10 Amazon Prime Benefits for Parents
Let’s face it: As a parent, there are days when Amazon is hands-down your best friend. Need to restock on wipes? Ran out of baby lotion? Looking for questionably funny baby onesies? No sweat! (How many Amazon orders can you possibly place in a week? We’re putting that one to the test.) And if you’re a Prime member, you have even more to be excited about. Members are eligible for a ton of Amazon Prime benefits, most of which you probably didn’t even know existed. Here, check out all the awesome perks that’ll save you time, money and maybe even your sanity.
Get free delivery on millions of products, access award-winning TV, save big with exclusive deals and more with an Amazon Prime membership. A one week trial is just $1.99, but trust us once you try Amazon Prime there’s no going back! Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of this subscription service.
If you don’t already know about Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping, you’re seriously missing out. And they didn’t just stop there–you can now get one-day and even same-day delivery. Whether you ran out of diapers in the middle of a blowout or dropped your last pacifier, Amazon has your back (and everything you could ever need).
Having a baby is expensive, so when parents hear the word “discount,” we’re all over it. With Amazon’s Subscribe & Save feature, you’ll score between 5 and 15 percent off everyday essentials when you receive five or more products in one auto-delivery to a single address. This perk is especially awesome if you want to “set and forget” monthly supply orders of diapers, wipes, formula or even cleaning supplies. Choose how often your items are shipped—options vary once every 2 weeks to once every 6 months—and pause or cancel deliveries at any time. There’s nothing like realizing you’re low on diapers, only to have a fresh box suddenly arrive on your stoop!
Of course, moms-to-be love discounts just as much. If you’re expecting, you can get 15 percent off eligible items on your Amazon baby registry whenever it’s completed. And to get you prepped for baby’s arrival, Amazon offers a free welcome box filled with goodies for your new addition. To claim your welcome gift, simply sign up to Amazon Prime, complete 60 percent off your checklist, spend $10 on an item from your registry and request your box. Savings on baby care products? Count us in!
Early and Exclusive Access to Amazon Prime Day Sale
Aside from everyday savings, members get early access to deals in the Amazon Prime Day sale. From [strollers] and car seats to baby toys and more, this annual event offers parents the opportunity to save big on essential baby gear. Sign up today to get a sneak peek at Amazon Prime Day deals.
Cash Back on Credit Card Purchases
While we’re talking about savings, don’t forget to check out the Amazon Prime Store Card. With this credit card, eligible prime members can earn up to 5 percent back on Amazon purchases. So when you go to add yet another baby toy to your cart, you can hit ‘buy’ without the guilt.
A Chance to Try Clothes On First
Parents are pretty much always strapped for time. And when you do get a second of reprieve, you probably don’t want to spend it all at a store trying on clothes. That’s why Prime Try Before You Buy is the easiest, parent-approved way to shop. Thanks to this Amazon Prime benefit, you’re able to order up to six items to try on before you buy. From clothes to shoes and accessories, you only pay for the items you keep and returns are free and easy. Plus, you can include baby clothes in your box!
Access to Amazon Prime video
Watch new releases and rediscover classic TV shows with Prime Video. Enjoy hundreds of titles via the app or stream movies and TV shows online. The best part? Prime Video benefits are included with an Amazon Prime membership.
Convenient Grocery Shopping
Who has time to spend an hour pushing a cart through the grocery store aisles? Not parents, that’s for sure. Which is why Amazon Fresh is perhaps one of our favorite Amazon Prime membership benefits. You can skip the trip to the supermarket and order everything you need from the convenience of your phone, to be delivered straight to your door in two hours (and nope, you don’t have to be home to receive it.) If you’re about to have a baby, this can be especially helpful, since leaving the house for a grocery run probably won’t be your biggest to-do. Plus, Prime members get exclusive discounts and free shipping on orders of $150 at Amazon Fresh stores.
With all the sweet snaps you have of your little one, you’re going to need somewhere to keep them (they can’t all go on Instagram!). Amazon Photos makes it a breeze to store (you get free, unlimited space!) and search for your photos in one easy spot. Prime members get unlimited, full-resolution photo storage and 5 GB for video storage. Not to mention, you can share all those photos with up to five people, which is perfect for those family members who might miss the magical moments you’re sharing on social media.
Ah, Alexa—the robot PA we all know and love. It’s no shocker that you can use your Alexa to play Baby Shark for the fifth time or get much-needed answers to all your toddlers’ burning questions, but did you know that Alexa can shop for you too? As part of your Amazon Prime benefits, you can do all your shopping hands-free, which bodes well for parents who literally have their hands full. You can even ask it questions like, “Alexa, what are the best diapers?” and it’ll serve you up the product with the best deals and ratings. Score!