There’s always something new to learn

How long have I been back in school now? 4 years? And how many books have I ordered from Amazon to save me money? Way too many. Most used, but some new.

So you know when you’re checking out in Amazon how they’re always trying to sell you Amazon Prime, because then you’d get free shipping! Well, not one to fall for that, I choose free Super Saver Shipping.

I am in the process of registering for classes (nothing like waiting until the last minute, right), so I’ve filled my cart up with the required textbooks (2). Recently, when making online orders, I’ve opened a new tab in my browser and searched “promotional code [insert website here].” It usually saves me at least $5. I decided to try that for Amazon today. Well, you won’t get many good results, but there’s one awesome one, if you’re a student.

You can get Amazon Prime for free as a student. !! Just sign up with your .edu email and, presto-chango, now you have free 2-day shipping! For the next year! On select items (you know, the Amazon ones, not the partner vendors)!

I could not be happier about that, especially since 2 day shipping gets my textbooks to me on Tuesday, just in time for my first class (Tuesday night). That is, if my advisor and the office do their part to get me registered. I’m playing the waiting game (and logging in to the school website a lot).

If you combine that deal with the money saved by buying through Amazon (new, even, since used prices were not much better, and I couldn’t get free shipping with them) versus the school bookstore, and however many points we get for using the credit card for this purchase (we bought our dishwasher almost entirely with points – totally awesome)…  $10 shipping (guestimate) + $48.24  Amazon pricing + points = >$60 savings!

Hey, when a $2,000 tuition bill is about to come due, it all helps.

So, if you have a .edu account, and I know quite a few people who do, you might want to give it a look. I am loving free Amazon Prime right now. (Hmm, what else could I buy for free shipping? Just kidding.)