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3 Ways Amazon Prime is Helping Us Rock the Holidays — and How to Get it for FREE

December 20, 2015
by Susan Shain
Contributor

The holiday season is a beautiful time of year, but some would also say it brings a lot of stress.

We at The Penny Hoarder aren’t exempt from it.

Between attending holiday parties, baking cookies and traveling over the river and through the woods, things are a bit hectic.

Add the fact this is a busy time of year for us work-wise, and it won’t be surprising if we go a little insane.

Thankfully, we have a tool that’s helping us through the holiday season with panache.

Here’s why we love Amazon Prime, and how you can get it for FREE.

How We’re Crushing the Holidays With Amazon Prime

Here are the three biggest ways Amazon Prime is saving our skin this holiday season:

1. We Stream Our Music Ad-Free

With Amazon Prime Music, we stream all our Christmas music without ads. Uninterrupted cheer. All the time.

… I think some people are probably less enthused about this than I am.

2. We Watch Free Movies When Our Boss Isn’t Looking

What’s the only thing better than watching Christmas movies? Watching Christmas movies when you’re supposed to be working!

So, when our boss isn’t looking, we use Amazon Prime Instant Video to stream feel-good movies and relax a little bit (and get paid!).

3. We Slack on Our Gifts Until the Last Minute

Because we’re busy writing about money-saving deals and tips for you, we don’t have a lot of time to shop.

Luckily, Amazon Prime comes with free two-day shipping on over a million items, so we can slack on our gifts until the last minute. (Just kidding, mom!)

Interested? Click here to get a FREE 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.

Penny Hoarder tip: Put a reminder in your calendar for 30 days from now, so you don’t accidentally get charged.

Your Turn: Do you use Amazon Prime? What’s your favorite feature?

Disclosure: We have a serious Taco Bell addiction around here. The affiliate links in this post help us order off the dollar menu. Thanks for your support!

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

by Susan Shain
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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