The 14th of July was Matt's Hump Day. The half-way mark of his two year grand adventure in Seattle. I sent Nerf machine guns. (You can read about that here.) A neighbor had mentioned that she hadn't seen machine guns in quite a while in the stores. Freaked me out just a bit because I had been planning on sending these for over a year now...yup...had this package planned even before he left. I'm a little crazy like that. My daughter suggested that I try looking on Amazon and if I found some I could use her Amazon Prime account and get free shipping. What?!? There's such a thing? Why yes, Victoria! Not only IS there a Santa Clause but he delivers for free right to the mission home.
The next letter I received from Matt mentioned: "It gets light here at about 4:30 in the morning and I can't get back to sleep! Can you send me a sleep mask? Sorry that I'm so high maintenance..." Funny kid. No worries. Logged into Amazon and quickly found two for him to try. They were about $5 a piece and...you guessed it. Free shipping right to the mission home.
This weeks letter had a little post script asking me to send Strawberries & Cream Muscle Milk protein powder. You guessed it: Got back online. Clicked into Amazon and within five minutes it was on it's merry little way to the mission home...shipped for free. Am I a good mom or what? I LOVE Amazon Prime!
Want to find out more? Go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200444160 to find out more. I'm not in any way affiliated with Amazon. Just think it's an amazing deal and wanted to share.
OH!! Do you have a missionary serving overseas? You can have items sent from an Amazon closer to where they are serving. You can't use Amazon Prime for this so there is no 'free' shipping (it's only available for the contiguous states) but it will cut the cost. It just keeps on getting better and better.