Amazon often does A/B testing to see how people react to changes on their website.
I noticed today that Amazon is no longer letting me subscribe to add-on items. In the past I’ve been able to get around the $25 minimum order requirement by using subscribe & save. However today it was just adding the item to my cart and requiring a $25 purchase to checkout. Commenters notices that as well.
Luckily there’s an easy way to bypass this. For example on the current deal for 3 boxes of Life Cereal for $4.22-$4.87. It says that the first delivery will be on 11/13, so if you click subscribe now it just adds it to your cart with a 5% discount and sets you up to subscribe after your first order.
However you can click on “Change” as shown in the red box below:
You will then get this pop-up asking if you want to get it with your next subscription order or to get it sooner.
Of course you can also change your subscription date after ordering to make your order ship much sooner. Read this for instructions on how to do that.
Don’t forget that you’ll need to find the order in your account to see the total price paid as the Subscribe & Save page won’t reflect the discounts you received. And don’t forget to cancel the item after it ships because you only get to lock in a discounted price for the first order. You’ll need to cancel the subscription and make a new subscription to get the discounted price again.
Have you noticed this change on your account?Amazon offers free shipping with $25+ orders or get free 1 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/Medicaid Cardholders can save on Prime Membership here.