Spending this summer on a budget? Smart Shopping Expert Trae Bodge shows us the way.


With summer right around the corner, how do you plan on spending it?

Inflation is at a 40-year high, which makes it particularly impactful for consumers on a tight budget.

Smart Shopping Expert Trae Bodge joined us on California Life to share how an Amazon Prime Membership can help you save this summer while still have some fun.

Amazon is offering a discounted Prime Membership for people on qualifying government assistance programs, like SNAP and Medicaid.

For less than half the regular price, members get all the amazing benefits of Prime including everything from exclusive savings and entertainment options to its fast and convenient delivery.

At just $6.99 per month, it’s an incredible value.

You can use your membership for all your grilling needs. Save time and gas money through ordering groceries with free, fast delivery by Amazon Fresh.

Looking to pare down your streaming subscriptions this summer? Prime also includes entertainment benefits from Amazon Music and Prime Video. Members can stream their favorite movies, music, podcasts, and more at no additional cost.

Best of all, Prime members get exclusive deals, coupons, savings on prescription medication, and the ability to subscribe and save on everyday essentials.

Let’s not forget Prime Day! This July, get ready for one of Bodge’s favorite days to save big as a Prime member.

Prime Day is an annual shopping event created by Amazon, and has been compared to Black Friday in July. While an exact date has not been announced, traditionally Amazon holds its Prime Day event in mid-to-late July. If this scheduling holds true, it would suggest that Prime Day 2022 will be held Monday, July 18 through Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

There are so many other benefits like Prime Reading and Prime Gaming, which can help fill the long lazy days of summer.

Don’t forget to capture all the seasons’s memories with unlimited storage on Amazon Photos.

To learn more about the discounted Prime membership, or to sign-up for a free 30-day trial, visit amazon.com/qualifynow.

Have a great summer!