As you’ve likely heard by now, Amazon is raising the cost of its Prime memberships. As of May 11, it’s going to cost another $20 a year. For renewals, the change will take effect on June 16. If you’re wondering why, it’s because Amazon says they’re continually increasing the value of the membership. Because of that, they’ve cited “rises in cost” for the services they provide.
Amazon hasn’t increased the cost of Prime since 2014, which is when it jumped from $79 to $99. Now, a membership will cost $119. Is it worth it? Well, not only does Amazon think so, a lot of other people think so, too.
The service honestly comes with more perks than you can shake a stick at. Not sure what all the perks actually are? Let us break it down for you.
The most obvious perk, and why many people signed up in the first place, is the free shipping. There’s so much more to Amazon Prime than just the 2-day shipping though. If that’s the only reason you have a membership, you’re missing out on a lot of major perks.
If you live in one of more than 8,000 U.S. cities, that whole 2-day shipping thing is so yesterday. For overs over $35, many members can get free same-day delivery on over a million items. There’s also free 2-hour delivery for tens of thousands of items in certain major metro areas with Prime Now.