Amazon Subscribe & Save is a great way to save money. If you subscribe to an item you can save 5%-20% off the regular price of the item.
With Pesach around the corner it’s important to check your upcoming subscriptions to make sure you’re not going to receive food items over the holiday.
When pushing off the delivery of an item it’s important to do so by changing the delivery date of your subscription rather than skipping the item from your order.
When you use the skip option it will move the item from this month’s subscription to next month’s subscription. However it will also cancel the original order you made and invalidate any coupons or sales that you took advantage of. You will pay the regular price when the item ships with your next order without any coupon savings.
Instead you should change the date of your subscription delivery by clicking on “Change delivery date” and selecting a new date. This preserves the sale price and coupons used in your original order.
Note that items often arrive several days before the schedule delivery day, so allow for time after Pesach when using this method.
Of course there are other reasons to change your date besides for Pesach.
–You can keep pushing off a subscription delivery date until you have 5 items in your order. Once you have 5 items in your order you will retroactively save 15% on everything in that subscription delivery. Note that all 5 items must be shipped to the same address to get 15% off.
-You can choose the next available delivery day to expedite your order to ship as soon as possible and still save 5-20% off the items.
Here are some other Subscribe & Save tips:
–When you subscribe to an item only because of a sale or coupon, be sure to cancel future subscriptions after you get the email that your item shipped. If you don’t cancel the item after it ships you’ll keep receiving it in future orders without coupons or sale pricing. The regular pricing at the time of the new shipment will apply for all subscriptions after your first subscription ships.
-Look for filler subscriptions to get to 5 items. With inexpensive filler items you can wind up saving more than the cost of the item. For example a Glade Air Freshener will be just $0.82, Suave Antiperspirant Deodorant will be just $1.18, Suave Skin Solutions Body Lotion will be just $1.23, and S. Ives Even & Bright Body Wash will be just $2.54 with 5 subscriptions, plus the price of your other subscriptions will drop as well!
-Add-on items that require a $25+ order will ship free when you subscribe to them when that option is available.
-Note that some items only offer 5% savings when you reach 5 items. For example this add-on Insertable Dividers will be $0.66 or this pack of 100 ballpoint pens will be $3.75 if you have 5 subscription items after 5% off.
-If you have Amazon Prime, don’t forget to signup for Amazon Family for free. Among other benefits it gives you 20% off all Diaper subscriptions and the diapers count towards the 5 subscription items to earn a 15% discount on everything else.
–If you have Amazon Prime you can share Prime with another household member. Amazon coupons are typically limited to just one use per account, but with 2 accounts you can take advantage of coupons on each account. Just don’t forget to watch the subscriptions on both accounts!
–Don’t forget that you can save even more if you have a Chase Ink Cash, Plus, or Bold card by buying Amazon gift cards from an office supply store. You’ll earn 5 point per dollar and those points can easily be redeemed for air travel or hotel stays that make this an effective 7.5-10% rebate on your Amazon purchases.
-Save even more with an Amazon Mover’s coupon!
Have any more Subscribe & Save tips? Hit the comments!Amazon offers free shipping with $25+ orders or get free 2nd day shipping on all orders with a free trial of Amazon Prime. A prime trial is also free with Amazon Family (which also gets you up to 20% off diapers among other benefits) or Amazon Student. EBT Cardholders can save on Prime Membership here.