Do you have Amazon Prime? If you do, this one is not for you. Also, if you’ve had Prime in the past, this is also not for you. This is for folks who have never had Amazon Prime before.
If you don’t know what Amazon Prime is, it’s a paid upgrade, basically, that entitles you to free 2-day shipping regardless of order size on thousands of items sold by Amazon. Even though I do a lot of shopping on Amazon, I’ve never signed up for it. I just couldn’t justify the $79 for the year.
But I just signed up, and here’s why: Right now, you can get 3 months of Amazon Prime absolutely free if you put $100 worth of eligible textbooks into your cart. Not if you buy $100 worth of eligible textbooks—just if you add them to your cart. Put $100 of ’em in there, proceed to checkout, and on the last page you’ll be given the option to opt-in to a free 3-month trial of Prime (independent of confirming your purchase). Cancel before your three months are over (or go into your account and just turn off the auto-upgrade) and you’ll never pay a cent for it.
Now, I ask you: What is three months from today? That’s right. Christmas Eve. Your holiday shopping just got a whole lot less stressful.