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I preach it all year!!! Amazon is a FABULOUS bargain for most hot Christmas items. You can get free shipping with a $49 order. The way to avoid having to scramble to hit that mark is to sign up for Prime Membership. It will run you about $99 for a year, which will pay for itself probably during Christmas season alone. BUT, who wants to pay that??
Amazon Prime members enjoy:
- **Unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping**
- Instant streaming of over 40,000 movies and TV episodes
- A Kindle book to borrow for free each month – with no due dates
- Listen to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists
If you are eligible for a free 30 day trial, you can get the same benefits for 30 days FREE!!!
Why do you need this? Let me break it down:
If you see a FABULOUS price for an item that is on your kid’s Christmas list and you just can’t pass it up, BUT it isn’t over $49, you are going to pay shipping! Your options are to scrambled to add something to your cart to make up the difference, (in the meantime, someone else may snatch up your item!!) or have Prime in place which gives you 2 day shipping FREE! That service is $99/year, but you may qualify for a 30 day trial FREE. Just be sure to set a reminder for yourself to either cancel or know that you will be charged on your 30th day!
Should you sign up now or wait??
So, you need to decide if you are a procrastinator or go-getter! Because THAT will determine when you should sign up for your 30 days! You see, if you are a go-getter, then you can sign up now and get your shopping done! However, the deals have only just begun. They will get better the closer we get! There is also the entire week of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday to consider. So, if you are more of a procrastinator, then you want to prolong these benefits to the very end. Meaning that you should sign up for this service on NOVEMBER 23 THIS YEAR! That is 30 days before December 22 which is the last day for two day shipping to arrive on Christmas Eve.
Also – new last year, the Lightning deals, which are limited in time and quantity, but come for the best and hottest items of the season, they are being released to PRIME MEMBERS 30 minutes before they go live to the public. So, that is another reason that you may want to have PRIME!
Another new thing just THIS year, is that they offer some super low prices to Prime Members only.
And finally, new recently, you can pay by the month! So, for $10.99 per month, you can get ALL the benefits of Prime, and cancel anytime. Now, if you order at least 2 items per month, then you know that this will easily pay for itself, but with your yearly membership, the monthly average is just $8.33 per month. So, if you think you will use it, the yearly membership is a better deal than monthly. BUT, if you only want if for a certain time, or to decide month by month, then that $11 may be easier to swallow than the $99 at once. You do what is best for you.
CLICK HERE to start your FREE TRIAL Prime Membership today. Or, wait until I remind you on November 23! But, I just want to put this on your radar!