How to make grocery shopping easier using Amazon subscribe & save

Grocery shopping has always been a bit of a bugbear for me.  If it’s just running into Safeway to grab a few of this week’s specials plus 2 gallons of milk, fine.  But when it is time to do a big shop at WinCo…

There ends up not enough time and energy to do a big shop AND put it all away.  Which is why I have recently started using Amazon’s subscribe and save service, and this post will hopefully get longer and longer, as I add more items to my subscription.

So far I’m loving it!

I have only started with 8 items, and I’ve only ordered a delivery every 3 months.  I was expecting to pay a little more than WinCo prices for these items, but was very pleasantly surprised that they are either the same or even a bit less than what I pay at WinCo.

Although I put it in as one repeating order, the first order came in 3 batches, which also meant it was very easy to put away.

Here’s the current list:

Chewable multi-vitamins (Any other moms forget to buy these, and then feel guilty as?!)

Coffee (I don’t even want to admit how much we go through this…)

Toothpaste 

Dish soap

Dishwasher detergent

Laundry detergent

Windex wipes

Dryer sheets

One thing I was really pleased about is that the combined weight of what I’ve bought.  The fact of having this delivered to my door makes a huge difference.

Final pointers:

When you order more than 5 items, you get a 15% discount off your whole order – well worth checking out what might be worth subscribing to!

Free shipping is only if it’s above a certain dollar amount, which is why I have it set at every 3 months.  Once I have a few more items on this subscribe and save program, I’ll be able to schedule smaller deliveries for once a month and still qualify for free shipping.

Finally, last time I checked Amazon Fresh still wasn’t available where I live, but my friends in Seattle swear by it.  They have a free 30-day trial going on right now, and I would love to hear from you if you decide to try it. You can sign up for the free trial here: AmazonFresh

Let me know how it goes!