I Love Amazon!
Amazon: The Introvert-Mom’s Shopping Dream Come True
I discovered the Amazon way of shopping in 2005 and have been a Prime member ever since. As someone who absolutely hates shopping of all kinds, let me assure you, it is worth it.
Christmas, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Weddings …
And any other occasion that requires a gift. You can have it delivered to your home or to ra recipient of your choice and they even do gift wrapping! If you are a Prime member, two-day shipping comes with most items and more recently they’ve started one-day and even same-day delivery for items ordered before noon. This system is not perfect, yet, but it’s pretty darn close. I really have no complaints, considering the alternative.
For me, it started with Christmas. It was 2005 and I had 4 kids, one of them a baby, so shopping was the biggest pain in the butt happening in my world at the tie. I know, I know … get over it, right? Um, no. Solve the problem. That’s what I do. THANK YOU, AMAZON.
Over the years, Amazon has only gotten better. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you. Being an organic-non-gmo family, I already have to shop at, at least three different grocery stores for fresh items and some of those don’t have the options Amazon offers. Some vitamins can only be found the tiny health shop 45 minutes from me, if even there. So for those types of things and some bulk items, I maintain subscriptions through Amazon. This means I get a delivery once per month, or every two or three months, however I set it, of the items I would have to shop at several different stores for. Right to my front door. Kitty litter, cat, and dog food are also conveniently delivered to my front door as needed.
The great thing about subscriptions is that if you subscribe to 5 deliveries per month, you receive a 15% discount on your entire order. This is what makes it more affordable than driving all over town to find something. My time is worth something and so is yours!
I can’t tell you how amazing it is to order a book and have it delivered the same day, for less $ than driving to the bookstore.
My husband was at the home improvement store (I don’t name names, but let’s just say, all of them, you know who they are) looking for a shower head. He called me and told me the model number and price and I did a quick Amazon search and found out that we could purchase the exact same product and have it delivered, same day, for less money. Trust me, I know how that sounds. But it’s true.
I don’t do coupons, one-day sales, price-comparison-shopping, or go out of my way to conform to any other obnoxious practices to get a good deal, generally speaking. I just don’t have the patience for it. So the fact that I have stumbled upon this gold mine should tell you how freaking easy it really is.
What Are You Waiting For?
That one thing you’ve been looking for, it’s probably on Amazon. Go find it! You might even be able to have it in your hands by the end of the day today!