Thursday, March 24, 2011

Where have I been???

That question begs to be answered in multiple ways (think holla hump day this week and last), but for the purpose of this post I will stick to one.

Why did I not know for years now about Amazon mom and Amazon subscribe and save? Why has no one told me? Were you all trying to keep it a secret for yourselves?

I first found out about Amazon mom a few months ago through Mommy Saves Big.

So let's back up...Mommy Saves Big is one of the many websites I check every day for deals and steals. Some are a deal a day (think Groupon) and some are multiple vendors with deals every day (think Zulily). Some are mommy related and some are not. I have only actually purchased from a few, but all are worth checking because you just never know. I don't get emails from them though. I just get online at the same time (ish) every day and run through them quickly in my bookmarks. I also feel like I'm adding to the list all the time. In case you care, here's my list with my favorites marked by a star:

Ok, back to Amazon. Mommy Saves Big told me one random day that I could get 720 Pampers wipes for something like $11. UNHEARD OF. Yes, I cloth diaper. But, I have never taken to using cloth wipes 100% of the time. To get this deal you had to become an Amazon mom member and sign up for the subscribe and save plan. Amazon mom automatically gets you free shipping and 15% off retail. THEN, for doing subscribe and save you get another 15% off. Subscribe and save just means that you agree to be shipped this item you are purchasing every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months. You can manage your subscriptions and change delivery dates when needed. AND, there are random promo codes for random items here and there too. So this massive box of wipes that should have been over $25 was $11. And it showed up at my house THE NEXT DAY. 

Because I can be slow to catch on, it took me until now to realize that I could do this with other things. I already try to only go to the farmer's market for food. Therefore, I was only going to grocery stores for things like toilet paper, laundry detergent, etc. As of now I subscribe and save through Amazon mom for laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, and diapers. I rarely use disposable diapers or paper towels so I love that I can go in and pretty much change the shipping date when I run out if it doesn't fall on the subscribed date. I am tempted to move on to some food products but I have to really take in what I've got coming to me so far.

There are also random Amazon coupons in random places (Parents magazine for example). This is serious stuff folks. If you have been doing it for ages and you are laughing at my serious delay in getting with the program I completely understand. You just should have told me! :-) 

Happy shopping!

PS - There will be a massive holla hump day next week due to my serious lapse in attentiveness.


  1. Holy junk...brilliant! It didn't occur to me to subscribe and save toilet paper etc. I am totally going to do this for dog food, too!

  2. I love this blog! Best list yet! My favorite is! Codes for discounts and free shipping to thousands of websites!


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