I think that maybe the only thing better than Amazon Prime is free Amazon Prime. Using this method, I’ve managed to score at least six months of free Amazon Prime. Amazon wants to keep their Prime customers happy, so when they don’t meet their guaranteed delivery date, they will give you a free month. Unfortunately the free months don’t come automatically, but all you have to do is ask. After a bit of experimenting on the best way to go about requesting a free month, I’ve figured out a system that works well and only takes a few minutes.
Here are step by step instructions for scoring a free month:
- Contact Amazon here. Select the following from the following drop-down menus:
- Select an Issue: Problem with an Order
- Select Issue Details: Shipping or delivery issues
- Select Additional Details: Shipment is late
- At this point I select the chat option. I used to use their email system but sometimes that can be a hassle waiting on messages to go back and forth.
- I keep this script saved as a draft in my emails for easy accessibility. I copy and paste it into the chat box (be sure to include your order number):
My Order # _______ was delivered later than promised. I would appreciate an extension of my Prime service per your policy:
My Prime orders are mostly delivered on time. It seems as though late deliveries happen in spurts where there will be a few around the same time – I think it has more to do with the postal service than Amazon. Please keep in mind that this policy doesn’t apply if the late delivery is out of their control (like a natural disaster). I did not begin keeping track until recently, but I am certain I have received at least six months free using this method. Just this past week I received two months free because two separate orders were delivered late.