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Old 05-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Amazon free shipping throw-ins

Curious = what do my fellow non-prime members usually throw into their Amazon cart to cross the free shipping threshold?

Our standard move used to be canned cat food, but now that we're cat-less I usually find some sort of consumable with a long shelf life that I know I'll eventually work my way through. Most common are probably economy sized package of dishwasher soap packets or laundry detergent.

Anyone else do this? What do you usually add?

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Old 05-10-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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Fish tank filters, sweet potato dog chews, a DVD, fridge water filters..... There is always something.

And I use smile dot amazon to benefit my favorite beagle rescue charity.

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From my amazon order filler spreadsheet:

butter chicken curry kitchens of India
electric toothbrushes and additional toothbrush heads
compact flourescent lightbulbs (CFL)
tracfone stuff
battery charger and batteries - sanyo eneloop
VTech CS6409 Expansion Phone
Covergirl Translucent Medium Powder 715 (Or Honey 720)
Revlon Color Stay Makeup - Early Tan
Cat Food
toilet paper
paper towels
wiper blades - 18”, 20” - civic; 19”, 24” - accord
air filters for car (8040 for civic)


FYI, the make up and the cat food isn't for me.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:32 PM   #4
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I have Amazon Prime, but some of the less expensive things (uncer $10) I have ordered lately are,

AAA batteries
AA batteries
3 volt lithium coin batteries
3-way 50/100/150 watt light bulbs
8 GB USB flash drive
iPad charging/sync cable
Other USB cable
USB mini-hub
plastic hooks, removable, for hanging things on the wall
Nintendo 3DS styluses
Nintendo 3DS game cartridge storage box
instant decaf coffee
earbud headphones
cleaning supplies
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:57 AM   #5
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Usually another book or some (relatively) inexpensive bit of photo gear if sold by Amazon.

I keep a wish list there, many are items that I will probably never actually buy, but that's why they call it a "wish list". If there's a small item there I'll get that.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:33 AM   #6
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Timely thread since I needed to fill out an order and could use a USB mini hub which I wouldn't have thought of until later.
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I'd look at consumables that you are going to use anyway. Toiletries, shampoo, cleaning products.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:52 AM   #8
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Whenever I cash in credit card rewards points I opt for amazon gift cards. I usually have about a $100 in credit in my account at any given time. Maybe that is why I love amazon so much!

I mostly buy books but occasionally sporting or outdoor gear. Or baking supplies.

I keep about 5 different wish lists on different subjects so never have a shortage of 5-10 dollar items to add in (though usually it ends up being a book).
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occasionally sporting or outdoor gear
Ooh good one. They do have fishing stuff that tends to need regular refill like sinkers, swivels, powerbait, etc.

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