I got the Prime trial last month and let me tell you even if you only shop online occasionally this is something you will love! It is a service that is normally $76 per year and it allows you to get free shipping on any order! No $25 minimum purchase needed! In fact I ordered a book for .23 and had it shipped for free- even better it comes 2 day air!
You also get discounted shipping on next day air- so when we were on vacation and broke our camera I paid $3.99 for next day air shipping!
So you can get 3 months of this service right now for just $1!! This is only available for NEW accounts or those that have not had the free trial in the past. (EDITED: It looks like this IS working for those that have done it in the past! Give it a try and let us know if it works for you!)
Here is what you do:
1. Add any of the following books to your account:
Jane Eyre $3.50
Great Expectations $3.50
2. Click on FREE 2 Day Shipping on the right side
3. Proceed to Checkout
4. You should get a pop up window that tells you about the trial (so be sure your pop up blocker is off!)
5. Accept the offer and purchase the book you selected*
This will automatically renew you for the service- so to turn that off and make sure you never pay anything just takes a few more steps.
1. Log into your Amazon account
2. Go to Your Account (to the right)
3. Click on Manage Prime Membership
4. Click Do Not Upgrade and Turn off the Auto Upgrade Feature.
That’s it!! Now the vast majority of your purchases will have free 2 day air shipping! Whoo hoo! (A handful of 3rd party sellers will still charge shipping)
*There are ways to get around actually purchasing the book. This is grounds for termination of your Amazon account. Since these books start at just $1- I would just buy the book even if you don’t need or want it and avoid any problems. You can always pass it on to a teacher or in your donation baskets and someone will certainly appreciate it!