We're T-Minus 5 days away from Christmas, which is depressing not only because that's the closest I'll ever come to being an astronaut, but also due to the fact that I have a ton of presents left to buy. However, thanks to the free Amazon Prime trial being offered, we all have until the end of the day tomorrow to make sure our gifts arrive by Christmas.
Prime is a program that normally costs $80 a year to guarantee two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items that Amazon sells. The trial is free, but this won't work if you've been an Amazon Prime member in the last 13 months! That means if you signed up for a free trial last year, then you don't qualify this time around. Are you out of luck? Heck no! Just sign up for Amazon Mom! It's a program that gives free two day shipping as well and is aimed at anyone with a kid, though, uh … it's not like they can check. Dig me?
Of course chances are you only want these shipping deals for this week. Well that's cool, just make sure you cancel the service by doing the following:
Go to the Manage Your Prime Membership page and click “do not upgrade.” You'll continue to enjoy your Amazon Prime benefits until your free trial period is over. Then your membership will automatically cancel. Your credit card will not be charged.
Now what's up with the free one-day shipping? Well, Amazon is offering this on certain electronics, video games, and software. A full list of free one-day shipping items can be found here.
The free two-day shipping end tomorrow night (Tuesday, Dec. 21) while the free one-day shipping ends the following night (Wednesday, Dec. 22). Good luck!