Sunday, May 4, 2014

Has anybody tried Amazon’s cool new Prime Pantry service?

In this post: Blizzards, Prime Pantry, jigsaw puzzles.

It’s a really hot spring day today in north Texas … 93° with lots of bright sunshine and gusty winds. I’m comfortably situated in the study horsing around with the Howdygram and Sam is working his way through the the Dairy Queen drive-thru buying an “extremely chocolate Blizzard” (his words exactly). I didn’t go with him because DIABETES. Also there was zero motivation to wear shoes and a brassiere.

Hey. Has anybody tried Amazon’s cool new Prime Pantry service? You get to buy all kinds of typical grocery store products — i.e., food, snacks, personal care, household products, pet food, beverages — in typical grocery store sizes (one can or one jar instead of a whole case or six at a time) and at typical grocery store prices. Below is the description from Amazon’s website:

Prime Pantry is a new shopping experience on Prime members can shop popular household essentials and have them delivered conveniently.
Adding your first Prime Pantry item to the Cart starts a Prime Pantry box. As you shop, you see that each Pantry item tells you what percentage of a Pantry box it fills based on its size and weight. Pantry boxes are large and can hold up to 45 pounds or four cubic feet of household products. As you check items off your list, we continuously track and show you how full your box is. You can buy as much or as little as you want for a flat $5.99 delivery fee per box.

This, dear readers, is a housebound senior citizen’s dream. (If they’d also deliver two-liter bottles of Coke Zero my life would be FREAKIN’ PERFECT.) I placed my premier Prime Pantry order first thing this morning and it could be delivered as soon as TOMORROW. Here’s some of the crapola in my very first pantry box. Oh boy, right?
In case you or yours are jigsaw puzzle fans Sam would like to recommend his favorite JIGSAW PUZZLE WEBSITE where you can do hundreds of different puzzles with a huge menu of cool options, such as how many pieces, classic or fancy shapes and so on. For the record, Sam is addicted to this but I’m NOT. I’ve never been a fan of tedious frustration. Jigsaw puzzles make me want to beat the crap out of somebody with my cane.

It’s already 7 p.m. so maybe I should heat up some leftovers for dinner. I love leftovers. Thank you for reading this.

No comments: