Amazon Prime offers:
- 2 day free shipping in the USA, with the option of no-rush shipping plus a $.99 credit towards the purchase of Amazon music and videos OR free Prime Pantry shipping (savings of $5.99)--useful if you have a US address--if you don't, I'll get to that in Part II
- A large selection of Prime Videos, including movies and cable shows, as well as very highly rated Amazon original programming that are top notch for all tastes, available to stream-Part III
- Prime Music, including Prime channels that are based on both artists and genres, not only through your laptop/desktop, but through other devices, including your smartphone that you can connect (hopefully) to your car stereo, to enjoy a wide variety of musical options and to other devices such as the Amazon Echo, Tap, Dot, and Fire tablet. More on these in Part IV
- Special savings to Prime Members--for example, tomorrow is Prime Day, a day when thousands of items will be marked down, and the best ones on what they call "Lightning Deals," where you have to jump quickly when an item becomes available for sale--then you have 15 minutes to check out or lose the item from your cart. Prime members get access to some deals 30 minutes before non-Prime members...Part V
- Superb customer service, with prices that easily beat what you'd pay in Canada, even after the exchange rate, Part VI
Sign up for a free 30 day trial of Amazon.com HERE. Then, read parts II through VI as to how and why Amazon Prime is WELL worth it. Sign up for a free 1 week trial of unblock-us.com HERE so that you can enjoy the music and video aspects of Prime. Remember when signing up for Amazon.com, to use a US address (sign up for one HERE for a free US address) so that you'll have no problems streaming, in combination with Unblock-US.com. While there are other services out there that will mask you IP address so that US streaming services will work, and some are free, they're not necessarily reliable, work well, commercial free, and in combo with different devices outside a lap/desk top.
What about Amazon Prime in Canada? They offer nothing more than 2 day free shipping, for a similar price--a total rip off unless you plan on purchasing a lot of items with Amazon.ca. Forget about all those other bonuses--perhaps next year they're coming--Amazon was hiring Canadians recently for their Toronto office, apparently to introduce and sell the Amazon Echo--more on the Echo in Part IV.