A great tool to get free Amazon shipping

One of the great features of Amazon shopping is the ability to get free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Items that qualify for the free shipping program have the words “eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping” next to their price.

But what if you have $24.32 worth of items? You don’t really want to buy something extra that would cost you more on Amazon than it would at your local Target or Walmart. So, you need to find a cheap item to get you to the $25 mark. But how do you do that when there are hundreds of thousands of items on Amazon? I recently discovered a neat online tool that does the work for you.

Use the Amazon Filler Item Finder at www.filleritem.com. Enter the amount you need to spend to get free shipping, and click “Search.” The website will return a list of items that fit the bill, along with a link to each item. Popular items have bold links. Each item has its price displayed besides its link.

The results aren’t always perfect. Sometimes, the item will turn out to be part of Amazon’s new add-on item program, requiring you to spend $25 before the item is eligible for free shipping. But, I’ve found the results on this website much more accurate than other, fancier-looking sites that often have limited results or incorrect prices for items.

Many of the items in your search may be things you wouldn’t use, like gasket seals, pipe fittings or guitar strings. But, you can always give them to a friend or donate them to charity, and spending 46 cents on something you don’t need is better than spending several dollars on shipping. One way to find something you’ll actually use is to up your minimum price a bit. So, if you only need to spend 46 cents to fill out your order, enter $1 into the Amazon Filler Item Finder instead. By spending a few cents more, you may find something you can actually use, like this dispensing bottle I used to round out my order.

What are your favorite cheap items to fill out orders on Amazon?

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