5 Customer Loyalty Programs That Pay Off
Loyal-shopper membership programs—in which you pay an annual fee and receive benefits in return—can save you money, if you choose wisely. Learn which leading online merchants offer the best perks.
Annual cost: $79
Basic benefits: Unlimited free two-day shipping; one-day shipping for $4 for millions of items. (Note: One- and two-day shipping not available to Alaska or Hawaii.)
Perks: Unlimited free streaming from Amazon Instant Video (featuring 5,000-plus movies and TV shows); penalty-free cancellation if you haven’t used the program; can add up to four household members.
Restrictions: Not valid for magazine subscriptions, gift cards, and items sold by third-party sellers.