Hello and forgive me for a brief tangent from my usual content. I don’t intend to turn our little blog into a glorified advertising platform, though I will on occasion plug a product, service, webpage, youTube channel, etc. that the Plant Powered Gamers find awesome. One of these magical “services” is the online shopping platform, Amazon. You may have heard of them… In any case, we love our time at home and tend toward avoiding unnecessary trips to town and that makes shopping with Amazon a pretty straightforward slam dunk. We tried out Prime a few years ago and have never really considered dropping it since. They bundle so much value in to that membership fee that it would be silly for us to drop it.
Free Movies? Got it. Cheap movie/tv rentals? Got that too. Weird, hard-to-find baking ingredients? I’m looking at you, Teff Flour. They have that as well. More rare and used video games than the local flea market? Yep, though you’ll have to do without that special, authentic flea market smell of roasting pork rinds and fried butter sticks. Fast, free shipping on virtually every order that is labelled as “Prime” (which is most of the time in our experience)? You betcha. If you happen to shop at Whole Foods they offer an in-store discount to boot. Sweet. Cheap rice, beans and greens all around!
So their deal during the first half of July (2-17) is that you can get a free 30-day Trial of Prime, just check out the link below. Plus a bit of commission change goes to the Plant Powered Gamers as a bonus! It’s like getting a 1-up Mushroom you get to share with Player-2.
So here we are, several years into being Prime members and I am still finding bonus stuff they are offering to throw our way. Today as we were streaming on Twitch – basically youTube for gaming videos – Grant and I noticed someone had a Twitch Prime membership. Curious as to what this was we checked into it and found it was a free bonus included in our Prime membership anyway. They offer free games every day, far more than any normal mortal could play through. I simply linked my Twitch account to the Prime one and I totally get to download and keep them. The games are tied into your Twitch account, but there is no need to actually use Twitch to watch streaming if that is not your thing. It basically seems to be set up like Steam but with less emphasis on selling games and more emphasis on you watching people play them. We actually use it mostly to meet up with other gamers to play multiplayer games at the moment (Ultimate Chicken Horse, anyone?) What’s more, Grant totally gets a free entry in this as well and can download the same games they offer me. Even if you value these as “cast off” or “mobile-equivalent” $1 games, which many are not, if you take them up on their offer that would be a pretty sick value for the cost of the membership that is already giving you free movies and fast shipping. Yikes! You can check the next link to see what is up with this whole Twitch Prime thing:
Now they are offering a load of other goodies that we are not familiar with, and one might want to look into those as well. As we here at Plant Powered Gamers have no experience with the other services offered I don’t really feel right promoting them, but don’t let our inexperience deter you if they catch your interest. Prime Student, Pantry and Free Time all sound like they could be quite awesome, we just haven’t had the need nor opportunity as of yet to try them out.
One last note on that free trial above. It lasts a month and they are hosting “Prime Day” on the 17th, officially. It will be a day chock-full of silly online deals for many things you likely don’t need but may want anyway. If you are capable of utilizing a bit of self control I encourage you to give that free trial a go and land the 16th of July right in its midst to see what it is all about.
Again, thanks for indulging my moment of deal promotion and another thanks if you actually check into these through our links to Amazon. I wouldn’t bother to promote the service if it was anything less than spectacular. It really is something we use pretty much every week to save time and as mentioned, bonus entertainment is the icing on that digital cake.
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