If you are like me, you are spending more time this holiday season shopping from the warmth and comfort of your couch than trekking out to the mall. Amazon Prime is the chief reason I buy most of my gifts online, and yet I didn't know about Amazon's policy of extending my Prime membership if it delivers a package late.
Reddit user jeffnnc read the fine print about Amazon's Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery, where it says (in large print, ironically) that you may be eligible for a free one-month extension of Amazon Prime if your delivery date is not met. If Amazon is late with a package this holiday season -- or at any point during the year -- contact customer support and request an extension. If you have a free Prime trial, you can get one such extension, while paying Prime members can get up to 12 per year.
For non-Prime members, your shipping costs will be refunded if Amazon is late with a guaranteed order.
In related news, you can also get a refund if the price drops after you bought something on Amazon.