Amazon Prime Review
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I’ve been a member of Amazon Prime since January. If you aren’t familiar with Amazon, then you aren’t reading this, because the internet must not exist in your mind.
But if you aren’t familiar with Amazon Prime, that’s a bit more understandable. It is a yearly subscription service that allows LOTS of perks, which I will detail in a minute. It costs $79/year. Which is not chump change in my world. I weighed the pros and cons for about a year before I decided that I just needed to try it out.
So now I’m a full 6 months in, and at this point, I believe that I’ll renew next year! Let me tell you why:
1. The number one reason, for me, is the complimentary 2 day shipping. It isn’t offered on everything, but it is offered on LOTS AND LOTS of things. I have used it 3 separate times in the last week. My goal is not to see how many boxes I can get from Amazon, and I’m happy to buy more than one item at a time. The trouble is that I rarely remember multiple things that I need at once. Before I had prime, I was always scrambling to try to fill that $25 minimum. This is a non-issue now. And anything I order gets here faster, too! Last-minute gift needed? No problem! Running out of diapers? Why go to the store when you can just click a few buttons and be done?!
2. Amazon instant videos. The selection is not stellar, and for a while, I didn’t really use it much at all. But they had the latest season of Downton Abbey (when Netflix instant, which I also subscribe to, did not). I enjoyed that so much that I declared my $79 to be well-spent. They also have some Nickelodeon cartoons that Netflix doesn’t have, which is a plus for Darah. They have over 40,000 titles just waiting for you. Totally FREE!
3. I don’t have a Kindle, so this is one perk I cannot use. But many people do. And if you do, you get to borrow books from the Kindle Owners Lender’s Library FOR FREE. Yes…FREE!
Free Amazon Prime?
I hear you…what’s this about the FREE Amazon Prime option, Tiffany? Well, right now they are offering a 30 day free trial. No obligation. No strings attached. FREE! Get yourself signed up. Order a few packages. Watch a few movies. Read a few books. Amazon is so confident that you’ll want to stick around that they are offering up a one month free trial for you. Nothing to lose, and LOTS of perks to gain!
I’m a member, myself. My recommendation is based strictly on my experience. Amazon didn’t gift me a subscription. Nor did they ask me to write this. Just sharing something that makes my life a little bit easier, and that I have determined to be worth the money!