We had a former babysitter who joked that our neighbors must have thought we were drug dealers because we got so many packages in the mail! In truth, our packages mostly come from Amazon because we LOVE shopping via Amazon Prime. I’m an ALDI girl, but I like to avoid other stores at all costs. Amazon saves me those little trips that can eat into my time–and so much more.
Not only does Amazon Prime save me trips to the store, but it also saves me money. I highly value frugality, and before we signed up for Amazon Prime I had to make sure it would actually save us money–not just encourage us to spend more! (; We found that the Prime membership does indeed cut our costs by giving us free shipping (on items we’d buy anyway), free music and movies, and more.
Benefits of an Amazon Prime membership:
1. Free shipping on thousands of items
I love this feature, especially when we need to put together a small order. We don’t need to wait to reach the normal free shipping threshold!
2. Fast shipping
Most items ship in just two days!
3. Allows you to avoid the stores
This is awesome for me because I hate shopping! You can avoid the holiday throngs and shop in your pjs!
4. Allows you to send gifts to others without paying shipping
This is great because you don’t have to factor shipping costs into your gift budget–every penny can go to the gift itself.
5. You can save your past order history
I believe this benefit is for anyone with an Amazon account, even if you don’t have Prime. I appreciate it because it helps me remember what we regularly shop for so I don’t forget items we need.
6. Free music via Amazon Music
A Prime membership gets you access to millions of songs–with no commercial interruptions!
7. Free movies/shows via Amazon Prime TV
Amazon Prime TV is also commercial free, and includes tons of kids’ shows, popular movies, and miniseries to choose from. We have a channel for this on our ROKU, which makes it super convenient to use.
8. Free books, magazines, and audiobooks
Prime Reading has a huge library of reading material from all genres. For a bookworm like me, this is a big plus!
9. Unlimited photo storage
You get unlimited cloud storage for all your digital photos, and you get 5GB of storage for documents and videos.
10. Additional “Subscribe and Save” options
The Subscribe and Save feature is handy for getting discounts on items you need refills of throughout the year. Prime members get access to additional Subscribe and Save items that aren’t eligible for non members. We use this feature for just a few items, like elderberry gummies for the kids during the winter months.
We love Prime and use it on a weekly basis. It simplifies my life and saves me money…and my girls love carrying in the packages when the mail comes!