Amazon changed the retail shopping experience with the introduction of Prime, best-known for offering fast, free delivery—and that alone makes a membership worth it for many Prime members. Yet the benefits go way beyond quick delivery to include added savings, convenience, and entertainment—all in a single membership.
Read on to learn more about the cost of a Prime membership—and some of the key benefits that come along with it to make your membership meet your needs and wants every day.

How much does a Prime membership cost?

Let’s start with the cost. A Prime membership is $14.99 per month, or $139 per year if you pay annually. Amazon also offers additional affordable membership options such as Prime Access and Prime Student with the exact same valuable benefits of a regular Prime membership—including free delivery on more than 300 million items, exclusive perks, and savings for eligible members—at only 50% of the cost.
Young adults ages 18-24 and college students can try Prime Student with a six-month trial, then pay $7.49 per month, or $69 per year. Qualifying government assistance recipients can try Prime Access for 30-days and then pay $6.99 per month. For more information about Prime, including Prime Student and Prime Access, visit

5 key benefits of a Prime membership

With a Prime membership, you get tons of shopping, savings, and entertainment benefits packed into a single membership. Below are a handful of the most compelling benefits you’ll enjoy as a Prime member.

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Fast, free delivery on a huge selection

Fast, free delivery on a huge selection
Watch, read, listen, and play all with Prime
Prime-exclusive deals and savings on groceries and healthcare
Buy with Prime
Free Grubhub+
Fast, free delivery on a huge selection

Prime members can enjoy fast, free delivery options, and as always, choose the delivery option that best suits their needs.

  • 300 million items with Free Delivery: Amazon offers more than 300 million items across dozens of categories with free Prime shipping in the U.S.
  • Millions of items eligible for Same-Day Delivery: Millions of items across Amazon, including beauty, home, pets, and apparel products, are eligible for Same-Day Delivery. For Prime members, Same-Day Delivery is free for orders over $25 in most cities. If your order doesn’t meet the minimum, you can still choose Same-Day Delivery for a $2.99 fee. Same-Day Delivery is currently available to customers in more than 110 U.S. metro areas.
  • Tens of millions of items are available with free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery: Prime members can choose from free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery on tens of millions of items.
  • Amazon Day: Prime members can select a designated day for a weekly delivery of their packages. This is a free, convenient way to select when and how your package arrives at your doorstep.
Watch, read, listen, and play all with Prime

Prime members can enjoy a variety of digital entertainment benefits at no additional cost to their membership.

Prime Video is a one-stop entertainment destination offering customers a vast collection of premium programming in one application available across thousands of devices. On Prime Video, customers can find their favorite movies, series, documentaries, and live sports—including Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fallout, The Boys, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Saltburn, and Prime member exclusive Thursday Night Football. Additionally, there are plenty of selections to rent or buy, like Barbie and Oppenheimer. Customers can also go behind the scenes of their favorite movies and series with exclusive X-Ray access.

Prime Reading connects readers to a rotating selection of 3,000 books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and comics. This includes Amazon Original Stories, binge-worthy short fiction and nonfiction from bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and new voices including Cheryl Strayed, 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 100 million songs and millions of podcast episodes with Amazon Music, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and instant access to free games, a free Twitch channel subscription, and more gaming benefits with Prime Gaming. Additionally, members get big discounts on Amazon subscriptions, include special pricing on Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Kids+, the only digital content subscription for kids with thousands of books, games, videos, Alexa Skills and more.

Prime-exclusive deals and savings on groceries and healthcare

Prime members have exclusive access to deals and shopping events like Prime Day, which will be back this July—as well as 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals every day. Additionally, Prime members can save on everything from groceries to prescriptions.

Let’s start with groceries: Prime members get exclusive discounts when shopping at Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market, both online and in-store. Prime members who shop in-store at Amazon Fresh get 10% off thousands of items across the aisles. They also get free two-hour grocery delivery on orders over $100. At Whole Foods Market, Prime members receive deep discounts on a rotating selection of groceries and save an extra 10% off hundreds of sale items.

Prime members can also receive prescription medications as low as $1 per month and fast, free shipping from Amazon Pharmacy, access to unlimited eligible generic prescription medications for only $5 per month (including free shipping) with RxPass from Amazon Pharmacy, and high-quality health care from One Medical for only $9 per month (or $99 annually), with the option to add up to five additional memberships for the family for only $6 per month (or $66 annually) each.

Buy with Prime

Prime members in the U.S. can shop directly from brands’ online stores with the convenient and trusted experience they expect from Amazon—including fast, free delivery, a trusted checkout experience, 24/7 live chat support, and hassle-free returns. Prime members see the Prime logo and delivery promise on eligible products in brands’ online stores, which signals the item is available for free delivery, as fast as next day, with free and easy returns. When shopping with Buy with Prime, checkout is simple and convenient. Prime members can use the payment and shipping information stored in their Amazon account, receive timely shipping and delivery notifications after an order is placed, and track their Buy with Prime orders in their Amazon account on or the mobile app.

Free Grubhub+

Every Prime membership comes with free Grubhub+, a $120 value per year—as part of their Prime membership with perks like $0 delivery fees on eligible Grubhub orders over $12, lower service fees, 5% credit back on pick-up orders, and other exclusive offers.

Members maximize Amazon’s enormous selection, exceptional value, and fast delivery with Prime. Find more information on Amazon Prime, including details on discounted memberships. And if you’re not yet a member, be sure to start your 30-day free trial (for select, eligible customers) or join Prime ahead of Prime Day 2024.