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How to Get Free Shipping with Amazon Using Super Saver Shipping

Updated on July 3, 2012

If you have ever wanted to buy something online at Amazon because it is cheaper than in the store but after adding on the cost of shipping it just isn't worth it anymore than this article is for you. There are a couple of ways to get free shipping on amazon: Amazon Prime and SuperSaver shipping, this article will explain how to get free shipping using the SuperSaver Shipping metohd.

How to Get Free Shipping Using Amazon Super Saver Shipping

What is Amazon Super Saving Shipping?

Amazon Super Shipping is a program by Amazon that enables you to receive free shipping from their website as long as you buy at least $25 dollars in participating items. This program is especially useful if you want to buy many low priced items because many times with low priced items the cost of shipping can almost be as much as the item.

How Can I Tell Which Items Qualify for Super Saver Shipping?

If you are interested in participating in Super Saver Shipping you will need to learn how to identify if the item you are purchasing is available for Super Saver Shipping. You can determine if you item is available for free Super Saver Shipping by searching for your item on Amazon like you normally would. When you come to the search result pages items that are available for Super Saver Shipping will be indicated by a label saying "Eligible for FREE super saver shipping" in gray.

Once you have decided to purchase an item make sure to purchase it from a seller that offers Super Saver Shipping. When you go to check out shipping should be taken off your overall total as long as the items available for Super Saver Shipping total over $25.

If the items in your cart which are available for super saver shipping are close to $25 in total it may be cheaper to buy a very low priced item available for Super Saver Shipping than to pay for shipping. This item is commonly known as a filler item. I have an example of a scenario as such below.

Cart 1 (SS= super saver shipping)

  • Item 1 - $15 shipping charge before SS $4.99
  • Item 2 - $9 Shipping charge before SS $3.99
  • Total for the items before shipping is $24, The items and shipping is $32.89
  • NOTE even though these two items are available for Super Saver Shipping since the items didnt exceed $25 before shipping free shipping doesn't apply.

Cart 2 with same items PLUS cheap filler item which is available for Super Saver Shipping

  • Item 1 - $15 shipping charge before SS $4.99
  • Item 2 - $9 Shipping charge before SS $3.99
  • Item 3(cheap filler item) - $1.50 shipping charge $1.99 before SS
  • Total for these items before shipping is $25.50. After shipping the total would be $36.47 HOWEVER since the total of all items before shipping exceed $25 shipping is free so the 3 items would only cost $25.50

In conclusion, although the second basket has more items than the first it is cheaper because the items available for Super Saver Shipping added up to over $25 and shipping was free.


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