Jun 242011

I like to shop online.  For me it’s so much easier than driving to a kazillion stores and finding nothing I want.  And in my neck of the woods, there ain’t a whole heck of a lot of places to choose from.

Christmas is the best time for me to do online shopping.  95 percent of the presents I buy are done while sitting on my lazy butt.

It’s a good thing that the UPS guy and I have a good rapport, because for two straight weeks in December he is at my house, lugging boxes from that familiar brown truck to my front door.

One of my favorite sites to go is Amazon.com.  You can buy almost anything there.  My original intent with this site was books, and still is, but they literally have everything there including the kitchen sink.

Many years back, I decided to try out their prime account for a year and see if I could save myself some money on shipping charges.  At $79 a year, I figured that it was a good investment, and if I didn’t like it I could cancel and go back to their normal shipping policies, which aren’t so bad.

I haven’t looked back since, and last night I received a nice little perk for my years of keeping this prime account active.

As I opened up my browser to their webpage, I am greeted with a cute little letter from the founder and CEO of the company informing me that they have added an additional 1,000 movies and TV shows to their line-up of offerings that you can watch directly from their site.  AND, by being a Prime account holder, I can watch them for free.


Am I the only one on the planet that didn’t know that this service has been available for who-knows-how-long?  I mean, I use this site A LOT and was totally clueless.

But I was also curious…. and cautious.  I don’t know why, maybe it’s the skeptic in me that screams “If it’s free, there’s a hitch.”  So I threw caution to the wind, hit the link and looked at what they had to offer.  I selected a comedy special that looked interesting and with trepidation hit the “select” button.

There were no pop-ups telling me I had to download special software in order to view the program.

There was no “limited time only” advertisement for something I didn’t want to buy.

All I had to do was agree to their “terms of use” and I was ready to go.  And for the next hour I relaxed and laughed away all the anxiety of the day.


I also discovered that I could add movies and shows to my cart to view at a future date.


Granted, the selection isn’t “new releases”, but it isn’t all stuff from the 1950’s either (although, there are some golden oldies to select from).  I have only skimmed through their offerings, and was happy with what I saw.  As always, you can purchase these movies and TV shows, and a host of other options that they have to offer, but I’m not interested in that stuff.

I’m a simple kinda gal.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some movies I want to add to my cart to view later.


I was neither contacted nor compensated by Amazon.com for mentioning this service.  The opinions expressed are purely my own based on my personal experience with this site.

  2 Responses to “I’ll Consider it a Perk”

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  1. Score! I agree, I would be skeptical myself 🙂

  2. Good find! We pay about $11/~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooneymo for Netflix, which includes streaming on our Xbox, PS3, computer and Wii, along with one DVD out at a time. Gotta say, I love it! Beats hitting up the movie stores (the ones that aren’t closing, that is)!

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