Starting on November 1, 2013 Massachusetts Residents will start to pay sales tax (6.25%) on all Amazon Orders. If you have been eyeing anything on Amazon or thinking about making a big purchase, you may want to consider buying before the tax takes place on Friday.

Also, you may want to consider opening an Amazon Prime account which has a few perks like:

  • Unlimited FREE two-day shipping with no minimum order
  • Borrow books from Kindle Owners’ Library
  • Instantly stream over 40,00 movies and TV episodes

Membership is typically $79, but you can sign-up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, which is perfect for pre-tax and holiday shopping! You can cancel online anytime before your 30 days is up if you don’t want a yearly membership.

Also, if you are a mom to young children, you can sign-up for a free 3-month trial of Amazon Mom and receive free two-day shipping as well as receive a free $25 credit for diapers if you sign-up before November 18th as well score other discounts on family essentials!

If you are a college student, you can sign-up for a 6-month trial Amazon Student and get free 2-day shipping and other perks, such as a $39 membership fee if you decide not to cancel after the first 6-months. Keep in mind to qualify for Amazon Student you need an active .edu e-mail address 😉

I personally have Amazon Prime and love it! Nothing beats doing some holiday gift shopping in your pajamas away from the crowds! Do you have Amazon Prime or will you sign-up for this holiday season? Will you still use Amazon after the sales tax hits Massachusetts this Friday?

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