Amazon has already enabled most of us to become 50 percent more hermit-like in our everyday lives. Like, when was the last time you went into an actual bookstore? I know I personally order everything from fabric glue pen refills to backpacks online, saving me a trip to the store.
This October, Amazon is making it easy to load up your pantry for the long winter with its latest Prime Pantry promotion. Amazon Prime members can choose five select items from a variety of categories, then get free shipping on their order.
Can’t decide what to get? Here are our picks for shoppers of all stripes. Because the only thing better than spending my own money online is helping other people spend theirs too.
The fitness fanatic
All you need for a successful day of action: on-the-go snack bars, a zero-calorie thirst quencher, extra protein to help you build up those muscles and a simple whole-grain breakfast.
- ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars
- Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard
- Curate gluten-free snack bars
- Propel zero-calorie sport water
- Quaker Oats Old Fashioned oatmeal
The Halloween hero
From chocolate to lollipops, fruit snacks to chips, you’ll have something for every trick-or-treater with these five goodies.
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
- Frito-Lay variety pack
- Hershey’s Halloween Scare ‘n’ Share Mix
- Jolly Rancher and Twizzlers Halloween snack-size assortment
- Disney Inside Out fruit snacks
No need to run to the store — you can stay in your PJs and get your snack food shipped directly to your door.
- Cheez-It Snack Mix
- Planters Sea Salt & Vinegar Peanuts
- Krave barbecue pork jerky
- Kraft easy mac
- Frosted Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tarts
The time-crunch cook
Dinner in 30 minutes? You’ve got it covered thanks to these helpful meal shortcuts. You’ll have time to make weeknight stuffing from scratch when you’re retired, but for now, the boxed stuff is a freaking lifesaver.
- Knorr Homestyle Stock Chicken Concentrated Broth
- Stove Top Stuffing Mix
- Kraft Shake ‘N Bake
- Back to Nature Organic Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
- Knorr Pasta Sides
The sweet tooth
It’s all sugar, all the time with these supersweet treats — and no judgment from a cashier who wants to know why your grocery basket looks like an 8-year-old’s.
- Jell-O Creations S’mores Cups Dessert Kit
- Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar
- Planters Salted Caramel Peanuts
- Planters Turtle Sundae Mix
- Red Velvet Pop-Tarts
The kitchen clean freak
Disinfect counters, get streak-free stemware, and never scrub your slow cooker again — these products will help you keep your home clean as a whistle, with minimal effort.
- Clorox Disinfecting Wipes value pack
- Finish Powerball dishwasher detergent
- 409 all-purpose cleaner
- Easy-Off Stovetop Cleaner
- Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners
Prime members can take advantage of this promotion through Oct. 31, so get shopping before your time runs out.