Amazon Prime perks you aren't using but should

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Patricia Lopez has some perks Amazon Prime members might not know about. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Online shopping has revolutionized the way we get our goods. And by goods we mean anything from a new book and toilet paper, to snacks and a Nicolas Cage pillow case are being added to carts in the middle of the night.

It's no surprise one of the most popular online shopping sites is Amazon.com. A 2016 Consumer Intelligence Research Partners report found nearly half of all U.S. households have an Amazon Prime membership.

But with $99 dollars a year or $10.99 a month being spent on these services, how can you make the most of your Amazon Prime membership?

Patricia Lopez has more on all the perks and deals you aren't using right now but should!

We all love the free two-day shipping but did you know about same day delivery? Yes, in select cities like Houston many products are available if you order by noon to be delivered by 9 p.m. that same day. Sometimes it could be received within the hour.

You can share your same-day prime membership with two other adults in the same household. Simply go to account settings to invite two others to your membership.

Of course with Amazon Prime, you can watch streaming videos and the company is producing a lot of original content, too! And a lot of it is free. Plus, you get a list of other popular programs.

You can also download free music and stream all your favorite music.

Don't forget you get access to free books and magazines. Plus, discounts on video games! Diehard gamers can be the first to nab a new release and get a 20% discount on video game pre-orders and new releases.

Finally, groceries and meal deliveries. Amazon has its own dining delivery service. Just visit Amazon restaurants, order a meal and have it delivered within an hour.

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