Seven Great Reasons to try Amazon Prime this Holiday Season!
There is no better time than now to try the Amazon Prime 30-Day free trial offer! And here’s why!
* This post was most recently updated in November of 2020.
Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases (at no additional cost to my readers).
1. Free for 30 Days!
Taking advantage of the Amazon Prime FREE trial offer at Christmas is the ideal time to give it a go. Take advantage of all of the freebies Amazon Prime Membership has to offer while deciding if it is right for you.
If you don’t like it for any reason, you can contact Amazon for a hassle-free cancelation with no questions asked. (Just follow their cancelation guidelines and know what date your free trial ends).
2. Free Shipping for Christmas!
Christmas time is the perfect time to try the Amazon Prime trial because you’ll be receiving free shipping!
- There are more than 10 million items available with FREE One-Day Delivery
- There are millions more that offer FREE Two-Day Delivery
- There are over 3 million items that offer FREE Same-Day Delivery! The order must meet a minimum of $35 total. If ordered by noon, most items will be delivered by 9 p.m.
If you’re a frequent online shopper, this is HUGE!
3. Jack is Back! (Prime Video).
Being an Amazon Prime member allows you free access to a huge variety of movies, television series, and documentaries including many that are Amazon Originals (Amazon exclusives). Many for free!
Here are a few fan favorites!
Jack is Back!
Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” starring John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, and Abbie Cornish has been a huge hit!
Season 1 became an instant favorite to many, offering 8 episodes. Fans couldn’t wait for Season 2 to hit.
Now that Season 2 has been released with 8 more episodes, Jack Ryan is the perfect “binge-watching” choice for Jack Ryan fans as well as new fans who love a good suspense, action, and drama show.
Actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) joined the show for season 2.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has won 16 Emmy awards and 3 Golden Globes!
Written and Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino who is well known for Gilmore Girls, the show introduces us to Midge Maisel. A housewife turned to stand up comic after her “normal” life existence experiences big changes.
People are loving this show and the actress starring in it, Rachel Brosnahan, and are enjoying the voices of Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra to name a few.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel currently has 2 seasons available. Season 3 hits on December 6, 2019.
4. Sing your heart out! (Prime Music Streaming).
Amazon Prime allows you to stream over 2 million songs for free!
There are also Amazon Music Unlimited Plans available for purchase for individuals, families, students. (The Family Plan can be used on up to 6 devices at once!)
Discounted plans are available to Prime members if one decides to move up to a paid plan.
5. Free and Easy Returns at The UPS store and
Nobody wants to deal with returns and now Amazon has teamed up with Kohl’s Department Stores and UPS Stores to offer free and easy Amazon returns for their customers.
The only thing the customer has to do is follow the normal return policy on Amazon.com and select Kohl’s Department store or the closest UPS Store as his or her return option.
A simple return order with a “return code” will be instantly generated.
Next, the customer brings the item to Kohl’s, shows his or her return code for scanning purposes and the store will do the rest!
6. Amazon Lockers (No more package theft!)
Are you afraid to have items shipped to your front door due to mail and package theft? Amazon now offers another pick-up option with its Amazon Locker Program.
Simply shop as you normally do, then when checking out, you can choose a locker location near you and follow instructions. There is no additional fee for this service and allows Amazon customers peace of mind.
Customers can also do returns through the Amazon Locker Program, for complete details, click here.
7. There’s An App for That. (Amazon App).
Shopping has been made even easier with the Amazon Shopping App. Using the app offers customers the following exclusive benefits:
- Customers can use the camera on their phones to locate an item instantly with a single tap.
- By using Alexa, customers can reorder, track a package, or search for items.
- The Amazon app can provide “real-time” shipping updates so customers know exactly when a package is arriving.
- Using the app also allows customers to quickly connect and chat with customer service representatives.
Amazon Prime Annual Fees
Amazon Prime annual Memberships fees are $119.00 per year. Customers can also choose a monthly plan of $12.99 per month. (The annual plan thus provides a discounted monthly price of $9.92 per month x 12 months = $119.00).
Note: if you’re a student, you can start a 6-month “Prime Student” trial for free by clicking here. Compliments of Sprint. After 6 months, the discounted monthly fee is $6.49 per month.
Interesting fact: According to Geekwire.com, a survey taken in early 2019 estimates the number of Prime Memberships to be about 100 million members.
I love shopping locally when I can, but I must admit that I am also a faithful Amazon shopper! Amazon is definitely not “just” an online bookstore anymore!
Why is Kim shamelessly promoting Amazon.com and Amazon Prime?
Yes, we’re open!
You caught me! There IS another reason for this article!
Our “Kimberly’s Joy” Online Gift Shop is now open. It includes links to Amazon.com and other fine online retailers as well. (Thus… free shipping from an Amazon Prime Membership may prove to be helpful!)
That being said, if you can support a local small business, please do that first! We support small businesses 100%! ❤️
Wishing you a lovely season!
I do love Amazon Prime!! It’s such an easy way to shop and the lockers are a great idea since “porch pirates” is a real thing. Can’t wait to see the store!!
Kimberly Funk says
Thank you for the comment Gabby. I think this project is going to be so much fun! What’s new on Gabbymcgraw.com?