It’s no big news story that Amazon wants to be MOTU (Master of the Universe)……well at the very least the shopping universe! So when this story became news last week about Amazon offering free shipping during the holiday season, it wasn’t that much of a surprise. Continue reading
Good afternoon everyone, happy Halloween! Yesterday, I visited the new Amazon Go store in San Francisco (Google Map). I would describe the Amazon Go store as a small Whole Foods with prepackaged food, snacks, drinks, and a very minimum first aid section. There are no electronics or other home goods (besides a few Amazon Go mugs & bottles). The Amazon Go store was the size of a small 7/11 or convenience store. You do not need to be an Amazon Prime member, you only need to be an Amazon customer who has a credit card on file. The first thing you need to do is download the Amazon Go app (iOS or Android), sign into your Amazon account, and select a credit card you want to use (I used my Discover It Credit Card since it earns 5% cash back at Amazon this quarter).
After you set up your Amazon Go app, there will be a diamond QR code. When you walk inside the Amazon Go store, there are a few waist-high security gates (similar to what you would see if you went to a tall office building). Scan your Amazon Go diamond QR code like you would at TSA and the security gates will open. Congrats, you are now inside the Amazon Go store.
Enjoy sharing your travel adventures with others? Of course you do! So do I. But over time it’s become more and more apparent that we need to be very careful how we do this. And on which mobile device we use. As frequent travelers, one of the most popular ways for sharing our travels is using Instagram. But it’s not just Instagram. Use Amazon, PayPal, or services like Netflix or Hulu on your phone? Then you need to make sure you keep your phone number safe from hackers who SIM swap your phone number and steal it. And don’t link your phone number to your online accounts, either, like Facebook or Twitter. All the major US cell phone providers have introduced new security features. Make sure you implement them. Here’s how!
Update: Exciting news! My favorite travel item that I never leave home without, my Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Canceling Headphones ARE on sale during Amazon Prime Day. I’ve never seen them priced this low, and for sure this deal will disappear. Hope if they’ve been on your Amazon Prime wishlist you’ll be able to get in on this deal!
Amazon Prime day is here! There are thousands of deals exclusively for Amazon Prime members, and if you’re already an Amazon Prime member, you can start shopping early at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Monday, July 16. That’s today! New deals are announced as often as every five minutes.
Visit the official Amazon Prime Day page to find the best deals and promotions. I’m disappointed that neither of my two favorite items that I recommend and take on every trip are a Prime Day choice this year. Did you find good sale items? Let us know so we don’t miss out!
Are you ready for Amazon Prime Day? Or are you wondering what Amazon Prime Day is? Well, I can tell you, it’s a lot more than just any old PRIME numbered day! It’s Monday, July 16. That’s when there are thousands of deals exclusively for Amazon Prime members.