Heads up, Amazon fans—if you don’t use Prime and have relied on the Super Saver Shipping threshold to obtain free shipping at Amazon on your purchases, be aware that as of today, the minimum to reach SSS is now $35 rather than $25.
Needless to say, that’s kind of a bummer.
If you plan to do some holiday shopping online and you have never before done a free Prime trial, you can sign up for a free 3-month trial of Amazon Mom Prime right now and that will carry you through pre-season shopping as well as post-season sales.
After years of scoring free Prime trials for the holidays, I confess that I now pay for Prime. I think the additional savings on items I buy via Subscribe & Save more than pays for my membership, but then, I buy a lot of stuff online. Even if you don’t keep Prime, having it for holiday shopping is pretty nice (especially in light of this change to SSS).