For those of you who want to find some fantastic bargains for your home, your family and for your troop, Amazon Prime Day is almost here! For Prime members it begins tonight at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PST. I am looking forward to it because my twins are entering their sophomore year high school in the fall and I can check off some of their school supply items right from home and before they are sold out in stores. With my daughter taking art classes, there are special supplies that are not sold in the craft stores that I frequent. I have found them on Amazon with better prices that other sites.
The Benefits of Joining Amazon PrimeLike many people, I was reluctant to buy any kind of membership for anything. What if I don't use it? Will I be wasting my money? Then my life got incredibly hectic in January 2017-more than the usual busy for me. Between a family crisis and working six days a week, time to shop for necessities was short. I did not have time to run to stores to get what I needed, especially one hard to find niche item. My go-to store for it was out. I finally decided to try the Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and buy what I needed without paying for shipping. I left a sticky note by my computer to cancel the subscription after 30 days if I was not happy with it. That did not happen...I was thrilled with it...and so was
First, we both were able to buy whatever we needed without going into the cold, dark winter nights after a long day of work. With Amazon Prime, I get what I need in two days-no last minute running around to different stores and trying to squeeze it into my already packed schedule. When I needed to send something to my daughter in college, I could just point, click and ship. If you are like me, you do not like to pay for shipping. There was no need to try to find things to get to the free shipping threshold...it is always free shipping with Amazon Prime (unless otherwise noted in the item description). We were able to stream movies for free as part of our membership-again, no more going out to get a DVD from Redbox. Prime Video will pay for itself with its vast array of television programs and movies for families.
How Amazon Prime is Helpful to Girl Scout LeadersYou are busy...whether you work for pay or work in your home parenting and volunteering. Those hard to find supplies are just a click away. There is also a wider selection of things online than in a store. While I am the first to admit my favorite place to visit is one of the many craft stores in my area, there are times when I just cannot get there. But in a few minutes of online browsing, I can buy what I want and I will have it in two days. No getting the kids into the car, no going out in bad weather, no getting to the store to find out what you want is all gone. Budget-wise, it costs $12.99 a month for an Amazon Prime membership. For most people, that is a doable amount. Think of how much gas you use driving around getting things ready for your meeting! Overall, I am very happy that I finally took the plunge this winter and got my Amazon Prime membership.
Try any or all of these Amazon Prime Day offers today!