One of my favorite Amazon features has always been the site’s Free Super Saver Shipping. Starting this week, however, the site’s policy is changing: Now, to qualify for free shipping, you need to place a minimum order of $35.
“This is the first time in more than a decade that Amazon has altered the minimum order for free shipping in the U.S.,” explains Amazon in a statement.
If you’re worried about this change putting a crimp on your holiday shopping plans, you may want to consider getting an Amazon Prime membership. For a $79 yearly fee, you can get free unlimited two-day shipping as well as access to Amazon’s collection of Prime Instant Videos, original kids’ programming and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.