This site is all about saving money. So we wanted to pass along a great article on CBS News about 7 ways you can save money at Amazon.
It might surprise you that joining Amazon Prime, the subscription service that gives you free 2-day shipping on everything you buy, is not one of the recommended strategies. Although getting free shipping might seem to save you money upfront, it turns out that Amazon Prime members end up spending more money on shopping on the whole. All said, spending more on shopping ends up not being the best way to save money.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Amazon Prime is not right for you. You just need to be aware that if you’re prime motive is to save money, joining such a program may end up having the opposite effect.