Skip to main content

5 things you (probably) don't need delivered in an hour with Amazon Prime Now


Amazon finally launched its speedy, one-hour delivery service in the Twin Cities.

With the Amazon Prime Now smartphone app, Prime members living in Minneapolis, St. Paul and nearby zip codes (including Eden Prairie, Apple Valley, Maple Grove, Andover, Woodbury and White Bear Lake) will be able to skip the trip to the store and get thousands of products delivered within an hour.

One-hour delivery is $7.99, while two-hour delivery is free – that's on top of the $99 a year it costs to be a Prime member, which includes other perks.

Prime members will be able to order grocery items (there doesn't seem to be fresh produce, but you can buy frozen, refrigerated, canned and boxed items), beverages, household and beauty products, movies and electronics, sporting goods – there's even a "Twin Cities Love" section, complete with all things Minnesotan.

Here are five things you can buy through the app that, let's be honest, you probably don't need delivered to your house in an hour:

Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial of Prime for new customers, and those who already have Prime can use a code to get $20 off their first Prime Now order of $50 or more, KARE 11 says.

Local delivery competition

Amazon is the latest to jump into the local grocery delivery market, the Business Journal says. Target entered into the market last month when it partnered with Instacart, a service that also delivers for other stores, including Whole Foods and Costco.

Other stores, including, and, also provide delivery options, the Business Journal notes.

Next Up

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.


Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.


You can get local, handmade gifts delivered in 2 hours with Amazon Prime Now

This sure seems like another swipe at craft competitor Etsy.

Amazon now delivers stuff inside your home when you're not there

Amazon Key is now available for Prime members in the Twin Cities.