Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Today's Best Value In Home Entertainment, Convenience, And Savings

On a recent trip back home, I think I sold three different households on this fabulous thing which, if you're all about economics in a digital world, I thought I ought to also tell you about. It's Amazon Prime.

You may only know of this service as the way to get items delivered from Amazon with free two-day shipping. While it's only items from (fulfilled by) Amazon, that still millions of items. And you can upgrade to next-day shipping for just a few dollars too -- which is nice when you suddenly remember that you don't have a gift for that five-year-old whose birthday party Johnny's going to on Saturday. *wink*

But Prime is even more than that.

Prime members also receive, at no additional cost, access to more than 17,000 movie and television titles to stream with Prime Instant Video. (If you have a Roku or other box device, I can't tell you how much our family saves for Movie Night, etc. Roku is an amazing thing!)

For me, because I love my Kindle Touch,, the icing on the cake is the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. It works like a library -- only there's no due dates, so no over-due charges! Each month, you can opt to read one of the thousands of ebooks they have for free. The monthly Kindle offerings include over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers, so there's always something you'll want to read -- for free.

Amazon Prime is an outstanding value in entertainment & savings convenience at just $79 a year. Heck, if you just check out one book a month, those savings alone pay for the Amazon Prime membership!

You don't have to take my word for it. Start your one-month free trial yourself and see how much you save today.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

We've Come A Long Way, Baby

Or have we. Normally I avoid politics here at Things Your Grandmother Knew, but I have to say that while there's lots we should take from our past, we needn't move backwards And certainly not when it comes to health care and women's rights.

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