Thursday, October 7, 2010

Amazon Mom

I seem to be one of the only people at my office who doesn't already own an Amazon Prime account, so my friend Dianne pointed me to Amazon Mom

It grants 3 months of free 2-day shipping and that time extends if you buy stuff from the baby store. As Christmas is less than 3 months away, I am all about trying this out.

It asks you what you are (Mom, Dad, StepDad, etc.) then asks for the child's first name and birthday. The birthday is clearly for them to target products, so I trully hope that no one puts your child's REAL birthday. Anything in a 12-month period certainly gives enough info that they you can get appropriate promotions. I'm sure some folks would say that this is even too much info, that you narrow your childs age to a 365-day period, and that's a valid point. But life here in the digital age is all about balancing privacy with convenience. This is my balance.

So, we'll see how it goes. I was hoping that the FREE shipping applied to items that normally don't qualify for Super-Saver shipping because they are through Partner sites, but no such luck. Still, the potential for benefit is there. Let's see how much benefit I've gotten at the end of 3 months.


Pish Posh, @imakeagoodhat said...

Oh, a good tip with Amazon. If you're offered "Subscribe & Save", do it, because you can literally cancel right after you place your order and still get the discount.

Sorry, stumbled on your blog after looking up what a kinkling is, so now I'm going through your archives. (Jefferson Pastry Shoppe)

Pish Posh, @imakeagoodhat said...

Oh, another one. Use ebates or similar sites to get cash back on purchases made online. :)