ShopRunner Free 2 Day Shipping: Worth it or not?
Those that have been with me a while know I love Amazon. I also love the Prime Membership 2 day shipping program. I have seen this ShopRunner similar program floating around for a while now. I didn’t really see the need in using it until I discovered that you can use it at BabiesRUs.com/ToysRUS.com
Most items I would purchase online are also available for the new in store pick up option so there hasn’t been a reason for me to try the ShopRunner program. I created my Baby Registry for Miss Priss a while back. As time has passed some of the items I dreamed of getting have been changed to shipping only. I just had to have this shopping cart cover and it was only available for shipping. SO, i decided to give this 30 free trial a whirl.
My first order arrived crazy fast. Literally 2 days from when I ordered it. The next 2 items have taken quite a bit longer. I ordered both on a Friday morning. One arrived on the next Thursday evening and the other is scheduled for tomorrow evening. Both well over 2 days, even 2 business days. Not so impressed as I had hoped.
I of course went to cancel my 30 free trial this morning being the last day of the offer. Low and behold they sucked me in again! ShopRunner extended my 30 day trial to a 90 day trial. Of course for free. The offer also stated that IF I make 3 purchases in that time frame they will give me a FREE 1 year membership!
Well of course knowing my frugal self I decided to give it another go. After all I had saved $42 in shipping fees on the 3 orders I placed in the first 30 days. Even if it takes a few extra days, I didn’t pay for the shipping. AND there are several items on my Baby Registry that are still shipping only, SO if I don’t receive them as gifts I can grab them and have them shipped for free!