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Amazon Now Delivering Your Groceries For FREE

It was only a matter of time before Amazon tried to take a stranglehold on the recent grocery delivery trend, and they just made a move that other grocery outlets would have to think long and hard before even considering.

Amazon is now adding free “Ultrafast” grocery delivery for its Prime members.

The “Ultrafast” perk, which promises 2-hour grocery delivery from Amazon “Fresh” or a Whole Foods Market, used to have a $14.99/month fee attached to it.

That means if you’re trying to grab a carton of eggs, some fresh seafood, or even just snacks, you can do so on Amazon without worrying about paying an additional delivery fee.

Big player supermarkets that offer delivery, currently do so with fees attached, so Amazon’s ability to forego the extra cost offers consumer a potentially more cost effective alternative when doing their online grocery shopping.

As of now, the delivery is only available in a little over 2,000 U.S. cities and towns, but based on location, Amazon will let you know if you are within the eligible distance for their grocery delivery service.

For those unfamiliar with Amazon Prime, it is subscription-based membership that not only provides 2-day shipping on orders, but access to perks such as Amazon Prime Video (Their Netflix equivalent), Amazon Drive (for file storage), and now this free grocery delivery perk.

From the moment Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017, you kind of knew they were going to turn the grocery industry on its head, and it has been evident with huge supermarkets such as Walmart and Kroger joining the online grocery delivery train of late.

It is likely Amazon is just getting started, so sit back and watch as they slowly continue their goal of world domination.

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You Can Buy Girl Scout Cookies On Amazon, But It’s Kinda Sketchy

You can find almost anything on Amazon, so it should come as no surprise that Girl Scout Cookies are on there. Can we trust these cookies though?

Maybe.

The Girl Scouts of the USA don’t work directly with Amazon on cookie sales, so whatever you see on there is being re-sold by someone else, according to NY Mag.

Some of the Amazon cookies are Prime eligible, and seem like they are real boxes of cookies, but according to reviewers, the cookies are often stale, melted, and clearly overpriced, as a box can go for upward of $10, when they usually sell for $4 or $5.

On top of that, you can’t even guarantee their legitimacy:

“We caution against sales of cookies bought online because you don’t really know. They can be expired. They can be from three or four years ago. We can’t guarantee they haven’t been opened or tampered with,” a spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of the USA told NY Mag.

A spokesperson told the magazine that the purpose of the cookies is for the little scouts to interact with people and learn financial skills, while these Amazon sellers are basically depriving them of that experience.

If you’re desperate for cookies during the offseason, you can take a shot, but you’re probably better off just snacking on the Girl Scout Cookie cereal, Nesquik, or Crunch Bars. At least they’re official, and don’t come in the mail tasting stale.

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Amazon Has A ONE-HOUR Restaurant Delivery Service, Here’s What We Know

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Amazon has spoiled us when it comes to getting online purchases within only a few days, some items even on the same day.  Now, the largest online retailer in the United States will be testing a restaurant delivery system, NRN reports.

Amazon Prime Now members will now have the option of ordering thousands of items with a one hour delivery window. The Prime Now food delivery service is currently only available in Seattle, Amazon’s hometown.

Using the official Prime Now mobile app, customers in the city can order meals from local restaurants like Wild Ginger, Cactus, Skillet and Marination among others. Through the app, users can peruse the menu of the participating restaurants, place an order and pay using their Amazon accounts.

Sounds pretty painless and incredibly convenient, unless you’re our wallets. Amazon’s already dominated easy online shopping, now if we don’t have to go out for food we may never leave our bedrooms.

While the company didn’t say whether they ever plan to expand to cities other than Seattle, GeekWire reports that plans are in the works.