I’ve been a member of the Amazon Mom program for over a year now. This has been a great savings boost to us, as we got 30% off diapers and other baby supplies, as well as a year free of Amazon Prime shipping benefits.
The free year of Prime just came to an end for us. We still get to enjoy the discounted diapers and baby supplies, though they’ve recently cut it back to a 20% savings (hint: items that you subscribe too have stayed at the 30% off level, and I’ve been told that you can activate ‘dormant’ subscriptions, change diaper sizes, and those will maintain the 30% savings threshold as well, but your mileage may vary). What we will no longer get is free two-day shipping on just about any item sold by Amazon.
This has definitely come in handy, and I’m not going to lie, we’ve probably bought quite a few things from Amazon over the past year that we might not have otherwise, simply because we didn’t have to worry about hitting the $25 spending limit to get free super-saver shipping.
We’re debating whether to add back the Prime membership. This would cost us $79 (though I’m letting it expire in faint hope that they’ll offer a discount) which averages just over $6.50 per month.
In addition to the shipping benefits, we’d also get to enjoy the video streaming service that they rolled out. As it so happens, the ‘free’ Prime that they gave did not include that little nugget. We have indefinitely suspended our Netflix account, but getting Prime would make it almost a no-brainer to use the streaming video service (though we would also have to buy a Roku video player to handle the streaming).
How many of you use Amazon Prime?
How many of you have experience with the streaming video service? With the Roku devices that we would likely need to purchase?
I’m curious as to what you think, readers: Is Amazon Prime worth the cost?