon Prime membership benefits that will help you shop © Sarah Tew/CNET

For example, while you probably know you can get free two-day shipping as a Prime member, did you know you can also get packages sooner, or schedule a delivery date that's more convenient for you?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become two of the biggest shopping days of the year, with retailers fighting for your dollar through sales and perks. Amazon's enormous catalog, loyal subscriber base and massive shipping empire put it in a position to be extra aggressive in getting your business. Here are all the ways the Prime membership you already have can help you shop this Nov. 29 and Dec. 2.

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Amazon is different from other Black Friday retailers. Not only does the online-only retailer not have a brick-and-mortar location, it also doesn't have a traditional Black Friday ad. Instead of releasing a print ad for the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year, Amazon releases new deals every hour starting the

Schedule a convenient shipping date during checkout with Amazon Day. James Martin/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Schedule a convenient shipping date during checkout with Amazon Day. James Martin/CNET

Schedule a convenient shipping date for your package

Everyone knows about Amazon's free two-day shipping, but another option is to choose a delivery date during checkout. It's called Amazon Day and it's helpful if there's a specific day you know someone will be at home to answer for packages -- especially if it's something pricey that you don't want to risk sitting outside unattended.

If you order multiple items on different days, you can have them delivered on the same day as long as they're eligible for this offer.

Use your Amazon Echo to help track packages

If you have an Amazon Echo of any kind, you can use it to track your orders.

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Note: The annual membership fees for Amazon Prime and Prime Student changed on May 11 Your Prime Membership may be subject to sales tax in some states. If you didn't intend to continue If you haven't used your Prime benefits , you are eligible for a full refund of your current membership period.

Shipping & Delivery › Amazon Prime › Prime Gifting›. Purchase a Prime Gift Membership . If your gift recipient is already an Amazon Prime , Amazon Student, or Prime Fresh member or does not want to activate the Prime membership , they'll be able to exchange their gift for an Amazon .com Gift Card

Just say "Alexa, where's my package?" and yuor Echo will let you know where it is and when it'll arrive. Once your order has been delivered, the Echo's ring light will pulse yellow.

Use any Amazon Echo to track your packages. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Use any Amazon Echo to track your packages. Sarah Tew/CNET

Shop Early Access deals before non-Prime members

If something you've been eyeing says "Prime Early Access," as a Prime member, you can shop that sale 30 minutes before non-Prime members. However, you'll have to compete with other members who are also interested in the product before it sells out.

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Use Prime Now to get what you ordered in a couple of hours

If there's a product you want same-day, you can see if it's available in Prime Now. Amazon will deliver from morning until evening, so you won't have to worry about receiving your order at 3 a.m.

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Amazon Prime Membership has many benefits all year long, but even more during the Holiday Season. Amazon Prime members even get free streaming to tons of movies and online shows, unlimited photo storage, music downloads and so Some items that will be on Black Friday Sales.

Along with Black Friday , Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year. Amazon offers a lengthy 30-day free trial to entice potential members to take advantage of its exclusive benefits , including Amazon 's hard-to-find coupon section will help you save, instantly.

This way of shopping is nifty for when you really need to go to the grocery, but can't risk losing out on that new item, like a fresh Echo device that might go on sale. Prime Now isn't available in all locations, so enter your ZIP code at primenow.amazon.com to see if you're eligible.

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Share your Prime perks with family

If you've got another adult living in your household, like a significant other or friend, you can share your Prime membership with them. You'll still be able to keep your personal accounts separate, which is helpful if you're shopping for the holidays, but you'll both have access to all the same Prime benefits.

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Amazon Prime is currently offering a FREE 6 -month Amazon Prime Membership to students with Here are the benefits of Amazon Prime Student… 1. Save 5 in shipping with unlimited fast and Shop the sales 30 minutes before anyone else with exclusive access to the hottest Lightning deals on

Prime Day is Amazon ’s biggest, global shopping event exclusively for Prime members . Prime Day 2019 was a two-day parade of non-stop deals that Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping , unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits .

You can also share your account with up to four teens and up to four children in your household. While they'll have their own logins, you can still manage their profiles.

a hand holding a cell phone: Amazon employees can leave a package inside your house with Amazon Key. Tyler Lizenby/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Amazon employees can leave a package inside your house with Amazon Key. Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Amazon can leave your package inside your house

When you know you're not going to be home for a while and you've got a shipment on the way, it's much safer to have an Amazon employee leave your items inside your house to avoid theft.

If you have the Amazon Key Home Kit , you can request to have your expensive packages left in your home, and even your vehicle or garage, for free. The kit itself costs $290 and comes with a cloud cam and a smart lock, so you'll be in charge of letting the delivery person in and can watch as it's happening.

If you're wary of letting a complete stranger in your home, keep in mind that you'll also receive notifications during the entire process.

These Prime benefits just scratch the surface of Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday extravaganza. Check out the best Amazon early Black Friday deals and all the Black Friday Amazon device sales revealed.

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