Amazon’s Purchase Limit for Free Shipping Just Went Up!

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There’s nothing quite like scoring free shipping when shopping online, and if you weren’t aware, there’s actually a way to get free shipping on Amazon without Prime. Yep, that’s right!

All you have to do is spend at least a certain amount at checkout and Amazon will cover the cost of shipping. A lot of online retailers do this, but Amazon was notable because its minimum was surprisingly low at $35.


Unfortunately, Amazon raised that minimum purchase limit from $35 to $49 without so much as an announcement or an email. That’s just under a 50% increase, which is definitely a wet blanket for anyone who relied on this feature for free shipping on Amazon.

There are a lot of reasons why Amazon might’ve done this, but no one can deny that this makes Amazon Prime seem like a better deal now. After all, Prime is only $99 for an entire 12 months — and you get free shipping on any Prime item no matter how little you spend.

Not to mention all the additional benefits you get with Amazon Prime, including an entire library of music that you can stream through Prime Music.

How often did you use the non-Prime free shipping limit? With this change, are you more likely to pick up a Prime subscription? Or will you just shop less often at Amazon? Tell us in the comments below!

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