Amazon’s 20th birthday is coming up and they’re celebrating in a big way! Amazon Prime Day is July 15 and they’re advertising that they’ll be having bigger deals than they do on Black Friday… but they’re only for Amazon Prime members!
I haven’t seen any previews of what these deals might be, but I can’t wait to find out! Amazon always has some of the best Black Friday deals so the fact that they’re advertising that these deals will be even better has me pretty excited!
If you’re not yet an Amazon Prime member – perhaps you’re on the fence or $99 isn’t in the budget – did you know that you can get a FREE 30 day trial of Amazon Prime?! Doing so now WILL grant you access to Amazon Prime Day, too, so you’ll be able to shop those deals.
I’m not sure if I will be covering all of the Amazon Prime Day deals, though I’ll try to post a reminder and share a few of my favorites. On Black Friday Amazon tends to post new deals every 15 minutes, which can be overwhelming. If they’re posting even more deals on July 15, well, things could get a little crazy! It could be a GREAT time to find some amazing deals though, and I can’t wait to see what’s available!
I just received an email from Amazon with the following additional Amazon Prime Day perk:
To sweeten the deal, Prime Members who play any station, playlist, album, or song in Prime Music on July 15th will be automatically entered for a chance to win up to $25,000 in Amazon Gift Cards. Members can stream Prime Music for free at no additional cost to their membership.
If waiting a day or two for your Amazon order to arrive is far too long, you may be in luck because thanks to a new service called Amazon Prime Now you may be able to get your Amazon delivery in less than an hour.
Seriously. Less than an hour.
I shop at Amazon now for the near-instant gratification, but Prime Now would really take things up a notch. I can’t even GET to any store and back home within an hour!
Prime Now is only valid in select locations at the moment, including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Miami and New York City.
Delivery is free for items delivered within a two-hour time window and $7.99 if you would like one-hour delivery.
Everything from food to toys to even TVs can be delivered with Prime Now.
I’m not certain of all of the cities where Prime Now is an option, but Chicago doesn’t appear to be (at least for now). Once it is though… I’m going to have a hard time staying away!
For those of you that are in Prime Now cities, there’s no longer any excuse for not having a birthday gift or even a Father’s Day gift. With delivery this quick, you can literally place your order just a couple of hours before heading out the door.
At the end of my pregnancy I wasn’t particularly mobile. As I explained in my post about making this the summer of me, I basically didn’t leave my house for eight weeks after I fell down two flights of stairs. Therefore, I had to have everything delivered direct to my door.
I have been a long-time fan of online shopping (obviously), but during those two months I really learned the extent of what you can get delivered to your house. For instance, we had all of our groceries delivered via Peapod. In Chicago we have a service called Instacart that will deliver groceries within two hours and I definitely took advantage of that if I ever forgot something in my Peapod order! Of course we also took advantage of Grubhub and Seamless on those days when we didn’t want to make dinner (and by “we” I clearly mean my husband because I didn’t cook a thing as I was content eating nothing but grilled cheese with egg sandwiches with a big old glass of ice water).
This is all to say that I am well-versed in having pretty much everything delivered to my house, but it has only been since the birth of my son that I have discovered the joys of Amazon Subscribe & Save.
Offering subscription options is becoming par for the course and while Amazon Subscribe & Save was one of the earliest it took me until now to realize the true beauty of the system. As a new mom I obviously set up a recurring delivery for diapers and wipes, and from there my subscriptions have only grown. The reason I’m writing this post today is because earlier today I realized I could have one of my favorite products delivered on a regular schedule and pay less than I ever would at our neighborhood grocery store!
My husband and I both love Zone Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (though at the moment they’re not exactly 21 Day Fix friendly). At our regular store we pay $1.50 per bar, but thanks to Amazon Subscribe & Save we can get 30 bars for $22.90, which breaks down to just $0.76 per bar! In addition to being more expensive, our store is frequently sold out of this bar, so I feel like having them delivered to my door is a double win!
Aside from the convenience factor of having things delivered and Amazon’s low prices, another awesome aspect to Amazon Subscribe & Save is that when you order 5+ items in a month you will save 15% on your entire purchase. That’s 15% on top of the discounted price you’re already receiving from Amazon! By the way, if there’s something you only want to receive once that’s OK too! Just add the item to your Subscribe & Save account and then cancel the item after it ships the first time. You’ll still be able to take advantage of the savings even for that one order and there’s no sort of penalty for canceling.
Another great aspect to Subscribe & Save is that you can set your subscriptions for how frequently you would like them to arrive. For instance, I have body wash delivered every other month and shampoo for my husband delivered every three months. Thanks to this flexibility I’m sure I will soon have the majority of our monthly purchases being delivered to us on varying schedules.
Between the home delivery, free shipping, flexibility, discounted prices, automated delivery, and additional 15% discount, Amazon Subscribe & Save is seriously the best thing ever. If you haven’t used it yet, I highly recommend checking it out!
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Goodness gracious is time every flying! I completely forgot to post about the June Kindle First Books and we’re over a quarter of the way through the month! How is time going by so quickly?! Luckily, there’s still plenty of time left in the month for Amazon Prime members to download their FREE June Kindle First Book!
Kindle First is an awesome perk available to Amazon Prime members where you can download one free pre-release book per month. The books will then be made available to everyone else at the beginning of the following month.
Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.
Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible—could the butcher be back, this time to finish the job?
As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a writer, adventurer, and ranch heir who stirs long-dormant feelings in her. But this time, Olivia’s determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.
From a distance, Felix Fitzwilliam, the son of an old English family, is a good husband and father. But, obsessed with order and routine, he’s a prisoner to perfection. Disengaged from the emotional life of his North Carolina family, Felix has let his wife, Ella, deal with their special-needs son by herself.
A talented jewelry designer turned full-time mother, Ella is the family rock…until her heart attack shatters their carefully structured existence. Now Harry, a gifted teen grappling with the chaos of Tourette’s, confronts a world outside his parents’ control, one that tests his desire for independence.
As Harry searches for his future, and Ella adapts to the limits of her failing health, Felix struggles with his past and present roles. To prevent the family from being ripped apart, they must each bend with the inevitability of change and reinforce the ties that bind.