Don't Miss Out
Introduced in the U.S. in 2005, Amazon's Prime service has grown by leaps and bounds, with more than 100 million members worldwide as of April. The program, which offers free two-day shipping on an unlimited number of orders for a flat annual fee, has steadily added perks over the years — to the point where some members may be unaware of all the benefits the Prime membership fee (recently increased to $119 a year from $99) has bought them. Here's a rundown of 10 lesser-known advantages of being a Prime customer. And since Amazon just announced that Prime Day will take place on Oct. 13 and 14 this year, months after the usual July dates, now seems like a great time to brush up on the perks.