I’ve been a member of Amazon Prime for about 6 months now, and my biggest regret is why I didn’t join sooner. I’m one of those people that doesn’t believe in playing to shop. So, I don’t own any bulk shopping or warehouse memberships. After, I became a mom, my time became super limited. A dear friend suggested that I use the local grocery store’s delivery service to get our groceries delivered to our house.
I pretty much shot down her idea and was committed to doing this all on my own. I laugh now, when I think of much time and stress I could have saved my using a resource like Amazon Prime. Well, today I’m going to be your “dear friend”. I’m going to break down for you all the reasons you should sign up for Amazon Prime.
Especially for moms, parents and people just on the go, Amazon Prime is like the personal assistant that you never knew you needed. The cost an annual Amazon Prime membership is $99/yr and it’s so worth the money.
Diaper Subscriptions with Amazon Family
Setting up a diaper subscripttion on Amazon Prime will save you time and money because members save 20% on diapers that are delivered right to your door. No longer will you suddenly discover that you are on the last diaper after you reach for one to change the baby. Amazon Prime allows families to set up that subscription easily and pick whatever time intervals you want. No commitments. Just set it, and forget it. As your baby grows and your needs change, edit your preferences as needed.
Don’t forget Amazon.com for your all your registry needs as well. Everything for mom and baby is available by way of a baby registry in a few easy clicks.
Keeping a well stocked pantry is about having the right items in the right quantities. Amazon Pantry allows easy re-order of thousands of items from the convience of your computer or mobile phone. Amazon Prime will even alert users about available coupons that can be used during check out.
Free 30-Day Trial
This is when it really hit home for me. I got to try Amazon Prime for myself using a free 30-day no obligation trial period. This made a world of difference in determining if Amazon Prime was a good fit for my family. And the trial is free. How can you beat free?
Select from thousands of videos that are included in your Amazon Prime membership and enjoy unlimited streaming with those selections. Kids will love animated favorites like Daniel Tigers Neighborhood, Bubble Guppies and movies like The Spongebob movie.
I don’t get to go out to the movies as much as I used to. So I like that I can scroll through movies like Teenage Mutent Ninja Turtles and Interstellar that I missed on the big screen. Included with an Amazon Prime memberships are tv series, documentaries, educational series, foreign films and more.
Free 2 Day Shipping
I cannot say enough about 2-free shipping with Amazon Prime. I use it all the time. Save shipping fees on millions of items and get it in half the time with no shopping minimums. Non-Prime members can expect to wait 5-10 days for shipping if they want to avoid the expedited fee. In addition, Prime members in 27 metro areas (as of writing this), can get shipping even faster with same delivery, every day of the week.
If you’re like me, then you have several playlists on your phone/computer. Amazon Prime gives you access to over a million songs all for free. I hated listening to other streaming services only to experience untimely interruptions of commercials if I didn’t pay a monthly fee. Not only do you have access to streaming this music at home or on-the-go, Prime music gives Prime members the ability to download those songs even when you’re not connected to the internet.
I don’t now about you but I’m swamped with digital photos. Amazon Prime gives you unlimited storage photo storage and you can access those photos from your computer and mobile device.
Read Free E-books
Read millions of e-books and gain unlimited access to audiobooks with access to Amazon Kindle.
Early Access to Great Deals
There are two major sale events that you should know about when it comes to Amazon Prime. Prime Day gives Amazon Prime members exclusive access to deals only available to Prime member once a year. This year, Prime Day falls on July 12th.
During the holidays, Amazon Prime members can also look forward to early access to Black Friday deals that often sell out quickly. For example, as of the day of publishing the post, this Kitchen Aid mixer is 30% off.
So you see, Amazon Prime is more than shopping. Amazon Prime is also music, entertainment and access all in one that you can’t get anywhere else. Most importantly for me, Amazon Prime is about time and convenience. As a busy homeschooling mom of two who is always on the go, Amazon Prime just makes sense. Getting a personal assistant may be out of reach for many but, Amazon Prime may be just what you need.