I am just guessing here, @Chrissy Page ; but I think that what @Bonnie Thomas means is that you now have to order at least $49 to get free shipping, instead of the $25 or $35 that it was before. Most places make you order at least $50 to get free shipping; so I do not think that Amazon is out of line with the new price. I hadn't noticed that they had changed, to be truthful, since we have Prime, and never worry about shipping costs. We order enough from Amazon to make it well worth having the Prime, plus, my son Michael is also using our account to order, or watch movies. We just added his credit card to the ones that we use to buy from Amazon, and his address onto the approved shipping addresses. So, whenever anyone is ordering, we just make sure that we use the correct card and address for shipping, and it works great for everyone. Probably, you could do this same thing Chrissy, since your family also has an Amazon account, and you could just add yourself onto their account when yours expires if you don't want to keep your own.