I personally think it's great - my orders are shipped free (mostly - some things don't qualify) and arrive in two days (or less) because we have a Prime membership. From October thru January the UPS guy(s) and I are on a first name basis!
But what I'm really learning to love about Amazon is their "subscription" feature. Anything you use on a fairly regular basis is probably available via subscription to Amazon.com.
Example: I love to cook (might not have mention that before) and often use stock - chicken, beef, vegetable, occasionally turkey. I suppose I could make it from scratch but until recently it involved time (which I don't always have) and tossing of whatever meat was used (which seemed very wasteful). Couldn't see myself doing that.
Stock-in-a-box is a great option but if you're like me and don't want to make another special trip to the grocery store for that one item (see previous posts) it isn't ideal and storing it takes up a LOT of space.
I couldn't even tell you how I discovered this but somehow during one of my seredipitous wanderings on the Amazon site I stumbled across:
- Savory Choice Chicken Broth Concentrate - little tubes of concentrate that take up practically no space and are delivered right to my door. The webpage also shows that I could Subscribe to this product and have it shipped automatically at whatever interval I choose! And if that weren't fantastic enough, subscribers automatically get free shipping and 15% off of the Amazon current price. WHAT A DEAL!!!
The only problem I've encountered is trying to actually explore all 23,000 items available for subscription (Amazon only loads about 8-10 items at a time which limits the amount of time I can remain seated at the computer!), but so far, I've found a number of things that I just like to get more conveniently:
- Savory Choice Liquid Beef Broth Concentrate (every 6 months) and Savory Choice Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth Concentrate (every month - go thru that a lot!)
- If You Care Unbleached Large Baking Cups (6 months) Okay I won't go thru them all in 6 months (even though I share a shipment with Jenny) but figured I'd just skip the next shipment until I actually do need them. No point in paying full price if I don't have to!
- Let's Do Organic Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (6 months - can't make granola without it!)
- Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (3 months)
- Golden Malted Pancake & Waffle Flour (6 months - we really like Belgian waffles!)
- Kitchens of India Paste for Butter Chicken Curry (6 months - won't go thru it that often but this stuff is scrumptious and really handy to have on hand to make a quick meal!)
- Twinings Earl Grey Team K-Cup for Keurig Brewers (6 months) I don't have a machine but Jenny does and I thought I'd get some to have at her place so I can have a cup of tea when visiting!
- Stonewall Kitchen All Natural Jam Collection (6 months)