One of the things I talk a lot about is using the Subscribe and Save Feature on Amazon. I realized last week that I’ve been mentioning this a lot without really explaining exactly how Subscribe and Save Works.
Amazon offers a Feature on a lot of Everyday Household Items called Subscribe and Save. When you sign up for this service you are requesting that Amazon send you that specific item every couple of months. (You choose 1 month, 2 months, 3 months or 6 months)
Because you are Signing Up for Automatic Deliveries Amazon Gives you a 15% discount off the current price!!! You also get FREE Shipping on All Subscribe and Save Orders.
Canceling your Subscribe and Save Subscription is Easy. You just need to wait till after your order arrives to cancel, then go to the My Account Section of your Amazon Account and click on Manage Subscribe and Save. You can cancel your subscriptions at any time with no obligation by clicking on the cancel button for that item.
To Purchase an Item with Subscribe and Save you just check the button for Subscribe and Save rather than for One Time Delivery. Then select your delivery frequency. I always choose 6 months because it’s the longest time period and that gives me the most time to decide if I want to keep the subscription or cancel it.
You can see the price you will pay after the 15% Discount before clicking the Subscribe Now Button. Then you just complete your transaction like normal.
One of my Favorite Items right now is the Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper. These Mega Rolls are like 4 rolls in 1 but right now you can save an additional 10% off the Subscribe and Save Price when you use the Amazon Promotional Code PAPERSNS at Checkout.
You will pay just $44.91 including shipping for 48 MEGA Rolls of Charmin Ultra Strong. That’s like paying $0.93 per mega roll which is equal to $0.23 per regular roll. That’s a great price considering it includes tax and shipping!
Here are a few items you might want to check out in the Household Department. I’ve been finding recently that the prices on Amazon are very comparable to Big Box Stores especially if you are Brand Loyal.
Thanks for highlighting the different products that are a good deal through subscribe and save. I’ve been using them for awhile on many organic products that are much more costly at the nearby Whole Foods.
I do get concerned, however, when it is suggested by some to order an item on the subscribe and save plan and then to cancel it as soon as you get your order just to get the lowest price on a one-time deal. I feel like this is such a great deal from Amazon, that if too many people start to play these types of games with the system, that the program will end in the near future.
For those of us who like to save (most of us!) and regularly use the same products, why not stay on the subscribe and save list for the long haul? The program saves us money with each purchase and is easily adjustable according to our needs. There are many times when I go into my account and “skip” a regularly scheduled shipment and choose a date for the next one or “send a shipment now” when I run out of an item and need it sooner. Because of this awesome flexibility, there is no need to order once and cancel your subscription. This service is a great long-term money-saver for all of us; I would hate to see it end.