Hello. My name is Alissa and I’m addicted to Amazon. I’m really not sure when I got my first hit, but I do know that within the past 5 or so years I’ve become full blown addicted! One of the first “extra features” I started using of Amazon’s due to a friends referral was their Amazon Mom program (Now known as Amazon Family). That was about 9 years ago when my daughter was a baby. With Parker (my oldest), I swear I was going to the store weekly to pick up diapers. I was so thankful to start using the Amazon Family program. I registered the kiddos, and was able to get extra savings on all things baby. Especially diapers. Eventually after I stopped breastfeeding I even ordered their formula from there. The feature I loved the most was the Subscribe & Save. I never had to worry about running out to a store for diapers. Somehow, I think all stars were aligned in the perfect direction, because one box lasted us a full month until our next shipment. Mom score! I think it’s safe to say that’s what got the ball rolling…
Amazon Prime Can’t Be Beat
I can’t tell you how many times Amazon Prime’s Free 2 Day shipping has saved my behind. The more you read and follow me, you’ll learn I’m a major procrastinator. I can’t help it. I figure I’m still this way at 32, there’s no help for my family.
The yearly subscription to be a Prime member is well worth it. Best investment I’ve ever made! Can you imagine with my procrastination how much I’d end up spending in a year on last minute shipping? I feel confident in saying it would be in the upper hundreds! – Totally not kidding. So many items, and it seems it’s many necessaties fall under Prime. I truly couldn’t live without it.
Subscribe & Save has put my life on autopilot.
Many companies offer a subscribe and save or an auto ship feature. It’s really pretty ingenious. I was originally introduced to auto ship features through network marketing companies. That little bit of savings they offer you by taking the subscribe and save option, I’m sure pays off for them in the long run. I currently have on average around a dozen items I have on subscribe and save that arrive between every 1-3 months. I started putting certain items on S&S that I should change out every so often, but usually forget to replace like furnace filters and pool filters. Besides those I also have my Starbucks k-cups, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, dog chews, and dog food. You haven’t met my dogs yet, but we have a five year old Shorkie, and a two and a half year old English Mastiff. Yes, we are covering both ends of the spectrum. But anyways, we go through a LOT of dog food. Getting my enormous bags of dog food delivered each month is so much easier and cheaper than me hauling it home from the local Tractor Supply. I’m pretty sure my weekly Amazon deliveries help keep my UPS drivers in tip top shape. They probably silently curse me when those S&S deliveries arrive at the end of the month. LOL
I still love my mom and pop shops.
Even though I’m a frequent online shopper, I still like to support our local shops. Whether it be our local little gas stations where I fill up and grab a our milk and bread, or making sure to check out what’s new at the local shops on high street. Those are the places you’ll find the special items you aren’t going to find at your big box stores. Especially the customer service. I love the fact that when I need a special gift I can call up The Fashion Shoppe (Fashion & Gift Boutique) and she’ll get something together and have it wrapped beautifully for me ready to pick up. That type of service isn’t going to happen online or in the big box stores. So just remember, even though we love the convenience of shopping from home on the couch, make sure to still support those local business around you too.
I’m signing off to check in on my weekly deliveries for this week 🙂