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Is Amazon Prime Day Worth it for Travelers?

Over the past few years, Amazon Prime Day has earned its ranking next to Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a top day for deals. On July 16th and 17th, the e-commerce giant is holding its annual Prime Day sale, designed to attract people to sign up for Amazon Prime membership.

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In case you’re unaware, here’s what Prime Members get for free year-round:

  • Fast, free two-day shipping
  • Same-day shipping (in eligible zip codes)
  • Unlimited movie and TV streaming
  • Unlimited, ad-free music streaming and offline access to playlists
  • Unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos
  • Access to Prime Gaming
  • Early access to flash sales
  • Free monthly book download with Prime Reading
  • Get two free audio books when you sign up for a 30-day free trial of Audible
  • Ability to purchase subscriptions to premium cable networks like STARZ and Showtime
  • Prime Now deliveries (free two-hour delivery or scheduled delivery on select items)
  • Free grocery delivery through Amazon Fresh (over a certain order threshold)
  • In-store discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon will be having prime-member exclusive sales leading up to July 16th, as well as big sales on the day. So is it worth it to sign up now? Well, if you’re not already a Prime Member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial now to get all of the deals. Travelers can start shopping now for deals on everything from SmartTVs from just $79.99 to up to 60% off various other Amazon devices.

As a prime subscriber and frequent traveler, I think that a Prime membership is worth it for travelers. I love being able to order a last-minute item right before a trip and having it arrive in time. And the offline access of movies/shows/music/books really sets Amazon Prime apart from most other media subscriptions.

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