Amazon now offers its Amazon Prime Membership
for $7.99 per month
after you complete a 1-month trial
. That matches the per-month rate of both its streaming competitors, Netflix and Hulu Plus. It's also a cheaper initial cost than Amazon's $79 1-year membership, although it's about $17 more overall each year. Amazon Prime gives you unlimited 2-day shipping for free, 1-day shipping for $3.99, no minimum order size, unlimited Instant Video streaming, one free borrowed book per month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, and more.