I signed up for the Amazon Prime trial in November of 2012. I forgot to cancel the trial in December and wound up paying $79 for a year. I’ve found it to be very beneficial thus far but now that Amazon is raising the price to $99, I need to decide if it’s worth renewing again once December rolls around.
Let’s look at my first year prime savings (Dec 2012-Dec 2013):
cat food $8.94
cat litter $14.50
mat board $1.10
personal care items $2.69
cleaning supplies $2.09
$91.11 in prime savings from purchases. I’m not even going to try to remember which shows I watched through Prime Instant Video but I know there were quite a few.
Now let’s take a look at this years’ prime savings so far (Dec 2013 – Dec 2014)
cat food $10.54
cat litter $33.32
personal care items $23.47
$96.65 in savings with prime so far (with 8 months to go before renewal)!
While I have bought a few additional items that weren’t Prime eligible, for the most part, I’ve gotten free shipping on all that stuff. I especially love the free shipping on 40 lbs of cat litter or the 16 lb bags of cat food I order!
I also need to factor in the amount of streaming videos I’ve watched through Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Downton Abbey – 3 seasons (1.99 each episode)
Under the Dome – one season (2.99 each episode)
Daria – 5 seasons ($1.99 each episode)
The Good Wife – 4 seasons ($1.99 each episode)
Pride & Prejudice – 6 episodes ($1.99 each episode)
The Witches ($9.99)
Orphan Black – season 1 ($1.99 each episode) *Highly recommend this show!
Doctor Who – season 7 part 1 ($1.99 each episode)
*soon to add season 7 part 2 of Doctor Who! ($1.99 each episode)
The Tudors – 4 seasons ($1.99 each episode)
I can’t recall everything I’ve watched through Prime Instant Video but an estimation for this list is well over $400 without Prime. I’m not going to go back and check to see how many episodes are in each season or each show I’ve watched, but you get the idea.
So, with all that said, I’m definitely going to be renewing my Prime account come December!
Will you be renewing or signing up for Amazon Prime this year?