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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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amazon prime

Aren’t I witty…

In all seriousness, it is the perfect time to try out Amazon Prime.

Every household can try out a free month of Amazon Prime once.  If you haven’t had your free trial, there is no better month to get it than December!  For the next 30 days you’ll get FREE 2 day shipping on any order.  Think of how awesome that is with small deals that pop up to not need a minimum order to get free shipping.  Or even better as Christmas gets closer and you realize that you forgot a gift… you have until Saturday before and your gift will still arrive in time with no shipping costs!

There are other benefits to Amazon Prime that you also get to enjoy during your free trial:

  • Instantly watch over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with titles for everyone
  • Borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
  • Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping with no minimum order size

Your free trial of Amazon Prime will convert to a paid membership after 30 days, but you can go in and set it to not convert at any time.  You can even do it one minute after signing up for the trial.  If you decide to keep Prime it is $79 per year, but can be shared with up to 4 other household members.  If you share the cost it’s not so bad.  (We share ours with our parents.)

If you have a student (or are one yourself) they can get 6 months of free 2-day shipping with Amazon Student.  You won’t get the free streaming videos or kindle books, but you at least get the awesome shipping.

    • Joy T

      How do you access the Kindle Lending Library? I have yet to figure it out.

      • It will say on certain ebooks that they are free for prime members through the library. So it’s really book by book I guess. There may be a set page for it though.

      • Linda

        Go to Kindle E-Readers. A drop down menu is display. Select “Kindle Owners’ Lending Library”

    • angie

      My dad has a prime account and is willing to share but he can’t figure out how to share it with me. Can someone take a picture of what he has to select to add me?

      • angie

        He figured it out never mind. Thank you for posting about this :)

    • angie

      I guess I should ask, how do I know when he has added me?

      • angie

        He figured it out never mind. Thank you for posting about this.

    • San

      I know the trial is free for 30 days, but some trial still authorize your card when you sign up and then the authorization falls off after a couple days. Do Amazon do this also?

      • kristinafromkennesaw

        I signed up this time last year and I didn’t get charged until almost February. I forgot to go in and cancel it…but then again, I’m happy I didn’t because I use it ALL THE TIME! It has been amazing as far as Christmas shopping goes. I’m actually shopping as I’m typing this!

    • jlinsey

      Do you have to live in the same household to share a membership? My father has prime and I’m sure he would share but we don’t live together, not even the same state.