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How I am getting Amazon Prime net-FREE with slow shipping option. Love this!

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I have resisted “Amazon Prime” <-LINK for a long time. I have put up with adding enough “stuff” to each order to get either free to almost free shipping time and again. But no more because I am now getting it basically net free much like the rebates with AMEX deals helping off-set my annual card fees.

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Take a look at what they are offering if you order items that qualify for Amazon Prime free fast shipping but then select the slow option. Yep, they give you $5.99 credit toward Amazon Pantry including things like renting movies to stream.

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Happy it was free. Movie was meh!

So I tested it and then rented on my Roku and as you can see from the above got full credit for the online rental. Sweet (but the movie was really bad).

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I have ordered another item today and it again qualified for the $5.99 credit so as long as I am reading it right I can keep getting credit that I can use until the end of January 2016.

Beyond the pay-per-view type movies I have found that having Amazon Prime videos on my Roku is just nice. There are so many things to watch as well as books to my Kindle app on my new “beach tablet” that I just have now found that for less than $10 a month “Prime” is worth having.

So you tell me. Are you an Amazon Prime user? Are you taking advantage of the slow shipping credits and all the other perks of the program? – René

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

8 Comments

  1. Dale Williams Reply

    While many of these “cost savings” are savings tricks, they are dependent on spending money. I guess if it is money you are already spending it’s not a bad thing. What about generally just spending less? I’ll keep putting Amazon items in my cart until I get up to $35 and then get free shipping while watching free movies on the SiFi channel. Appreciate you and this blog, Rene!

    • @Dale – Yep did that for a long time. Wanted more. This was a way for me to get both of best worlds. 🙂

    • @LaptopTravel – You are limited what you can spend the credits on but still a good value via credit back on movies etc.

  2. Huge Prime user. I have defaulted to ordering many small consumables and tools stuff from Amazon for work. It’s easier than sending out someone to drive all over town or remembering to get a local supplier to find something close to what I need and delivering it. The cost of Prime is cheap to me if you look at all the Prime deliveries I have received. The prices for these items are comparable to what I can get locally and sometimes better – and I get MORE options quicker.

    I have toyed with opting to take the slow delivery and using the credit for movies but in the end I just go for the faster shipping option so I can get back to work.

  3. Not sure if this benefit is as good as you claim it to be. Yes you get a $5.99 credit, but that just offsets the “shipping” charge for Prime Pantry. And the fact that you can only use one of these credits per prime pantry order doesn’t give you any additional savings, just allows more frequent “free” prime pantry boxes

  4. I thought that 5.99 credit was only good for prime pantry shipping. What steps are you taking to get it to apply to movies? I went to the prime portal, but didn’t see anything for digital media. Does it apply to kindle books as well? Thanks!

    • @hbr – The next credit I got would only apply to the pantry shipping. But, I am going to be using that as well!

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