Amazon Filler Item: An Easy Way to Get Free Super Saver Shipping

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If you’re a regular Amazon.com shopper, you know how great their free “Super Saver Shipping” can be. Just fill your cart with $25 worth of qualifying items, and your order ships for free! How simple is that?

But, this bargain is a double-edged sword. Because more often than not, you wind up with almost $25 worth of stuff in your cart and then have to make the decision: Are you just going to fork over the shipping cost, or is it worth adding an item to your cart that’s way more than the $1.97 you need to qualify for free shipping? Wouldn’t that basically cancel out any money you’d be saving?

Well, lucky for us, there’s a site that solves this frugalista’s dilemma:  Amazon Filler Item Finder.

Amazon Filler Item Finder does exactly what you could spend hours trying unsuccessfully to do by running random item searches — it finds you items that qualify for the Free Super Saver Shipping discount and are exactly (or very close to) the remaining amount you need to qualify.

Let’s say that you do need a measly $1.97. What could you possibly find for that little? Well, just plug that amount into Amazon Filler Item Finder, and you’ll get a list of items that qualify for free shipping that are in that general range. (The items I saw when I entered this amount ranged from $1.97 to $2.78.)

Some of these items are admittedly throwaways—there’s often a lot of random DIY supplies like a single cabinet knob or random pipe fittings. But, if you scan the list, there are also plenty of things that you could actually use, like kitchen utensils, washcloths, stickers for your kids, discount DVDs and pet treats.

If you just take a few minutes to scan the list Amazon Filler Item generates for you, you’re likely to find something that wouldn’t go to waste in your house. So you’ve picked up an item you’d probably buy sometime anyway, and you now qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping without having to buy some random impulse purchase from your Wish List that completely nullifies your savings.

Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself.
Kelly Gurnett writes for QuickQuid, a quick loans lender that provides fast and convenient solutions to everyday financial problems. She also manages the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do.

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