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Is Amazon Subscribe and Save Worth It?
There is no better time to think about using Amazon Subscribe and Save than now. Not only will it save you money, but it is also convenient. You can order items ahead of time and place them on automatic delivery at your preferred frequency, from every two weeks to every six months.
Overview of The Program
Amazon’s subscription service enables you to choose from thousands of items to have delivered on a schedule of your choice. The items range from everyday household supplies to dog treats. To identify an item eligible for the service, look under the item’s price. You can also search for those items by filtering.
Benefits of Subscribe and Save
With this service, you can save between 5% and 20% on each item. Pay attention to the advertised savings when shopping, but in most cases, you save 5% on the first four items, and when you add a fifth one, you will save 15% on the entire order. If you order multiple quantities of the same thing, it will count as one item for the savings feature.
You do not need an Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of Subscribe and Save. However, some items are only available if you are a member. Additional coupons are also available to Prime members.
Other benefits are digital coupons and free shipping on auto-delivery orders. If there is a coupon, be sure to clip it when you check out or it will not apply to the item. You will also receive notification of your upcoming delivery, so you can change, cancel, or pause your subscription if needed.
Items for Your Subscribe and Save List
Once you purchase a few times through your subscription service, you will figure out how many of each item you need for a shipment and how often you need them delivered. With so many items available, it can be overwhelming to know what to order. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Toiletries: Whether you need shampoo, toothpaste or makeup, there are plenty of options. It is always good to have extra toiletries on hand in case you run low or have overnight guests who forget to bring their own.
Paper products:Toilet paper and paper towels are essential to have on hand. Other items you might want are napkins, paper plates and paper cups.
Baby essentials: If you are shopping for your baby, you will find various items, such as diapers, baby food and baby wipes. Since babies go through as many as 10 diapers daily, it is beneficial to subscribe and save money.
Pantry staples: You can find nonperishable food items, including spices, canned food and hot cocoa. As with all things, compare local prices, since it is not always less expensive through the subscription service.
Cleaning supplies: Stock up on floor cleaner, laundry detergent and disinfecting wipes. Stack coupons and discounts for even more savings.