Amazon Prime Price Going Up
If you have been thinking about getting an Amazon Prime membership, you may want to get a free 1 month trial, and then cancel if you don’t think you will get $79 worth of benefits. The price of a Prime Membership is going up, so you may want to get the $79 price now, while it is still available.
According to a recent article in The Huffington Post, the Amazon Prime membership price may go up between $20 and $40 soon.
Without Prime, you have to now spend $35 instead of $25 for FREE Shipping
You may have heard that Amazon just raised the free shipping threshold from $25 up to $35
, so an Amazon Prime
membership might be right for you enjoy the convenience and competitive price at Amazon.com but do not want to spend $35, just to get free shipping.
New Way to Save
My readers know that I am a cheapskate. I try to find inexpensive alternatives for many products, but I have learned that there is a difference when it comes to hair care products. If you agree, then you know how expensive they can be.
I never thought to search for hair care products on amazon.com until recently. My hairdresser was using a styling cream on my hair that I loved and she sold it to me for about $30.
The next time, I purchased it at a beauty supply store for about $22 dollars, but just found it on Amazon.com for $14.99! Having the pay for shipping would lessen the deal, but with Amazon Prime, you don’t have to factor that in comparing prices.
You may also want to do a little price research first. Are you purchasing small items and paying for shipping?
Do you spot deals on Amazon.com but do not want to spend $35 to get free shipping?
Are you making extra trips to specialty stores for a few items that you may be able to find cheaper plus have them delivered right to you?
Are you always running to Staples or other office supply stores? Those items are almost always cheaper at Amazon.com unless you are really paying attention at the office supply stores.
Here are the benefits as I have come to know them:
- You can add other family members to your account (get them to chip in on your membership if that is applicable)
- If you live in a rural area, then Amazon.com can help you to save on gas and the hassle of driving far for necessities
- Big discounts with Subscribe & Save if you order the same items each month
- You don’t have to pad your order (up to $35 now) to get free shipping
- Having your items in 2 days will spoil you. Last week, I ordered something from Target and it took a week to arrive!
- Watch movies and TV shows through Amazon Instant Video (not available with free trial-only paid memberships)
- Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – borrow free books each month
You can share an Amazon Prime Membership with family members or co-workers, (up to 4 people). Read my post about how to do this right here:
How to Share Your Amazon Prime Membership
If you are interested in a free trial, here is where you would sign up.