Monday, August 20, 2018

Why You Should Get Amazon Prime If You Haven't Already

   

     Ever since my husband and I got married ten years ago, we have only paid for cable twice and it was the basic cable that only shows like maybe twenty different channels. The second time we got cable, most of the channels we had were all in Spanish and well, we don't speak Spanish, so it would have mostly been a waste of our money, except it was in a cheaper bundle with our internet.

     After that internet promotion ran its course, we only had Netflix to watch. While Netflix is fine and all, it doesn't offer you all the shows that you want and the movies are ok.

     Four years ago, I decided to stay home from working. I had three kids and the oldest was still in pre-school so as a way to make up for not having a job, I began looking for ways to make a little extra cash or get free things to try out by giving an honest review. One of those apps that would give me free things was only beneficial if I had free shipping and handling. A friend of mine, who recommended the app,told me that it works really well with Amazon Prime because you get 2 day free shipping and handling on many of the products it has to offer.

     I was very hesitant at first. I didn't want to pay $99 for something that I didn't know if I liked, so I tried the risk free trial and just forgot to cancel it, so my membership started. I've been very glad it did!

     You see, Amazon Prime is more than just free shipping and handling. Amazon Prime offers you a way to send your loved ones who live away from you a gift that you were too hesitant to send because the heavier the gift, the more expensive it is to ship. Not only that, my husband and I love Amazon Prime Video. They are always constantly moving around their movies and which ones you can view which offers you more of a variety. If a show season isn't on Netflix, it very well might be on Amazon Prime. They also offer you channels that you can purchase and it still beats what you would pay for cable.

Ex: Even if the lowest that you would pay for basic cable was $15 a month, 15x12= $180 a year. $99 doesn't sound too bad, does it?

Now that was just for basic channels. Many people pay more than that, some closer to $200 to watch the same shows that they could get for less a month. I like watching the Hallmark Channel and in order to watch everything that isn't included on free prime, I could subscribe to that channel for $5.99 a month. So 12x5.99=71.88+$99= $170 for the whole year. That's still a ton less than $200 a month for $2400, a year.

     What has been a great and useful deciding factor for me is that I can password protect my account. Before I knew that, my children kept ordering PBS to watch The Wild Kratts seasons which weren't available to watch. Once I explained to Amazon what had happened, I was refunded for the amount and they helped me set up a password. That's great because now they can't order things without the password and I made it one that even I forget sometimes, so they won't remember it.


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32 comments:

  1. We like prime too! We haven’t really gotten to any of the other parts yet. Like the music or movies. We like free shipping. :)

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  2. Amazon Prime has been quite handy now that my son is at the academy. He always needs something so I can get it too him fast.

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  3. Cord cutter here. I have prime but seldomly watch anything on it. I am more of a Netflix/Hulu guy and have my movies on a plex server

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    1. We do Netflix too. Haven't quite gotten into Hulu, yet.

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  4. Gotta have Prime. So many benefits. I get paid back just in free movies.

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  5. We love our prime and use it for everything. My daughter has a firestick in her room so that she can watch anything x

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    1. We haven't looked into the firestick, yet. Maybe we should.

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  6. I've been debating about getting Prime. I think the free shipping alone might be worth it for me!

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    1. Amazon has been so amazing for us. We've had packages stolen from our porch and they have always replaced them and have just been amazing!

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  7. We order enough stuff that the non-existent shipping costs pay for our Prime membership many times over!

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    1. I have kids and so things break around my house. I order replacement parts for everything and I LOVE not having to pay for shipping!

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  8. We liked prime and had it for a long time but now that the kids are growing up (don't need diapers etc.) and amazon increased the cost, we discontinued our membership

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    1. Yay for no diapers! My kids were all terrible at potty training. My not so little one is so close to getting potty trained that I can almost imagine what it will be like to have an extra $20-40 a month.

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  9. I love Amazon prime, as a student it's perfect for me

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  10. I have had amazon prime for probably 20 years. Back before it had so many extra perks. It is the best and everyone should get it.

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  11. I'm already a fan of prime and its the best. Love Amazon and def. the best e-commerce platform. My product always deliver on-time and quick. Thumbs up all the way!

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  12. I myself have subscribed to Amazon Prime and it is simply great service with free deliveries on shopping and Amazon Prime video too

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    1. I love the free shipping! I wish I would have had it when I was in college and had to buy books!

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  13. I've got it and it's great. Used it today to buy things for a trip I"m going on next week and it says it'll deliver everything by tomorrow.

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    1. It has come through for me so many times when it comes to buying last minute.

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  14. I’ve been thinking for a long time for an amazon prime since I keep on receiving notification about it. Maybe this is the best time I do!

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    1. The free shipping is great if you order online a lot. If you like to Netflix, it also offers great shows to watch as well as books and many other things.

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  15. Amazon Prime is so worth the money. Its like you can have Christmas every week and its has almost everything!

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  16. I think we have Amazon Prime. I'll have to ask your dad to be sure. From all of these comments it sounds like a great service to have.

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    1. It is! That's what I use to send you guys things when I remember to.

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