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I’m going to cut right to the chase: Everyone knows about Amazon Prime’s 2 day shipping but did you know about Amazon’s other programs? Have I mentioned how much I love Amazon?!
I’m all about saving money and jumping on free trials is an easy no-brainer. The trick to saving with them is to make sure you downgrade your account before your card is charged. A simple way to do that is to set a calendar reminder on your email or phone app. I set my reminders for 1-2 days prior and the day of. This way you know it’s coming and can plan ahead.
Free trials are fun to do because you can try something without actually committing. This has led me to try many different items and services that I wouldn’t normally use since I could play around for free. However, what happens when you do a free trial that has potential to solve a problem for you? That’s a grace period of free solutions.
Try AmazonFresh Free Trial This deal ends December 31, 2018
The Fresh program is for everyone who hates going to the grocery store. (I should see every single hand raised here…)
After the trial period you get unlimited grocery deliveries for $14.99/mo. The Fresh service is available in all the large metro areas, but I would recommend checking your zip code to make sure it’s offered near you before signing up. This program also requires you to be a Prime Member ($10.99/mo) to utilize it. But have no fear- there’s a trial for that too!
2. Prime 30-Day Trial (+ 2 Bonus Trials)
Ok, we ALL know about this awesome trial. And honestly, if you don’t… do we really want to be friends? (Hehe, just kidding! Sort of…:) ) Prime membership includes these ever popular benefits for just $99 per year (after trial period): Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes, borrow kindle books, and unlimited FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size).
But, here’s what you don’t know. This free trial is for you- but you can also send a trial as a gift! Did you know that? I certainly didn’t. Give the Gift of Amazon Prime
And here’s another one I just found out about. Try Prime Discounted Monthly Offering Prime is just $5.99/month for qualifying customers in select U.S. government assistance programs such as holders of the EBT card. You get the benefits of Prime at almost 50% off the regular monthly price.
That’s a pretty good deal. And, it saves you time and money by ordering online. (Offer ends December 31, 2018)
3. Home Services
Try Amazon Home Services Ends December 31, 2020
Here’s a service that is similar to Angie’s List- except it’s through Amazon. You can find quality handyman professionals, house cleaners, and other home services. This is pretty awesome considering you have the opportunity to connect with tons of people and it’s backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee. Here’s a list of FAQs about this program.
4. Wedding Registry
I have personally used this program (when I was married) and it was friggin’ awesome. No more scanning, no more trips to 20 different stores, no more papers to set up and send out. It’s everything you need in that universal marketplace and all you have to do is make a list. A list that everyone can find. Plus, the added benefits are: up to 20% completion gift off most products, it’s universal – add items from other websites with the universal button, free shipping on orders over $25 or fast, free delivery on millions of items with Prime.
I shake my head when I hear of brides not using this service. It’s so simple and convenient! Do yo self a favor. Sign up!
5. Baby Registry
This one goes without saying. If you’re going to sign up for the wedding registry- the same is with the baby registry. The benefits are the same as the wedding registry- where you can add items from any website, discounts are offered, and there is even an extended return period. You know.. for those items you didn’t actually need.
6. Amazon Family
You may already start to feel like part of “the family” with all these awesome deals listed, but this one comes after the wedding and baby registries. This membership is pretty cool because it kind of bundles Prime and the baby registry. You get to save 20% on diapers subscriptions, exclusive coupons and deals from Amazon Family, exclusive Baby Registry benefits, and free 2 day shipping on millions of items, unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows, and unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs and more Prime benefits. That’s just crazy. You basically have a tv and shipping package together. Look into this one mamas…
7. Student Prime
Prime Student 6-month Trial
If you’re anything like me with the constant moving and attempting to go back to school, you have a plethora of student emails. (Fingers crossed that I finally get to finish what I started, this year…) With your student email you can get a 6 month trial of Prime that is specific to students. Included is the 2 day shipping benefits and special deals for students.
I’ve actually done this trial twice and it was amazing! Again, when you sign up immediately set up a reminder six months from the start date so you’re not charged.