Most people know about Amazon. Many people order electronics, books and toys from the E-tailer. Fewer people know that you can order all sorts of household items from Amazon. We order most of our non-perishable household supplies from amazon as well.
Amazon started from an online bookseller in 1995 to being one of the largest internet companies in the world selling everything from books to furniture. Amazon has prices lower than most stores and they often deliver free to your door (if you have a prime membership or order $25 or more in qualified products).
But Amazon Subscribe and Save is almost a secret compared to other offerings by the online giant. If you can plan carefully it can save you a ton of money.
Amazon Subscribe and Save is a subscription ordering service. You set up a subscription to have a product delivered in 1-6 month intervals and receive an additional 5% off your purchase. If you have 5 orders arrive on the same monthly subscription delivery date you save an additional 15% off your entire order. This is where the planning comes in. Take a look or keep track of what you are buying and how often.
What all is available from Amazon by subscription? Almost everything! Non-perishable grocery products, cleaning supplies, baby supplies diapers, cat food and dog food almost everything you could want that doesn’t grow on trees. You can see the vast selection here. If there are products that you buy regularly you should compare prices to amazon.
Just as many with many deals, you have to watch carefully. Just because you are buying in bulk or subscribing does not mean you are always getting the best deal. In preparation for this article I took a walk through our local Kroger and compared the prices on Amazon. While some prices were great savings others items were cheaper at the store. There were a few items that would be a better deal on Amazon if timed correctly to enable the additional 15% savings for having 5 items delivered at the same time.
Here are the prices I reviewed. Red means Amazon was a higher price; green indicate Amazon had a better price.401(K) 2013
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