It’s the scenario every parent fears: The baby’s crying, the toddler’s squirming, you reach for a clean diaper and… the box is empty.
Cue the horror movie music.
If you subscribe to Amazon Mom, the online shopping giant’s parent-focused service, you can avoid this problem — and get great deals.
What Is Amazon Mom?
It’s a program that offers you 15% off items on your baby registry and 20% off diaper subscriptions.
Amazon Mom delivers the goods right to your door, a service that sleep-deprived new parents will appreciate. It also provides age-based recommendations and special deals.
And despite its name, the service isn’t just for moms. Any parent, grandparent or caregiver can take advantage of Amazon Mom.
What You Get With Amazon Mom
Membership includes Amazon Prime benefits, such as free two-day shipping, streaming movies and TV, book-borrowing through the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library and music.
You’ll also get access to Amazon Household — it lets you share digital content and free shipping services with others in your household.
You can even sign up for a free 30-day trial to test out the service. And if you’re already a Prime member, you can add it on for free. After your trial, you can join for $99 per year.
There’s one thing to keep in mind, though. If you’ve ever taken advantage of a free trial from Amazon Mom or Amazon Student, you aren’t eligible to receive another free trial. But you can sign up for the paid service anytime.
Is Amazon Mom Worth It?
Does it really add up and save you cash? Is it worth the $99 per year? The Unexpected Dad decided to find out.
“Compared to regular Amazon prices and Wal-Mart online prices, Amazon Mom subscription discounts, in conjunction with savings on two-day shipping, will easily make up for the $99 annual subscription costs in less than three months,” he said.
“Purchasing the same items in-store at a local Target, I’m looking at a savings of $10/month, so it would take 10 months to make up the $99 annual fee, saving a total of $20 a year,” he added.
Your Turn: Would Amazon Mom help your family save cash on baby gear and diapers? Will you try the service?
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We would have shared them with you anyway, but a true “penny hoarder” would be a fool not to take the company’s money.
Kristen Pope is a freelance writer and editor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.