Do you find yourself running out of the same things around the same time each month? Always searching for one more bar of soap or roll of toilet paper at the most inopportune time?
Well, Amazon has an answer to that dilemma — and it includes savings.
The Amazon Subscribe & Save service can help make sure you always have the basics on hand — AND help you save money.
How Subscribe & Save Works
When you sign up for Subscribe & Save, you’ll save up to 15% on your order, plus get free shipping. Just select the quantity of each item and your preferred delivery schedule.
To qualify for the discount, you have to subscribe for five or more monthly “subscription items” to be delivered on the same day. But it’s pretty easy to come up with five things you need on a monthly basis, from kitchen basics to household goods and toiletries.
And you don’t have to order things every month — you select which items you’d like to receive at which intervals, from once a month to once every six months.
If you run out early, you can also click “Need more right away” and receive an extra delivery, but you’ll want to avoid doing this — it’s technically just a regular Amazon order without the Subscribe & Save discount or free shipping.
Is Amazon Subscribe & Save Worth It?
Trent Hamm at The Simple Dollar compared Subscribe & Save prices with those at warehouse clubs and concluded that using the service did save money and time.
“Overall, I saved money, but on occasion, I would see local sales that would trump the value of the ‘schedule and save’ system,” Hamm reports.
“I would have saved money waiting for those sales. On the other hand, watching for those sales takes time, as you have to watch flyers every week to catch those sales.”
Your Turn: Have you tried Subscribe & Save? What did you think, and did it help you save money?
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.