If you shop on Amazon a lot, a prime membership can be a good value. If you don’t, you want to finesse the minimum purchase for free shipping. That minimum just went up to $49. Sometimes it happens that your cart is just a few dollars or a few cents away from the required minimum. I can’t always think of something I want to buy that’s just the right amount to achieve the minimum.
http://www.thepennyhoarder.com clued me in to a great site you can use to find something useful, at any price, to complete the minimum: http://www.filleritem.com/
Search on the amount you need to spend, and see pages and pages of choices.
Marie Brack is the author of Frugal Living for the 21st Century: Adventures in Using Your Money Wisely. It’s available on Amazon.com in both Kindle and paperback versions.