Total Basset Case: Prime

Jul 17, 2012


Guys, Mister and I have an obsession.
It's called Amazon Prime
In a nutshell it's $79 a year and you get free shipping on every (prime) item you buy from Amazon.
Free shipping. Every item.
So you order it, the shipping is free and it shows up on your door step in 2 days
(sometimes sooner).
We have already ordered enough this year to cover the $79. 

We are now ordering everything and it's brother from Amazon.
I literally have a grocery style list going on on our fridge for our upcoming orders.

Hair products...Amazon
Poo bags...Amazon
(yes we ordered a 17' ladder-hey it was easier than trying to get it home in our car)
Phone Covers...Amazon
and more...much more.
We haven't branched out to the household products or food yet but just give us time.
I've got a case of Clif bars on my waiting list that will probably be on my doorstep soon.

My friends have stopped asking me where I get things because they know the answer is always Amazon.

Yes, this may seem a tad lazy but hey, it's hot out
and I am saving gas by not driving to Target as often.
Plus if it is something that can wait 2 days it really isn't a big deal.

I also have a handy Amazon app on my phone called "Price Check".
You can scan bar codes at stores and see if it is cheaper on Amazon.
I use this one alllll the time.

We are so obsessed with our Prime membership that I wanted to share it with you guys.
Who would I be if I wasn't telling you about a great deal?
Heck, I think a year subscription sounds like a great item for your Christmas list!
(hint, hint Mom)

Do you have Prime?

*P.S. I am not being compensated for this post. 
Amazon has no idea who I am.
But if Amazon wants to send me things that's okay :)


Caitlin said...

We use Amazon Prime like daily!! I am seriously obsessed. We have recently moved into household cleaning stuff (ie the ingredients for my homemade laundry soap) & boxes of Jesse's beloved Kind bars.

Thanks for sharing the app, though - I will definitely be downloading and using!

Michelle said...

I had a free Prime membership for 2 years and it just expired! I'm so sad without it.

Caitlin said...

I should also mention that in the beginning of the year, I ordered a HUGE box of paper towels, a ton of toilet paper, toothpaste, etc. from Amazon. There's something really satisfying about receiving a huge box and knowing it shipped for free. There's also something totally satisfying about knowing you always have extra toilet paper.

Erin said...

My sister keeps telling me we need to get it! They have it and use it all the time. I'm thinking maybe I'll do it soon and then I can get ALL my Christmas shopping done via Amazon. I love their App too, I use it all the time!!

Blue Dog Belle said...

Okay, I've been on the fence for a while now, but it's official. I'm pulling the amazon prime trigger.

thanks lovely,


C Mae said...

It's so funny that you posted this bec my fiance' added me last night to his "prime" account so Now I get the free 2 day shipping!!! WE LOVE IT. use it pretty much daily. We both use the Amazon PRIME TV/Movies daily It's how I watched All the seasons of Lost, Dawsons Creek and currently Felicity! :)

asj said...

we're the same way! did you know you can share it with family members?? you just need their email address/birthday... My BIL/SIL shared their subscription with us!

I absolutely love it - it seriously is life-changing, haha! :)

Darby Hawley said...

I have never heard of this! I've been shopping at Amazon for everything for years. Thank you for sharing this, because I've got to look into this!

Wendy Mac said...

We've had prime for 2 years...dropped our Costco membership because we could order most of the big bulk food we got at Costco (goldfish, granola bars, cereal). Christmas shopping alone will PAY for the yearly membership, that's when we initially got it and we've been hooked since!

Sarah North said...

yes we have prime and love it!!! with no target nearby it is a necessity in this household. i will have to download that app!

Anonymous said...

I just downloaded the App for my phone, thanks! Do you use it to watch any of the shows or borrow for the Kindle?

Unknown said...

Hahaha I love your disclaimer.

Anne said...

Ha. My sister even gets her toilet paper this way. Seriously handy! Pretty sure this would pay for itself quickly by making me stop my adding extra things to my car to reach the $25 free shipping minimum...

Tina said...

I LOVE my prime membership. It's so much cheaper than the regular stores, and saves a ton of time!

henning love said...

yup amazon prime is awesome!! but we don't have it but it was awesome when we had the free trial. but maybe you have convinced me to consider a all-the time membership

Unknown said...

I have Amazon Student prime and it is a LIFESAVER!!


Because Shanna Said So said...

This really is genius. I have a friend that does the same thing and she swears by it. I am such a instant gratification person, that it's sometimes hard for me to shop online, but you're right. It def saves gas!
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Sarah Hartley said...

I just signed up for this the other day- mainly because I wanted to get something in 2 days and they were offering a free trial :) I should really start ordering EVERYTHING there too.

Modern Camelot said...

I feel like I order something on Amazon Prime every day. SO ADDICTED.

Anne said...

Holy app! I had no idea about that one.

Downloading. Now.

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Amazon is the best!! Newest follower! Love the blog! <3

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Dang, this Amazon Prime sounds like the shizz! Sign me up! :)

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Hello...I love you for posting this. I do not feel so bad now. I placed three orders from Amazon on Sunday. One of them may or may not have been for tampons. Other recent orders? Poo bags, light bulbs, Swiffer yeah. Hate the store now, haha