Amazon Subscribe & Save
Most likely you are an Amazon.com user who has ordered everyday items from groceries to toiletries online. Coming home to find an anticipated box on the porch has become a way of life for most people. Shopping online is extremely convenient compared to parking and waiting in line to pick up a few necessities. You can find exactly what you are looking for with a simple keyword search, which prevents picking up unnecessary items when walking through a retail store. Amazon offers competitive prices on everyday items ordered from the comfort of your home. So, what could make this luxury even more convenient? What if there was a way for your favorite items to arrive on your doorstep on a set schedule? Better yet, what if you received a discount for doing so? Our lives revolve around schedules. With work, school and extracurricular activities, time saved is just as valuable as money saved.
Amazon Subscribe & Save offers both time and money savings. You save money on the items you order regularly. If you check “Your Orders” in Amazon, you will find that people often order items on a reoccurring basis. Use this information to plan the product subscriptions that will benefit you the most. For articles such as water filters, air filters, and toothbrushes, it helps to set them up at the recommended replacement intervals, so you don’t forget when to replace them. With Subscribe & Save you only have to search once for the product you are shopping for. Once you set up your subscription, Amazon will do the rest! You receive a 5% discount automatically for subscribing to an item. You control your order by choosing the quantity and subscription frequency of 1 to 6 months. Subscriptions for at least five products unlocks a 15% discount on your Subscribe & Save items. The service calculates the discounted price of each item at the time you place your order. Once you have selected a few items, search for a couple more low-cost items to add to your subscription to receive the 15% discount. There are many grocery and personal items priced under $5 from which to choose. A few examples are snacks, lotions, and deodorant. All of the subscriptions need to be delivered to the same address on the same date to qualify for the multi-product discount.
So, how do you get started in Subscribe & Save? First, select your item from thousands of eligible Subscribe & Save products. If you search the Amazon site for Subscribe & Save deals, you will find over 10,000 hits. Look for Subscribe & Save beside the cost of the item. You can also add items directly from the Subscribe & Save store. From the Amazon site, you can find a full list of the items included. If you are an Amazon Prime member and new to Subscribe & Save, you will receive 20% off (up to $20) of your first Subscribe & Save item. Amazon offers gift cards when you purchase certain dollar amounts of selected products. Amazon Family offers an additional 20% discount (up to $20) for Prime members on their first subscription for diapers or baby food. There is a limit of one coupon and unit per household, which are available for a limited time only. Amazon reserves the right to change the discounts offered at any time. The items discounted must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com.
On top of Subscribe & Save discounts, Amazon has a page designated for Subscribe & Save Coupons. To redeem these coupons, select the item and “Click Coupon.” You can then add the item to your cart or subscribe to the item after clicking “View Item.” Confirm the discount has been applied on the checkout page of your final order by clicking “Review Your Subscription Details.” When subscribing to an item, after selecting the quantity and frequency, the service will apply the coupon discount to the first delivery. Price and coupon rates are locked in for the first order only. For additional savings make sure to take advantage of any add-on items. The $25 minimum purchase requirement does not apply if you click “Subscribe & Save,” instead of “One-Time Purchase.” As a Subscribe & Save member, you receive free shipping on subscription items. You do not have to be a member of Amazon Prime. Subscription items are shipped with standard shipping and are scheduled to arrive on your delivery date. Subscribe & Save does not offer Two-day shipping. Some items are only available to be shipped to the 48 contiguous US states. Amazon uses its standard return policy for Subscribe & Save orders; however, if you return items purchased with a coupon, the value of the discount may be deducted from the return credit. If an item is unavailable, Amazon may ship the order with a comparable item.
Track your Subscribe & Save items from the drop-down menu in Your Amazon account. This section includes all of your subscriptions and any upcoming deliveries. Amazon also sends out a reminder email to review your monthly deliveries. This email contains the final day available on which to update your order before the payment is processed. You have nine days before the item is shipped to add a subscription or it will not go out until the next month’s delivery date. “Manage Your Subscriptions” from your Amazon account to change the payment method or mailing address before the deadline provided in the email. Changing your delivery day will change all of the active subscriptions linked to your address. You can place your Subscribe & Save subscription orders on Amazon.com store cards or Credit Cards only. Make sure if you want to use a gift card balance that you select the option to “Use the Gift Card Balance.” You will also be notified when your order is shipped.
Subscriptions are flexible with the option to skip an order, speed up an order or change the date of future deliveries. There is no long-term commitment involved. You can cancel the subscription at any time. Always monitor your monthly subscriptions for price changes to ensure you are getting the best deals. Overall, there are many advantages to using Amazon’s Subscribe & Save services. You can prevent the inconvenience of mad dashes to the store for everyday items, avoid unnecessary purchases while shopping, and enjoy the convenience and discounts Subscribe & Save has to offer.
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