Who knows more about making this a very “Jolly Holiday,” than Tech-Life Columnist, Jennifer Jolly? And here’s how…
Eleven years ago, Amazon introduced “Frustration-Free Packaging”– easy-to-open, 100% recyclable packaging. Frustration-Free Packaging ends customer “wrap rage” by removing plastic bindings, wire ties, and clamshell casings – making boxes simple to open. And it’s great for the environment because products ship in their original packaging, eliminating the need for an additional shipping box.
Amazon works with vendors to ensure that products can be shipped without the need for an Amazon box. Here are two products that come in Frustration-Free Packaging and are perfect for the holiday season:
Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set
• Dress-up-and-play set with everything a child needs to look the part, plus exciting accessories to spur imaginative play
• Includes jacket, helmet, badge, fire extinguisher, bullhorn and reusable name tag
• Bullhorn makes sound effects
• Jacket is machine washable; accessories wipe clean
• Ages 3-6 years
Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter
• Cordless electric bottle opener removes the cork in seconds
• Opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge; simple push-button operation
• Foil cutter for easily removing seals; comfortable soft-grip handle
• Sleek, sophisticated design; recharging base included
Mercari is the selling app. We make it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything. We all have things we don’t use, never used or simply outgrew. From the smartphone you upgraded, to the Levi’s you never wore or the sneakers that no longer fit. Mercari gives you the power to simply sell it, ship it, and earn some cash for it. You can find Mercari on the App Store, Google Play or on Mercari.com.
A Hulu subscription offers unlimited streaming of the latest TV shows and movies, as well as Hulu Originals you can’t watch anywhere else. With a Hulu subscription, you’ll have access to the largest streaming library at your fingertips. Hulu offers a variety of subscription plans, starting at $7.99/month.
Hulu Subscription Plans
You can choose from 3 subscription plans and customize a subscription by selecting different add-ons to fit your TV needs:
• Hulu with Limited Commercials for $7.99/month
• Hulu with No Commercials for $11.99/month
• Hulu with Live TV for $39.99/month
Optional add-ons for any plan:
• SHOWTIME: $10.99
• HBO: $14.99
• Cinemax: $9.99
• HBO + Cinemax Bundle: $19.98
• STARZ: $8.99
In Store Retailers
Hulu gift cards, are available through various retailers in-store or online including: Target, GameStop, Kroger, Best Buy and Walmart.
Surface Go is Microsoft’s lightest, thinnest and most accessible Surface yet. With laptop performance and tablet portability, Surface Go helps you stay connected while on the move or at home – perfect for families that need a device that adapts to their lifestyle. Packing a punch in 1.15 pounds and a 10-inch PixelSense Display, Surface Go starts at $399 and offers up to 9 hours of battery life. With Surface Go, you have Office at your fingertips – you can glance and edit in Word and PowerPoint or take notes in OneNote from anywhere.
This device is available at Microsoft Stores, Best Buy and other local retailers.