Thrifty Thursday: Amazon Subscriptions

Each Thursday I’ll be highlighting some new thriftiness I have found. This week’s topic is the Subscribe & Save beta program at

For certain products you have the option of signing up to receive the product either every 1, 2, 3 or 6 months with free shipping and a 15% discount. You can cancel without penalty at any time. The product categories are:

  • Baby & Child Care
  • Food & Snacks
  • Health & Wellness
  • Household Supplies
  • Personal Care & Beauty
  • Pet Supplies

Personally I have found the best savings to be on vitamins, since many of the supplements come in multiple packs. I think the worst “savings” are in the common items like laundry detergent and toilet tissues. While it’s true prices are going up many commenters and I think local stores would be cheaper. It’s almost time for my six month household supplies run, so I will be paying particular attention to confirm my suspicions.

The bottom line is even with higher prices on many of the common household items Subscribe & Save may still be a worthwhile alternative for super busy people or for people who don’t want to drive due to sky high gas prices.


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