Amazon Prime and PerkStreet. As orange and green as peas and carrots. And they go together just as well, if you ask our customers. So what makes Amazon Prime and PerkStreet such a fantastic combo? Let’s take a look at what some PerkStreeters are saying about the two to find out…
Last week, PerkStreet hosted a conversation over on our Facebook wall about the value of Amazon Prime. Although PerkStreet has no affiliation with Amazon Prime and doesn’t endorse it, we decided to put this blog post together to help spread the word about how much our customers seem to enjoy combining PerkStreet and Amazon Prime.
What is Amazon Prime?
“Totally worth it if you do many transactions. Makes Christmas shipping so much easier!” -Lisa
Amazon Prime is a paid service from the popular e-retailer Amazon.com®. According to Amazon, it is, “a membership program that gives you and your family unlimited fast shipping, such as FREE Two-Day shipping to street addresses in the contiguous U.S., on all eligible purchases for an annual membership fee of $79.”
But Amazon Prime also features other perks, that many of our customers have been able to reap the benefits of. Those perks include:
- Unlimited streaming on thousands of free movies and videos through Amazon Instant Video
- Free rental of one book per month for Amazon Kindle through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
- Free upgraded shipping when you need an Amazon Prime purchase in fewer than two days
Some customers point out that the $79 annual fee for Amazon Prime rounds out to just $6.58 per month. Not bad if you use it, but with so many things available through Amazon Prime, that shouldn’t be tough. You just have to remember to use it!
“Amazon prime pays for itself! Completely worth it! I have used it for years, and order things like cleaning supplies (with Subscribe and Save), movies, video games, etc.” -Staesha
Amazon Prime and PerkStreet: Awesome Rewards
“I use my perks to get Amazon gift cards to fund any movie rentals.” – J.R.
All PerkStreet customers can earn up to 2% cash back on their Amazon.com purchases. (The same goes for iTunes®, Target.com, Apple.com, Walmart.com and Bestbuy.com.) It’s limited to $2,500 in spending per year, but that’s still twice as much cash back as you make on your regular non-PIN purchases. With this special bonus category, Amazon and PerkStreet can be pretty rewarding together. Just make sure Amazon is not processing your transactions as PINless debit card purchases. (Click to learn more.)
Additionally, PerkStreet customers can redeem their perks for Amazon.com gift codes. This means every time you earn rewards, you will be able to redeem them in the form of these gift codes and use the codes to buy things on Amazon.
It’s basically like getting free money you can spend at Amazon.
PerkStreet Customers Tout Amazon Instant Video
“Amazon Prime is especially nice since they just rolled out the Amazon Instant Video App for iPads. Their content is getting much better also.” – Tracy
Perhaps the most popular feature of Amazon Prime among PerkStreet customers — at least according to the conversation on Facebook — is the free Amazon Instant Video feature that comes along with a paid Amazon Prime membership. While a lot of new releases are not available for free, they typically rent for $3 to $4. That said, there are thousands of videos and shows available for free to Amazon Prime members.
They have a better selection of some kid shows like Sesame Street. With Netflix you get ‘selected episodes from seasons 35-41′ with Amazon you get full seasons. - Tori
BONUS TIP: Amazon’s Price Check mobile app (iPhone or Android) allows you to scan the barcodes of products you’re considering buying in-store to see if they’re selling cheaper on Amazon.
Do you use Amazon and PerkStreet? Have you found it rewarding? Are you considering upgrading to Amazon Prime? What are the pros and cons? Share your thoughts below and keep the conversation going!