What is Amazon Prime Day and Why Should I care?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard of Amazon. Amazon Prime is the yearly subscription to Amazon that entitles you to FREE 2- day shipping on all orders of any amount. Alright, but what is Amazon Prime Day and why should I care?

Amazon Prime Day is the Black Friday of online shopping exclusively for Prime members!”

If you aren’t a prime member, perhaps you shouldn’t care. However, a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime entitles you to take advantage of some outstanding deals on quality products exclusive to Prime Day! So go ahead and try it out for 30-days. You have nothing to lose. Prime Day starts at midnight tonight!

Why should you care? Because it’s AWESOME! No really, that’s the short answer. It has been a great money saver for our family. Bottom line…IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY!

Why I Love it

I’ve been a Prime member now for over 2 years. It paid for itself twice over in just one year! The Free 2-day shipping alone has been more than worth it for our family.

On top of the free shipping, I have found great prices, most times less than Walmart. And I don’t have to deal with crowds. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s nice to have things you need delivered in 2 days after just a few clicks. It’s like magic! 🙂

I’m going to share with you some of the many benefits of Amazon Prime and some of this year’s Prime Day steals. But first, did you know that there is a discount for valid EBT card holders and Medicaid card holders?! And by the way, you can use your EBT card on Amazon.

And college students get a big discount as well. 50% off! AND…AAAAND, a six-month FREE trial!

Say what?!

Whoever heard of a SIX MONTH trial? Half a year? Are you kidding?!

My Favorite Amazon Features

Attention cord cutters!! Amazon Prime Video and the FireTV stick are two must-haves for any cord cutter.

Firesticks on sale today $14.99!! PRIME DAY 2019

The FireTV stick has enhanced my smart tv and if your not so smart tv has an HDMI plugin, the FireTV stick can make it smart! All your apps are stored on the firestick! Hulu, Netflix, Sling…anything you want. And of course, it comes with all the usual Amazon apps like Amazon Music and Amazon Video.

Prime Video

Prime Video has some amazing original content just like Netflix. Not sure what to watch? Join the facebook group “Best Amazon Prime Movies & Series to Watch”. It’s a great group of regular folks like you and me sharing recommendations, suggestions, and questions about the content.

Oh, and by the way you don’t have to be a prime member to enjoy Prime Video. Non-Prime members can subscribe to Amazon Prime Video for $8.99 per month. You can cancel any time, you don’t have to subscribe to a year upfront. 

To make the cord cutters life even better, they have a DVR device. You can record analog TV WITHOUT having to subscribe to a streaming service! HEADS UP – Prime day deal is 43% off!

Prime Music Unlimited

Hands down one of the best features ever. Best price I’ve found for unlimited music streaming. Absurd amounts of songs. Tens of millions!

For the first year, my family and I used the Prime Music that was included with a Prime membership. It was great except very limited. It seemed every time I searched a song new or old it said unavailable. No Bueno for this music loving family!

As a Prime member, I pay $7.99 per month for unlimited music streaming and downloads! That is CHEAP! Non-members pay $9.99, still an excellent price.

On the individual plan, you can stream different music on 3 separate devices all at the same time! We have 5 people in our family each with their own taste in music. It is quite rare that 3 people at one time are trying to listen to music. I have had an error message pop up only 3 times in 12 months saying I could not stream because all three devices were already in use.

We keep our music separate by creating playlists. It keeps everything nice and organized.

Having digital music and movies is a great space saver by the way. Click To Tweet

Right now you can try Prime music unlimited for 4 months for $.99!

I’ve laid out a couple for you but the list is endless. Everything is worth checking out for sure. Some features not covered:

  • Prime Pantry
  • Prime Wardrobe
  • Music Unlimited Family
  • Prime Business
  • Prime Now
  • Amazon Fresh
  • Prime Photos
  • Twitch Prime

  • Amazon Home services

  • Audible

  • Kindle Unlimited

  • Baby Registry
  • Wedding Registry

As I said the list goes on and on! There is still more. Do yourself a favor and try Prime for 30-Days FREE. If you don’t love it…cancel. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

All Time Best Amazon Purchases

After almost two years of Amazon shopping, I have put together a list of all time best purchases. I am so excited to share them with you!

I’ll start in the kitchen, one of my favorite places in the house. ♥ These get used on a daily basis!

My top Instant Pot accessories…

I purchased this ceramic lined Instant Pot liner as an extra so that I could use the IP for more than one thing back to back. For example, I can cook a pork butt and immediately after pop in my potato salad! It’s also great for yogurt. When one pot liner is cooling yogurt in the fridge I can still use my IP for something else!

Just in case you don’t know what to cook first in your Instant Pot here’s a couple of family favorites:

Some basic household items I buy on the regular:

Favorite pet items:

Cold Brew coffee set up: ♥♥♥ Oh how I am loving my cold brew right now!

Now, fashion: I have to say this is the BEST swimsuit I have EVER owned!! Being on the thick side I was worried about the fit but reading reviews helped ease that. It was a great price, super comfortable and super cute!


Instant Pots!

Need a printer?!


Super cute Adidas sneakers!


Fit bit Versa lite


Essential oil diffuser


These are just a few great deals. FYI, they don’t last! Even if you miss out on some deals if you ship with your Amazon rewards credit card today you will get 6% cash back! Don’t forget whole foods, 6% cash back when you use your card instore.

Oh…and if you use your Ibotta app you can get up to 6% additional cash back!

Give Prime as a Gift!

If you just aren’t into Amazon Prime but know someone who is, give the gift of Prime! ♥

Happy Prime Day!

Leigh Ann 🙂

Leigh Ann Schooley is the owner and founder of Making My Abode, a blog dedicated to helping homemakers live well and simply on one income. She is a believer, wife, and mother of three with more than sixteen years of homemaking experience. Leigh Ann is the recipient of the Wife of The Year award eighteen years running. She has also won the Mother of The Year award every year for the past sixteen years. She is a Colorado native raised by her dad who taught her almost everything she knows. Leigh Ann lives with her husband and family in Colorado.

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