Who wouldn’t want free movies?
We use this little trick to get free movies to watch on our Amazon Prime account.
Our family loves movies and we purchase most of the family favorite movies through our Amazon Prime account. Having our movies with Amazon allows for access wherever we go. With 6 kids bound to never agree on anything, we are constantly bombarded to provide the latest and greatest in entertainment, this is how we deliver.
That is if you already haven’t already. If you are a student, you can qualify for a 6-month trial. The premise for this whole idea is based on if you are a current prime member. This is where the (almost) part comes into play. So as you may or may not know Amazon Prime features free 2 day shipping on products if they are listed as prime product. What you may not have noticed when checking out is the option to waive the free 2 day shipping in lieu of a slower shipping option and an added bonus of a $1 digital credit that can be used towards, you guessed it, movies!
Now it sounds simple enough, click on items like this one (this is something our 12-year-old has had his eyes on), you like through Amazon, add them all to your cart, then check out and wait for that sweet sweet $1 credit to show itself. Sounds good, right?
Well it gets even better. At our house, we usually have several things that we are buying at a time. What if, let’s just say you split up all those purchases? Now you have multiple purchases and you have a chance to get that lucky $1 optional credit each time you complete your purchase. As a result more $1 credits.
Now that you have those 7 items purchased separately you may be worried that you will now be getting 7 different deliveries. Not true, as Amazon will bundle separate orders into the same box if it is originating from the same facility. Often times I may purchase something and it is included with a purchase my wife made separate from mine. Soon you will be browsing the new release section of Amazon looking to spend those digital credits burning a hole in your shopping bag.
Note, this will not work if you do the 1 click ordering or if its a recurring order like Subscribe & Save or Prime Pantry. Not to say that these programs aren’t worth it, our family uses them often.
When it’s time to watch a movie as a family we use the Amazon app available on our smart TV. This helps us to connect to all the movies we have purchased through Amazon. For casual watching, we see the kids split up into groups using the TV and their Kindles which also provide any of the movies available within their movie rating permissions.
Who knew you could love Amazon even more?