DD signed up for the Amazon Student Prime free trial, which is for 6 months of free 2 day shipping. I had read somewhere on the internet that the free trial doesn't include Amazon Prime Videos, but apparently it does, because I was able to load a tv show to my computer screen to watch, at no charge. Cool beans. Now we can add this streaming option to our blu-ray dvd player, along with our Netflix subscription. I'll split the cost of the Student Prime with her ($49, I think) in 6 months, when the free trial is over. Yay, now I can finally check out Downton Abbey starting with Season 1 and see what it's all about.
And I just got a free $25 Amazon gift card through work! More cool beans. I didn't even have to do anything, other than listen in on this webinar with one of the manufacturer's we rep and they emailed everyone a $25 gift card.
I was saving up my Swagbucks to cash in closer to Christmas. I didn't realize you can only cash in for 2 Amazon gift cards per day and 5 per month, so I cashed in what I could for the $5 cards, since they are less "bucks" than the higher value cards. Then this week they had on sale for 450 swagbucks $5 Walmart gift cards, so I have requested 2 of those. Now I am back down to 300 swagbucks, but I have been averaging earning at least 50 per day and I have 300 pending from a couple of online purchases. I guess if I still want to "save up" the points I could just buy higher valued gift cards, rather than small $5 increments. I was able to use $20 of the Amazon gift card codes towards the mattress topper I ordered for DD's dorm bed.
I was a bit miffed that a discounted giftcard I ordered last Saturday for Petco still has not arrived. It says it shipped last Monday and only a few states distance mailing, so should have been here in 6 days, ya think? Pup will be out of his food probably by Monday morning. So, this afternoon I went to the nearby Petsmart. I found a $5 off natural dog food coupon online (including Blue Buffalo, the brand we use), plus it was $5 off a bag at the store, so I at least I pretty much saved the same % as I would have with my Petco giftcard. Just still miffed that now I am out double the money for 2 bags instead of one. I have sent an email into the gifcard company to see what is up. I have never ordered from this one before, so now getting a bit nervous.