When I was shopping Amazon for Christmas presents, I was so glad I had invested in Amazon Prime earlier in the year. I use the word “invested” on purpose, because $79 is a chunk for us to shell out for (what initially seems like) an intangible, but I have found it totally worth it!
If you aren’t yet a member, here are the Amazon Prime benefits and why I think it’s worth it:
- You’ll get a FREE 30-day trial. Trust me – take advantage of this! Did you get an Amazon gift card for Christmas? Or have you racked up some Discover cash back dollars, because you can even pay for Amazon orders with it!
- You’ll get FREE 2-day shipping on thousands of items. Just look for the little Prime logo:
- There is no minimum order for the free 2-day shipping! This is a HUGE benefit to me, because even while I was 99% of the time using Amazon’s free Super Saver shipping I didn’t necessarily want to place a $25 (or now $35) minimum order. I just wanted what I wanted. With Amazon Prime, you don’t need to worry about that. Any order that qualifies for Prime shipping, will ship to you in 2 days, with no minimum order required.
- You’ll have access to borrow 1 book for FREE each month through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library!
- You can stream hundreds of FREE movies and TV shows!
This last point I wasn’t quite sure about. I may write a blog, but my husband and I aren’t up on the latest technology or A/V capabilities in our home. See even there I’m probably not using the right terms. Anyway, I wanted to try the Amazon Prime free streaming so when I was wrapping presents on our kitchen table, I started up a chick flick on my laptop, and it was SO easy and I could watch a free movie while I wrapped!
I’m sure more tech-savvy families can also stream to their TV – we’ll get there, one day.
Sign up for your FREE 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and see if you like it. You can always cancel before your 30 days is up if it’s not for you. If you want to keep it, you’ll pay $79/year – which is like $6.58/month for all the benefits above! The free 2-day shipping alone makes it worth it for my family, everything else is just perks!
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