Don't Miss Out
Introduced in the U.S. in 2005, Amazon Prime has grown by leaps and bounds, with more than 200 million members worldwide and 147 million in the U.S. The program, which offers free two-day shipping on an unlimited number of orders for a flat annual fee, has steadily added perks — to the point where some members may be unaware of all the benefits the $119 membership buys. Here's a rundown of several lesser-known advantages of being a Prime customer — and a warning that Amazon is doing away with yet another benefit, not long after halting free Whole Foods delivery.
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