How-To Tuesday: How To Use Amazon Mom to Score Hot Deals on Diapers

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

If you need a coupon code, try posting a request for one or trading for one at BC’s Baby Coupon Trading Group or on in the Discussions tab of the BC Facebook Fanpage.

Do you have any Amazon Mom tips that I didn’t include above? Post ’em in the comments.

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Comments

  1. Kristy says:

    a couple things i find great about these amazon deals:

    the 20% codes from the magazines take 20% off from the ORIGINAL sale price, before the subscribe & save discount not after. so you’re basically getting 50% off the item.

    the dollar amount used to determine the extension of your prime membership is the ORIGINAL price of the item. so if the original price of a box of huggies is $30 but i’m paying only $15 after the discounts, my prime membership is still extended one month based on the $30 price.

  2. Kate says:

    About extending the Amazon Mom free shipping…

    I actually got a 2 month extension when I purchased a $65 item before Christmas. It doesn’t say this anywhere that I could find but it seems like you must get a month for for each $25 you spend in one purchase.

  3. SZ says:

    I have found that I can use the 20% coupons from magazines by putting the code in my regular Amazon shopping cart, then going into my Amazon Mom/sub & save page and completing that order and it takes the coupon off. It seems to no longer allow stacking those codes though, which you could do early on.

  4. Amy says:

    In case anyone wonders, the $25 on baby items in one order to extend your Prime membership is calculated before discounts (I couldn’t find this info on the Amazon Mom page anywhere, so I emailed Amazon to find out). I was able to get my diapers at a great discount AND extend my free Prime membership. YAY!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been using Amazon Mom & Subscribe and Save to buy my diapers and other baby gear since the summer. I LOVE IT! And I especially love the Amazon Prime benefits I continue to receive. The prices are excellent and it is so convenient!

  6. I have never been able to use the coupons on wipes, only diapers. And more recently it only let me use one coupon at a time, even with different letters.

  7. Sarah says:

    if i want to use another coupon, it wont let me use it on an account that has already used a green 20% off coupon. are you saying i need to cancel my amazon account and create it over again to use another?

  8. simone says:

    If you call them, they will apply the coupon code for you to stack them.

    • Sarah says:

      have you actually tried this and it works?

      • simone says:

        I have called them to have them apply the 20% off coupon on top of my subscribe & save + mom discount and they will do that. Now as to whether they will stack multiple additional coupons and the subscribe and save and mom – I don’t know.

  9. BJ says:

    This whole time I was thinking “there must be some catch”. Well, I figured it out. Having the “free” Prime membership has changed my shopping habits. I always check Amazon to see if they have it at a good/great deal first. In many cases, I’d rather buy something from Amazon at full retail price (with free 2-day shipping and no taxes) instead of in the store (toddler in tow, paying 9.25% in taxes).

    An added plus – my son has lots of fun with all of the boxes. Brown cardboard boxes are the best toys in the world.

  10. sarah says:

    I wanted to clarify whether we can use the 20% coupon even for the subsequent subscribe and save orders after the initial one as I wasn’t able to so. Should I enter the code, way before the order is billed? If anybody has done it could you let me know. Thank you.

  11. Erin says:

    Sarah—You shouldn’t have to cancel your account. Each time a new coupon comes in my magazines, I’ve been able to use them with my account.

    I think sometimes it won’t accept the coupon if you try to use 2 coupons that came from the same place (i.e. I bought 2 Parents magazines to get more coupons, but when I tried to make a 2nd purchase it wouldn’ let me.) I think this only happened to me once, so I just created an account for my husband, and used that to make the other purchase.

    • barrie says:

      Customer service is actually very flexible. My daughter destroyed the coupon so I called and told them. They applied the coupon based on the my word only. I didn’t have to prove anything.

      Also, I’ve never had to cancel my account but I’ve created several different accounts using different email addresses to use the different coupons. I have 2 in diapers so I needed I order pretty often.

  12. Sarah says:

    I just tried using the coupon that came in american baby on my account where i had used the one from parents and it didn’t work. has anyone else had the same problem?

    • Kristy says:

      Did the codes start with the same letter that you tried to use?

      I have only been able to use 1 code that starts with the same letter per account.

      For instance I have been able to use a Y and a seperate order with an A code on the same account.

      However I have not been able to use a Y code then another Y code on the same amazon account even though I tried to use them at seperate times on seperate orders. In that case I have had to order using the 2nd Y code under my husband’s account.

      HTH!

  13. Aimee says:

    Yesterday I was able to stack an Amazon $1.50 Pampers coupon with a 20% coupon from Parents and the subscribe and save. When you select a coupon you have to be sure to use it on one of the items that comes up after you select it. I got 204 Size 3 Baby Dry Diapers for $18.50.

  14. Bridgette says:

    I tried to find the pampers coupons yesterday on the site but couldnt. Where did you find it? ALso, I tried to use a coupon yesterday and it said it was already used, I dont know how because I just tore it out of my magazine. I called Amazon and she gave me the discount, the discount off of the main total before my subscribe and save. I only paid $13 for 176 pampers but I got too excited that I forgot to use my gift card!

  15. Brian says:

    You need to cancel your original Subscribe and Save and start a new Subscribe and Save to use a subsequent 20%off coupon.

  16. Julie says:

    Where do you find the 1.50 off coupons on Amazon to stack with 20% off? Thanks for your help. I love this blog and the nice people that share tips on this blog. Have a great week.

  17. Holly says:

    I live in Alaska and Amazon Mom doesn’t help at all. I thought, “Okay, I can’t take advantage of the Prime free shipping, but at least I can subscribe and save on diapers.”. WRONG! None of the diapers will ship to Alaska even on super saved shipping! Boo, Amazon. There are moms in Alaska and Hawaii too. I am stuck paying $60 for 100 diapers locally.

  18. Jennifer says:

    Woo-Hoo!! I was able to use a $10 off code and (2) 20% off codes on the same order with subscribe and save. All I had to do was cancel my original subscribe and save for the case of Pampers and do a new one. I got a case of size 3 Pampers 204 count for $2.45 with tax!!!! Thank you Amazon Mom!!!

    • Jen says:

      Ok this sounds great, I have never tried any of this, but I have multiple $10 off coupons and multiple 20% off coupons. So how exactly did you use both? Any help would be appreciated!

      Thanks from the newbie!!

  19. Brittany says:

    Go Jennifer!

  20. NAKIA says:

    Does the 30% off work w/ gdiapers? Or just diposables?

  21. Brooke says:

    I have 20% that I would like to trade for a $10 off!!

  22. renee says:

    I have flipped through a lot of my parents magazines, have you noticed there aren’t coupons for amazon stuff anymore in there? I used to get/see them every month!

  23. Vanessa says:

    I am new to this I havent tried it yet…..I dont know exactly what I am doing…..could someone please help me

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