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For those of you who want to find some fantastic bargains for your home, your family and for your troop, Amazon Prime Day is almost here! For Prime members it begins tonight at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PST. I am looking forward to it because my twins are entering high school in the fall and the cost of the calculator they each need is astronomical! My husband and I are hoping for a sale on this essential item.
The Benefits of Joining Amazon Prime
Like many people, I was reluctant to buy any kind of membership for anything. What if I don’t use it? Will I be wasting my money?
Then my life got incredibly hectic this past January. Between a family crisis and working six days a week, time to shop for necessities was short. I did not have time to run to stores to get what I needed, especially one hard to find niche item. My go-to store for it was out. I finally decided to try the Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and buy what I needed without paying for shipping. I left a sticky note by my computer to cancel the subscription after 30 days if I was not happy with it.
That did not happen…I was thrilled with it…and so was my husband!
First, we both were able to buy whatever we needed without going into the cold, dark winter nights after a long day of work. With Amazon Prime, I get what I need in two days-no last minute running around to different stores and trying to squeeze it into my already packed schedule. When I needed to send something to my daughter in college, I could just point, click and ship.
If you are like me, you do not like to pay for shipping. There was no need to try to find things to get to the free shipping threshold…it is always free shipping with Amazon Prime (unless otherwise noted in the item description).
We were able to stream movies for free as part of our membership-again, no more going out to get a DVD. Prime Video will pay for itself with its vast array of television programs and movies for families.
How Amazon Prime is Helpful to Girl Scout Leaders
You are busy…whether you work for pay or work in your home parenting and volunteering. Those hard to find supplies are just a click away. There is also a wider selection of things online than in a store. While I am the first to admit my favorite place to visit is one of the many craft stores in my area, there are times when I just cannot get there. But in a few minutes of online browsing, I can buy what I want and I will have it in two days. No getting the kids into the car, no going out in bad weather, no getting to the store to find out what you want is all gone.
Budget-wise, it costs $8.25 a month for an Amazon Prime membership. For most people, that is a doable amount. Think of how much gas you use driving around getting things ready for your meeting!
Overall, I am very happy that I finally took the plunge this winter and got my Amazon Prime membership.
You cannot join in on the fun unless you are a member!
Prime Day 2017 – 30 Hours of Deals-Join now and start shopping tonight!