You don't need to be an Amazon Prime member to get free shipping this holiday season. Target dropped its minimum purchase amount last week, offering free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items until December 22.
There is no minimum purchase price. Starting on Monday, Amazon says it will remove that minimum order requirement on eligible items "for a limited time", without providing a specific end date for the promotion.
Prime members already get free shipping on all eligible orders with no minimum required, but without the holiday promotion, non-Prime shoppers must spend at least $25 to land free shipping. It's therefore pretty big news when they announce that this year's sale will be their biggest ever, with 10 days of deals and more great offers than ever before, apparently.
Ahead of Amazon's Black Friday sale, which will run from Friday 16th until Sunday 25th November, the retail giant is offering a deal on an "Alexa Birthday bundle" to celebrate its voice assistant's fourth birthday.
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This is on top of the unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping that Prime members receive every day on more than 100 million items.
Monday's news will pile pressure on Walmart and Target, which in recent years have chipped away at Amazon's lead with their own offers of free two-day shipping. For example, if you always work from home on Wednesdays, make that your Amazon Day and all your orders will be delivered then.
Target last month raised the stakes for the all-important holiday shopping rush, offering US customers free two-day shipping.
Prime Now will also offer special Black Friday deals to more than 30% of the United Kingdom population which can be delivered in scheduled one and two-hour delivery windows or within 60 minutes in selected postcodes.