I will tell you Amazon is so convenient! Nothing is better then opening the door to find a package with an item you need or want. Brandy makes some very good points as to why Amazon is going to save you money. Make sure you read her previous post by reading below.
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Continuing on with why I think everyone needs Amazon Prime in their life. Did you know that as an Amazon Prime member you get free 2 day shipping on almost everything? This is HUGE! Why at first it seems like no big deal. When you really think about how much time, and money you will save by utilizing this feature its a no brainer. Let’s us me as an example. I live in the country. There is a Dollar General 5 miles away. Another 7 miles is Walmart. I drive a gas guzzling older SUV. It takes me about $3.00 in gas to go to the Dollar General and then back home. Walmart takes me about $5.00 to go and come. Every time I go to Walmart I have to add on $5.00 to the cost just to cover my gas. Then there is the most expensive thing of all my time. I never have enough time.
A quick Walmart trip to buy 1 or 2 things takes me at least 25 minutes total. Then lets not forget the wear and tear to your car. Every time you get behind the wheel and use your car. You are getting closer and closer to car maintenance costs. Adding miles on to your car or truck. The more miles the less you will get when you sell it or trade it in. As you can see your average trip to Walmart it pretty pricey for me. Amazon does charge a little more for most things. But to me I find often times the gas, wear and tear on my SUV, and my time is more valuable. Even if you live down the street from Walmart and drive a economical car. You still have to get in your car fight traffic, and then people in the store. While your car maintenance and gas costs might be less then mine. You still are wasting your time!
No matter how well you plan out your grocery or shopping trips. It never fails some things will be needed in between trips. 2 days is nothing. It flies by super quick. I can’t tell you how many time the kids have come home on Monday with a list of items they need by Friday. Or they have a project due and need craft supplies or poster board. Instead of hopping in my car and driving to Walmart or the Dollar General, I get on Amazon and shop for what we need. Then like magic within 2 days a box appears on my porch with the items we need!
Lets do a practice shopping trip and compare the Amazon to Walmart price for the same items. Some items you will have to buy in bulk. But often times the bulk price is well worth the hassle of storing the items. On the plus side next time you need that item you will have it waiting for you!
White 22″x 28″ Poster board – $0.97 each (Walmart) $4.72 or $0.47 each for a 10 pack (Amazon)
Nabisco Sweet Treats 30 pack – $6.98 (Walmart) $6.98 (Amazon)
Clorox Wipes 3 ct. 75 wipes each – $10.64 (Walmart) $10.59 (Amazon)
Both Amazon and Walmart charge almost the same price for most items. The only difference is with Walmart you have to physically go to the store and buy the items. Amazon delivers them right to your door!
2/12 – 2/19
My Swagbucks – $25.00
My Husbands Swagbucks – $0.00 (He is still working on the garden.)
Ebates – $59.96 (Christmas shopping was most of that!)
App survey – $10.00 (Amazon gift card added $10.00 from my grocery fund to my MNSSHP fund)
Total to date – $634.19
Gift cards, and cash balances:
Southwest Gift Card – $177.12 for a $200.00 balance
Cash Remaining in my Disney fund – $457.07
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