So is this right? For about $6 a month we get instant downloads of movies and the movies are free? No extra cost for the movies? Wow! That is better than Netflix any day. Not to mention the shipping advantage. Do you all feel that there are good choices- not just whatever is mainstream, new, popular in movies?
Prime is $79 a year. I don’t know if there is a monthly payment option. Some movies are free with prime, some you pay to rent or buy. However the selection is way better than Netflix in my opinion. The prime movies change periodically so we rarely have an issue to do g something to watch for our movie night.
You do have to pay for Prime all at once, but as everyone has said- free 2 day shipping on pretty much everything Amazon sells and a number of their “Fulfilled by Amazon” sellers as well. Then the movies… yes better selections and lots of choices beyond the blockbuster of the summer typical choices. I havent used the book borrowing feature yet, but I’m glad you reminded me because I want to try it! :-)
I love Prime- I do as much shopping as possible with it now- gifts, clothes and even some groceries. I wish I had known about it when my kids were in diapers!
Another fan of Prime! I do pretty much all my shopping on Amazon they movies/tv is just a fun extra. We purchased a Ruku so we can stream tv/movies to our TV. We do not have a game system, but some game systems you can do the same thing.
No, there is no monthly option. My post was just meant to illustrate that $79 is only a little over $6/month – – and it is so worth it for me.
My kids have really enjoyed streaming some of the documentaries available on Prime, too!
Like 4 seasons of Wild Kratts! My kids just found that the other day and are happy as can be. Netflix and Prime have many of the same movies, but Prime seems to get them faster and has more ‘educational’ movies. They have a feature that you can add a whole season or show to your ‘watchlist’ and that way my kids only have to go there instead of browsing through various junk.
I figured it was a once a year payment. Has anyone had experience with returns? I have pretty much only ordered books, but I love the idea of getting clothing, gifts, etc.. in 2 days. What if something doesn’t fit and has to be returned? Any experiences with that?
Any experience with returns to amazon? Also, when I looked at groceries the prices don’t seem any better and in some cases higher than my local Sam’s Club. Are you all buying groceries from them purely for the ease of having it delivered to the door in a short time frame or am I not seeing the cost benefit? Just wondering.
I’ve bought diapers from Amazon….or laundry soap. My reason was the price was the same or lower than my normal store….And I didn’t have to lug it to the car and then to the house. Even if the price is the same, or within a couple cents of normal, I often opt to have it shipped – for convenience. Most things I don’t. I am a firm believer (Crunchy Conservative) in smaller being better than bigger and local being better than global.
I do love the movies (they just put up Downton Abbey Season 3 for Prime!!!) and we really, really love the two day shipping. The only groceries we have tried have not been any CHEAPER than we usually pay, but they have saved me trips to another town, which saves gas (we don’t have a natural foods store in my town and so some of those sorts of items are worth it to me to get.)
Returns are very easy with Amazon if you stay within the first 30 days. I buy the groceries when it is stuff I can’t get locally. For example, we do bonfires quite frequently in the summer and fall and usually make s’mores. My daughter needs to avoid gluten so graham crackers are out for her, but on Amazon I found gluten free graham crackers so she can participate in the fun. I also can get better brands of other gluten free items, saving me running to multiple stores all the time for different items.
We are 2 weeks into our free trial and we are planning to keep it. I would drop Netflix but my dh wants it still. Prime has many of the same shows and movies but some are different. We can get season 1 of Magic School Bus on Netflix. But the main reason I am keeping Prime is to have my dc watch Mister Rogers Neighborhood. I counted over 300 episodes and plan to have dc watch it once daily. They love it as much as I did growing up. Plus it was so nice to get my orders for school so fast. It seems to be a better deal than Netflix. Plus if you have a Roku you can get other free channels. iTBN has Drive Thru History episodes for free on Roku.
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