Amazon Prime Canada is a paid subscription service from Amazon that is available in several countries. It gives users access to additional services that are unavailable or available at a premium to other Amazon customers.
These services include one or two-day delivery of goods, music and video streaming, e-books, gaming, and grocery shopping services. Amazon Prime reportedly has more than 200 million subscribers worldwide, according to Amazon.
Even though some of its services aren’t available in Canada yet, Amazon Prime can still be a very useful tool for your everyday e-commerce needs.
Some people still find it confusing when trying to distinguish between Amazon Prime and a regular Amazon subscription. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Canada, how much it is, all its interesting offers, and more important information.
How much is Amazon Prime in Canada?:
In Canada, it costs $7.99 per month (including taxes) after your free 30-day trial or $79.99 annually.
For people in Quebec, Amazon is offering a 2-month membership for $7.99 to start, since they cannot offer a free trial to them.
For students in particular, they get a 6-month free trial and then $3.99 Canadian per month or $39 per year.
How does Amazon Prime work?:
Amazon Prime can be taught of as an extension of Amazon. Amazon Prime offers extra services from Amazon and improves on the ones that it already provides, such as shipping costs, exclusive discounts, and media libraries.
To get started, you must have set up an account on Amazon.
When you first sign up, you will be given a 30-day free trial of the service. After the free trail, you will be charged a subscription fee, which will last you until the same day the next year. At that time, if you have not cancelled your Amazon Prime subscription, it will be renewed, and you will be charged the subscription fee once again.
As long as you are subscribed to Amazon Prime, you will be able to access the numerous benefits of it. The moment you cancel your subscription, you will lose these benefits, but you will no longer have to pay the yearly subscription fee.
How safe is Amazon Prime?:
Largely, yes. Amazon Prime generally does not have a reputation for dubious activity in terms of them delivering on agreements or divulging users’ personal information.
As a result of the brand being so popular, there are inevitably going to be copycats on the Internet trying to leverage the reputation of the brand by illegally using the company’s trademarks or slightly modified versions of the trademarks to sell their own goods and services to unsuspecting individuals or carry out scams. So, be on the lookout for clones and imposters.
If you are already an Amazon user, and you experience anything suspicious like unknown charges or you want to know whether an email, phone call, text message, or webpage is from Amazon, you can file a complaint directly to Amazon.
Pros and cons of Amazon Prime in Canada:
- Reduced-cost priority shipping on Amazon orders
- Exclusive or early access to deals
- Free or reduced-cost access to Amazon’s media libraries
- Flat shipping fee for low-cost groceries from Amazon Elements
- Share benefits with your family
- Doesn’t benefit people who don’t shop a lot because they might not end up getting value for subscription money
- Subscribers may not want to subscribe to other services in order to not spend extra money
- It affects the businesses of local retailers
Amazon Prime Review:
One of the best things about Amazon Prime is how diverse its services are. Whether you want to buy something and have it delivered to your doorstep or you want to watch a TV show to unwind after a stressful day at work, they’ve got you covered. The following are services you will enjoy on Amazon Prime:
Unlike target which only have a few delivery options to Canada, Amazon Prime Canada have several delivery options within the country and their terms:
In most cities and towns in Canada, you can get free unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items, with no minimum purchase required. You will receive the items ordered by 10 pm the next day.
You can get free two-day shipping in most cities, with no minimum purchase required.
In a few select cities-including Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary-you can get free same-day delivery on qualifying orders over $25. However, you must place your order before 12 pm that day to ensure delivery that same day.
2. Release Day Delivery:
You can get free release day delivery on eligible pre-order items. To get it on release day, make sure to place your order at least two business days before the release date.
3. Amazon Prime Video
With Prime Video on either iOS or Android, you can stream or download TV shows and movies at zero extra cost. You will be able to view big budget shows, films, your favorite athletes, and even original content.
That’s not all. You can freely subscribe to channels with no hassle and without getting extra apps just to watch top tier content. It’s all set up for your pleasure.
What’s more? You can download videos on any device and watch them offline on the Prime Video app.
Amazon Prime Canada does not offer as much streaming content like Netflix, but it offers a lower annual cost, so the personal benefit of the streaming service will be dependent on your individual preferences in streaming.
4. Amazon Music
With Amazon Music on either iOS or Android, you get access to a library of over two million songs. You can stream music for free on any device without any ads.
There’s more. You can also use it with Alexa for hands-free listening in the Amazon Music app. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
5. Prime Gaming
This one’s for the gamers. You get access to free in-game exclusives in a select few games. You also get a free Twitch channel subscription every 30 days and an exclusive chat badge. You have access to lots of exclusive content and a section for free PC games.
6. Prime Reading
With Prime Reading, you can read as much as you want with a selection of free eBooks available to download. Something for the book lovers.
7. Prime Photos
Amazon Photos gives you access to unlimited, free photo storage and 5GB video storage. It will work on all your devices. You’ll have secure and high-resolution backups.
Amazon Pharmacy: A recent addition to the Prime benefits roster, this new service gives members a way to compare prices between Amazon and over 60,000 other pharmacies. You can either order directly from Amazon or use a Prime Rx Savings card at your preferred pharmacy.
8. Whole Foods
You can get your Amazon Prime discount at Whole Foods by shopping directly on Amazon. The discounts are automatically applied. While shopping for various items, you’ll immediately be able to see the discount rates. You can also choose to shop by department and look at the weekly specials and bestsellers.
What about discounts?
They’ve got those, too. With an Amazon Prime Canada membership, you can get amazing deals that are exclusively available to you 30 minutes before other customers.
You can also save on supplies for the ones you love. For example, you get 20% off diapers when you order with Subscribe and Save.
Also, you can earn 2.5% cashback at Amazon.ca and Whole Foods Market stores if you use the Amazon.ca Rewards MasterCard.
Considering everything that Amazon Prime Canada offers for $79.99 a year, it is safe to say that it’s a fairly good deal. However, no matter how many features there are to exploit, the only thing that really matters is whether or not you will use the service enough to be worth its price.
If you have Amazon Prime and love it, then by all means don’t let us stop you from subscribing for an additional year. On the other hand, if you haven’t subscribed already, let this article serve as a guide as to what you can get with Amazon Prime and whether or not it makes sense for your online shopping habits.
If not convinced, try the trials. When compared to the free trial services of Netflix and Spotify, Amazon Prime’s streaming services’ free trials are packages that I can easily recommend over any of the competitors. That said, you could use them all as there will likely be something that appeals to you more than another, or better yet, mix things for your needs.
In any case, we hope you make the choice that suits you.
Amazon Prime Review FAQs:
How much is Amazon Prime per month in Canada?
After a 30-day free trial, Amazon Prime Canada is $7.99/month (taxes added) or $79.00 per year.
Is there a senior discount for Amazon Prime Canada?
At the moment, there is no senior discount for Amazon Prime Canada. The only discount available is for students.
What are the different Amazon Prime memberships available?
The different Amazon Prime memberships are regular Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Student, which include the same advantages.
Is Netflix free with Amazon Prime?
Netflix or any other streaming services don’t come with Amazon Prime. You need to subscribe to them separately.