I know this post topic is incredibly thrilling (LOL), but for whatever reason (ok, my own anxiety) I was always nervous to do Amazon Subscribe & Save because I assumed I’d have too many items I don’t need just laying around my house. Not saying that it doesn’t happen occasionally, but it is *very* easy to manage. I do it right from my phone! Also, you are not charged until your order actually ships.
The biggest perk is that the more items you have on Subscribe & Save, the bigger the discount. If you have 5 or more items in your order, you can get up to 15% off each individual items (baby items are 20% off for Amazon Prime members. A fact that I only realized as I was researching for this post! I just thought I got 20% off on random items.).
That can really add up, especially for items you are ordering on a regular basis. I have some items I get monthly, and some less frequently than that. Amazon also makes it very easy to schedule deliveries as well as skip deliveries as-needed! Right now, we have a surplus of dog food, so I am skipping that until the new year.
The items I put on Subscribe & Save are ones that I go through a generally fixed quantity of every month, or items that are non-perishable – so if we do end up in a surplus, I can skip upcoming deliveries until we work through our stockpile. It’s taken a bit of time for me to figure out how often I need to order each of these items, but I am in a pretty good rhythm now. It’s great having these items show up at my doorstep when I need them, without me really thinking about it!
I thought it might be helpful to take you all through what I put in my Subscribe & Save order!
- Jammy Sammy’s: this one is a new one that I just added – instead of paying $3.59 per box (5 bars) at Target, I can get 6 BOXES for $11.51! I have us getting this every 2 months.
- Infant Motrin & Tylenol: I have a teething baby. I am not sure if I need to say any more! Baby meds are very expensive, so this helps ease some of the burden. I have Motrin coming once a month, and Tylenol every other month as it seems that we use less of that.
- Glandex dog supplement: our dog Sandy has some *issues* with her anal glands. This supplement was recommended to me by a friend, and ever since she has been on it, we have had very minimal issues with her anal glands – she goes through one tub per month.
- Zesty Paws Salmon Oil: I have on good authority that this helps decrease your dogs’ shedding! Has it helped us? I think so, but we still have tumbleweeds all over our house. I think it has definitely helped with the dogs’ coat health. I still haven’t quite figured out the frequency of this, but right now we have it coming every 3 months.
- Huggies Overnight Diapers: we go through one box every 2 months (one diaper per night) so this one is a no-brainer!
- Happy Tot pouches: I was ordering these from Thrive Market (which is awesome, but another membership that I just don’t need right now). With the 20% off baby items on Amazon Subscribe & Save when purchasing 5+ items in that delivery, this makes it well worth it. Pouches are so expensive, but a convenience food that we need right now at this stage in our lives. The discount makes it $1.18 per pouch versus $1.50 per pouch, which may seem small but it *does* add up.
- Dog food: Jerry and Sandy each eat a different type of food, and it’s great having it show up on my doorstep every month instead of having to go to the pet store. Jerry’s comes once a month, and Sandy’s comes every other month. The convenience is just unparalleled!
- Dekor diaper pail refills: we are in a surplus of these items right now, but I keep them on subscribe & save for this discount. PS I love this diaper pail!
- Mrs. Meyers Laundry Scent Booster: I put this scent in my own laundry, and I usually go through about 1 canister per month.
- Dreft Laundry Scent Booster: I put a little bit of this scent in Theo’s laundry, and I have it set to ship every six months.
- Simple Human Trash Can Liners: a must have on subscribe & save, because the liners don’t go bad – and no one wants to run out of garbage bags. I have these coming every 4 months.
- Seventh Generation Baby Wipes: we have been using these wipes since Theo was a newborn and I love them, but I am considering switching to the Kirkland brand wipes for a lower cost alternative.
As you can see, I don’t get everything shipped to me every month. I also try to coordinate it so that I always have 5 items in my order each month, so I can maximize my discount.
Still on the fence? Here are some of the benefits to Subscribe & Save.
- Save up to 15% on a large and growing selection of everyday essentials!
- Need an item now? Yes, customers now have the option to receive the item within the usual 1-2 day shipping window for a 5% discount, and activate the subsequent deliveries of the subscription for up to 15% discount.
- Authentic products sourced directly from brands and their authorized re-sellers.
- Set it, forget it, and never run out.
- Save a trip to the store – save time and money. You can have your favorite products delivered straight to your door.
- No fees. Available for any customer with no long-term commitment, for FREE.
- Change or cancel a subscription anytime.
- Amazon Prime members unlock 20% savings on diapers, baby food, and select other product subscriptions when receiving 5 or more products in one auto-delivery to a single address, compliments of Amazon Family.
What are your best Amazon Subscribe & Save finds?
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