Save Money with Amazon Subscription Services

Date Wed, August 13 2014

If you’re like me — or most people — you probably buy a lot of the same things when they run out. I’m talking about razor blades, batteries, laundry soap. If you’re a parent, that list definitely expands. There are just things we’ll always need, and I know I’m typically the type who likes to rely on the same brand.. but will probably opt for whatever’s available if I’ve suddenly just run out.

Now, I’m no extreme couponer. I don’t have a room full of toilet paper and canned goods. Even if I wanted to, I don’t really have the room (who does?!).  There a few things things that I can realistically buy in bulk and even fewer that I want to, so how do I save money when shopping? One way is with Amazon’s subscription service. You may not use it, but you’ve probably come across it if you do shopping for the types of items I’ve listed above. You’ll see an option to buy it once or to set up repeat purchases, which saves you up to 15%.

Amazon Subscription Service

Amazon Subscription Service

Not only is it affordable, but subscribing to Amazon products is convenient. You can specify when you’ll want the product replaced between 1 and 6 months. So if you need batteries every since months or your family goes through 12 rolls of TP every month, you’re covered. The new product will show up on your doorstep before you even realize that you’re out. This is certainly nicer than realizing you need toilet paper at the worst possible moment. We all know what I’m talking about.

The number and type of products available for subscription is astounding. Here’s a short list:

  • Laundry items such as fabric softener, detergent and scent boosters
  • Household paper goods including toilet paper, paper towels and tissues
  • Cleaning products, dish washing detergent
  • Diapers, wipes, baby food and formula
  • Batteries
  • Water filters
  • Razor blades
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and replacement electronic toothbrush heads
  • Feminine needs products, deodorant
  • Food for cats, dogs, fish, birds and more
  • Cat litter and accessories
  • Beverages and snack food
  • Bath and body products
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medication
  • Herbs, spices, cooking accessories
  • Motor oil

I’d also love to point out that printer ink is available as well. As one of the most expensive office supplies, printer ink certainly adds up.  In addition to ink, you’ll find paper, blank address labels and other accessories.

For me personally, makeup, batteries, packaging tape and Lysol wipes, among other items. I can even get refills for my Glade plugins.  You can get cotton balls, but I would love to find more nail polish remover options on this list because I use it so frequently.

There are so many items available that you need to do some sniffing about to find what you’ll want. Amazon makes it easy to find applicable items with the Subscribe & Save Eligible filter on the left.

Many of these items are also lower value, so they qualify as add-on items if you’re trying to get your order total over $35 for free shipping.

So have you ever used Amazon’s subscribe and save? If you have or if you would, what do you find it most useful for?

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