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Old 02-25-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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So, I see that on some items you can forego your free 2 day shipping for a credit. Sometimes a $5 Prime Pantry credit, sometimes a $1 digital credit.

The shipping is still free, you're just choosing 'no rush'.

What other tricks are there?

I've used a few $5 Pantry credits, then I choose the 3-5 items that qualify me for free shipping on that, then I 'fill the box' with (usually) heavy things.

Some of the things were cheaper than Wal-Mart even to begin with, AND had 'coupons' to 'clip'. Very cool.

I like the digital credits too. I've gotten two episodes of TWD free.

I purposefully now order things alone even if I want more than one thing to get more chances at credits.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"I've gotten two episodes of TWD free."

Is that a social disease??? "Tiny Wet D...?"


Not everyone knows acronyms.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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"I've gotten two episodes of TWD free."

Is that a social disease??? "Tiny Wet D...?"


Not everyone knows acronyms.
The Walking Dead
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The Walking Dead
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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You know more than I do. My son pays for that, and I get free shipping. End of story.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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When we bought Prime, we didn't realize there was a video service. We had recently canceled our cable and were using Netflix through a Roku device. We added the Amazon video to the Roku and it is wonderful. We also bought a couple of the Kindles when they were on sale at Christmas and see that there is free music for Prime members.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Our 'very-rural' tenants certainly get full advantage of PRIME. Last week I noticed several deliveries of <$1 worth of grocery staples. As a previous FedEx delivery person, and an avid conservationist; I am not impressed with burning 10+ gal of fuel and tearing up the highways / roads / vehicles and my winter / soggy driveway with multiple shipments <$1 value..
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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Our 'very-rural' tenants certainly get full advantage of PRIME. Last week I noticed several deliveries of <$1 worth of grocery staples. As a previous FedEx delivery person, and an avid conservationist; I am not impressed with burning 10+ gal of fuel and tearing up the highways / roads / vehicles and my winter / soggy driveway with multiple shipments <$1 value..
I'm not sure how they are doing that. Prime Pantry has shipping costs even if you have free Prime shipping for other items.

And they don't offer the credits on really small things. Like a cat toy I saw on a really good sale for $2.97. I bought it for the excellent sale price, not looking for a chance to earn a credit, and as expected one wasn't offered.

Most of the things that I buy on amazon would come in different boxes whether I wanted them to or not, even if I ordered together, as it's always been. They come from different places. I also dislike waste.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:15 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I'm not sure how they are doing that. Prime Pantry has shipping costs even if you have free Prime shipping for other items....I also dislike waste.
today's delivery.

2 boxes of baking soda ($0.76 ea at Walmart)

For the cost of that trip (~ $10 each in fuel and salary for delivery driver + all the cost and effort to send to Memphis (2500 miles away) for FedEx air...) I probably could have a lifetime supply of baking soda.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:47 AM
 
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today's delivery.

2 boxes of baking soda ($0.76 ea at Walmart)

For the cost of that trip (~ $10 each in fuel and salary for delivery driver + all the cost and effort to send to Memphis (2500 miles away) for FedEx air...) I probably could have a lifetime supply of baking soda.
Strange.
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