I know that my newest obsession with Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program may sound like THE dorkiest thing (I’m not saying it’s not…!), but we are saving a heck of a ton of money, and that has me doing a little happy dance!
I have never been a big coupon user because I found that I would buy things simply because I had a “great” coupon, even though it wasn’t something I originally needed. I ended up spending more money at the grocery store than intended, so for the past few years I’ve just used coupons only when I’ve come across a good one for something I intended to buy anyway.
We’ve been using Amazon Prime for years but just started using the Subscribe and Save program a couple of months ago since we don’t have any bulk stores nearby (i.e. Costco, Sam’s Club, etc.). A few months ago I wrote about how we use Mint to budget, and I’ve been tracking to see if using this program and buying in bulk would cost us more money monthly. Sure enough, it’s thankfully saving us money on our monthly grocery budget.
How it works
When I think of something I buy repeatedly at the store, I hop on to Amazon and search for it. I then select the “Subscribe and Save” box on the left-hand side of the page if there’s a Subscribe and Save option. I’ll show you using peanut butter as an example.
From there I select what I want,
the frequency that I’d like the delivery,
and finally my payment method.
Since I have more than five items being delivered per month, I qualify to receive 15% off of almost everything. If you have less than five items monthly, your savings will be 5%.
We are saving a bunch of money on things that we would be buying anyway. They’re also being delivered right to our door! Finally, you can cancel your subscription after just one month with no penalty. You can also easily move up a delivery or skip a month’s delivery. The dashboard is so user-friendly.
In February all 26 of my items arrived in just three big boxes, which was great. In January though my items arrived in seven boxes, so breaking those down and getting rid of them was an extra hassle. Also, you have to make sure you have somewhere easily accessible to store everything. If you have some storage space, this isn’t a con. 🙂
What we’re getting in March
Here’s a look at some of the items we’re getting compared to what we would pay at our local Hy-vee grocery store. The top pictures are from Amazon and the bottom pictures are from Hy-vee.
Jamie’s St. Ives face wash for $3.09 vs.$3.99
Total upcoming savings in March: $68.47
How do you save money on groceries?
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