Wondering if you should get Amazon Prime? Here’s why I think all calligraphers and crafters should get Amazon Prime and how to make sure you do it as inexpensively as possible.
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Yesterday, I shared a post on Amazon Prime Day coming up in a couple of weeks. Then, I realized that I haven’t fully shared with you the reasons why I love being a Prime member and why I think you should be one too.
I wasn’t a fan of being an Amazon Prime Member at first because I thought about it as being another thing I really don’t need. Even though I had occasionally bought stuff from Amazon – like many people, I thought it wasn’t something I needed.
Then my brother kept talking about how excellent the service was and how he had switched from ordering things on eBay to getting almost everything he bought online from Amazon. It was mostly because of how easy and fast it was to order items from Amazon using Prime. Then I decided to try Amazon Prime for my craft and calligraphy supplies.
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IS AMAZON PRIME REALLY WORTHY?
I’m so glad I gave it a try! Prime has been a game-changer for me and my calligraphy tools!
Every single I became a mom, time to go shopping and spent hours walking through the craft store is history. I don’t have the time to do that anymore. The truth is that shopping in person takes time.
And since I became a Prime member and started shopping more online, I realized that more often than not, I didn’t get the best deals. Not to mention all the unnecessary stuff you buy just because you see them at the craft store and think it’s cute or that you might use them – one day – maybe.
Sure, the good thing about going to the store is that you can get what you need right away. You don’t have to wait on the mail to come so you can get your craft going. But once I realized that the Amazon Prime program gave me free two-day shipping on pretty much every product I needed, AND on some products, even next-day – his was my answer!
I now order most of my calligraphy pens and tools, paper, vinyl, organizers, craft tools, and even house gadgets and baby things through Amazon. IT’S SO EASY!
And because of the Prime free two-day shipping, I can order one thing at a time and not have to worry about combining items together to get the best deals on shipping. I found that when I try to get shipping on online orders, I usually get stuff I don’t really need and spend SO MUCH more for the sake of free, fast shipping.
HOW DO YOU GET AMAZON PRIME?
It is pretty easy to sign up for it. Just follow this link and follow the prompts. Like most great things in life, Prime is not free. This is one of the reasons why I didn’t get it at first. But when I realized it has free two-day shipping, I got a free trial.
Yes, you get a FREE ONE MONTH TRIAL!
When I first got the trial, I thought I’d cancel it after the 30 days. But when I realized how much money I was going to save on shipping, I decided to keep it. One day I started comparing the prices of the calligraphy tools I got from the craft store to the ones on Amazon and saw they were significantly different. Then, I realized all the other amazing things I was getting just by having the Prime membership, and I was sold for years to come.
Anyone with a valid .edu email address can sign up for a 6-month free trial for Amazon Prime Student here. I didn’t know this for the first year. Then my brother told me, and I immediately got an account with my student email. Another great perk of being a student. After the 6-month free trial, the membership was half off. Even better!
MONEY-SAVING TIP: RIGHT NOW YOU CAN GET A FREE $10 AMAZON CREDIT WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD AND SIGN-IN TO THE AMAZON MOBILE APP FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Now, the $10 credit is for new and existing Amazon Prime members who have never signed into the Amazon app before.
AMAZON PRIME BENEFITS FOR CALLIGRAPHERS
I signed up for the convenience of fast shipping. Then, I realized there are even more amazing things included with Amazon Prime.
Here are some of the outstanding benefits that I find useful for calligraphers and crafters alike:
- Free two-day shipping (the reason why I decided to give it a try) if you live in the contiguous 48 states. Some people in larger areas can get same-day delivery at no extra charge! I’m lucky enough to be one of those people 🙂
- Free shows and movies. It gives you something to watch while you practice your calligraphy — you can even download some of these to your phone or tablet for offline viewing.
- Free music streaming and NOT commercials! I love listening to music when I craft!
- Whole Foods deals (great if you need to get some essential oils right away!)
- Unlimited photo storage — store all of those important photos OFF your computer.
- Early access to Amazon lightning deals (you get access to these 30 minutes before anything else, and I’ve gotten some excellent craft tools, like my heat press and light pad, in the lightning deals
- One audiobook. If you don’t have time to read an actual book, this is the next best thing. You can listen to books you while you craft.
There are tons more benefits you can get from being an Amazon Prime member (you can check the full list of benefits here). But the huge advantage I have to mention is….
There are HUGE craft and calligraphy deals available during Amazon Prime Day. But you need to be a Prime member to get them. Go sign up for Amazon Prime now and then check out my page of Amazon Prime Day Deals. Make sure you bookmark my deals page. I’ll be keeping up-to-date through Prime Day!!
Once you get amazing calligraphy supplies on Amazon Prime Day, the next thing you need to do is to get practicing. I have tons of FREE lettering worksheets on my Resource Library to help you get started on your calligraphy journey.