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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #80 on: September 01, 2015, 11:45:41 am »
Forgot to mention that I have accumulated over $600 in Amazon rewards points since I started using my Amazon Visa Card.

Canceling my United mileage card was the best thing I ever did. Airline miles are worthless.
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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #81 on: September 01, 2015, 11:53:32 am »
35 orders, $684 in 2015.  Two of those are copies of Mario Maker that haven't shipped yet.


EDIT: 65 orders, $1,462 in 2014. 
« Last Edit: September 01, 2015, 11:55:11 am by pbj »

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #82 on: September 01, 2015, 12:28:51 pm »
The main reason I have prime is to get free shipping on cheaper items.  First they started converting prime items to "add-on" items.
Now they will have two product listings for the same product, but with different prices.  $2 regular or "add-on" price, but the one listed as prime is $5-6.
So if you filtered for only prime items, you only see the higher price.

I barely use prime video anymore and I don't use any of the other services.
I'm seriously considering dropping it and just not ordering until I want $25 worth of stuff.

Well my main issue is I mostly buy electronic parts from Amazon and/or video games.  Well games are over 35 bucks and have a set MSRP, so prime is useless for that.  Electronic parts are from china and thus either ship for free already, or aren't prime eligible.  Also if you sort by price, the prime listing is seldom the cheapest. 

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #83 on: September 01, 2015, 04:52:27 pm »
29 items ordered so far for 2015 - $3893.90
184 items ordered in 2014 - $11,713.45
 :lol :lol :lol

I'm sure I saved a lot on shipping, but at the same time almost every order would have been cheaper if available without Prime, and with some effort to group things together and accepting 3-5 day shipping, I bet I could have come close to breaking even without Prime.

I enjoy having it, but without the free 2 day shipping it's worthless to me.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #84 on: September 01, 2015, 05:06:32 pm »
Forgot to mention that I have accumulated over $600 in Amazon rewards points since I started using my Amazon Visa Card.

Canceling my United mileage card was the best thing I ever did. Airline miles are worthless.
I use the Chase Freedom.  1% on all purchases, 2% and 3% for things like gas and hotels and stuff.  Every quarter there's 5% on the first $1500 of something seasonal that I usually end up using in some capacity (like when it's for Amazon or Lowes or the movie theater).  I don't put my mortgage or most of my utilities on it, but EVERYTHING else goes on it.  Each year I earn around $900 in cash back.  I usually just take it as a credit on my statement or deposit it directly to my bank account.  I have never found anything I could buy with credit card points that I can't get cheaper elsewhere and still collect the 1% on top of the savings.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #85 on: September 02, 2015, 03:30:17 pm »
+1 on using Chase Freedom card.
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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2015, 02:25:46 pm »
So, you can't use this on gift cards, I've already tried... but if you live in a city with same day delivery, Amazon's got a $20 off $50 promo going on their smartphone app.

I've got a pile of soda, chips, and bbq sauce coming my direction with guaranteed by 6pm delivery.  Everything cheaper than shelf price at the store.

Works on other crap like video games and such.
 
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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2015, 02:39:10 pm »
So, you can't use this on gift cards, I've already tried... but if you live in a city with same day delivery, Amazon's got a $20 off $50 promo going on their smartphone app.

I've got a pile of soda, chips, and bbq sauce coming my direction with guaranteed by 6pm delivery.  Everything cheaper than shelf price at the store.

Works on other crap like video games and such.
 
Photo updates later...

*Goes and downloads the app... 

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2015, 02:40:55 pm »
Amazon Now.  Promo code is GETITNOW.

Make sure you set the tip to $0.


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2015, 02:44:26 pm »
Ahh ok, I had just grabbed the regular app.  Getting the Now version...

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2015, 02:46:32 pm »
Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately the area I moved to is a little too far east in the twin cities metro to cash in.

Here is the site to check your zip for eligibility

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=pn_surl_lp/?node=10481056011

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2015, 02:50:34 pm »
Yeah, I'm a little hacked off I couldn't stack it with the buy $25 gift card, get $5 gift card promo from last week, but I'll console myself with cherry coke zero and potato chips.

Vigo - you could try having it delivered to your office.  :D  DO IT.


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2015, 02:52:02 pm »
Make sure you set the tip to $0.

What is PBJ's tipping policy a restaurant or bar?


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2015, 02:54:43 pm »
Vigo - you could try having it delivered to your office.  :D  DO IT.

 :applaud:  My office qualifies.....I will just have to make sure the receptionist doesn't steal my order.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #94 on: October 15, 2015, 02:54:56 pm »
What is PBJ's tipping policy a restaurant or bar?

20% unless you piss me off, and then it's 10% and I never come back.  If I come a lot and you're cheap - 25-30%.


If you're being paid by Amazon to deliver things... and you deliver things... I fail to see what's tip worthy.




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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #95 on: October 15, 2015, 03:02:55 pm »
Crap.  My zip isn't available yet.  I thought it would be, only like 20 minutes out of Phoenix.   :(

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #96 on: October 15, 2015, 03:15:36 pm »
Have it delivered to yotsuya's house.


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #97 on: October 15, 2015, 03:50:55 pm »
My zip isn't available either yet. Don't think I didn't try that mofo.
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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #98 on: October 15, 2015, 04:24:35 pm »
Have it delivered to pbj's house.


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #99 on: October 15, 2015, 04:42:22 pm »
Have it delivered to pbj's house.

lol

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #100 on: October 15, 2015, 04:56:00 pm »
Tatiana currently has my delivery and is en route to my house.  C'mon, Tatiana, I believe in you!


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #101 on: October 15, 2015, 07:09:22 pm »
Tatiana did not look too pleased unloading her Mazda and dragging all this to my door. 

Anyway:





 :cheers:

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2015, 07:51:50 pm »
Tatiana did not look too pleased unloading her Mazda and dragging all this to my door. 
 :cheers:

You put pants on for Tatiana, right?
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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2015, 08:25:17 pm »
Tatiana did not look too pleased unloading her Mazda and dragging all this to my door. 
 :cheers:

You put pants on for Tatiana, right?

Whats the fun in that?

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2015, 11:18:26 pm »
Cherry Coke Zero huh?  Combining the horrible non-sweetness of Coke Zero with the nasty aftertaste of Cherry Coke?

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #105 on: October 16, 2015, 06:41:25 am »
Cherry Coke Zero huh?  Combining the horrible non-sweetness of Coke Zero with the nasty aftertaste of Cherry Coke?
It's pretty good with whiskey or rum.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #106 on: October 16, 2015, 09:28:39 am »
Meh, Coke Zero permanently changed my life.  And this was $3 a 12 pack to my front porch.  The entire experience was very bizarre, to be honest. 


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #107 on: October 16, 2015, 01:15:21 pm »
Hey man, if you like it then I'm glad for you.  For me it's the only thing worse than diet coke, possibly the most vile tasting liquid ever invented. 

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2015, 01:23:52 pm »
I remember the time I went to get a coke from the vending machine and some asshat filled the coke selection with Diet Caffeine Free Sam's Club brand Cola. I am pretty sure I have never been more pissed off in my life.


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #109 on: October 16, 2015, 02:10:32 pm »
Getting a delivery to my work guaranteed by 4pm.


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #110 on: October 16, 2015, 02:10:58 pm »

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #111 on: October 16, 2015, 02:16:24 pm »
Getting a delivery to my work guaranteed by 4pm.

Lol zero tip.  Just wait until it's a 40 year old white lady delivering out of her Mazda 3.  We'll see how that well that grifter resolve holds up then.  Brace yourself for multiple phone calls, too.



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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #112 on: October 16, 2015, 02:22:00 pm »

Lol zero tip.  Just wait until it's a 40 year old white lady delivering out of her Mazda 3.  We'll see how that well that grifter resolve holds up then.  Brace yourself for multiple phone calls, too.

They are probably all former Uber drivers anyway.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #113 on: October 16, 2015, 02:39:24 pm »
Orvel will be delivering my coke shipment today.

If Orvel impresses, I might throw a buck or two his way.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #114 on: October 16, 2015, 04:16:08 pm »
I spent more than $5 worth of my time on the Target website trying to figure out the best thing to spend a $5 gift card on.
Finally gave up that, installed the target app, & transferred it to my phone so it can be used in-store.
Now I can't convince myself that it's worth driving across town and wandering around the store for a half hour just to get a $5 item.

My cheap game has become weak.


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #115 on: October 16, 2015, 04:20:10 pm »
Yeah, I have had some $5 target gift card for years and never use it.  I've even thrown it at price mistakes and gotten it re-issued a couple of times.  :/


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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #116 on: October 16, 2015, 04:20:59 pm »
Orvel may have creeped out the receptionist, but he did deliver.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2015, 07:47:22 pm »
I remember the time I went to get a coke from the vending machine and some asshat filled the coke selection with Diet Caffeine Free Sam's Club brand Cola. I am pretty sure I have never been more pissed off in my life.


Holy crap, did this make me laugh right now...
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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #118 on: October 16, 2015, 09:52:39 pm »
I spent more than $5 worth of my time on the Target website trying to figure out the best thing to spend a $5 gift card on.
Finally gave up that, installed the target app, & transferred it to my phone so it can be used in-store.
Now I can't convince myself that it's worth driving across town and wandering around the store for a half hour just to get a $5 item.

My cheap game has become weak.

Well driving across town ain't free and in all likelihood you would have to spend more than the 5, so I think your cheap game might be strong.

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Re: 2015 Amazon free crap thread
« Reply #119 on: October 30, 2015, 12:01:38 pm »
Looks like they just rolled it out in Phoenix.   :applaud:  My zip works now.

  
 

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