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Students: Sign up for Amazon Prime for free!

Amazon.com is America’s largest retailer. Amazon.com started out selling books when it launched in 1995, but now you can find almost ANYTHING, from toys, food, to electronics on this site. The name Amazon comes from the Amazon River (the largest river in the world) and because of the fact that Amazon wanted their site to show up on the beginning of alphabetical lists. Amazon Prime gives students a free year of 2-day shipping! This is originally an $80 value! If you haven’t already signed up for this deal, I would highly recommend it. All you need to sign up is your .edu email address and then you are ready to buy anything you need and have it shipped quick and free!

If you’ve never used Amazon before, you will be overwhelmed by all the products that are on there. There are tons of departments and then sub-departments to choose from to keep some digital order or you can simply search for whatever you are looking for. So let’s say, you are looking for a new UMD T-Shirt to wear to the Duke game this weekend. Simply choose the “Clothing, Shoes, and Jewelry” department, then choose “Clothing”, “Sports Fan Gear”, “NCAA”, lastly “Maryland Terrapins”, then start shopping! (Or simply type Terps T-shirt into the search box on the first page). Amazon is super organized with all over the categories to meet all your shopping needs.

When you finally find something you like, you can read comments, check out its ratings, and also see what other people that have viewed this product have also viewed. You can also “tag” items you see to help you, and other shoppers, find products much easier.  Amazon says, “Think of a tag as a keyword or label you consider is strongly related to this product. Tags will help all customers organize and find favorite items.”

So sign up for Amazon Prime!

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