Amazon £2.99 Pantry Credit Error

‘Pantry’ is a very American term. I have many cupboards and other assorted spaces for this and that, but I’m dead set on the fact that there’s not a pantry in sight around here!! That being said, Amazon.com has had a ‘pantry’ option for a good while now, it’s basically a groceries services offered by Amazon. As with everything in the world ever, it’s gone from being a US only service to a UK and in fact worldwide endevour.

Amazon are always pretty heavy on promotions. Get a credit here, a credit there… if you’re an Amazon Prime member (and in fairness it’s not a bad service, with lots of movies, series, music and the like on offer in addition to their one day deliver option) you are well aware of the fact that if you choose the ‘No Rush Delivery’ option you ‘Get a £1 Amazon Appstore, Digital Video, Kindle Book & Digital Music Credit’. In addition to that, if you buy an album you often get free mp3 versions and with DVDs / Blurays free £1 digital credit.

For a few days though, in a bid to promote their new Pantry service, there was a free £2.99 credit towards their pantry service. From what I’ve been told these credits don’t stack, thyey certainly don’t on the US service. It turns out though that for UK order during this promotion they indeed do or rather did stack. I ordered, individually, a good number of products (DVDs, toiletries etc) around the £3 mark (the minimum required to gain this credit) and managed to gain myself around £50 in credits in the process, which bacially amounts to a free shop.

amazon-pantry-glitch

As I said, on the US site, these creits couln’t be stacked. For now on the UK site it’s been to the £1 kindle credit, but if it returns to the £2.99 amazon pantry credits there’s a chance that once again it will stack, so is a good opportunity to get serious discounts on your weekly shop by individually buying low value items that you would’ve purchased anyway. Keep a look out!

2 comments

  1. Thanks, was looking for a definitive answer to this. Though now in July I guess the rules may have changed again. I have a ton of orders I’ve chosen the £2.99 pantry *ugh* credit for and most people suggest they DON’T stack. I have about the same amount to spend if they do. The wife would LOVE a free shop.

    1. I too was having trouble stacking credits this time and in fact cancelled a few orders because of it. However, Amazon ddecided to allow them to be stacked so if you have any left, I suggest that you try again as they may well work!

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