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    11 Reasons The US Loves Amazon That Aussies Know Nothing About

    Whoever invented online shopping has my eternal gratitude.

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    Rumour is, there are still a few of you that are sleeping on online shopping.


    I don't understand. Do you hate saving money and precious time?

    To rectify this situation, I've rounded up 11 reasons why you should shop with Amazon Prime and never at the shops again.

    1. Free two-day domestic delivery on eligible items.

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    Forgot your partner's brother's cat's engagement party is this weekend and have nothing to wear? Luckily for you, two-day delivery is a thing now.

    2. Free international delivery on eligible orders over $49.


    That's access to millions and millions of items on the other side of the world — and not having to pay an extra cent for them.

    3. Free release day delivery.

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    No lining up at the store from 3am, shivering in the cold — get the latest new gadget delivered to your door.

    4. Discounted priority shipping.

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    Look, I get it. Your anniversary is tomorrow and all hell will be let loose if you come home without a gift again. Amazon Prime will deliver eligible items in as fast a single business day to metro areas — and on top of that, give you a $2 discount. Win-win.

    5. Stream or download Prime Video (at no extra cost!).

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    We're talking thousands of movies, TV shows and Amazon Originals, including Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — which, if you're unaware, are bloody brilliant.

    6. Save on repeat household essential orders.

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    No doubt there's some stuff you use on the regular, like food... and toilet paper. Sign up for scheduled repeat deliveries on household essentials for a 10% discount and free delivery.

    7. Access to Twitch Prime.


    And that means free games, in-game items (we're talking exclusive skins, characters and boosts) and a subscription to

    8. Stream or download over 2 million songs ad-free with Amazon Music.

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    Because nothing ruins a vibe more than an ad about hair plugs. Enjoy hands-free listening with Alexa or through the Amazon Music app on compatible devices.

    9. Early access to lightening deals and exclusive access to special shopping deals and events


    Because that's how VIPs roll.

    10. Read over a thousand e-books for free.

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    No longer do you have an excuse to not be up to date with the latest bestsellers. Kindle apps are free to download, regardless of whether you use iOs or Android.

    11. And finally, Amazon Prime is compatible with your Echo smart speaker.

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    Which means you can always ask Alexa to add food items to your cart whenever a craving strikes.


    Free and fast delivery on millions of products, access to Amazon Originals, thousands of free e-books — start your 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime here.