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So…what is Prime Day? And, more importantly, how can you make the most of it? Well, I’m glad that you asked…let’s talk all about Prime Day.

Prime Day is a special savings event with exclusive offers for those who have an Amazon Prime membership. It rivals (and even surpasses) Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. The dates that Prime Days are offered varies. There are usually a couple throughout the year.

And you’re in luck…because Prime Day is happening RIGHT NOW!

To participate in all of the great savings and start your Christmas shopping early this year (because if you’re like me you always mean to start early but never quite get around to it), you’ll need an Amazon Prime membership. Right now can try it out for free for 30 days. So, there’s absolutely no risk to trying it out and seeing if it’s worth the money for your family.

Our family of four has had a membership for years, and, let me tell you, it’s been more than worth the money. We got it for the deals on shipping. Not only do you get free shipping on loads of things, but the shipping is also expedited. For example, today I received at my door a book that I ordered yesterday and a mattress that we ordered 2 days ago (yes, a mattress)…all at no additional charge other than our monthly membership.

As I get older, I get more forgetful…and I’m less willing to go out and fight the crowds in stores. Instead of writing things on a shopping list or running to the store every day, I use my Prime account instead. When I think of something we need, I add it to my cart and put it out of my mind.

And, of course, you also get access to the Prime Video with all kinds of great things to keep your family entertained when you’re not out running about to sports practices and dance recitals (or whatever your kids are into…we were ALWAYS at a hockey rink in our “spare” time). This has been one of our best resources for showing our kids all of the “cool” movies that we watched as kids, and that they just HAVE to watch because we loved them so much.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on being the hero of Christmas this year…and at a discount! (They’ll never even know.) Here’s a good place to start for anyone with kiddos. Happy shopping!!!