I am a big fan of Amazon Prime, mostly for free 2 day shipping from Amazon. Amazon normally charges $99 for the Prime membership, but it looks like they have teamed up with American Express Everyday credit cards to offer one year free. The membership actually offers tons of benefits, which far outweigh the $99 annual fee:
FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible items to addresses in the contiguous U.S. and other shipping benefits. For more information, go to Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits.
Prime Instant Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Instant Video.
Prime Music: unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists and more than a million songs for members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Music.
Prime Pantry: Access to Prime Pantry, where members can purchase and ship to addresses in the contiguous U.S. low priced grocery, household, and pet care items for a flat delivery fee of $5.99 for each Prime Pantry box. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to select Lightning Deals on Amazon.com and new events on MyHabit.com. For more information, go to About Prime Early Access.
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: access to members in the U.S. For more information, go toKindle Owners’ Lending Library
Kindle First: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Kindle First picks. For more information, go to Kindle First.
Membership Sharing: Prime members may invite up to four eligible household members living at the same address to enjoy the shipping benefits of a free trial or paid Prime membership at no extra cost. If you purchase a Prime membership as a small business, you may invite up to four co-workers to shop with this corporate account. For more information, go to Share Your Amazon Prime Benefits.
The membership is free for a year if you apply for either the American Express Everyday Credit Card (no annual fee) or the American Express Preferred Everyday Card ($95 annual fee). Both cards earn full Membership Rewards Points which are transferrable to many airlines. The Everyday card earns 20% bonus points if you make 20 or more transactions, while the Preferred Everyday earns 50% bonus when you make 30 transactions in a month.
Amex Everyday Credit Card – with free Amazon Prime for a year
- No annual Fee
- Get one Year of Amazon Prime plus 10,000 points after you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months.
- Use your Card 20 or more times on purchases in a billing period and get 20% more points on those purchases less returns and credits. Terms and limitations apply.
- 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x); 1x points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
- $95 annual fee
- Get One Year of Amazon Prime plus 15,000 points after you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months.
- Use your Card 30 or more times on purchases in a billing period and get 50% more points on those purchases less returns and credits. Terms and limitations apply. ‡
- 3x points at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases(then 1x); 2x points at US gas stations; 1x points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.‡
I personally like the no annual fee card better as I can keep my Membership Rewards alive forever. Overall, I think this is a worthy partnership. If you haven’t tried Amazon Prime yet, you should. You won’t regret it.