I wrote about this last year and a bunch of QYK listeners were able to take advantage so I thought I'd pass this tip along again this Christmas shopping season. It's worked for me SIX times now.
When you signed up for Amazon, in the fine print, you probably didn't notice a perk of membership. If your package is promised in 2 days and it arrives late, you can put in a request for a free one month extension of your Prime membership! Usually fine print is a bad thing. This sure isn't. It's happened six times since I signed up for Prime and each time I requested an extra month when a delivery was late, Amazon was great and quick to credit my account with an extra month.
I have read that there is a limit of the number times you can make one of these requests. But that limit is 12! So essentially, it's possible you could get a full extra year of Prime.
This time of year is when I noticed shipments get delayed more than any other for the obvious reason that it's holiday season. Probably 4 out of the 6 free extra months I've accrued came from orders placed in November and December.
If this has worked for you or if you have another Amazon shopping tip, tweet it @WQYKGeno and I'll add your tweet below!