Amazon Prime Day Starts Soon

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    We have Redstone Arsenal here, as well as NASA, plus a lot of military retirees, so Huntsville is probably one of the most progressive cities in Alabama, even though it is not the largest.
    They just opened the Whole Foods Market here last November , so it is pretty new for us. It is not too far from where we live, and is on the way when we go to the fitness center; so we decided to stop by and check it out. After looking, we could see how it had the nickname of "whole paycheck market", and were astonished that chicken (which is usually areound $1-$2 per lb) was selling for $10 per lb.
    Most of the time, we do not see very many cars there, but they have a huge deli area, and apparently a lot of their business is people coming in for lunch, and taking home food after work.
     
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    I was thinking Texas not Alabama :p BTW Kroger is called Frys Foods around here, I go there often. ;)
     
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    Like @Spencer Berrett, I live in a small town, and we're seventy miles from a much larger town, so I buy a lot from Amazon so, even without Amazon Prime streaming, the account pays for itself easily.
     
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    I buy buy books from Amazon, the kind you download, kindle books. I have bought harmonicasfrom them in past years, not much else. I have never participated in prime day.
     
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    Even if you do not participate in Prime Day, you can still save a lot on almost everything and have it delivered right to your doorstep by ordering it from Amazon. Most of the time, it is also tax free, so you save even more, even if it is the same price as (for example) going to Walmart.
    Plus , the selection is HUGE ! !
    You can usually find a lot more of any kind of item than you can at even the large stores.
    Amazon also sells refurbished items at great savings. We bought a Hamilton Beach BrewStation coffeemaker that sold new for about $65, and only paid about $24 for it as a refurbished/guaranteed one from Amazon. We have had it over two years, make several pots each day, and it works great still.
    For items that you use all the time, like paper towels and toilet paper, you can order in bulk and save, plus put it on what Amazon calls "Subscribe and Save" , and they send it out on a regular basis and it is even cheaper that way.
     
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    I'm sure you're right but but for most things I still like the box stores.
     
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    It is that time again, and Amazon Prime Day starts at 3 PM this afternoon. I have no clue why it does not start first thing in the morning, but that is what it said on my app this morning.
    Last week, Evelyn and I went to Whole Foods, and Amazon has a special for Prime members that if you spent $10+ at Whole Foods, then you got a coupon for $10 on Prime Day.
    Naturally, I spent over the $10 and have my coupon, so I have doubled my money once i order something today.
    We usually don’t get any of the specials that the have for Prime Day, but it looks like my discount is good for anything, so I can use it on anything whether it is on special or not.
     
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    The last couple of years, I was not very impressed with Amazon Prime Day, so I hope this year is better.
     
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    Amazon has some really great deals for readers today !
    If you subscribe to the Kindle first, each month they give you a selection of six new books and you can choose one for free each month. It doesn’t cost anything to do this, you just have to be a Prime member.
    If you subscribe today, or even if you are already subscribed to this Prime benefit, today, you can get all six books for free !
    Also, there are a lot of Kindle books on sale, and if you buy one, then part of that purchase price also counts towards your next Kindle purchase.
    Kindle also has a special on the Kindle Unlimited, today only.
    It is normally $9.99 per month for this feature (which is too much money for me to spend each month), but if you sign up today, the first three months are only 99 cents .......what a bargain ! You can cancel at any time, so I am going to use my three months and read as many of the books as I can, and then cancel before the price goes up.
     
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    That's a good deal.

    My daughter put a bunch of stuff in her cart but so far nothing in there went on sale.

    She has kindle unlimited ...just told her what you wrote...she said that's a good deal.

    She also said the site was crashing in the beginning.
     
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    It's a good time to buy a Kindle.
     
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    The mobile site seems to be overloaded still, @Chrissy Cross , and the regular website is not much better. I went to amazon smiles, which is what I always use when I order anyway, and that site is working just fine.
    I like Amazon smiles because they will donate to the charity of your choice each time that you purchase something from Amazon. I have our local free health clinic as my designated charity, and you can choose just about any charity that you want to use. It costs the same whether you use the regular amazon website or the smile one, but I like that Amazon will make the charity donations.

    https://smile.amazon.com/?tag=bitc-catch-pczz-pzz-us-20
     
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