$79. That’s a lot of money. But I pay it, every year, for Amazon Prime’s service. I think it easily pays for itself – and it only comes out to $6.58 a month! I get a lot of questions about Amazon Prime so I thought I’d share why I think it’s such an awesome deal!
FAST shipping – I love getting my items in two days. This is especially nice when I forget to order diapers or wipes and I need them, um, like yesterday! You get FREE two-day shipping on all eligible orders (which I found is most items).
No MINIMUM – My absolute favorite feature of Amazon Prime. If I find a $0.99 toy, I get it shipped for FREE. I don’t have to opt for subscribe and save (although I like the extra 15% discount) because it’s shipped FREE thanks to Prime. A lot of great deals require a $25 minimum purchase. If you’re always throwing an extra item into your cart to reach the minimum shipping threshold, you might as well invest that in the prime membership.
When you are shopping, you can narrow your search on the left side of the screen selecting only items that are Prime eligible – so it makes it easy, you’ll see all the options that would ship FREE with your membership.
Send to ANYONE – I have a lot of family in Alaska. On nearly every online retailer they charge you more to ship to Alaska. Not Amazon. I could order a $2 item and have it shipped right to my sister in Alaska. For FREE. Or sending baby wipes to my friend in Florida who just had a baby. Great deal AND free to ship. I find it’s a lot easier to just order and ship then to order something online, have it shipped to me, repackage, go to the post office, mail again. Seems like too many steps (and extra expenses) – I like just logging in, ordering and having it shipped for FREE to the recipient.
NEW! Video/TV streaming – One of their newest features is unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of thousands of videos for FREE when you have an Amazon Prime account. You can see all the Amazon prime eligible movies and television listed here. If you have a web-enabled television with an Amazon app, you can watch the Amazon Prime movies on your TV. Just like streaming Netflix, but without the additional costs!
If you want to give it a try, they do have a FREE trial for Amazon Prime that allows you try it out. Just make sure and cancel if you decide you don’t like it, otherwise, it automatically turns into a full one-year membership at $79. As long as Amazon Prime is priced at $79, I think I’ll pay it. It’s only $6.58 a month, for FREE shipping from my favorite retailer.
What do you think?