Don’t Forget About These Prime Perks While Shopping Amazon’s Big Spring Sale – CNET

The Amazon Big Spring Sale has been going on since March 20, with deals on tons of seasonal items. It’s unusual for Amazon to have huge shopping days like this in the spring, so it may be a good time to stock up on things you want or need before the sale ends on March 25. While you shop, make sure you’re getting as much use out of your Prime membership benefits as possible.

If you find it hard to keep up with all the Amazon perks, you’re not alone. The shopping giant has so many features in the Prime program that it’s created a new About Amazon Prime webpage where customers can get all the latest Prime news and a rundown of all the features available. 

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Schedule a convenient shipping date during checkout with Amazon Day.

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Alexa offers extra discounts when you shop with an Echo

You can use your Amazon Echo to ask “Alexa, what are my deals?” anytime. Alexa will then share Prime-exclusive deals and you’ll have the option to add the item to your cart, buy it now or move on to the next deal.

Schedule convenient shipping dates for packages

Everyone knows about Amazon’s free two-day shipping, but another option is to choose a delivery date during checkout. It’s called Amazon Day and it’s helpful if there’s a specific day you know someone will be at home to answer for packages, especially if it’s something pricey that you don’t want to risk leaving unattended. 

If you order multiple items on different days, you can have them delivered on the same day as long as they’re eligible for this offer. 

Use your Amazon Echo to track packages

If you have an Amazon Echo of any kind, you can use it to track your orders. 

Just say “Alexa, where’s my package?” and your Echo will let you know where it is, who it’s for and when it’ll arrive. Once your order has been delivered, the Echo’s ring light will pulse yellow and if you have the Echo Show, the delivery notification will appear on the screen.

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Amazon employees can leave a package inside your house with Amazon Key.

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Send gifts to other Prime members, even without addresses

An Amazon Prime feature lets you send someone a gift, even if you don’t have their address. For instance, if you’d like to send a co-worker something for the holidays or their birthday but don’t know what their address is, you can still send a gift. There’s a catch: That person must also have a Prime account and you need either their phone number or email address associated with the account.

Just note that not every item on Amazon is eligible.

Share Amazon Prime perks with your family

If you’ve got another adult living in your household, like a significant other or friend, you can share your Prime membership with them. You’ll still be able to keep your personal accounts separate, but you’ll both have access to all the same Prime benefits. 

You can also share your account with up to four teens and up to four children in your household. While they’ll have their own logins, you can still manage their profiles.

For more shopping tips, here’s how to send your Amazon packages back the fast, easy and free way.

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