For only $99 per year, you get to enjoy fast, free shipping on over 50 million eligible items on top of other numerous benefits like free Kindle books and audio books, unlimited access to free streaming of music, movies, TV shows and so much more.
But they say good things come to those who wait and Amazon is giving away rewards for people who umm… are willing to wait. Okay, let me explain that to you further.
Amazon’s NO-RUSH SHIPPING is a service for Prime members who don’t need their orders right away. If you agree to wait for 5 business days, you can receive rewards or discounts immediately or on your future purchases. (You’ll only know which type of offer you will be receiving upon check out.)
An email will be sent to you as soon as you complete your “No-Rush Shipping” purchase where you can see the details of your rewards and the expiration date.
These No-Rush rewards can be used to shop for Kindle e-books, Amazon Instant Videos, Digital Music, Amazon App Store applications, Digital Video Games, Digital Software titles and even for daily essentials on Prime Pantry.
But here’s the catch, the promotional rewards only apply to the type of items indicated at checkout. Quite sneaky, don’t you think?
Overall, the promo isn’t worth sacrificing your free two-day shipping, in my opinion. Obviously, it’s Amazon’s way of covering up for the problem that currently exists on the company’s backroom. But if you are shopping for – let’s say, Halloween or Christmas, well a 5-day wait in exchange for rewards and discounts won’t hurt.