I am a very busy person (as I am sure most people are). As a result, I am constantly looking for ways to reduce the time I spend on things I need to do so that I can spend more time on things that I want to do (such as family time with my wife and daughter). Therefore, when I need something, I want to get exactly what I am looking for with the least effort. And this is why I love Amazon Prime.
Amazon is, as you probably know, a website that started out selling books. Over time, they expanded out to other items and now allow third parties to sell through Amazon. I used Amazon from time to time, mostly for the customer reviews, but I didn’t want to wait 3-5 days to receive my products. When I was in college, I saw an offer for a free trial of Amazon Prime, so I tried out. I have since renewed our membership several times.
- Free 2 Day Shipping on Many Items
- $3.99 Next Day Shipping on Many Items
- Lots of Free Movies/TV Shows
- Ability to Borrow a Kindle Book
When I need something (a new book, phone case, memory card, cuff links, printer ink, office supplies, etc), I do a quick search on Amazon, read the customers reviews and star ratings (out of 5 start) and place an order. I can do this from my computer, tablet or phone. I can’t tell you the number of times that someone has recommended a book and within a few minutes I have it purchased and being shipped to my house, all from my phone.
For items that we need every month (or some other time interval), we use the “Subscribe & Save” feature. We can set up recurring shipments that automatically get sent, and typically have a discount. This is great for things like diapers.
We got rid of cable about a year ago. Since then we purchased a Roku media player. There is an Amazon channel on the Roku which will allow us to watch free Amazon Prime Videos.
To top it off, we have an Amazon Credit Card that we use with every purchase. This allows us to accumulate points and get Amazon gift cards.
Does this sound interesting? Click the button below to start a free 30 day trial. Afterwards if you like it, Amazon Prime is $79/year.