ShopRunner and Amazon Prime: Free 2-Day Shipping Memberships Worthwhile!
Shipping costs can get pretty high pretty fast if you purchase online often. I try to take advantage of free shipping deals when they come up on different websites but sometimes I just have to bite the bullet and pay for shipping. There are a couple free shipping programs that I recommend though, ShopRunner and Amazon Prime.
I have a 1-year ShopRunner membership ($79 per year), which gives me free 2-day shipping when purchasing from a long list of websites, including Toys R Us, shoes.com, Dominos.com, Birthday Express and MLB.com. There are no minimums to buy, just select the ShopRunner free shipping on the check out screen of these websites. ShopRunner also gives you free return shipping as well. If you receive something that doesn’t fit, you can easily print off a return label and mail it back at no charge to you.
I do a fair amount of shopping on Amazon.com because they seem to have everything that we need (and don’t need!), so we decided to buy an Amazon Prime 1 year membership for $79. Now we can purchase anything on Amazon that qualifies for free Prime shipping (which is almost everything sold by Amazon) and it arrives within 2 business days! Diapers, movies, etc. arrive at our door within a couple days and there are no minimums to buy! Talk about convenient.
As a Prime member, you also get instant streaming of movies and TV shows, plus Kindle downloads. We haven’t made much use of that portion of the membership but in shipping costs alone, I know that we’ve made back more than we’ve paid.
You can get a free 1 month trial of Amazon Prime by clicking here. If you decide you don’t want to continue with a membership, just cancel online without paying a cent. They also have great savings and extra 15% off discounts on diapers and wipes and other baby supplies with an Amazon Mom membership, free for Moms and Dad, Grandparents, etc. when you have an Amazon Prime membership. You can find out more about that here.