Money saving tips.

When using Amazon prime to stream video for your offspring, set a PIN against inadvertent purchases so that you do not receive emails telling you you’ve just paid £44 for Dora the Explorer that they should have been streaming for free.

(Log in to your account, scroll down to the digital content section, there’s an option to set a PIN, and some parental control settings. See amazon help for more details. Note it mentions 1 click settings, I didn’t have this activated but got stung because I had gift vouchers on the account. )

Also, ensure aforementioned offspring can tell the difference between a big green watch now button and a slightly smaller orange buy now button.

amazon prime video screenshot

I admit I cried when I got the order emails. £44 on something they could be watching already paid for! But I called Amazon immediately and they refunded the amounts and explained the PIN setting.

You have been warned.

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  1. Ouch! Glad they refunded it.

  2. Oh no! Thanks for the tip, off to set a pin!

  3. Thanks so much for this great tip –
    and for the detailed instructions to set a pin, which even I managed to follow!
    Emma 🙂

  4. Thanks for the heads up. We haven’t investigated the streaming yet but I’ll set up a PIN before we do. Glad they refunded you x

  5. Oh dear! I had a similar difficulty when Anna got hold of my kindle and put all sorts in my basket!

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