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Getting the Most From Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards

Are you willing to forego Amazon Prime's two-day shipping for their no-rush rewards?

 

They say good things come to those who wait, and Amazon’s No-Rush Rewards are a literal interpretation of that statement. The service is geared towards Amazon Prime members who are willing to wait extra time for their item to arrive. At checkout, just choose to get your items within five business days instead of the typical two-day shipping period. In exchange, you'll earn account credits or discounts on Amazon products. These rewards vary, but range from a $1 Amazon Digital Service credit to a $20 discount on Amazon Home Services.

You can't choose the reward you're offered and we haven't yet figured out a specific rhyme or reason to which rewards are offered. What we do know is that rewards are typically available on Prime-eligible products shipped by Amazon, and that you'll see the reward during checkout.

Currently, one of the most common rewards is a $5 discount on Amazon Pantry Items or a $3 discount off Amazon’s Happy Belly snack products. Unfortunately, as Slickdealer abichake points out, these discounts and the $20 home services credits, are single use and are not stackable, but the $1 digital credit can build up over time to be used on higher priced items.

Check Your Amazon Reward Balance

How to Check Your Amazon No Rush Credit Balance

  1. Go to the No-Rush Rewards summary page on Amazon (link)
  2. Log in to you Amazon Prime account if you're not already signed in.
  3. Your credit balance will show prominently on the page.

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Using Your No-Rush Shipping Rewards

In the past, Amazon would send an email with information regarding expiration dates and limits for the No-Rush Rewards once your item shipped. However, now there's a specific page to show users the balance of their No-Rush Rewards and details on expiration dates. This makes it much easier to keep track of all of your rewards and their expiration dates — it also means you're less likely to just forget about or lose the information on a reward.

The $5 Amazon Pantry credit seems to be the most common, albeit least popular, reward reported deal by the Slickdeals community. Many Slickdealers have found it's best to simply use the credit to cover most of the $5.99 shipping cost on Pantry items. You can also purchase five select Amazon Pantry items to qualify for free shipping and then discount that order using the $5 reward. Slickdealer mrkingofworld gives a helpful tip that “you will only receive one $5 pantry credit per month. Once you take it, you won't be offered it again until the following month (per account).” So, if you are looking to try and get more variety from the rewards, it may be best to take the Amazon Pantry option when offered.

Ultimately, if you're an avid Amazon user, especially if you use Prime Pantry, and you're not in a hurry to get your item, it doesn't hurt to just take the reward and hold on to it. On the other hand, if you don't see yourself ever ordering from Prime Pantry or using digital credits, the No-Rush Rewards program probably isn't worth the wait. You'll also want to keep in mind that you won't find out the expiration date for rewards until after your item has been ordered and you've already opted for No-Rush shipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply the no-rush shipping credits to my order?The credits will automatically discount from any product that is applicable.
  • What can I buy with Amazon's digital credits?You actually have quite a few options when it comes to spending digital credits, including Kindle ebooks, Amazon instant videos, digital music, and  Amazon Appstore apps.
  • How do I get a different no-rush shipping discount?Your best bet for getting different rewards is to accept any offer presented. Amazon appears to try and offer a variety of rewards, so you are more likely to get a different discount each time you accept a reward.
  • When do my no-rush shipping rewards expire?It varies per reward, but will be noted in the reward email and on the reward balance page.

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Have you been taking advantage of Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards? What do you think? Are they worth the wait? Let us know in the comments!

h/t to leehg69 for first posting about this in the forums.



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Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not rep kindrudekid?
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Another trick is, if you need multiple items, split them

EG: 1 pan, 1 pot, 1 book, 1 dvd, 1 game. 5 total

Step 1: Add all items to cart and proceed till last step of submitting order and see if they are going to ship in one shipment.

Step 2: Remove all but one item

Step 3: Start checking out each item individually with no rush shipping.

Step 4: Order last item with prime shipping.

Chances are they ship from same warehouse if all items are shipped and sold by Amazon, but with the Step 1 , you can confirm it. Once you place the Prime 2 day shipping order, their system will detect there are other orders and the remaining no rush orders will come in 2 days and you still get credits.
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Another trick is, if you need multiple items, split them

EG: 1 pan, 1 pot, 1 book, 1 dvd, 1 game. 5 total

Step 1: Add all items to cart and proceed till last step of submitting order and see if they are going to ship in one shipment.

Step 2: Remove all but one item

Step 3: Start checking out each item individually with no rush shipping.

Step 4: Order last item with prime shipping.

Chances are they ship from same warehouse if all items are shipped and sold by Amazon, but with the Step 1 , you can confirm it. Once you place the Prime 2 day shipping order, their system will detect there are other orders and the remaining no rush orders will come in 2 days and you still get credits.
Good Idea...Kinderudekid aka Sarvesh!!
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Is there a amazon page with no rush shipping discounts products?
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There are now primenow $5 credits. Would love details on what can and cant be stacked. Do primenow credits stack like digital credits, or 1 per order like the pantry credits? Also, would love to hear best items to get for each type of credit. For example, when i was getting digital credits, id save them up for disney movies that have no digital codes.
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I have racked up several of these $5 credits for Prime Now by electing the slower shipping, and I will say it is NOT worth it unless they are stackable which they ARE NOT. 5 Bucks is still 5 bucks but to have to go on a scavenger hunt to use it isn't worth my time, for the most part, in regards to waiting an extra 5 days to get what I originally ordered and received the $5 credit..
Now send me into the Prime Now website with $25 in accrued credits to use, then I'll likely spend some more money because I'd feel like I was really saving and it was worth waiting for my non-prime delivery although I pay for prime. But for 5 bucks..pffft, forget it and get me my package now haha.
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It sounds like the $5. reward I have cannot be used on anything and I won't know if I can use it until I check out, correct? Also sounds like I have to pay shipping when I buy something I can use it on even if I'm a Prime member? Why do they make it so confusing?
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Anybody know if the No-Rush Credits remain if Prime Membership is canceled or expires?
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I have racked up several of these $5 credits for Prime Now by electing the slower shipping, and I will say it is NOT worth it unless they are stackable which they ARE NOT. 5 Bucks is still 5 bucks but to have to go on a scavenger hunt to use it isn't worth my time, for the most part, in regards to waiting an extra 5 days to get what I originally ordered and received the $5 credit..
Now send me into the Prime Now website with $25 in accrued credits to use, then I'll likely spend some more money because I'd feel like I was really saving and it was worth waiting for my non-prime delivery although I pay for prime. But for 5 bucks..pffft, forget it and get me my package now haha.
I have $15 in Prime Now credits. I loaded up my cart with products from Sprouts, which is the only store around me participating in Prime Now that I find useful. Amazon won't apply my $15 credit or even a $5 credit. So apparently the credit doesn't apply to the store I want to purchase from.
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I used to LOVE the digital credit; esp., because the could be accumulated. I don't think that the $5.00 pantry credit is worth the delayed shipping, given that you can only use one $5.00 credit per pantry box. Amazon PLEASE BRING BACK the digital credit offer.
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Excellent post - I was looking into similar queries.

One query I still have is how best to utilise the piling up no rush digital credits? I am not interested in listening to music or reading books on kindle. Can I buy any egift cards or can I use the credits for something more tangible? TIA.
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Excellent post - I was looking into similar queries.

One query I still have is how best to utilise the piling up no rush digital credits? I am not interested in listening to music or reading books on kindle. Can I buy any egift cards or can I use the credits for something more tangible? TIA.
I've used my digital credits towards tax software in the past. Digital credits are stackable and provide a nice discount on it if the timing is right. I don't suppose you play games, but these credits can also be used to pay of in-app content.

Any ideas on how to get a cheap item with the $5 garden credit?
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Another trick is, if you need multiple items, split them

EG: 1 pan, 1 pot, 1 book, 1 dvd, 1 game. 5 total

Step 1: Add all items to cart and proceed till last step of submitting order and see if they are going to ship in one shipment.

Step 2: Remove all but one item

Step 3: Start checking out each item individually with no rush shipping.

Step 4: Order last item with prime shipping.

Chances are they ship from same warehouse if all items are shipped and sold by Amazon, but with the Step 1 , you can confirm it. Once you place the Prime 2 day shipping order, their system will detect there are other orders and the remaining no rush orders will come in 2 days and you still get credits.
Thanks, this is helpful.
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Can I buy movies on Amazon with these credits?
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Amazon is offering $5.98 prime video credit currently for no rush shipping. I could not find any product around 25 cents that is prime eligible and offers the $5.99 Credit. Any ideas?

I did this a couple of years back when Amazon was giving $3.99 or $4.99 video credit for no rush shipping. There were many gaskets available between 25 and 35 cents each. Made like 30 orders. In hindsight, I was probably very close to getting banned, but Amazon let it go through and gave me all the credits as well...
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