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9 Reasons Why Being an Amazon Prime Member is SO Worth It

9 Reasons Why Being an Amazon Prime Member is SO Worth It

July 11, 2016 in I Adore Mom Life, I Adore What I Love >/div>

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So, are you an Amazon Prime member yet? For me, signing up was pretty much the best thing I’ve ever done in my whole entire life… well, maybe not the BEST thing {hello wedding and having a baby!!} but it is for sure up there on my list of monumental life events. Why, you ask? Because Amazon Prime is freakin’ awesome, you guys!!! And it is such a big part of my life. For sooooo many reasons. But before I go into all these said reasons, did you know that Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow? YES! It is!! There is a whole day designated to crazy good deals just for Amazon Prime members. Unfortunately, if you aren’t a member, you can’t partake, which is another reason why you should probably sign up yesterday! {PLUS, YOUR FIRST MONTH IS FREE!!!!!!} If you ask me, {and probably most of my mommy friends} Prime Day is like a holiday in my book and I plan on taking full advantage of it tomorrow!  

Okay, back to my reasoning for why YOU NEED Amazon Prime in your life…

1. FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING… always. That’s what you can count on when you sign up for Amazon Prime every single time you put in an order through their website. You have to make sure you see the little blue Prime symbol but I’ve been using the service since becoming a mom and nine times out of ten, whatever I’m looking for is Prime eligible. Sometimes, they trick you and your item will even come next day! Which brings me to my next reason…

2. EASY AND CHEAP UPGRADES TO ONE-DAY SHIPPING. Seriously, if you need something SUPER FAST, for only $3.99 you can upgrade your free 2-day shipping to one-day shipping! If you didn’t have prime, were in a pinch, and needed something next day, you’d have to pay $9.95 to do this so relatively, $3.99 is nothing just to have something at your door in 24 hours or less. At the same time though, even with the free 2-day shipping, my stuff does come next day sometimes, but I guess you can’t always count on that. OH and $3.99 is less than the cost of my Starbucks every morning!!  

3. VIDEO STREAMING INSTANTLY! For us, this is HUGE! Besides for giving us access to Amazon Prime Video and getting  thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost {and I mean thousands!} during those nights we just want to stay in and watch something new, you can also download the Prime Video App and viola!… you get video access on hundreds of different compatible devices on the go! For us, this has been a godsend if Brody gets fussy if we are out and about. I can pull up Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood {or any kid-friendly show – that’s just his favorite!!} on my phone and show him an episode immediately. And before we go on planes, I always download a bunch of episodes to my iPad and he can watch them in the air without having to use the internet. Genius! Also, they have lots of HBO series favorites, among others… I say cancel your premium cable channels and start using Amazon Video instead! 

4. UNLIMITED MUSIC STREAMING IS AWESOME! Much like video streaming, with Amazon Prime, you can also stream music instantly and on the go, with no limit to the amount of songs you can listen to where you are! You’ll get ad-free access to over a million songs and thousands of playlists and stations… basically for free considering everything else you get with your amazon prime subscription! Woo!!

5. PRIME PHOTOS BACKUP! So I must admit, I’ve recently been using google photos as my photo backup but I started with Prime Photos and it’s pretty great too. After downloading the Prime Photos app, your phone will automatically save all you cherished pictures to the Amazon Cloud Drive and they’re accessible anywhere you are. I actually still use this but now I just use google photos too… because backing up your pictures in two places is safer than backing them up in one place! Right?!!? Plus, you better believe I’m utilizing this feature of my Amazon Prime membership! 

6. YOU CAN BORROW E-BOOKS FOR FREE VIA THE KINDLE OWNERS LENDING LIBRARY. This one is pretty self-explanatory. You can literally borrow e-books for free! There are over 800,000 titles to choose from and with your prime membership, you can borrow one book a month, with no due date, at no cost. You’ll find tons of fiction or non-fiction titles to choose from, and many New York Times best sellers as well. No brainer!

 7. 30-MINUTE EARLY ACCESS TO AMAZON LIGHTNING DEALS! Have you ever heard of Amazon Lightning Deals? Allow me to enlighten you… every single day Amazon puts out “Deals of the Day” and “Prime Deals of the Day” – basically, you can get HUGE deals {think 30, 50, or even 75% off original prices} for random things that you just might NEED in your life! Without an Amazon Prime membership, you DO NOT get access to the Prime Deals. With an Amazon Prime Membership, not only do you get access to the Prime Deals, BUT you also get access 30 minutes before anyone else for the regular deals of the day! It literally pays to sign up! 

8. ACCESS TO PRIME PANTRY. Prime Pantry is where you fill a box with as many or as little {normal-sized} household items and then you simply pay $5.99 to have the box shipped to you. You can put groceries, beverages, cleaning supplies, office supplies, pet supplies, and healthcare items, plus more, in the box and have it all shipped to you conveniently together! Most of these items are way lower priced than you’ll find in the grocery store and there are Prime Pantry coupons available all the time for even more money off. I typically buy larger items like toilet paper and paper towels via Prime Pantry because both those things are super annoying to buy at the store and if I can have them easily dropped off to my doorstep, I’m a happy camper! 

9. OH, AND AMAZON FAMILY IS THE THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER! Previously known as “Amazon Mom” this is actually why I first became a member of Amazon Prime… you see, when B was first born we used Pampers Swaddlers and Amazon Family members receive 20% on diaper subscriptions! We also were a formula family and I saved 20% off on his formula subscription as well. We literally saved SO MUCH MONEY just from getting 20% off every time we needed more diapers and more formula! Plus, if you are apart of Amazon Family, you will receive emails straight to your inbox with other baby product deals happening on the site. I still get the emails and still take advantage! Love it!

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And if you already use this wonderful service, tell me what your favorite thing about it is in the comments area below!

60 Comments

  • Dara July 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    YAAAS! I’ve been a Prime member for years, it’s seriously the best thing ever. Though, I didn’t know about the lending library, I’m going to have to investigate because that is totally calling my name… Thanks for this!
    — Dara // http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

    • Dana Ivy July 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Omg Dara you have to check out the lending library!!!! You literally get one book a month for free!! The best!!! Xox

  • Julia @ Sprinkles & Saturdays July 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! The video streaming was a surprise to me when I first join that I was so excited about! Great list!
    http://www.sprinklesandsaturdays.com

    • Dana Ivy July 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Yay! Video streaming is one of my favorite features, for sure!! Xox

  • C A M I July 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I love to be an Amazon prime member, it is just the best thing eve!

    Have a gorgeous day, xx

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Hannah | Daily Opulence July 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Love Amazon Prime! So glad I joined.

    Shop & Get Inspired | http://www.dailyopulence.com

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Oh it’s the best!! So glad you found my blog, lady! Hope you’ll be back to read more!! Xox

  • Harlynn July 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Shipping sounds lightning speed!
    Borrowing E-books is like a virtual library.
    Love it.

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Oh totally lightening speed!! You must join if you haven’t already!! Xox

  • Pisa July 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Great post love! Amazon prime is so great! I’m already Amazon prime member :)
    Much love, Pisa
    http://www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Oh it’s the best! Glad you enjoyed reading! Xox

      • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm

        Also so happy you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more!!!

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista July 11, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    So many reasons to love Amazon! I’m still mooching off my mom’s account, but one of these days I need to get my own :-D
    Green Fashionista

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      hahaha that’s okay… but once you have that baby, you might want to get your own!! totally worth it!! Xox

  • Biana Perez July 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    We’re PRIME members but I dont think I really knew about all these amazing reasons why it is great having prime!! Great post girl!! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Oh I’m so glad I could enlighten you my friend! Hope you are well!! Xox

  • Face to Curls July 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Love Amazon Prime! Happy that I joined a while back. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  • Shaunacey July 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    LOVE Amazon!! You can seriously buy anything!

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      I know, right?!! So amazing! Xo

  • Courtney July 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Amazon Prime! I’m a bit of a mooch and use either my parents’ or my boyfriend’s account, but I love the 2 day free shipping!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

  • Kasie Chelanne July 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I 100% agree, Amazon Prime is well worth it. Now that I have Prime I literally buy everything off Amazon and receive it usually within 24 hours. You just can’t beat the convenience!

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      You really can’t! It’s the best! Xox

  • yuka July 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Ok, I did not know it came with all these perks! I just joined prime a week ago and was feeling kinda guilty about it but now, not so much!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Perfect timing to join just in time for prime day!!! Glad i could relieve your guilt! Hahah nothing to feel guilty about with this subscription!! Also, so glad you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more!! Xox

  • Mónica Sors July 12, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Nice tips, dear ;)
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CROCHET SUMMER LOOK

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks lady! So glad you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more!! Xox

  • Evelyn Labonte July 12, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Amazing ideas!
    ANGELEMALL

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      So happy you enjoyed reading!! But even happier that you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more!, Evelyn! Xox

  • Yuliya at Yukova Blog July 12, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Oh god, I’m a member myself, but i had no idea about the half of the things. Thank you so much for sharing x
    Yukova Blog

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      So glad I could enlighten you girl!!! Haha! The membership is so worth it right?!!? Xox

  • Alyssa July 12, 2016 at 6:16 am

    I always consider this whenever I buy something from Amazon, but I don’t live in US so I;m still 50:50 on this, but nice points you got there.

    STYLE VANITY

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      You need! That’s all!! Haha!! Glad you liked this post! Xox

  • Mica July 12, 2016 at 6:34 am

    We don’t have Amazon prime here in Australia which is a shame as I’d love such fast shipping!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Oh no what a shame!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet it will come soon!! Xox

  • Laura July 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Can you believe I still don’t have Prime?!? I hadn’t heard about the Prime Pantry – that actually is what seems the most appealing to me!

    Laura
    http://www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Um, girl, you need!! Did you bite the bullet yet!? Promise it’s worth your hard earned money!! Xox

  • Deena Simair July 12, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I need to look into this more- I wonder if what prime does is different in Canada?

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Hmmm Idk but I would think not?!! Did you ever find out?!?! Now I’m curious! Xox

  • Amy Ann Arnold July 12, 2016 at 8:44 am

    OMG I love Amazon prime!! I;d be lost without it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      LOST! You and me both!! Xox

  • ElleSees.net July 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Absolutely agree! I love being a Prime member. Happy Prime Day!!

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks girl! Did you take advantage!!!! Xox

  • Neha 14wow July 12, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I Love Amazon and make it a point to Olvz shop from there….! Great Post beautiful….xoxo, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Oh yay!! So happy you found my blog and hope you’ll be back to read more! Xox

  • Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side July 12, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I FINALLY convinced Mr. to get Amazon Prime, love it! :) For all of the reasons you stated.

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Yay!!! It’s the best!!!! Xox

  • Laurenne Hamlin July 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    just being able to stream Daniel Tiger is worth it for us! Its the only show that my 19 month old will watch and they took it off netflix! Also the savings on formula and diapers and being able to subscribe and have them shipped to your door is amazing.

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Laurenne!! How are you?!?! I am with you on everything you said!! Daniel Tiger is the best – why in the world did Netflix nix it?! Ugh! But of course – Amazon to the rescue! So happy you’re reading my blog – puts a huge smile on my face! And thanks for commenting!! Xox

  • Jill July 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I love Amazon Prime! I don’t know what I’d do without it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      You and me both girl! Xox

  • Jalisa July 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, there are so many benefits for joining! The discounted shipping and kindle bowering seems like enough for me to check it out! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having the most amazing week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Tons of benefits, girl! Did you check it out yet?! Let me know!! Xox

  • Chow Down USA July 12, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    This is so accurate, I watch Amazon Prime more than Netflix lately! Hope you’re having a fab week girl!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Same!! Hope you are well, Chelsea!! Xox

  • kelsey bang July 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I am a huge amazon shopper! fun post!

    kelseybang.com

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks lady! So glad you stopped by the blog! Xox

  • Lily Ayala July 13, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I think you’ve convinced me!!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy July 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      YESSSS!! You won’t regret it, Lily! Did you join? It’s well worth your hard earned mula!! Xox

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