Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Amazon Prime tips

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Amazon Prime* is a service offered through Amazon.com. It costs $79 per year. The primary benefit is free two-day shipping on most products purchased through Amazon. I like this service because it takes the guesswork out of shipping - no more buying just one extra thing so you can reach the $25 free standard shipping threshold. Here are some other benefits and tips.
  • Amazon users can get a one month free trial every 13 months. Try to time yours during the holiday shopping season and take advantage of free two-day shipping. But if you don't want to pay for the service, be sure to cancel before your month is up and they charge you!
  • Watch streaming video for free on your computer or Internet connected TV.
  • If you have a Kindle, you can borrow one free ebook a month through their lending library program.
  • The two-day shipping can come in handy for regular purchases like groceries, paper goods and baby needs like diapers so you don't have to plan too far ahead.
  • If you pre-order regular books, expect them to arrive on their release date instead of some time after with free standard shipping.
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