Wednesday, September 21

Amazon: How to Get Your Items Shipped FREE
Amazon has become one of our new favorite places to shop. We love that you can earn Swagbucks and redeem them for Amazon credit - getting many things for FREE, but Amazon also has some great deals on everything imaginable even groceries and many times their groceries are cheaper shipped to your home than you can grab at the store. 

One of the other great things about Amazon besides the great prices is that there are multiple ways to get FREE shipping. With Christmas around the corner, now is a great time to look into how you can get FREE shipping on Amazon.

So, we thought it would be helpful to list some of the great ways you can get your items shipped from Amazon for a deal:

Prime Membership: membership for this will cost you $79/year, however, you can sign up for a 1 month FREE trial membership and enjoy all the same benefits - but you will want to go into "Manage Your Prime Membership" and click "do not upgrade" once you sign up to make sure that your free trial does NOT automatically upgrade. If you do this, then your trial will automatically cancel once the month is up. You can sign up for this FREE Trial if you haven't been a member in the last 13 months.
Here are the benefits of a Prime Membership-
-Unlimited FREE 2-day shipping
-No minimum order size
-One-day shipping for $3.99/item
-Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows

Amazon Mom: This is completely FREE to sign up for and anyone can sign up for it - not just moms. You will get 3 months of all the shipping benefits that come with Amazon Prime once you sign up. After the 3 months, you can earn additional months (up to 12 months) whenever you purchase a qualifying baby store item of $25 in a single order (basically this includes diapers, wipes, strollers and gear and things of that nature).  Once your Amazon Mom runs out - you are charged nothing. Here are the benefits of Amazon Mom-
-Free 2- day shipping just like an Amazon Prime membership
-No minimum order size
-30% off select diapers and wipes - this deal continues even after your Amazon Mom expires

Super Saver Shipping: This option provides FREE shipping from Amazon anytime you have eligible products in your shopping cart worth at least $25 - this can include one item or multiple items. Eligible products are mainly products sold by Amazon, which is a lot. Eligible items will say "FREE Super Saving Shipping".

Subscribe & Save: This option signs you up to receive automatic shipments in the interval you choose (from 1mth - 6mth). This option is also available on most grocery items such as food, hair products, toilet paper, or most anything you would find in a grocery store. Sometimes the Subscribe & Save option becomes unavailable on items for a temporary time. This can be a great thing if there are items that you know you want to purchase at regular intervals - Amazon will also send you an e-mail reminder to notify you before they send the next order. We have some grocery items that we keep a regular subscription to.

We will often use this option to get the item discounted and for the Free shipping and then cancel it once we receive the item in the mail. I normally choose to have the item come in a 6 month interval, so that if I forget to cancel it - I still have plenty of time to do so. There is no penalty to cancel your subscription and it is super easy to manage and cancel your subscription. Here are the benefits of Subscribe & Save:
-Shipping is FREE
-You also receive a discount price typically of 15%

Amazon Student: If you are a student or a teacher at a college or university, you can receive all the shipping benefits of Amazon Prime for 6 months FREE. You must have a valid .edu e-mail address to confirm your status as an eligible student. However, once your 6 month FREE period has expired, you will automatically continue to receive Amazon Prime benefits for $39/year for up to 4 years with automatic renewal. You will want to make sure that after you sign up for this benefit that you set it to not automatically renew at any time during the free period. Here are the benefits of Amazon Student:
-Free 2-day shipping
-No order size
-Exclusive discounts

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