From the sounds of it, Amazon is hoping that consumers will trade their loyalty with discount warehouses like Sam’s Club and Costco for the opportunity to have household items delivered to their door.A fairly new service called ‘Subscribe & Save” from Amazon will allow consumers to subscribe to an item and have it automatically delivered every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months. By doing this, they will save 15% on their purchase which could bring the price of some items down to what they’d be at a discount warehouse, or lower.This could be especially useful for the household items that you always need like paper towels, diapers, laundry detergent, or even certain non-refrigerated foods like coffee.
Amazon has a page setup for Subscribe & Save where you can get an overview of some of the categories and products that they offer the subscription for. What’s great is that they offer free shipping on all of your orders and it says that you can cancel at any time. I haven’t tried it myself, but from the sounds of it, you could try it and see if it’s something that would work out for you, and if not, you could cancel if need be without getting any further orders for a particular subscription. You only pay for orders that have shipped, and you won’t be charged shipping until they actually ship your order.
Just about everything is offered in bulk which is probably why they’re able to offer lower prices. So just pay attention to what it is that you’re actually getting before you buy. The first item I looked at was Scott Paper Towels which seemed pricey at $26.90 for a package of 12 rolls. It took a minute before I realized you actually get two packages of twelve rolls for that price which is actually a good deal. If you have plenty of storage in your house for stuff like this, you really could save quite a bit of money.
As a side note, while I was looking at the Subscribe and Save program, I finally took the time to checkout the Amazon Prime program. Some of you have probably seen it advertised before, and it’s actually an awesome way to save money if you purchase a lot from Amazon. You pay $79 a year to join but then you get unlimited free two-day shipping on most of the items that they sell. If you wanted overnight shipping, you’d only have to pay $3.99 which isn’t bad at all!
Source: Download Squad