A day before my last trip to Ireland I made a last-minute discovery: I had absolutely no idea where my travel power adapter was. We had recently moved and I didn’t have the slightest idea (and oddly still don’t months later) where my travel adapters ended up in our new place. For all I know they actually might still be in my “travel drawer” in my old apartment.
In San Francisco, we have Prime Now, and luckily I was able to find a box of three for under $10 that someone would bring me within a few hours. It was great they were so cheap, but that cheapness also came with a problem in that I was going to have to pay a pretty hefty delivery fee.
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A bunch of searching later I ended up getting an assortment of weird grocery items along with my adapters so I qualified for the discounted delivery fee… ice cream, some spaghetti sauce, and so many 2-liters of Diet Coke I ended up being a little embarrassed about it (they were the cheapest and I just kept adding them until I hit that minimum).
This week CNET published a story about a site I wish I had known about back then Cheap Filler.
The idea behind the site is pretty simple. You type in how much money you need to spend to get to that free (or my case discounted) shipping threshold, and it suggests cheap items that fit the bill.
For instance, when I typed in $.75 it suggested things like $.99 glue sticks and a $1.48 highlighter. The idea being this way you’re spending just what you have to and not overshooting it by a ton.
The site is intended for traditional Amazon purchases not Prime Now, so if you’re in the same predicament I was you still might be SOL since it has a limited inventory. And buying something for the sake of buying something is pretty silly, so you still shouldn’t buy crap you really don’t need.
That said, if you need to spend a few more bucks to qualify for free one-day shipping or shipping in general if you don’t happen to be a Prime member, then it can be a decent place to get a few suggestions on what things you hopefully do need that you can fill that package with.