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Ok, so I know you know that Amazon Prime offers FREE two-day shipping. Great for those times when you don’t feel like searching, or you need the exact Arctic animals for a habitat project (that’s due in 3 days) and is sold out everywhere in your town but you forgot…
But what else is Amazon Prime good for? Here are the top reasons why I love Amazon Prime! Guess what? You can get a free 30-day trial right now by clicking on the picture.
1. Amazon Prime Video
We don’t have a television in our home, at all! When my children do get “screen time”, I go right to Amazon Prime. It is much cheaper than paying a cable bill. My 3 year-old twins love to watch Sesame Street, Go Diego, Daniel Tiger, and all of their other PBS shows. While my 6 & 7 year-olds can watch Martha Speaks, Wellewishers, and Wild Kratts. In the event I actually do get a “date night” with my husband, we can watch tons of new movies as well.
2. Amazon Prime Music
In our home, music is constantly playing. I dislike the radio because nowadays they can say just about any word! Amazon Prime Music lets you search for artists or albums and they have tons of music-even current releases! There is also an app that you can put on your phone and play through your Bluetooth in the car, at the park, etc. Liven up your kid’s party with Kidz Bop or play your preschoolers favorite songs with the Road Tripping With Kids playlist. There are also fun cooking songs that I play when we have our lunch.
3. Kindle Books
Even if you don’t own a Kindle, you can get Kindle books with your Prime membership. This is great if you want to try before you buy, or if you’re trying to be more minimalist. Kindle even offers children’s books to borrow. My oldest has borrowed The Magic Tree House books when they weren’t available at our local library. The Kindle app works on many smartphones and tablets, so anyone can use it no matter the device.
4. Prime Day
Amazon has a huge sale, usually in July, called Prime Day! This sale is only available for Prime members and is somewhat like the Black Friday of the summer. I like this sale since it’s a great way to get discounts on upcoming birthday gifts. Personally, I try to find a few discounted toys or baby items in the linen closet, so I’m always prepared for an impromptu invite to a birthday or babyshower.
I have to talk about shipping. With Amazon, if your order doesn’t meet a certain minimum then you will be charged a shipping cost. The great thing about Amazon Prime is that you don’t have to worry about order minimums. That means you can even order a pack of hair rubberbands and get free shipping.
All in all, for a FREE 30-day trial, you should try it and see if you like it. You might end up cutting your cable bill and saving money, or finally being able to read that new book you wanted through Kindle. When I was on bedrest, Amazon was a lifesaver for me. I could still shop for all the baby items I needed for my twins, while lying on the couch. Plus with my free, two-day shipping, everything came quickly.