How spooky is this? Amazon has become an Internet Costco, offering food through Amazon Grocery and is offering instant rebates to boot. Imagine saving up to 50% on Hersey’s Chocolate, up to 25% on Ragu and Bertolli Microwavable Pouches, and 50% off Bentley’s Tea. Sign up for their Subscribe & Save Service and save an extra 15% off their regular price, free shipping and automated reordering.
We were notified by the site by e-mail because we recently bought on of those kewl Automatic Shower Cleaners with a gift certificate someone had given us. We got the $30.00 to $40.00 item for about $22.00. If this is some indication of the future of home and garden products that will not only save us money but gas as well, we are all for it.
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In conjunction with a company called Plano, Microsoft is hoping to put its eggs in more than one basket. Beginning in the latter part of 2008, East Coast ShopRite Supermarkets will have grocery carts with consoles to help find products, then scan and pay for them without a need for humans. Users with loyalty cards can log into a site and submit a grocery list that will appear when they reach the store, complete with automatic coupons. While this sounds feasible, we suspect we will still forget one or two items between the site and the store.
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