Why spend time and money – and stress yourself out when heading to the mall? I gave it up years ago and never looked back. Christmas shopping this year took me exactly 10 minutes. For the loved ones I will meet during the holidays I ordered wonderful books, and for those I can’t meet in person, I got Prime Membership cards, which will be send exactly on the days I chose – some via mail in gift wrapping, some via email.
The Time I Saved…
Precious hours that I gained can be used for even more holiday pleasures: Visiting a Christmas Tree farm to cut my own tree, stopping by at friends or family members place for a cup of coffee, attending an artist tour or one of the many holiday markets and sipping a glass of mulled wine and sampling delicious Christmas cookies – or just reading, reading, and reading even more.
Making a list and checking it twice…
and then go to your favored online retailers and order – it’s the best way to get into the holiday mood without all the hassle that is usually associated with Christmas shopping sprees.
Don’t worry to forget any names on your holiday shopping list. You can even send marvelous ebooks or gift cards, Prime Memberships etc. on Christmas Day! Get more tips on time- and money-saving online shopping from Real Simple Magazine.
And Here is a Holiday Gift for My Readers: 3 for 1 eBook
From December 23 to December 28
Purchasing one of my books on Amazon, and sending the receipt by email,
will give you two more FREE ebooks.
Just take a pic of your sales receipt, and add it to your email,
sending it latest on December 29 to 111Publishing a t gmail d o t com
You will receive two more books of your choice for FREE. Don’t forget to state in your email which of the books you would like.
Amazon Prime Membership $99 until December
You will receive free two-day shipping year-round, including right before the holidays. Not a member? You can still reap the benefits of the deal when you sign up for a free one-month trial. Which means, as long as you order by December 22, your gifts should arrive in time. Other perks are:
- Free Two-Day Shipping
- No-Rush Shipping Credit
- Guaranteed Delivery (Which Can Result in Free Prime)
- Same-Day Delivery (in certain areas)
- Restaurant Delivery: Get FREE one-hour delivery
- Prime Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes
- Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: access to members in the U.S.
- Free Audible Channels for Prime
- Music and Video add-on Subscription
- Streaming Music, Movies, and Television Shows
- Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage
- Free Kindle eBooks
- Early Access to Deals
- Prime-Only Prices and Coupons
- Prime Pantry
- Amazon Family
- Amazon Household
Best of all about Prime is that you can share nearly all the perks with another member of your household. Stephen Slaybaugh wrote in great detail about all these Prime perks here.