Back To School Amazon Style

It’s no secret that I love Amazon for its products and services, but parents and students are surprised to learn of enhanced Prime membership benefits, free trials and extended services and deals, just for students.

Join Amazon Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students – Get special Prime benefits, just for students!
Most recently Amazon Prime membership has gotten the added perk of Prime Music. Any digital music – song, album or playlist – marked as ‘Prime’, can be nabbed for FREE if you are an Amazon Prime member!

My favorites are the Prime Music playlist. You add the playlist to your Amazon Music library and then get the Amazon Music app for PC, Mac, Android (Amazon Appstore) or iOS (Apple devices need the app which can be found in the iTunes Appstore).  All of the apps are FREE and allow you to listen to the FREE Prime Music, and download the music to your devices to listen even when you don’t have internet access.

The Prime Music benefit is ideal for students who constantly crave music!  My daughter is 15 and can’t get enough music.  Prime Music has virtually eliminated the need to purchase any, and when we are in the car she streams her downloaded playlists to the Bluetooth car stereo for everyone to enjoy!

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 We also use Prime Instant Video to supplement our cord cutter lifestyle. This is also ideal for college students who have access to the internet, but may not have cable TV in their dorm rooms.

You can watch on a PC or on a streaming device like Roku, Blu-ray player or Smart TV with the Amazon Instant Video app installed.

Did you know you get 5GB of FREE Amazon Cloud storage?  You don’t have to be a Prime member for this benefit – it’s for any Amazon customer to use to store their media. You can purchase more storage, and it’s about half the cost of Apple’s iCloud storage.

You can also test drive apps for FREE! Here’s a link to the page with the latest Android apps.

Prime Pantry is a very new program for Amazon.  When it came out my first thought was how great it would be to setup college care packages!

Prime Pantry allows you to select from grocery items and ship them for one low price. The cool part is that as you fill your box, you get a running total of the weight so that you can adjust as needed to stuff your box. – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices – PC, Mac, iOS (iPad, iPhone) & more!

Amazon has an extensive FREE Kindle book library that is available to anyone – even if you don’t have a Kindle device.

Download the Kindle Reading App; available for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, and read FREE Kindle books or get your textbooks at big savings to read on any device!

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Whether you are a student, a parent, or just a savvy deal shopper, don’t pass up the chance at great savings on books, music, movies, snacks and sitewide savings. Check out these Amazon deals today!

Savvy Sleuth’s Back To School Giveaway

Savvy Sleuth’s Back To School Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway 2013

To enter, answer the question: “What was your favorite back to school deal purchase?” in the comments box below.  


One entry per person and/or email, with (1) winner chosen at random by computer.

Individuals from the same household may enter, but please only enter once per person.

Open to all ages, US (lower 48) only.

Must be able to provide a residence or business mailing address, not a PO Box.

Winner will be selected on September 11th, and contacted by email.

NOTE:  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen and notified.

The Back To School Giveaway winner will receive the following brand new items.

  • Lands End Lunchbox with included Thermos
  • EasyAcc Bluetooth Speaker – Wireless Mini Portable
  • iPhone 4/4S or 5 case (Red – 4/4S, Blue or Pink – 5; winner will select one – iPhone not included).
  • Webster’s New Pocket Dictionaries (Spanish and English) & Pocket Thesaurus
  • (3) Stretch Book Covers – Blue, Green & Red
  • Master Lock Combination Lock (Blue)
  • Rumba Time Watch (pink) – not pictured.

Estimated Retail Value of Giveaway Items: $80


UPDATE:  9/12/13 – The winner is  Delilah Martin.  

An email has been sent to her notifying her of her win.  Thanks to all who participated in this giveaway.  


Amazon Prime Free 30-Day Trial

It’s now prime time to try out the benefits of Amazon Prime free for 30 days!

Join Amazon Prime – Watch Over 40,000 Movies

Amazon Prime Benefits Include:

* Instantly watch over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with titles for everyone

* Borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

* Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping with no minimum order size

For a limited time you can enjoy aFREE 30-Day Trial of Amazon Prime.

If you love Amazon Prime and want to keep its benefits for 1 year, do nothing and the credit card you have on account with Amazon will be charged $79 for a 1 year membership.

Cancel at any time during that 30 day trial and you will not be charged.

Enjoy Amazon Prime on your PC, smartphone, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Roku, Smart TV and other electronics.

Sign-up for Amazon Prime before heading off to college, and check out  the Savvy Sleuth’s College Essentials picks from Amazon, and then get FREE 2-Day Prime shipping on these items with your FREE 30-Day Amazon Prime trial membership!

Savvy Online Wedding Registry List

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The happy couple will have a fun time signing up for wedding registry gifts at several sites online.

Several great online wedding registries are available, and allow couples to register for 1,000’s of  traditional wedding gifts like cookware , china and linens, as well as contemporary items like electronics, yard tools and camping equipment.

Couples can relax and shop together,  signing up for wedding registry gifts that reflect their personality as a couple, and allowing their wedding guests the ease and flexibility of shopping from home.

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