Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Share an Amazon Prime Account and Save

Many people still aren't aware of Amazon Prime or how much it could actually save them, and many of those who are signed up don't use it to its full potential.For those who aren't aware, Amazon Prime is Amazon's membership program that gives you "free" 2 day shipping on all (eligible) items. Anything that is stocked and shipped by Amazon itself, rather than through a third party.  In addition to the 2-day shipping you also get access to a large amount of movies and television shows via Amazon Streaming, including many top shows that are only available through Amazon (like Downton Abbey). The current price for Amazon Prime is just $99 a year, which for everything you get is quite a bargain.

1. No Minimums - No more do you have to have a a minimum of $25 in your cart to get free shipping and no longer is that free shipping standard, it's 2-day. So, that $10 HDMI cable you need? Go ahead and order it, no more waiting. 

2. Cheaper Unlimited Streaming - If you are like many, you've been considering canceling cable. Amazon Prime is just one more tool in your toolbelt to make it easier. Either instead of or in addition to Netflix, the unlimited streaming will always give you something to watch. Most of the movies available on Netflix streaming are also available on Amazon Prime, but then there are also many shows and movies that aren't available on Netflix, and for a lower price.

3. Kindle Book Library - If you own a Kindle (not just the app) you can borrow 1 book a month from the Kindle Library. They have a wide range of books available in this program from current hits like "The Hunger Games" to 

4. Share Your Account - You can share your Amazon Prime account with up to four "household"members. But, since you can ship to any address from any Amazon account they really don't have to be in your house. So, you can share your account not only with your spouse in your own house (so that you can buy each other gifts without the other knowing), but also with your mom or a friend down the street. You can share it as a gift from yourself. Or, you can get with your family members (and friends) and split the cost up to 4 ways. Your choice (but you'll still be the one responsible for the bill).

When I first signed up for Amazon Prime it was a trial and when I first got billed I had no idea if I'd hang onto it. However, now it's just one more thing I've found so much value in that I wouldn't want to be without.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Daily Deal Sites for Ladies Clothing

I love the daily deal sites. I'm so hooked on Zulily it's not funny. Even my hubby is jealous that they don't include men's wear in their daily deals. So, I decided to see what other great daily deal sites I could find for ladies wear.

Zulily - offers new deals every day at 9am EST in womens, children, maternity and household items. There are usually at least a dozen different sales each day and each sale lasts for 3 days. Often the best items sell out within minutes of being posted (sad face). One of the greatest things is that they only charge a single flat rate shipping fee, so no matter how many items you purchase it doesn't increase the shipping total.

RueLaLa - Their sales open at 11am EST daily and cover pretty much everything and every price range. From high end brands like Gucci to more affordable items under $25, there's something for everyone. A couple of nice bonuses with RueLaLa - once you order and pay a flat $9.95 shipping you get free shipping for the next 30 days. They also allow you to return your items up to 30 days.

NoMoreRack - offers a variety of items every day. I've only ordered from them once and I'll admit that the dresses I got were not the highest quality, but for the price they were well worth it.

6PM - is Zappos daily deal site. Think of it as their clearance deals but without all the Zappos perks (no free shipping or returns). I have picked up some shoes for a really great bargain via this site.

LivingSocial - in addition to the local deals that LivingSocial offers, they also offer some great finds on all sorts of products. - new deals every day for everyone! Great items go fast. However, these are high end items and not so much in my price range.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kindle Deals

Kindle has got some amazing deals on some awesome books going on today. All $2.99 or less (a couple are even free TODAY (prices will likely increase after today)

I Am Legend (RosettaBooks into Film) - The basis of three different movies. Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The entire population has been obliterated by a vampire virus. Somehow, Neville survived. He must now struggle to make sense of everything that has happened and learn to protect himself against the vampires who hunt him constantly. He must, because perhaps there is nothing else human left.

EntreLeadership, by Dave Ramsey. Dave Ramsey has spent years giving financial advice on his daily radio show and has built a huge business out of his seminars and books. In EntreLeadership he invites you inside to see how his business was built from a card table in his living room to a multi-million dollar company.

Lamb, by Christopher Moore. If you haven't read Christopher Moore's irreverrent humor, you are missing out. However, if you are easily offended, I would not read this one. Lamb is the story of the boy Jesus as told by his best friend, Biff.

Coyote Blue, by Christopher Moore. As a boy, he was Samson Hunts Alone -- until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love -- in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid -- and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam...and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee - From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.

Perfectly Paleo - 30 Unique and Delicious Paleo Diet Recipes You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat Well, Enjoy Life, Lose WeightHere at last is the last diet you should ever need. Get a quick and gratifying start with Lose It!, the phase of the diet designed to help you lose up to six to ten pounds in just two weeks. Eat the foods you love in moderation in the Live It! phase, which is designed to help you continue to lose one to two pounds per week and keep them off. Here is the diet that helps you accomplish real and lasting weight loss. It is no fad, but a solid, common-sense approach brought to you by an award-winning health organization. More, The Mayo Clinic Diet does not require expensive ingredients (which can make a diet difficult to maintain in the long run.) Through simple, healthy adjustments to your lifestyle, The Mayo Clinic Diet gives you the tools you need to achieve the success you want. In two easy phases, The Mayo Clinic Diet helps you lose weight and keep it off for life.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today's FREE Kindle Books

Today brings another big batch of FREE cookbooks for your Kindle reader or app.  As always be sure to double check the price and make sure it still says "Kindle Price: $0.00"

Vegetarian Dinner (The 15-Minute Vegetarian)

Favorite Farmers Market Recipes - "Great tasting recipes for Fruits and Veggies that can be found at Farmers Markets.

Tasty food dishes that are a treat to eat. Made from fresh goodies such as, Apples, Beets, and Cabbage to Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Zucchini, and other vegetables and fruits that you can find at a Farmers Market. "

Healthy Chicken Dishes That Keep You Feeling Full and Help You Easily Lose Weight - "Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your kitchen! Learn how to cook, and the best part, enjoy, Moroccan style chicken, Greek chicken, a sinfully delicious chicken in a red wine sauce, that will simply melt in your mouth and much, much more."

33 Delicious and Nutritious Vegetarian Main Entree Recipes (The Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Cooking)

52 Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Gluten Free Desserts (Quick, Simple and Delicious Gluten Free Recipes Vol. 5)

Low Gi Belly Fat Diet - The Flat Belly Action Plan - "Finally, there’s a plan that has proven science behind it and a diet that you can use on a daily basis as long as you want – LONG TERM. Actually, calling it a diet is doing it a dis-service, as it becomes more of a lifestyle plan. It can fit into your daily routine easily and allows you to ENJOY FOOD and LOSE WEIGHT at the SAME TIME."

Easy and Fast Vegetarian Dinner Recipes for One - Vol 2 (Easy Veggie for Singles)

The Art of the Brew: How to Make World-Class Coffee at Home (The Coffee Maestro Series) - "You see, making great coffee boils down to doing a number of little things right, such as selecting the right beans and roasts, and creating the right blends; using the right coffee machine and grinder; using the right amount of grounds; brewing at correct temperatures and for the right amount of time; and more."