When I post product reviews on this site, you will see that I often point to Amazon. I do this because Amazon is who I use and who I love to use. I wanted to let you know why I love Amazon.
Before Samantha, I would use Amazon every now and then, but was not a loyal Amazon customer. I also often went to Target, Fred Myer’s, Home Depot, Sears, Costco, and Barnes & Nobles. I would hunt for the best deal around, driving from one store to another store.
When I became pregnant with Samantha, I had all this new stuff to shop for, without the energy to go from store to store. At about this time, I learned about Amazon Mom – a free program which, among other things, included a year of Amazon Prime free two day shipping at the time (It now includes 3 months).
It turned out that I love Amazon Prime two day shipping. After the second hand crib did not work out in the last week of my pregnancy, I simply jumped onto Amazon, and had the crib delivered two days later. The crib arrived while I was in labor, and was set up before Samantha's first night home.
I was worried we were spending more than if I looked locally, but realized that most items were either the same price or cheaper on Amazon. This was before you take into consideration the cost of gas to drive to the store. The items that were not cheaper seemed to be highlighted as such in the comments, and I have bought a few items from different sources (all online) based on Amazon comments.
Add to this that I am extremely picky about what I buy. Both my husband and I have a habit of researching and choosing just what we want. The problem with this is that it is often very hard to find what we want locally without a special order (and sometimes with one). Amazon takes care of this problem.
Outside of Costco and the grocery store, I rarely buy from any large store except Amazon these days. So when I am linking to a product at Amazon, I do that because I buy from Amazon. It is important to me that I give you my honest view of any product I review, so I started with the place I do most of my shopping.
I had no problem buying the Amazon Prime Membership when the Amazon Mom promo time ended, it is well worth the money to me.