Frequent online shoppers know what a bargain killer shopping and handling charges often are. Amazon.com tries to combat that with their Amazon Prime service in the USA which provides free two-day shipping on most (but not all) of their merchandise and that of many partners who list products with them. Amazon Prime has no minimum order requirement and also offers an optional flat $3.99 per item upgrade fee to one-day shipping on many items if you really need them fast.
Ordinarily Amazon Prime costs $79.00 per year, but it doesn’t take much online shopping for shipping charges to add up to that amount. Amazon, of course, hopes that Prime’s free shipping will make them the first and only stop for your online shopping.
We are satisfied Amazon Prime users in my household, but many people are naturally wary of a non-negligible upfront fee. Well, for this holiday season Amazon has a promotion that they hope will change your mind – Amazon Prime is free for one month for new Prime users. If you sign up now you will get all the Amazon Prime benefits for one month that will cover the bulk of the holiday shopping season including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If you shop for the holidays online and Amazon covers any part of your shopping list, this offer is a real bargain.