Here’s How I Effortlessly Saved $68.19 This Month With Amazon Subscribe and Save
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I’ve been a raving fan of Amazon Subscribe and Save ever since my 9-year-old was born.
I fondly remember the day I realized that I could get diapers delivered to my door every month for less than it cost to go get them myself. This discovery ushered in a whole new way of shopping for me, and Subscribe and Save has been a complete game-changer for us ever since!
Usually, you have to spend money to save time (like ordering takeout) or spend time to save money (like clipping coupons).
So if you’re having a hard time believing that you can automate your shopping to save both time and money, I totally get it. I was doubtful at first, too, but my family has been Subscribing and Saving every month since the diaper days, and we’ve never looked back!
First, here’s how I maximize my savings with Amazon Subscribe and Save:
- To get the best deals, I buy some items in bulk. Sure, I might not need 2,000 Q-tips this month, but I will happily find the space to store them to get a great deal! Plus, it will be years before I need to think about buying Q-tips again. What a load off my mind! 😅
- If I see a great price on something, I might subscribe to get the deal even if I only need it once. After the item ships, I go into my account and cancel that subscription right away, so I don’t accidentally order it again.
- Amazon sends me a reminder email before each shipment, and I always check my order before it ships out. I look for price changes and skip any shipments that I don’t want or need that month.
- Amazon offers a 5% discount on any item ordered through its Subscribe and Save program. That discount jumps to 15% when you order 5 subscriptions at a time! I always make sure to order at least 5 Subscribe and Save items every month to get that 15% discount.
- I joined Amazon Prime. Prime members often receive special offers for exclusive coupons and other Subscribe and Save deals.
- Not a Prime member? No worries – every Subscribe and Save order ships FREE!
Here’s how I saved $68.19 on just the 8 items I ordered last month.
Here are the items I received in my last Amazon Subscribe and Save shipment. There was no stacking the deck here! These are the things I actually got last month, long before I knew I’d have the chance to brag about it here! 😂
I saved over 57% versus what I would have spent on these items in-store! I suspect that some months I save even more money, especially when I have a lot of household or personal items in my order.
If you’re looking to add some of these products to your next Subscribe and Save order, keep in mind that prices are constantly fluctuating on Amazon, so you might not be able to get the exact same deals that I got. Here’s what I bought:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Packs, 30 ct. – $8.48 ($1.50 savings)
We go through a lot of snacks at our house, and this Goldfish assortment of snack packs is always a favorite. This 30-count box is $9.98 at Walmart, so I saved $1.50 by getting it through Subscribe and Save.
Lemon Luna Bars, 15 ct. – $9.85 ($7.82 savings)
It would have cost me $16.14 to get 15 of these at Walmart, and my store is often out of this flavor. Amazon has always had my favorite flavor, and I get them for only 66¢ a bar!
Epic Venison Bars, 12 ct. – $19.71 ($7.26 savings)
Have you tried these Epic meat bars? They’re a delicious snack for the low-carber or the carnivore in your life. It would have cost me $26.97 to buy 12 of them at Target, where they are regularly $8.99 per 4 count box.
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Shampoo Duo Pack – $7.82 ($1.66 savings)
At $4.74 a bottle, it would have cost me $9.48 to buy two bottles of my favorite dry shampoo at Walmart.
Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, 3 ct. – $12.01 ($5.96 savings)
This facial cleanser goes for $5.99 a bottle at Target, so it would have cost me $17.97 to get 3 bottles there. I love that I get 3 bottles at a time, too – one for the shower, one for the bathroom sink, and one for my travel bag.
Q-tips Cotton Swabs (500 ct.), 4 pack – $11.12 ($1.96 savings)
Yep, that’s a whole lot of Q-tips, but they don’t take up much space, and I can’t resist the savings. At $3.27 per package at Walmart, it would have cost me $13.08 to buy this many Q-tips there.
Amazon Basics AA Batteries, 48 ct. – $11.87 ($20.61 savings)
I always feel like I’m getting away with something when my Amazon Basics batteries arrive. It would have cost me $32.48 to buy this many Duracell AA batteries at Walmart, so even if they only last half as long as Duracell (which has definitely not been my experience) this would still be a great deal.
Amazon Basics AAA Batteries, 36 ct. – $8.48 ($21.42 savings)
That’s right – more batteries! I LOVE Amazon’s batteries, and it would have cost me $29.90 to buy this many Duracell AAA batteries at Walmart. I will NEVER do that again!
Other categories to consider:
Despite heavy pressure from my children, we still don’t have a pet. I do know a lot of other families who use this Amazon Subscribe and Save category for great deals on pet food and other pet necessities, though.
Our babies are in elementary school now, so you won’t see any baby items in our Subscribe and Save shipment! We did rely heavily on this category for diapers and wipes during the pre-potty era, though.
It was this category that originally kindled my love for Amazon Subscribe and Save, because being a new parent completely zapped me of any desire to run to the store. Prime members also get 20% off their subscriptions on diapers, baby food, and more!