Amazon has long offered an incentive to Prime members to choose a slower shipping method, and earlier this week they changed the incentive to include a $1 credit which can be applied to buy books or ebooks.
A couple days ago one member of MobileRead Forums noticed that Amazon had changed the description for this program.
It now reads:
About FREE No-Rush Shipping
Choose FREE No-Rush Shipping and we’ll automatically apply a $1 books and ebooks credit to your account once your order ships.
You can use this credit by logging on to Amazon.com or browsing your Kindle device. You can find the book or ebook you want to purchase and we’ll automatically apply the credit at checkout.
Your order with No-Rush Shipping will arrive in 5 - 7 business days. This No-Rush credit expires on December 31, 2014. Terms and Conditions apply.
Have you ever taken Amazon up on their offer?
I have not; I can't in recall ever having been offered the credit (selective blindness, perhaps). But if I had been offered I would probably have turned it down. Before it switched to books the dollar credit used to be good for instant video. That would not appeal to me for the simple reason that I don't buy DRMed video.
And now that the credit can be applied to ebooks, I will still probably turn it down. I'm too impatient of a person to wait extra days and only get a dollar for my troubles.
Do you think it's worth it?
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