Last week Amazon announced that its Prime Now service is expanding to Northern Virginia from Springfield to Arlington to Alexandria! As a busy mom of three, this brought me a bucket load of joy! The ultra-fast service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials from staples like paper towels, milk or ice cream, to electronics such as laptops and Kindle devices.
Top items purchased for uperfast delivery through the service include Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, bananas, Haribo gummy bears and eggs. Yes you read that right, you can order a treat for a special evening, date night, dinner, or whatever the need may be!
I already have an undying love for Amazon Prime. I use it for birthdays, holidays, just because and everything in between. I was so excited to hear that Prime Now was launching in my area. I downloaded the app and began perusing. Like I mentioned earlier, there are tens of thousands of items ready for 1 & 2 hr delivery. I stuck to groceries and household items. I basically did my week’s worth of grocery shopping, minus the meat that I usually buy in bulk anyway. Once I had everything in my cart, I went to checkout as normal, and selected my delivery time, which is a two hour window- FREE, or you can select 1 hr window- $7.99. Shopping online is my favorite. No lines, as much time to think and change my mind as I see fit. Way more blissful than lines, and carts, and children that occupy said carts. 🙂
Just like that, my items arrived in the 2 hour window and voila! Unlike some grocery stores, there is no flat fee, no extra charge for same day, and no hassle. Tips are recommended and greatly appreciated as they go directly to your carrier. How awesome is that? Download the Prime Now app… I promise it will become your new best friend.
Prime members can shop on www.primenow.com and can also download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices. In Northern Virginia, Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99. Use code “10primenow” for $10 off your first order!