One of the ways I save money and time
avoid shopping is by using Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program for some of the items we need. We used to run out of coffee on a regular basis until I found organic french roast on Amazon. That pretty much sold me!
Typically, a Subscribe and Save item is about 5 to 15% less than the normal price. In addition, shipping is free with no $25 minimum for free shipping. You can choose to ship an item every month, or in larger intervals. You pay for each order only when the item is shipped.
How it works
When in the grocery section of Amazon, keep an eye out for items marked as Subscribe and Save items. You can also go directly to the Subscribe and Save section and search for your item.
A day or so before the order ships, you’ll receive an email notifying you that the order is shipping. This is your opportunity to make changes to the order including skipping a delivery. Once the order ships, you’ll receive another email, and your credit card will be charged.
Subscribe and Save items are usually in larger amounts. For example, we order the Country Save HE Laundry Detergent, Powder, 160-Load, 10-lb Box which comes in a pack of 4 boxes every 6 months.
If you need to change amounts every other month, set up 2 different Subscribe and Saves and select every 2 months. However, you will need to wait a month to set up the second subscription because Amazon automatically ships a Subscribe and Save item when a new subscription is created.
Check your prices every so often. When we originally ordered the Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 15-Ounce Tub, it was the lowest price at the time. However, when I was searching Amazon Grocery for items we use to see if we could save money, I found Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for less per ounce and also available for Subscribe and Save. Unfortunately, I have to wait a month or so while we use up our current stock of coconut oil before setting up a new Subscribe and Save. In the meantime, I have the item in my Wish List until I can order it.
Our current Subscribe and Save items
- Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee Organic French Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag (.51/oz)
- If You Care Unbleached Large Baking Cups, 60-Count Boxes (Pack of 24) (.02/count)
- Great River Organic Milling Organic Specialty Flour All Purpose Whole Wheat, 50-Pounds(.94/lb.)
- Great River Organic Milling, Organic Specialty Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, 25-Pound Package (.92/lb.)
- Country Save HE Laundry Detergent, Powder, 160-Load, 10-lb Boxes (Pack of 4) (.10/oz)
- Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach, 20-Load, 2.5-Pound Boxes (Pack of 12) (.28/load)