Thrifty Thursday – Free 2 Day Shipping at Amazon

by on August 9, 2008

Yeah, I know it is Saturday, but it has been a busy week. If you haven’t heard, Amazon is offering a free trial of their Amazon Prime service. Sign up and you can get free 2 day shipping on most products offered on Amazon (or pay only $3.99 for NEXT DAY service). I’ve used Prime before on a free trial and was really happy with it.

To make the deal even sweeter, if you order $100 worth of books, you get the amazon Prime membership free for THREE MONTHS! Imagine not having to pay shipping for three months AND getting 2 day service… now that is a great deal for Thrifty Thursday… even if it is Saturday.

To get the free three months, you’ll need to:

  • Add $100 worth of eligible textbooks and other items to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  • Click on “Free Two-Day Shipping” to complete your Amazon Prime sign up.
  • Get Free Two-Day Shipping for three months, starting with the current order.

Also, there are rumors on the internet that you don’t actually have to complete the order to sign up for the three free months. Just add books to your cart, got to checkout and sign up for Prime. Then remove the items from your cart. I haven’t tried it, so it might just be a rumor… but no matter what, three months of Amazon Prime is a sweet and thrifty deal!


The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.