We could all use a bit of creativity and connectivity in our lives right now, and this month’s edition of Possible with Pay offers just the solution. We’re highlighting some great Amazon Pay merchants that help promote learning, creativity, and entertainment. From streaming video to crafting supplies, we’ve got you covered. Check out 12 great options for staying engaged on the home front.
Support your favorite influencer with Twitch
No one does live streaming better than Twitch. Though the platform has traditionally been associated with gaming, its interactive channels also feature concerts, talk shows, open-forum chats, and specialty streams about any subject you can think of. It also includes an easy donation option which allows you to support your favorite streamer.
Monthly TV subscription from Sling
Thinking about cutting the cord on your pricey cable subscription but still want access to your favorite networks? Sling functions like both a TV provider and a Netflix-style streaming platform. It gives you direct access to the cable and premium networks you care about, allowing you to watch broadcasts in real time and extensive on-demand options.
Monthly TV subscription from Hulu
With its wide variety of subscription offerings, Hulu is setting a new standard among streaming services. Originally known for its selection of great movies and TV, the service has expanded to include exclusive original programming. Now customers can also add a live TV option at an unprecedented price point.
May 2020 Humble Choice from Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle puts a unique spin on selling games online by supporting smaller developers and donating a portion of all profits to charity. (Recently, they’ve generated 6.5 million for COVID-19 relief.) Their Humble Choice service allows subscribers to sample at least 10 new cutting-edge games each month, with the ability to keep nine of them forever.
Gift news subscription to The Washington Post
In the coronavirus era, great reporting and fast news coverage are more important than ever. They have also never been more at risk, with journalism jobs being slashed across the industry. Why not support one of the world’s greatest news institutions? If you subscribe to Washington Post now, you’ll get half off your first year today or the first month for just $1.
Monthly kids learning subscription from ABCMouse.com
With most of the world logging more screen time than ever before, it’s a perfect occasion to seek out constructive, virtual activities for your child. ABCMouse.com is an immersive educational curriculum for kids aged 2-8 that includes 10 levels, featuring a total of 850 game-like lessons. It’s guaranteed to keep your child absorbed through long days indoors.
Unlimited digital comics from Comixology
If you’re a fan of comics missing your regular trips to the bookstore, consider investing in a Comixology subscription. It’s like Kindle for comics, graphic novels, and manga, with new and classic titles available with just a click. Members also enjoy 10-15% discounts on many titles from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more.
Fish delivery subscription from Sensea
In these chaotic times, it’s often difficult to get easy access to your favorite high-quality food items. Seafood devotees will be happy, then, to learn about Sensea, a mail-order fish market run by a family in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. All of the company’s goods come from sustainable fisheries and are shipped with 2-day delivery to guarantee freshness.
Chocolate protein-based powder from Aloha
Are the long work-from-home days turning you into a couch potato? A protein supplement is an excellent way to maximize your natural energy. Aloha has a cost-effective subscription service available for its organic, vegan, and gluten-free chocolate protein powder, and makes for a perfect nutritious addition to any balanced breakfast.
Kasparov Championship Chess Set from Quality Games TX
Board games are an easy antidote to boredom—and has there ever been a better board game than chess? It’s time to make sure you have a great set in your collection. This engraved walnut Gary Kasparov board has a beautiful and traditional look, and comes with an instruction manual by the legendary chess grandmaster himself.
Sizzle Pop Shawl Kit from Superfine Yarn Co.
Whether knitting is one of your time-tested hobbies or something you’re just trying out, this Sizzle Pop Shawl Kit from Superfine Yarn makes for a great project to take on while sheltering in place. Follow the instruction in the kit to create several different shawl designs out of 400 yards of the company’s distinctive (and wonderfully psychedelic) hand-dyed yarn.
Mother’s Day Collection from Ink to Paper
Crafting experts Ink to Paper manufacture cards, stamps, and crafts for every occasion, from birthdays to holidays. If you need a show-stopping Mother’s Day card, sample their specialty collection of stamp sets and dies celebrating the most important woman in your life. To sweeten the deal, the company is making fast and free delivery a priority.
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