I have an affiliate membership with Amazon.com and I was testing out their Grocery Shopping program, but you won’t find it on this page. So Lizzie had been shopping at Walmart and other stores in our area, and was unable to find Bran Chex a really healthy food that Lizzie enjoys in the morning, at any of the local stores. So when I was on Amazon doing some research for an affiliate link, I noticed that they were doing a referral special for their grocery shopping service. 3 dollars per referral. I suppose that could add up.
Anyway I checked out the program, and found the cereal that Lizzie has been trying to find. Looking at the prices, it came out to something like $15 for what I thought would be 5 boxes of cereal. Which came out to about 3.50 a box which was comparable to the grocery store. So after checking with Lizzie, I placed the order. Several days later, the package arrives, but with only one 16oz box of cereal. WTF. I certainly had not intended to pay 15 bucks for one box of Bran chex, and I am sure Lizzie would not have approved that purchase.
Looking back at Amazon.com the Amazon adds, the package of 5 boxes is not available, but the single box is available. Just the way Amazon has their adds is very deceptive. So needless to say, I am not happy with the Amazon service, nor will I recommend it to others.
I just tried to contact them via a contact form on the site. I will try to contact them next week and see what they have to say. But for now, please be careful when using Amazon’s Grocery Shopping Service.
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