Amazon deliveries under £20 no longer free

Amazon promised us robot drones would be delivering our parcels by now. Instead today they have announced that (as of 6pm tonight) you will no longer be able to select free "super saver delivery" for any deliveries under £20.

It used to be that if you wanted anything worth over £10 from Amazon you could get it for free, as long as you were prepared to wait 3-5 (or, in reality, 8) days. Now Amazon have announced that they've revisited this threshold and will be upping it to a £20 limit.

The super saver option used to be a lifesaver for poor people, patient people and people able to plan more than a week in advance. Sadly, if you're buying anything under £20 this will no longer be an option, Amazon told Student Money Saver.

It's also unclear whether this new delivery system will be performed by flying robot drones. We're not sure what we're most upset about.

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The move is probably an attempt to get more people to switch to a Prime account. Whilst Prime is expensive, the good news is that if you're a student you can get a free 6 month subscription to Prime, and if you are the kind of person who buys presents more than a week in advance (good for you - we're impressed) you can still select slow delivery and earn some money back towards ebooks, movies and music.

Need to save money on Amazon orders? Try our Amazon Hacks guide for ways to get cheaper orders, and get around the delivery fees.