Welcome to this week’s How-To Tuesday post.
By now most of us know that one way to get awesome stockupportunity prices on disposable diapers is to buy them through Amazon’s Amazon Mom program, right? BC readers have asked me to share a bit more about how to make the most of the program. Read on:
What is Amazon Mom?
- Amazon Mom is an Amazon.com program (Sign up with Amazon Mom here). It’s free. You’ll get an extra 30% off disposable diapers and wipes when you use Subscribe and Save (versus the 15% you save without Amazon Mom).
- You’ll also receive three months of free Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime usually costs $79 year. It gets you free two-day shipping on items sold by Amazon with no minimum.
- Amazon Mom members are periodically emailed special savings on baby items. A recent offer, for example, was a coupon code for an extra 10% off toys.
Subscribe and Save Basics
- Get a rundown of the best diaper prices at Amazon at my weekly Top Diaper and Formula Deals of the Week posts.
- To buy through Subscribe and Save, select your delivery option (every one, two, three, or six months) and click “Subscribe Now” . You’ll be taken to the sign in page and then the shipping info page. You’ll then set up your payment options. On the order review page you’ll see a place on the right sidebar to enter a promo code. That’s where you’ll type in your Amazon coupon code if you have one or any other coupon code available for your order. This is also the page where you’ll see the extra 30% taken off your total.
- For each subsequent delivery after the first one, you’ll be charged the going rate for the item. You cannot “lock in” a sale price.
- You can buy multiples of the same item with Subscribe and save, but you must create a separate subscription for each different item you buy. If you want to buy a new size of diaper, you’ll need to create a new subscription for that, too.
- Don’t want repeat deliveries of the item? No problem. Just go to “Manage Subscribe and Save Items” under “Your Account” and cancel the subscription after the first order ships.
More About Amazon Mom
- You can extend your Prime Membership by a month by purchasing at least $25 in qualified products from Amazon’s Baby department. You can earn up to a year of free Amazon Prime this way. After you make a qualifying purchase, you should get an email that lets you know the status of your Prime membership.
- You can check your Amazon Mom account details and Prime membership details under the Your Account tab at Amazon.com. Look under “Settings.”
- [**edited: there are no Amazon coupons right now. We hope they’ll bring them back!] You can combine the extra Subscribe and Save with the Amazon one-time use coupon codes that we’ve been seeing in American Baby (free subscription here), Fit Pregnancy, Parenting The Early Years and Parents magazines. The coupons get you 20% off diapers and they’re generally good through the end of the month they’re issued in. There’s no guarantee that Amazon will continue to offer these coupons, but we sure hope they do.
- If you have a new coupon that you want to use, you’ll need to cancel your subscription and create a new one.
- The coupon codes begin with a letter, most recently ‘Y’. If you see someone referring to trading a ‘Y’ code, that’s what they’re referring to. In past months, coupons from different magazines have begun with different letters, and you could stack codes with differing letters on the same subscription. A few readers have reported being able to stack two codes that begin with ‘Y’. There’s no guarantee that this will work, for you, but try it.
- Don’t forget to check Amazon’s Coupon Book before you’ve by. There’s usually a coupon for Pampers there. Just click it to use.
More about Using Coupons
Do you have any Amazon Mom tips that I didn’t include above? Post ’em in the comments.
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