Amazon surely thinks that too many customers are too eager to get their items, because they've increased the mañana incentive.
Over the past few weeks I've been getting pings from search bots about Amazon's No-Rush Shipping credit. The forums where coupon and bargain hunters congregate (Fatwallet, for example), have been abuzz with the news that Amazon has doubled the store credit offered to those customers who choose the slowest shipping option when placing an order on Amazon.com
I'm hearing that the increased credit is only being offered to Prime members. They're getting messages like this:
You are receiving this credit because you selected No-Rush Shipping on your recent Prime order. You can use this $2 credit towards eligible Kindle Books, MP3 downloads, or the rental or purchase of eligible movies or TV shows from Amazon Instant Video. To redeem your $2 credit, log on to Amazon.com or open the relevant app on your smart phone, tablet, e-reader, TV or streaming device. Click “Buy” or “Rent” on an eligible item and we’ll automatically apply the credit at checkout.
Amazon has offered a one dollar slow shipping incentive for the longest time, and last September they expanded the offer so you could use the credit towards the purchase of Kindle ebooks.
And now Amazon has doubled the credit they're giving away. I can't tell you how long Amazon has been offering the bonus, but I do know that it only started showing up a few weeks ago in the forums I watch.
Have you used the credit recently? Now that it covers the cost of a lot of ebooks, I am tempted to do so.
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