I love shopping at Amazon.com. Raise your hand if you do too. Keep ’em up, there are a lot of you and I can’t count that fast. Ok, hands down. That was a lot of people!
One of the things I love most about Amazon.com (well, after all the great prices) is that you can almost always get free Super Saver Shipping. Every once in awhile though, the item I want to buy (for example, a book) puts me just shy of the $25 needed for the free shipping. Hmmm, what to do? Do I buy something I don’t need just to get my total up to $25 or do I suck it up and just pay shipping.
What irks me most is when I’m so close and I have no idea what I could buy for $0.11 to help me get the free shipping. But, I think I have found the solution — Amazon Filler Item! What a genius website. You go HERE and enter the amount of money you need to get to your $25 total for the free shipping and a list of items comes up. Even if you don’t need a 2008 issue of Money magazine or some random spark plug, they cost you pennies and save you over $5 on shipping.
It may seem counter intuitive to spend more money, especially when it will likely be on some random act of weirdness. However, by spending a few extra pennies you will save BIG TIME on shipping!
Now that’s what I call being a smart AND frugal shopper! So next time you’re buying something at Amazon.com and need something extra to get yourself free shipping, head over to Amazon Filler Item and find a way to add a few pennies to your Saving for Someday account.