Tag Archives: Amazon

One hour or less

Amazon one-hour delivery lives in Manhattan!

Amazon NowI learned that my neighborhood qualified for Amazon Prime Now a few months ago, and downloaded the app on my phone.

But today I took it out for a test drive.

I placed my order at 3:35pm, with guaranteed delivery by 4:35pm. At 4:11pm, the items arrived at my door.

It is as fast as my local pizzeria!

There is a minimum order of $15, and a $7.99 delivery charge for Amazon Prime customers…but for things you need right this minute —

It’s a deal!

Tiny treats

I’m taking a class at NYU this fall and ordered my textbooks from Amazon. When a delivery arrived this morning, I broke open the box, expecting to see books.

On top of the air bladders was a thank you note for my order with two small sample packs of Mike and Ike.

mike and ikes I thought this was a new Amazon policy, which I — a sugarholic — was immediately behind.

But once I dug a little deeper, I realized the shipment was actually an early birthday gift from Peeps & Company, which makes Mike and Ike (and Peeps, as you might imagine).

orange peepsI was lucky enough to receive both!

But I still think it would be a great idea for Internet merchants like Amazon to include a candy surprise in their shipments.  It was only a tiny package — maybe 8 pieces — but it still put a smile on my face.

It’s the little things…

I know too much

They say knowledge is power.

Sometimes it can be almost painful!

Case in point: I received the Downton Abbey Season 3 DVD on Tuesday — I pre-ordered it on Amazon.

DA Season 3 DVDBy the end of the day, I had watched all of the four remaining episodes.

I know all the secrets of Season 3…and I can’t talk to anyone about them!

O.M.G.

But I will not spoil the season for anyone, I swear.  I just plan to re-watch the entire season again this week.

And probably a couple more times after that.

Fasten your seat belts, everyone — you are in for an amazing ride!!