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Talk to me about Amazon Prime..

I was browsing yesterday's TWW thread while at work tonight which inspired my post..

If you have it, do you feel it's worth it? Why? What kinds of things do you get?

Do you not think it's worth it? Do you not use it enough?

Come in and tell me your stories... I brought snacks.
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Dec. 2013... BFP! 12/31/13... Natural M/C 1/29/14 (8 weeks)
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Re: Talk to me about Amazon Prime..

  • I absolutely love Amazon prime. 2 day shipping is fantastic. We order tons from amazon from clothing, to household items, sometimes food and tons of electronics. The best part is that if I order on Monday, it's usually at my door by Wednesday sometimes as early as Tuesday (I live near a distribution center I think). If you're a frequent amazon shopper prime is definitely worth it.
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  • binklesssbinklesss member
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    Free 2-day shipping on 30 pound bags of dog food and no worrying about when we'll have time for a trip to persmart. :)

    Although sometimes my husband thinks it means he has free reign to buy whatever he wants.

    Edit: words. And grammar.
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  • Love love love Prime! The two day shipping is fantastic and will even make me buy stuff online that I would normally go to the store for and it saves me a trip. I get about eighty percent of my Christmas shopping done through Amazon. I also linked my Amex so I can use my points for purchases. Finally, I have a kindle and it allows me to borrow one kindle book (from a limited list) per month. Definitely worth the cost.
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  • Do it. It's amazing.

    If you have an active .edu email address you can get a free trial (maybe a few months?), and then half priced membership for like 5 years. I think anyone can get at least a short free trial though.

    In addition to free 2-day shipping, you don't have to place a minimum order to get free shipping (which saves money because I would have spent the extra $20, say, to get free shipping), and you get access to their video streaming, which is pretty good. It's not as good as Netflix, but in my brain I consider it to be free, so I love it.
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  • LOVE! The free two day shipping is fantastic. Plus, ebates now has cash back for amazon purchases.

    I also shared my prime membership with H, my mom abd my sister.
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  • Other than the shipping I got to "rent" a free ebook in my kindle every month and get to purchase a free book from 4 options every month.
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  • You ladies are selling this! I'm going to have to talk to hubby. I like the dog food idea and the credit card points too. This might just work. Sounds like nobody has negative responses!

    What kind of food can you get? I've never thought about getting food.
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    Married December 2011     TTC#1 Since November 2013
    Dec. 2013... BFP! 12/31/13... Natural M/C 1/29/14 (8 weeks)
    July 2014...BFP!... 17dpo beta 581...19dpo beta 1419!!.. stick baby, stick!
    EDD: 3/20/15.. It's a boy!


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  • cateyes543cateyes543 member
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    edited February 2014
    We use it all the time! Biggest reason its money well spent-free two day shipping which comes in handy at Christmas and holiday times for last minute gifts. Other pluses-you can borrow e-books for free from the kindle library and you can get the kindle app for free for your phone, computer or ipad if you don't have a kindle. (kindle books are also cheaper then physical copies) We also use it for general shopping just because you get the free 2 day shipping which means half the time its at my house before I would have had time to go to store searching for it, and probably cheaper too. And lastly, it has packs of Wondfos for cheap :)

    ETA: Streaming, streaming is also well worth it
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  • lebradfordlebradford member
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    edited February 2014
    I've only tried to buy food a couple of times. IMO, it's not great for food (though formula and pet food is probably different). However, a couple of times I've bought things that I'm having trouble finding in stores. I recently bought a 6-pack of PB & Co. cinnamon and raisin peanut butter. It was the same price (per jar) that I've seen in stores (though not cheaper than stores, which is the case for most things I buy on Amazon), and I didn't have to go to 5 stores to find it and I had it in a couple of days. Saving my time is just as important as saving my money!

    I also did at least 60% of our Christmas shopping there, which was a huge time saver.
    **siggy warning**  **everyone welcome**

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    DS- 11.07.02
    DSS- 6.26.04
    Married- 6.29.13
    TTC Again- Sept. 2013
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Test Results/Diagnosis- HSG & SA totally normal
    DX: 3/2014 Prolactinoma/Hyperprolactinemia- Started cabergoline 2/2014
    5/2014 Possible mild PCOS in addition to hyperprolactinemia??
    7/2014 Adding probable tubal factor to the diagnosis list
    9/2014 And now adding hypothyroid to the list- Started synthroid 9/2014
    Cycles 1-4 - Sept.-March- All Anovulatory 
    IUI #1 March/April-  Clomid 50mg + Clomid 100mg +Trigger + IUI #1 = BFN
     IUI #2 April/May-Clomid 100mg + Clomid 150mg + Trigger + IUI #2 + Endometrin=BFN
    IUI #3- June- Follistim 75iu + Trigger + IUI #3  Benched due to a 40 mm cyst. :-(
    IUI #3- July- Follistim 75iu + Trigger + IUI #3 + Endometrin = BFP! on 7/25/14
    Slowly rising betas - Ectopic suspected on 8/8/14 & confirmed on 8/11/14
    Methotrexate on 8/12/14 -HCG negative on 9/2/14
    IVF #1- November- Antagonist protocol: 11/1: start stims, 200iu of Follistim; 11/12 ER 17R/14M/14F; 11/17 5 day transfer of two blasts, 2 blasts and 2 expanding morulas frozen; 11/22 BFP!! (On FRER at 5dp5dt)
    Betas: 9dp5dt 205, 11dp5dt 497, 14dp5dt 1,709
    u/s at 5w0d- 1 sac; u/s at 6w0d 1 baby with heartbeat, another sac without a heartbeat
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  • catmagickcatmagick member
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    I love it so much. Love it for stuff that is hard to find in Stores or for things that I think of on the spot. The other day I realize I wanted dried mushrooms but that Trader Joe's' no longer sells them and In the supermarket they are so expensive per pack. So I looked them up on amazon and just bought a whole pound in like two minutes. At my door two days later in time for winter storm soup :-)
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  • I love, love, love Amazon Prime.  The two-day shipping is amazing, and I've found it's totally worth it in savings in shipping costs.  I do so much of my Christmas shopping there.  Someone above also mentioned the free Kindle rental each month, which is another great perk.   But one of my favorite perks is that you can also get free streaming videos and movies -- basically like free Netflix.  It's definitely a more limited selection than Netflix, but I've watched whole shows like Lost and Downton Abbey for free.  There are also a ton of free workout videos, which is great for me who gets sick of workout DVDs way too quickly.  
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  • I'm on my mom's account. You can have up to 5 additional email address on yours at a time. I don't get the streaming videos, but that's no big deal. If I do want the streaming videos I make up an email address for the free 30-day trial.


    We use it a ton and now I'm totally used to 2-day shipping. I hate when things take longer.

    This is news to me.. I think my mom may have amazon prime. I wonder if she would let me be on her account and we could split the cost. Hmm. I'm glad you posted this!
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    Married December 2011     TTC#1 Since November 2013
    Dec. 2013... BFP! 12/31/13... Natural M/C 1/29/14 (8 weeks)
    July 2014...BFP!... 17dpo beta 581...19dpo beta 1419!!.. stick baby, stick!
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  • catmagick said:

    I love it so much. Love it for stuff that is hard to find in Stores or for things that I think of on the spot. The other day I realize I wanted dried mushrooms but that Trader Joe's' no longer sells them and In the supermarket they are so expensive per pack. So I looked them up on amazon and just bought a whole pound in like two minutes. At my door two days later in time for winter storm soup :-)


    That is such a great idea!
    Me(29), DH (29)
    Married December 2011     TTC#1 Since November 2013
    Dec. 2013... BFP! 12/31/13... Natural M/C 1/29/14 (8 weeks)
    July 2014...BFP!... 17dpo beta 581...19dpo beta 1419!!.. stick baby, stick!
    EDD: 3/20/15.. It's a boy!


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  • RinnyBee said:

    For the record, you can also buy bananas runts.  In a bag.  Just the bananas.  They're not the real runts, but that this is even possible makes me love Amazon times a million.

    I wish I could love this twice.
    Me(29), DH (29)
    Married December 2011     TTC#1 Since November 2013
    Dec. 2013... BFP! 12/31/13... Natural M/C 1/29/14 (8 weeks)
    July 2014...BFP!... 17dpo beta 581...19dpo beta 1419!!.. stick baby, stick!
    EDD: 3/20/15.. It's a boy!


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  • Oh we love it and order so much stuff off of it including all of the wondfos and preseed you could ever imagine.

    Not only do we like the free expedited shipping but we also cut out cable a year ago and use amazon prime , hulu and the internet for all of our tv watching entertainment. We also have an hd antenna for a few network channels (which we ordered from?!?!?? You guessed it!! AMAZON PRIME!!)
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  • BBnut said:

    If you have a .edu e-mail you can get it for 39 bucks a year for 4-5 years.  It's called amazon student : http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info?ie=UTF8&refcust=4ZIS2G2TEHIA7OAHVTXD4BQ3TY&ref_type=generic

    Your edu e-mail doesn't have to be your amazon login either.  I really love the 2 day shipping.  It's great when someone like a nephew breaks his leg and you need to send legos promptly.


    Shut the front door. I have an edu address! I am so getting that deal next year!

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  • We LOVE it, the two day shipping is worth it alone. Plus, when E was younger we used subscribe and save for diapers and other things. I pretty much buy everything off of there now we actually just renewed for another year! I don't use the videos at all, we have Netflix so I can't speak to that.  

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  • We love it! Totally worth the investment if you shop regularly on amazon.

    I have heard that the Diaper "subscription"/reoccurring purchase (or what ever you want to call it) is great. You can set up to have the diapers shipped monthly, weekly, etc. and then you don't need to be constantly thinking about it. I think I read on the web site if you set up reoccurring purchases for 5 items on Amazon, you get 15% of all of those items.
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  • I order from amazon almost weekly. Specialty food items, FRERs, home decor, toys for Christmas time, DVDs, Xbox stuff for H, I mean the list goes on. I've got the amazon app on my phone so if H goes "oh I'd love____" I take my phone out, search the item and it's on our doorstep 2 days later. I will be an amazon prime member for life.
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  • I use Amazon for 80% of the things I buy. It is often cheaper and easier than hunting multiple stores for the item. I just got a backpack for my dslr camera( which I got from Amazon for $300 off store price) for $100 less than store price. That's $400 savings right there. Delivery is free . And super fast.  Also, Amazon has a great return policy- you can return just about anything for any reason.

    And... while a lot of people have Netflix, Amazon has their own version that is free for prime members. Granted, Netflix has a better selection, buy Amazon has some good stuff too.  

       

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  • Best Thing Ever.  

    Really though.....I hate going to stores and shopping....I do 90 % of my Christmas shopping on amazon.  I love Amazon.    I love the reviews,  I love free 2 day shipping.     I am probably saving myself hundreds of dollars in shipping by paying that $80 once a year.     

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  • Love it for all the reasons previous posters mentioned! Especially discount for recurring orders.. We recently started ordering our coffee beans through amazon, we set it up so we get it just as the previous bag is ending! And a 10% discount!

    I'm also realizing how lazy I am, going to the store for something is just obnoxious sometimes! Knowing it will come to your door is relieving!

    Also, we're still establishing credit.. So we needed a second credit card (probably our final one), and we got the Amazon credit card (operated through chase). You get cash back rewards to be used through amazon!




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  • MrsRC88 said:
    Question about the free kindle rental each month- do you actually have to have a kindle, or can you use your kindle app on your phone? For some reason I thought it was limited to an actual kindle, but maybe I'm wrong?
    You can download the app to a phone, iPad, or computer....no actual kindle needed :)
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  • Everything these ladies said and more! I initially used if for my wedding bc we did everything ourselves! It paid for itself in the first order! I also like to preorder movies on here bc they get to you the day they come out! Dh and I are movie buffs so this is awesome for us. Get it!!
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  • @BBNut I went back to my college site to see if I could revive my .edu address and they've switched all their emails to gmail! Wtf.

    @AlfiesMom I've heard of people getting good deals on diapers from amazon.

    @mander82 I love the reviews too. I always check them out on things even if I don't buy from amazon.


    Thanks for all the information!! You guys rock. I will be either bugging my mom to let me use her subscription or getting my own very soon. :)

    Plus, I just love getting packages in the mail. Win win!
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    Dec. 2013... BFP! 12/31/13... Natural M/C 1/29/14 (8 weeks)
    July 2014...BFP!... 17dpo beta 581...19dpo beta 1419!!.. stick baby, stick!
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  • My 30 day trial just ended. I had no clue about the Student price... To Amazon I go! I like the fast free shipping. Just got my wondfo's today! haha. So not helping my obsession.
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  • We routinely use Amazon like Consumer Reports. We scan UPC codes into the Amazon app from products we see in the store to compare prices and models and to read the product reviews. We have also used the app to price match at Best Buy on multiple occasions. You don't need really need a membership to do this but if Amazon has the better deal than a brick and mortar store then you can buy it from them without having to pay for shipping if you have Prime. I've been renewing off of an .edu email address for several years and it has been worth it every time.
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  • lissydee said:

    You can also share it with5 family members, which I do. Then we split the cost.

    Can you have things sent to 5 different addresses if you split it? Like if I get on my moms account can I order and send things to my house or does it have to go to my moms?
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    Married December 2011     TTC#1 Since November 2013
    Dec. 2013... BFP! 12/31/13... Natural M/C 1/29/14 (8 weeks)
    July 2014...BFP!... 17dpo beta 581...19dpo beta 1419!!.. stick baby, stick!
    EDD: 3/20/15.. It's a boy!


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  • Amazon Prime: awesome shipping benefit, great for me to use with my PreK/Kinder classes (Dora and Kai Lan shows)

    BUT...

    Net Flix: awesome access to TV shows, good access to movies. For personal use, NetFlix is better for us. We've tried both.

    Depends on what you'll be using it for I think!
  • You can also share it with5 family members, which I do. Then we split the cost.
    Can you have things sent to 5 different addresses if you split it? Like if I get on my moms account can I order and send things to my house or does it have to go to my moms?
    I don't even share my account with family members,  but I ship stuff all over the place.  I have gotten things shipped to my house, my moms house, sisters house, my work address....wherever you want,  they will ship it  :)

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  • pudgybunnypudgybunny member
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    edited February 2014
    RinnyBee said:
    For the record, you can also buy bananas runts.  In a bag.  Just the bananas.  They're not the real runts, but that this is even possible makes me love Amazon times a million.
    @RinnyBee my DH doesn't know it but he thanks you. I now have a fun vday gift for him!! :)

    Anyone sign up for Amazon Mom? Sounds like the videos are only included for the first month in a free 3 month trial. I think I am going to sign up for it and see how the 3 months go!

    Join using this link! http://www.amazon.com/gp/mom/signup/info?ie=UTF8&refcust=4VQPSKQPTEIBKN67V6UWFHMM5U&ref_type=generic
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  • MrsRC88 said:


    MrsRC88 said:

    Question about the free kindle rental each month- do you actually have to have a kindle, or can you use your kindle app on your phone? For some reason I thought it was limited to an actual kindle, but maybe I'm wrong?

    You can download the app to a phone, iPad, or computer....no actual kindle needed :)
    But do you get the free rental too? I love my Kindle app, but for some reason I thought the free rental would only work with an actual kindle.

    The free rental only works on a Kindle. Cannot use it through an app on another device.
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