If you’ve wondered what the big deal is about Prime, here’s what you need to know about Amazon’s service.

Amazon is already a treasure trove of great prices, undercutting a lot of other e-commerce and brick-and-mortar store prices. The savings only get better if you are among the 85 million people who subscribe to Amazon Prime. It’s fantastic when you go on a shopping bender, thanks to the service’s most basic and best feature: free two-day shipping on eligible products. Plus, you get access to all the streaming content Amazon Video.

If almost $99 per year for Prime sounds expensive, there’s a month-to-month option to get it for $10.99. If you keep that option for a year or longer, obviously you’re not saving much; but if you need free shipping for the holidays or want to binge-watch The Tick or Man in the High Castle for a month or two, it’s a good option. In fact, a 2016 study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners showed that 19 percent of Amazon Prime subscribers still prefer the monthly payment for its flexibility. Low-income families with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer card can get Prime even cheaper, at $5.99 per month (though you can’t use the EBT card to pay for Prime).

If you’re a Prime member you can also take advantage every year of Amazon’s annual Prime Day, the site’s attempt to boost e-commerce in the summer to Black Friday-mania levels. The savings can be substantial; of course, Amazon has other sales throughout the year, too, most of them geared…

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