Friday, October 18, 2013
Why I'm a Prime girl and a freebie offer
Am I the only one who is just over half done with my Christmas shopping? I am? Oh...then I won't tell you that I have the Mr's already wrapped.
*ducking objects being thrown*
I do pretty much all of my Christmas shopping through Amazon. I have ever since it was a novelty and especially now that it's a mainstay. I'm also pretty impatient. Standard shipping is fine but it's 3-5 days from the time it ships. If you get Amazon Prime, you get upgraded to 2 day shipping on qualifying items which are most things they sell. For us this is well worth the annual fee ($79) because we use Amazon all year long when we need something or are buying birthday presents and don't want to spend our time out with the throngs. I just made myself curious, hang on...okay, I'm back. I placed 32 orders so far over 2013. 27 of them were Prime eligible making shipping under $3 per order! For a $3 charge not to have to run all over town if one store is out of something and having to go to another location or go back out another time, you can easily waste those 3 bucks in gas. I'm a big proponent of not wasting my time!
If you don't have it and want to give it a go for a free 30 day trial just like we did initially, click here to sign up and do your holiday shopping! Oh, did I forget to mention free streaming of videos and TV shows and instant access to Kindle titles? Honestly, I love it for shipping so much that I forget I can stream (oops!) but let me tell you when we're on vacation and are bored at night, we remember then! There are 160 exercise titles that are prime eligible so we don't have an excuse to not exercise while we're gone or if we just want to try something different. You can also rent popular exercise titles if you want to try before you buy. I think they're usually $2. Another benefit? You can invite up to 4 people to be added to your membership so if $79 isn't up your alley then maybe agreeing to split the cost of a membership for about $16 for all of that between family and friends could be worth it?
As far as customer service, you can't beat them. I'll admit I have had 99% great experiences with Amazon but there have been a couple of experiences over a decade that have been less than stellar and these were with third party sellers. Amazon stepped up and immediately rectified the situations and have always taken care of us. Customer service to a traditionalist like me is pretty freakin' important. It's a dying practice everywhere else but because of how we've been treated in the past, it's what keeps us coming back.
Amazon didn't ask me to write this and yes, I am a part of their affiliate program. But I'm just letting you know about the free 30 day trial because the holidays are coming up and who wouldn't want to be done with shipping on someone else and spend your time doing better things? No strings, just make sure you cancel by day 30 if you don't want it and take advantage of what they have to offer in the meantime! I lurve Amazon long time, especially this time of year so if you're looking to score a deal on shipping or see if it's comparable to Netflix (obviously they don't carry the Netflix original series), this might be a great way to see if it's for you!
This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. Should you do the trial, I will get a nominal kickback to help keep this blog up and running.
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