Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Five Hop and 5 Loyalty Programs!

Welcome to the Friday Five!  We invite you to write your own Friday Five post about anything you want and link it up with us below!  Just one stipulation: if you link up, it must be a Friday Five type of post!  Today's guest Friday Five post comes from Jamie of the blog Snap Ginger. 

Top 5 Loyalty Programs to Check Out:
1. Amazon Prime:
Topping the list is Amazon Prime. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know all about the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member. From the free 2-day shipping, the access to Prime Instant Video, Prime Music Playlists, the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, Kindle First and Prime Pantry (which I didn't even know was available to me), the $80 yearly fee more than pays for itself. I would pay that much for the shipping benefits alone, but shhhh don't tell Amazon that ;)

Here is some info on Prime Pantry, launched in April of this year, apparently I have been under a rock myself! 
Prime Pantry is an exclusive benefit for Prime Members. Prime Members pay a flat delivery fee of $5.99 per Prime Pantry box and Prime Pantry items are all shipped together.
Prime Pantry allows Prime Members to shop a wide range of items including heavy and bulky items in regular pack sizes that are cost prohibitive to ship for free.

2. Overtsock Club O:
Club O from Overstock rewards you for shopping on the Overstock site. You are credited from 5% cash back on every order, 5% on select restaurants and up to 40% on some items. You also receive Free Shipping (I am a major cheapskate when it comes to shipping fees) and the Overstock claims that the membership is risk free. They will make up the difference if the membership does not pay for itself in rewards. Right now if you sign up for $19.95 you receive $10 in rewards, so its really only $9.95 for the year. 

Don't forget to check out the Secret Overstock Deals Page (Thanks

3. Zappos VIP:
I'm not sure if you're noticing a trend here, but I like my shipping free and I like it fast. For your money, you can't beat the Free Overnight Shipping from Zappos VIP. I was a member of this program when it first launched, so I have been grandfathered in free of charge. According to the FAQs, there is a waiting list, proceed to this page to sign up, or call the "special phone number" listed on the site. I am not sure the fee for the program now, but the customer service at Zappos, and again the speedy free shipping, will certainly make it worthwhile.

4. AMC Stubs:
I just recently signed up for AMC Stubs and I am a big fan already. The membership fee was $12 for the year, and that waives all online ticket fees when purchased on the AMC website. I've paid fees upwards of $3-5 in fees per purchase, so I will make that money back quickly. You are also given instant upgrades on concessions, so if you pay for a medium you can get a large. Lastly, you receive $10 in rewards for every $100 you spend at AMC, including tickets and concessions. With the prices at movie theatres these days, I'll be earning tons of rewards. Plus they recently upgraded our local AMC with the amazing comfy recliner chairs.
5. CVS Extra Care:

Last on the list is the Extra Care savings & rewards program. I can't say enough for the coupons, the Extrabucks Rewards Dollars, the free items, the Quarterly Extrabucks Rewards Dollars, the Beauty Club Rewards and the Pharmacy & Health Rewards. Well, maybe not that last one, as a NJ resident I am not eligible, and it is probably saving CVS a lot of money. If you fill 10 prescriptions, you earn $5 Extrabucks, and man does my family fill a lot of prescriptions. Thought I'm not sure that's a good thing.

Anyway, the Beauty Club awards you $5 Extrabucks for every $50 you spend on beauty. You also receive $3 Extrabucks on your birthday and receive a ton of very tempting and valuable coupons.

In addition to those perks, you receive 2% back in Extrabucks from your purchases, and your spending is also totaled up Quarterly and Extrabucks are rewarded based on that spend. I had a $19 total the other day and paid $1 for everything, the rest was Extrabucks. Sign up and start earning now!

Do you have a favorite loyalty club that everyone might be interested in?

Thanks for the great information Jamie!  Definitely worth looking into some of those programs!

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  1. I love Amazon Prime! But the price has gone up to $99 a year, which I think is still a steal of a deal!

  2. I love amazon prime! I joined as a trial member to get free and fast shipping for some holiday shopping and then didn't subscribe but I want to! Now that I'm living overseas I'm wondering if the shipping perks would still apply...

  3. It really is such a great program!! I found a page with some info on international shipping, hopefully this helps you!
    Jamie @ SnapGinger Blog

  4. Jill you're absolutely right! The next time I renew I'll be hit with the $20 increase. If you start utilizing Prime Pantry, it might just balance it all out, skipping the supermarket. That would mean saving gas, time and cash spent on extra goodies!
    Jamie @ SnapGinger Blog

  5. Thanks Jamie! That was really nice of you!

  6. You're welcome! I hope you can get some decent shipping! :)


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