Have you heard of Amazon’s subscribe and save program? If you’re a regular Amazon shopper, you’ve probably noticed that certain items give you the option to “subscribe” instead of just opting for a one-time purchase. If you haven’t been taking advantage of this program, you’ve been missing out! When done correctly, subscribe and save lets you save an extra 15% off all the items in your subscription.
Now, a lot of the things available through subscribe and save are things that I don’t buy, but there are also quite a few healthy living items! Actually finding these items can be difficult, so I wanted to share what healthy living items I currently save extra on by buying through subscribe and save.
How Subscribe & Save Works
Your subscribe and save delivery arrives at the same time each month. Sometimes it shows up in multiple boxes, spanning several days, but the important thing to know is that you can’t change the general delivery window. So, if you miss the deadline for adding to your order, you’ll have to wait a whole month to get the item at the special subscribe and save price. All items are also available without subscribe and save, of course, but you only get a discount if you sign up for it through subscribe and save.
When you sign up for a subscription on an item, you can choose to have it delivered as frequently as every month or as seldom as every six months. You can always change this at a later date, too.
If you think you won’t need to buy the item again, I’d still consider signing up for a subscription. You can cancel your subscription once you receive the item, and there is no penalty for cancelling a subscription. (Just make sure you leave yourself a reminder to cancel before your next subscription arrives!)
The standard subscribe and save discount is only 5%. In order to get 15% off, you need to have at least 5 items in your shipment. Take some time to play around with your subscribed items to see if you can get the 15% off every month.This may mean getting one item a little earlier than you need it, for instance, and then skipping the next month entirely.
Periodically review the prices on your subscribe and save items to make sure that they’re still competitive. While Amazon has incredible deals on some items, other things are also WAY overpriced. Do a little research to make sure that you’re not paying more than you should. I usually check out prices on Target’s website to make sure I’m not overpaying at Amazon.
What I Buy from Amazon Subscribe & Save
At the time I’m writing this post, the following are what I purchase from Amazon subscribe and save:
Corn pasta: We’re gluten-free and Jesse can’t eat rice, so we love this gluten-free corn pasta. It’s not organic, but it is GMO-free, which I believe is the bigger concern with corn.
Cocoa butter: I use cocoa butter to make homemade chocolate chips, dairy-free fudge and mint chocolate fudge. If you’ve never used cocoa butter before, you should try it; it has an amazingly rich chocolate flavor, and is actually really easy to work with. I’ve tried a number of different cocoa butters but this one is the least expensive at the moment.
Milk thistle: Milk thistle is an excellent supplement for liver health.
Magnesium: Most people are deficient in magnesium. This particular type of magnesium is better absorbed than a lot of other varieties. Jesse takes this every day.
Organic diced tomatoes: Organic diced tomatoes are one of the few canned things that I buy. This brand is BPA-free.
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Cacao powder: This raw cacao powder is currently the least expensive that I’ve seen. I buy it in a 5 lb. bag because price is the best at that size, but you can also get it in a 2 lb. bag if 5 lbs. sounds intimidating. 🙂
Red raspberry leaf: I use red raspberry leaves to make herbal infusions. Herbal infusions are essentially long-steeped teas that are especially rich in vitamins and minerals. You can read more about the benefits of red raspberry leaf here.)
Dandelion root: Dandelion root is another herb that promotes liver health. I use dandelion root to make dandelion decoctions. (You can learn about decoctions and other ways to use dandelion roots in this post from Commensense Home.)