Confessions of an Amazon Addict

So, I have a confession…I am an Amazon addict! I may actually be keeping them in business.  It’s true! I buy anything and everything on Amazon. And because of Amazon, I can’t stand to purchase something from any other online store because it takes longer than 2 days to arrive at my door.  I want it NOW! It just so happens, that I can order certain items on Amazon and get them delivered that same day and even within 2 hours.  Shut up!! There may have been a time this past winter, when I ordered something on Amazon with same day shipping because I didn’t want to go out in the cold.  Yes! I have a problem and I do not want help with it!

Tips Every Amazon Shopper needs to know.

Because I’m an Amazon addict, I know a few tricks and tips that I thought I’d share with those of you who haven’t hit “addict” status yet.

Did you know?

  • With an Amazon Prime membership ($99/year) you get FREE 2 day shipping, FREE photo storage, FREE Prime Music access, FREE Prime Videos, FREE Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, a FREE Kindle download every month and Exclusive online coupons.
  • You can earn $5 for referring friends to Amazon Prime.
  • You can get a cash refund if the price of any Amazon product drops within 7 days of you purchasing it. CamelCamelCamel lists Amazon’s heavily discounted items of the day and can even alert you when there is a price drop on any time you have purchased.
  • If you “Subscribe & Save” feature when ordering, it gives you a 15% discount on the items you purchase the most & it ships for free at your requested frequency.  You can of course cancel this at any time.
  • There is a Coupon Page that you can use to clip coupons online to save even more. All you do is clip the coupon and it will automatically be applied when you check out. There are even exclusive coupons for Prime Members only!
  • Students can sign up for an Amazon Student Prime account and get a 6 month free trial.  Then after 6 months, they can enroll for only $49 per year…that’s a 50% savings.
  • Amazon Warehouse offers deep discounts on Amazon’s open-boxed and pre-owned products that don’t meet their standards.
  • There are hourly Gold Box Deals that are heavily discounted items similar to the Lightening Deals offered during the holiday shopping season.
  • You can shop everyday essentials like groceries and household products in everyday package sizes (no more bulk buying) using Amazon Prime Pantry.  You can fill a virtual box of items from the Prime Pantry store and have them conveniently delivered to your doorstep for a flat delivery fee of $5.99 per box with your Prime Membership.  Weekly deals and exclusive coupons are available.
  • Amazon Prime NOW offers household items and essentials you need every day plus the best of Amazon, with FREE 2-hour delivery in certain locations. Use PROMO Code 10 PRIMENOW to get $10 off your first Prime NOW order. FREE 1-hour delivery from Amazon Restaurants in Manhattan, Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Austin, Atlanta, Miami, Baltimore, and Portland, OR. Featuring local store delivery in Chicago, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Portland (OR), San Diego, and Seattle.

So many awesome reasons to love Amazon! Do you have your own tips or tricks for shopping on Amazon? I’d love to hear them!! Now, it’s time to wait for the mailman to bring today’s Amazon package.  I told you I was addicted!

Happy Shopping!

~ Michelle



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