How Amazon Prime saves me time and money each month. #AmazonPrime #IC #AD

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Everyone likes a bargain. I mean who likes to pay full price, right? In this fast paced world, families are just too busy with work, practice, kids and so much more. Making it to a store to get the things you need or want doesn’t always come as the first priority for my family. That’s why I was so thankful to have discovered Amazon Prime so many years ago. All the services the company has developed over the years, which come FREE with my membership, make the service even better.

 

With just one click I can have what I need delivered to my home same day, with FREE shipping. If the item isn’t available at the nearest warehouse, the wait is only two days for regular Prime Shipping, which is also FREE. This saves me time and money and causes fewer headaches running in and out of stores with four crazy girls in tow who just happen to want everything in the store. Which means more car shows, and checking out fancy vehicles.

 

 

 

I love that my family can spend more time together rather than running to the store, but I also love that we can be entertained with our membership. We can watch movies, read books, and even listen to music. It’s all included in our membership. This is also why I’m so happy to see that Amazon is offering discounted memberships to those who are EBT card holders. The reduced price is only $5.99 per month for one year and you can qualify up to 4 times. You can also cancel at anytime.

Why is this such a big deal? It’s simple. The perks that come with being a Prime Member allows you to enjoy things that your family would normally have to pay extra for. When every dollar counts, you want to save money wherever you can. With the Prime Membership, you can say goodbye to other services you’re paying for and have everything consolidated into one monthly payment. You and your kids can even read books for free on the computer. You don’t need to have a Kindle to enjoy the books. There are other perks that allow for discounts off purchases, such as diaper subscriptions. You can also listen to a selection of audiobooks, podcasts, and audio series for free. There’s early access to newly released books and Lighting Deals (this offer is especially awesome during Black Friday). You can even store an unlimited amount of photos. All of this in addition to the awesome FREE shipping options I listed above. And, if that isn’t enough, depending on where you live, you can get FREE shipping in less than two-hours thanks to Prime Now.

 

 

 

At only $5.99 a month, what have you got to lose? Whether you’re a busy mom or someone who needs to cut their expenses, Amazon Prime is one of the best memberships you’ll ever pay for.

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Five Money Saving Tips for Moms

 

It can cost a fortune to have kids. And the more you have, the more money you need to spend on clothing, shoes, food, doctor’s bills, etc. There are many ways to cut corners when it comes to taking care of your family. Here are five great ideas to help you save some cash!

 

  • Thrift Stores

 

While we’d all love to deck our kids out in designer duds, doing so is just plain foolish. For one, kids grow fast. That fabulous dress that little Suzie wore last month, probably looks more like a shirt on her now. And kids can be messy, in case you didn’t know! No reason to spend a lot of money on shoes that will become mud-covered in short order. Thrift stores are an excellent place from which to purchase kids’ clothes. Jeans especially, which usually end up with holes in the knees, are the perfect item to purchase at these types of establishments. For the same amount of money that one pair of new jeans costs, you could have six pairs from the thrift store. Totally worth it!

 

  • Save on Jammies

 

Speaking of stained and damaged clothes, they’re perfect repurposed as pajamas. No need to waste money on PJs when you have an entire pile of imperfect clothes sitting in your laundry room. If little Johnny spills some grape juice on his favorite tee shirt, wash it and let him wear it at night to sleep in. You can save a small fortune by doing this. You could always have a pair or two of pajamas on hand for each kid to wear for sleepovers.

 

  • Buy in Bulk

 

Warehouse stores are excellent places to buy food, and other items, in bulk. It’s worth the initial membership fee to save big in the long run. School snacks are a great thing to buy at these types of stores, because you can get huge boxes with twenty, thirty, forty, or more individually-wrapped items. Often too, coupon books are available at the entryways, by mail, or online. Win-win!

 

  • Make Your Own Toiletries

 

Purchase a large tub of coconut oil, along with a few other common household ingredients, and make lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, and other toiletries for your family. There are countless recipes for these cheap and non-toxic concoctions available online. Not only will you save a ton of cash by doing this, but you’ll also know exactly what your putting in, and on, your family members’ bodies.

 

  • Cut Your Kids’ Hair

 

This is easier than you think. Luckily, girls wear their hair long and straight these days with few, if any, layers. You can save a lot of money by attempting to trim their hair yourself. Watch a few You Tube tutorials if you’re unsure of your skills, and then have at it. Purchase clippers to cut boy’s hair. If you make a mistake, it will grow back!

Having kids doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you use a little planning and ingenuity to save a few bucks. These tips can help you be a thrifty mom!