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Money Management

How I Get 15% Off Most of My Amazon Purchases

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I spend a ridiculous amount of money at Amazon. In fact, I’ll often times use the free two day shipping with my Prime membership to order something rather than drive across town to pick it up. It’s not just because it’s usually cheaper, but because it’s just so much easier.

How I Get 15% Off at Amazon

To make things even sweeter, I’ve found a way to literally get 15% off of dozens of items I buy on a monthly basis. Amazon has this new service called Subscribe & Save. The way it works is pretty simple.

subscribe-and-saveYou basically pick out at least 5 items that you buy every 1 – 6 months. For example, paper towels is something everybody needs. Then you select how often you want to receive the item, which can be every month or up to every six months. You have to subscribe to at least 5 items in order to get the 15% discount, but you can definitely order more than 5 like I do.

You can browse the list of Subscribe & Save products on Amazon’s Subscribe & Save Page. When you’re ready to subscribe to a product, you simply select Subscribe & Save when you go to add it to your cart. Check out the image above.

How Much Money I Save Every Month

Basically what I did, and suggest you do too, is went through everything I buy on a monthly basis and make a list of what I can buy from Amazon Subscribe & Save instead.

Products I Buy with Subscribe & Save

  • Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
  • Trash Bags
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toothpaste & Mouthwash
  • Bottled Water
  • Dog & Cat Food
  • Kind Bars
  • Dishwasher Soap
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

I subscribe to a total of 12 items on a monthly basis. I could probably add more but I’m still working on gathering the list as new things come up. These items, without the discount, total $358.25. With the discount the total is $304.51, or a savings of about $50 per month. To put that in perspective, that’s $600 a year for basically doing nothing different. It’s just pure savings at no expense.

Other Perks of Amazon Subscribe & Save

Another great thing about this service is that many products have an additional coupon you can apply to your first order. I’ve seen this range anywhere between $1 and $5, which is a great deal. Also, there is a big convenience factor as well. You never really have to worry about running out of toilet paper, for example, if you get the subscription setup just right. If you have Amazon Prime, shipping is free, which is cheaper than driving to the store.

In the end, it’s a good deal for Amazon too because they are getting you to buy more products from their website. This is actually a great incentive they’ve setup and not some gimmick. You actually do save a significant amount of money for buying things you’re going to buy either way.

Now go check out their Subscribe & Save page and start saving 15% like I do!


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