This is just a quick note to let you know that Amazon has decided to increase the threshold for their so-called “FREE Super Saver Shipping” from $25/order to $35/order. That’s a big bummer for those willing to wait for their stuff.
In short, this makes Amazon Prime look even better. For $79/year, you get free two-day shipping, overnight shipping for $3.99/item, and access to both their Netflix-like streaming service (Instant Video) and their Kindle Lending Library.
We’ve had a Prime membership since it was first introduced in 2005 and we love it. Back then, they only offered the shipping benefits, but it was still well worth it. The added features are just icing on the cake.
If you’d like to try it out, you can get a free 30 day trial before committing.