How an Amazon Prime Membership Can Save You BIG During Travel
As a frequent traveler, I have come to love and rely upon my Amazon Prime membership for getting me through the travel process from start to finish. I use Amazon for everything from product reviews on purchases that I am considering to getting those last minute deliveries.
7 Ways to Use Your Amazon Prime Benefits During Travel
1. Getting those last minute travel items shipped free and fast
The most obvious reason for using Amazon Prime is to get items that you need shipped right to your door in as quickly as two days. Amazon Prime can save you the stress of scrambling around to get everything that you need as they carry everything from sunscreen to sportswear, and everything in between.
2. Product reviews and recommendations
Almost all products on Amazon have product reviews, and almost all products are on Amazon. Before I make a new purchase, I will usually do a quick scan of Amazon to see what other consumers think. I have found Amazon reviews to be very reliable and beneficial when making product decisions. Reading reviews is a great way to make informed decisions before you buy!
Plus, when you are shopping for certain items, Amazon will also offer up related products that might be useful. I have read so many wonderful travel tips and ideas just by reading the comments that other consumers have left on travel related products. Amazon also allows you to take a closer look at individual reviewers to get a feel for how valid or relevant their reviews are for you.
3. Create a music playlist for your trip with Amazon Prime Music
As an Amazon Prime member you will also get a free membership to Prime music which gives you access to over one million songs! Listen to ad-free songs from your favorite artists or let Amazon’s personalized recommendations introduce you to your next favorite song or artist!
4. Free Movies on Amazon Prime Video
Anyone with a Prime membership has access to thousands of popular movies and documentaries, and you can even download many titles to view offline. These can come in really handy on long flights (or heaven forbid: unplanned layovers!) and are a wonderful way to entertain the kids on the cheap. Plus, if you are like me, sometimes vacation time means that you finally have a chance to catch up on some of those movies that you have been wanting to watch.
5. Amazon Fire TV Stick for Movies Anywhere
Once you get to your destination, Amazon Prime will still come in handy! Travel with an Amazon Fire TV Stick. As I said above, Prime members get free access to thousands of Amazon movies. Your Amazon Fire Stick will plug into the HDMI port on any TV and will give you access to your Netflix and Hulu subscriptions and more, as long as you have access to Wi-Fi. Don’t have a Fire TV Stick? No worries, you can also access your Prime movies from your laptop computer!
6. Amazon Prime Now for FREE 2-hour delivery
If you have an Amazon Prime account, then you already have access to this service anywhere that Amazon Prime Now is offered, currently select areas including: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orange County, Miami, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Eastside, and Virginia Beach.
This service is perfect for any grocery items that you might need, and you can also use this service for restaurant takeout delivery. Two-hour delivery is FREE and one-hour delivery is available in most areas for just $7.99. Prime Now is available from early morning to late night, seven days a week. Download the Prime Now App for easy access on your smartphone. Tip: Use coupon code 10PrimeNow to save $10 off your first Prime Now order!
7. New! Shop with Hilton Honors Points
Now you can link your Hilton Honors account to your Amazon account and use ANY amount of points to make your purchase. Learn more and link your accounts here. Note: You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member to use this benefit.
There you go! How do you use Amazon Prime benefits to enhance your travel experiences?
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Keri Lyn is an Idaho girl, born and raised. She shares her country home with her husband Brady, a veterinarian, and their two children–a son (10) and a…