If you've been searching for that perfect gift for anyone on your list, you might have overlooked Amazon Prime. This is a gift that really does keep on giving all year, and while the $99 purchase price might seem a bit steep, the content involved with the service really is awe inducing.
First, members get unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud drive. Which doesn't seem like much, until you realize just how much space unlimited is. Everyone needs to back up data, and what better way than to use one of the most famous brands on the Internet.
Secondly is the access to free books through Kindle First and Kindle Owner's Lending Library. That's right, a virtual library right at your finger tips, 24 hours a day. Thirdly, is the instant streaming access, which is ad-free, to over one million songs in the Amazon Music Library. That's a lot of tunes.
Fourthly, the access to Amazon Prime video streaming puts the 40,000 different shows and movies literally on demand on over 600 different devices. However, the fun doesn't end with these great programs. Oh, no the real deal sealer is, Free Two-Day Shipping.
Paying for shipping and handling has long been the pain of shopping on the Internet, and with Amazon Prime, eligible products arrive in two days time-for free. Anyone that shops enough on the web site could literally be getting their Prime membership for free. Then again, joining during the holiday season just to get free shipping is a possibility as well.
The point is, that for under $100, Amazon Prime is cheaper than Netflix and just as effective for video, and offers up music, books, storage, and that free shipping. In short, it's a great program, and a great gift for anyone on your list. And you can get 30 days for free.