If you shop at Amazon.ca a lot (like I do), then you were used to spending around $25 in order to receive free shipping. Amazon Prime members didn't have to worry about that in most cases though. Now - the free shipping minimum spend requirement has raised from $25 to $35, meaning you need to spend a whole $10 more in order to get free shipping.
We previously posted about Amazon Prime and what makes it worth it, so if you have yet to subscribe or read that post then I definitely suggest that you do so. Other perks of being an Amazon Prime member are faster shipping, unlimited online photo storage, early access to deals, exclusive deals, and more. Plus Amazon Prime is only $79 for the entire year - meaning even if you only purchase ten things a year, it is totally worth it.
Amazon Prime members get free shipping with no minimum purchase - which means they wouldn't have to worry about this requirement increase. This only applies to Amazon Prime eligible products, but there are many of those in all sorts of different categories. You can even refine your searches to show only Prime Eligible Products if you like.
With this minimum spend increase so close to Halloween and Christmas shopping - will you get Amazon Prime or shop elsewhere? Or will you just try to spend $35 instead of $25 now? We'd love to know in the comments below.