Our family has been using Amazon Prime for probably 3 or 4 years now, and we LOVE it! You pay one fee for the year, and you get FREE 2-day shipping for just about anything you find on Amazon. And believe me when I say, we do a LOT of shopping on Amazon!
If we are at a store and we find something we like, we'll usually say "Well, let's see how much it is on Amazon.", and typically, it will be cheaper on Amazon, plus there's hardly EVER sales tax on it. For those of us who live in a high state tax state (California!), this is a good thing.
We even purchase grocery items, personal care items, and medicine on Amazon. We get my Prilosec on Amazon, along with razor blade refills for my husband, because if you use the subscription method, they're MUCH cheaper than at any store that we go to. We purchase Nature's Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola from Amazon in a case of 6, because it's much cheaper than at the grocery store.
Recently, I was at Target, looking for a certain shampoo that I use. I can't substitute any other shampoo, because of the sensitivity of my skin. But it was EXPENSIVE! I called home and asked hubby to look on Amazon (no, we don't have smart phones yet) to see what the price was. You could get a 2-pack of this shampoo (which will last me probably 6 months or longer!) for $2 less PER BOTTLE, than at Target. So we ordered it.
Books? Yep! When we shop for books, we usually look for USED books, because in most cases they are in really good condition and MUCH cheaper than new books. We have been able to find books for under a dollar, with a few dollars shipping, saving us loads of $$$! Movies too. We'll look for DVDs that are used, but in great condition, and so far, we have not been disappointed.
We have purchased cameras, a Wavemaster punching bag, ice cream makers, electric blankets, vitamins, ink for our printer, USB cables, a video baby monitor (a gift for a friend), cooking utensils, a set of pots and pans, a wine bottle opener, Swiffer dusters, Case Logic cases for electronic devices and for DVDs, 3 ukuleles, batteries, backpacks, bluetooths, our ESV Bibles, ear plugs, a basketball rim, etc. You name it, we've bought it on Amazon!
We also will buy things for our families. Whether it's a gift or something that they are looking for, we will order it for them, and Amazon will ship it directly to them. My parents don't own a computer, so this comes in really handy for them. They're amazed at some of the things you can find on Amazon! My in-laws will be looking for a specific item, and we'll usually say "Let's see if we can find it on Amazon." and usually we can.
No, I'm not receiving any kind of compensation for this post. We just really, REALLY like our Amazon Prime! I'm not sure if our UPS guys like it so much, but we sure do!
You should check it out, if you haven't already. You'll be amazed at what you can find!