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12.12.12

Amazon Family {Review}

I was recently asked to review and write about Amazon Family. I am a huge Amazon fan and have used it for years, both to buy from and to encourage others to buy things for me (via my birthday list and Christmas list) so reviewing this new service was right up my street.

Amazon Family is a new membership programme developed to help parents save time and money on their shopping. Something which is music to every parents ears I'm sure!

When signing up to to Amazon Family you are simply asked if you are a mum/dad/family member, if you are expecting a baby, and then the names and ages of your children. You are then asked to include bank details, and your address. 
Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before you sign up.

Amazon sum up the benefits of the membership programme:

When you sign up you’ll start with a free three-month period* that includes:
  • 20% off Huggies nappies until 28 February 2013
  • £10 off when you spend £50 in our Baby Store
  • FREE One-Day Delivery on millions of items with Amazon Prime**
  • At least £50 worth of exclusive offers every month
  • A further £25 off when you spend £50 in our Baby Store at the end of your free three months, when you upgrade to Amazon Prime for £49/year
I have to be honest in that it took me a while to get my head around the programme, although looking at it, and concentrating, it does look appealing.

On top of the benefits included above, examples of exclusive offers are:
  • 40% off Plum baby food
  • 20% off the first subscription of Huggies nappies
  • 40% off Weleda Baby Skincare range
  • 20% off Grace Cole toiletries
  • 25% off all Lollipop Lane Essential products
  • 25% off Kit for Kids mattresses
  • 20% off Forever Friends baby toiletries
  • 20% off all children’s shoes
  • Buy any Canon SuperZoom DSC and save 50% on a Canon SELPHY Printer
 (deals will be added and updated on an ongoing basis)

I think you really have to look into the programme and decide whether or not it will benefit you. As I said, the deals are appealing but I think it's only worth it if you are definitely going to take advantage of the offers, and if you think there will be offers on a regular basis that will be appropriate for your family.
I think you also have to take the £49 Prime upgrade into account, I personally can't afford to pay £49 if I may not benefit enough from the service.

I can't help but to think that there are lots of fantastic products and bargains sold on Amazon anyway, especially with the Super Saver Delivery option which I always go for.

That said, if I was a working mum, or had my own money then I would sign up to this without a doubt because of the deals available for mums, and for children of course.

We were sent a pack of face paints for the purpose of this review.