Amazon has recently started offering Amazon Prime customers that choose the “No Rush Shipping” option during checkout a $1 credit that can be applied toward the purchase of a print book or Kindle ebook.
Previously the $1 credit offer for choosing slower shipping could be used for Amazon Instant Videos. But now both Kindle ebooks and paper books are included in the offer.
Like always, there are some stipulations, of course. First, the “No Rush Shipping” option is only available to those that subscribe to Amazon Prime, which costs $99 per year for membership.
The main benefit of Amazon Prime is free 2-day shipping on all products fulfilled by Amazon. Customers willing to choose the slower shipping method will receive the $1 credit once the item ships.
Amazon claims that orders with “No Rush Shipping” will arrive in 5 to 7 business days.
One thing with the credits is they don’t last for very long; you need to use them before the credits expire on December 31, 2014.
Another stipulation noted on the terms and conditions page states that not all titles are included in the offer:
The credit only applies to print books sold and shipped by Amazon.com or Kindle books sold and delivered by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (excludes certain titles, print Textbook Rentals and Audible audiobooks)
Amazon mentions that the credits will automatically be applied upon checkout of an eligible print book or Kindle ebook, so no codes are needed. Clearly the way to maximize this kind of offer is to place separate orders for each individual item and then choose “No Rush Shipping” for each. That could stack up credits pretty fast, and they can all be used together toward a single purchase.