Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program offers 5% discount on diapers on top of any coupons available and also its a free program to join. This program lets you subscribe to diapers delivery, say once a month or two, for free and automatically delivered. Though many busy Mom’s & Dad’s find this program useful to automate shopping on Amazon, you could simply use this program to get 5% OFF.
Let’s say you wanted to buy Size 0 Pampers Swaddlers diapers on Amazon and it costs $34.23. While most of them simply buy them as one time purchase and pay the full price, you can be smart and get 5% discount and buy them for $32.52.
You may be wondering why should I subscribe for regular deliveries while I need only one box?”. We hear you. Subscribe & Save programs offers very generous cancellation policy, so you can cancel the subscription as soon as diapers are shipped. Amazon does not impose any penalties or extra changes for cancelling subscriptions.
What if I forget to cancel subscription?
So you got 5% discount on diapers and forgot to cancel the subscription. That is not an idle situation to be in, but don’t worry. Amazon offers Free Return on most of the Diapers. Check if your order qualifies for free returns and return it to Amazon at no cost. This means likely you have a make a trip to nearest USPS, UPS or Amazon locker to return the package.
Ok 5% discount is great. Are there any downsides of using this program?
Good question, nothing comes for free right? Here are couple of things you need to be aware of
- If you are running out of diapers and you need a new box delivered in a day or two then Subscribe & Save program is not right for you. While a one time delivery order with Amazon Prime program delivers diapers in 2 days, your subscribed items are delivered once a month. If your subscription delivery date is far away then you may not be able to use this trick.
- You should have a reminder to cancel subscription as soon as they are delivered. If you subscribed diapers for 5% discount then you must make sure that you cancel it as soon as you receive delivery notification. If you forget, a box of unwanted diapers will be delivered on your next subscription date. Though you can return them to Amazon for FREE, be aware of number of times you can return diapers to Amazon.
Apart from these, we don’t see any reason why one should not use Subscribe & Save program to save money. If you have more questions on how Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program works, checkout their FAQs.