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I think it’s time we all accepted the fact that in 20 or 30 years, the world will be owned by Amazon.
You can already buy everything from super glue to matcha tea to designer jeans on the website and since their purchase of Whole Foods, it seems the company is poised for domination.
And to sweeten the deal, now they’re adding snack sample boxes to the mix.
What are snack sample boxes you ask? Well, they’re pretty much exactly what they sound like.
For a limited time, you can buy one for $9.99 and receive an equivalent credit for a future purchase of snacks.
These boxes tend to sell out quickly, but you can always sign up to be notified via email when they’re back in stock. It’s like Christmas in your inbox!
Each snack pack contains 10 items or more from a number of participating brands.
Currently, the box includes:
- Emerald Cashews in the Sea Salt and Pepper flavor (a personal favorite of mine–highly recommend)
- Emerald Salty Sweet Chocolate Peanut Butter Mixed Nuts
- Nut Harvest Nut & Fruit Mix
- Wickedly Prime Soft Shell Almonds
- Dry Roasted & Salted, Planters P3 Portable Protein Pack
- an Init Nut & Fruit Bar
- POPCORNERS Carnival Kettle flavored Popped Corn Chips (trade secret: these are also sold at Costco and they almost always have free samples in the snack aisle…don’t miss out)
- Kettle Potato Chips Cooked in 100% Avocado Oil, Chili Lime flavor
- Off The Eaten Path Veggie Crisps
- Wickedly Prime Pea Crisps
- Off The Eaten Path Hummus Crisps
Overall, this is an excellent mix of salty and sweet items, most of which are pretty healthy, so you can have your snack and eat it too, sans guilt.
And, FYI, they also have a children’s snack sample box for $4.99 that is offered under the same terms and conditions.
While samples may vary, it seems like no matter what you get, it will be tasty. So what are you waiting for?
You’re limited to one snack sample box per customer, unfortunately, but that doesn’t mean the whole house can’t team up and buy one each.
Amazon Prime Only
And another note: you have to be an Amazon Prime member to qualify for the promotion.
So if you hadn’t already jumped on the free two-day shipping bandwagon (along with a host of other truly excellent perks), now is the time to do it. Do it for the snacks!
Here are some of the other perks you can get with Amazon Prime.
Free Access To Audible
Prime members now have free access to the Audible Channels and a rotating menu of over 50 audio book titles. Audible was launched a couple of months ago, and “offers bits of ad-free content like audio editions of pieces from publishers like The Wall Street Journal, The Onion, The New York Times and Charlie Rose, while other selections are from original content producers,” according to The Consumerist. If you’re not a Prime member, it would cost you $4.95 a month—but for Prime members, it’s free.
Unlimited Photo Storage
Prime customers get unlimited photo storage at no additional charge. Photos can be uploaded through your web browser, the Amazon Cloud Drive app, or with Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app (available for Android and iOS).
With Amazon Prime Music, you have access to thousands of the most popular artists. There are no ads, and you can play specific songs (unlike Pandora). The one watch-out I’ve found is that their collection is nowhere near as big as Spotify or Apple Music. However, it’s free to try out and see if you like it. They have an app available for iOS and Android devices as well.
Here’s a new one that I just learned about. Amazon Prime members are allowed to borrow a free book from the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library each month. The books can be delivered to any compatible device that is registered with your Amazon account, and there are thousands of books available to choose from.
Access To Early Deals
Amazon Prime members get 30-minute early access to select Amazon Lightning Deals. The deals are limited in quantity and go really quickly, but with early access, you have a much better chance of getting them before they sell out. Plus, remember Amazon Prime Day? You get access to all those deals too.