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How does Amazon Prime Pantry work?
Everyone has heard of Amazon. There isn’t a day when I don’t see an ad online or a commercial on TV advertising for this multi-billion dollar company.
What can you buy on Amazon?
Just about anything!
Amazon provides household goods, to book and ebooks, to clothes and food.
As a member of Amazon Prime ($12.99/per), you get access to Amazon Prime Pantry.
Amazon Prime Pantry allows Amazon Prime members to purchase items for one flat rate shipping fee of $5.99 or if you order more than $35 dollars you get free shipping.
Will Amazon Send My Order To A P.O. box?
No. Currently, Amazon Prime Pantry items only ship to the contiguous U.S.
What is the difference between Amazon’s Subscribe & Save vs. Amazon’s Prime Pantry?
If you like to buy in bulk, then Amazon’s Subscribe & Save may be more your style. Subscribe & Save offers extra incentives for buying in bulk rather than by piece.
If like me, you don’t need the bulk items, Amazon Prime Pantry will work for you.
For example, right now (at the time of this post) Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water 13.5oz is available for $5.99.Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For All Skin Types, 13.5 Ounce
I saved $0.83 buying this from Amazon Prime Pantry rather than from Walmart, but more on that later.
Also, Amazon Prime Pantry offers bundle deals. I can buy 3 of the Micellar Cleansing Water for about $20. Check it out below.Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For All Skin Types, 13.5 Ounce (Pack of 3)
While Amazon Subscribe & Save has better deals on the per item price, Amazon Prime Pantry is more convenient for me.
Being the only girl in the house, I don’t need 20-30 bottles of Micellar Cleansing Water. One bottle will last me an entire month.
How Can You Save Using Amazon Prime Pantry?Household Items On Amazon Prime
It’s up to you and the number of items you order per month.
You are paying $12.99/per month for Amazon Prime.
If you don’t save more than $12.99/per month, then you don’t need Amazon Prime Pantry.
However, let’s say you saved $25+ each month using Amazon Prime Pantry while buying the same items you would at the Walmart.
Then yes, I would say that Amazon Prime Pantry is beneficial and saves you money.
Now, on to the reason for this post.
I saved $17.79 shopping on Amazon rather than Walmart.
Below is the list of items I bought and an overview of how much I saved.
Before I dig in, please note that there is a 90% chance that you will purchase an impulse item when going to Walmart or any other store rather than buying online.
I know, you’re like WHAT? 90%!
Think about how many times you go to the store and come out with more than you intended to buy.
Planning your meals ahead of time and preparing a weekly shopping list helps to take away the temptation.
You will be 70% less likely to purchase on impulse when buying online rather than going to the store.
Because you have to click the check out button.
The online shopping experience requires you to verify the amount you want to spend before you hit complete order.
At the store, you don’t get to go back and take it out.
There are people behind you waiting to check out, or you have already spent too much time in the store perusing and are ready to leave.
So, you purchase that impulse buy and walk out of the store as quickly as possible knowing that you spent more than you should have.
Back to the savings……
How I Saved Money Using Amazon Prime Pantry
As you know there is a wide variety of items you can buy on Amazon Prime Pantry.
One of my goals this year is to save money and put back a rainy day fund. To do that, I have to change some of my shopping habits.
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After an afternoon of research, I ran across a post about how buying from Amazon saves money.
At first, I was skeptical, but it’s true!
The first time I bought from Amazon Prime Pantry, I saved a little over $10.
Since then, I have made it a goal to buy from Amazon Prime Pantry and save money on all household items.
Currently, I do not buy food from Amazon Prime Pantry. I use Walmart Grocery Pickup…but that’s another post.
So What Did I Buy?
Well, let me tell you.
As a bonus, I have included the link to Amazon Prime Pantry.
I like to save money, so I thought you might like the opportunity to save too!Sparkle Paper Towels
Sparkle Paper Towels cost $5.74 at Walmart. I paid $4.86 on Amazon.Angel Soft Toilet Paper
Angel Soft Double Rolls 12/pk costs $8 at Walmart. I paid $5.49 on Amazon.Purex Laundry Detergent
Purex Plus Oxi Fresh Detergent Morning Burst, 128oz costs $6.97 at Walmart. I paid $5.93 on Amazon.Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water costs $6.82 at Walmart. I paid $5.99 on Amazon.Gillette Venus Women’s Razor
Gillette Venus Extra Smooth Swirl Women’s Razor costs $9.97 at Walmart. I paid $6.99 on Amazon.Ziploc Sandwich Bags
Ziploc Sandwich Bags 90ct costs $4.05 at Walmart. I paid $2.87 on AmazonBand Aid Bandages with Neosporin
Bandaid Plus Neosporin Bandages Assorted Sizes 20ct costs $10.57 at Walmart. I paid $7.46 on Amazon.Lemon Verbena Hand Soap
Ms. Meyers Hand Soap Lemon Verbena 12.5 fl oz costs $11.97 at Walmart. I paid $10.26 on Amazon.Dove Beauty Bar Gentle Exfoliating 4oz
Dove Beauty Bar Gentle Exfoliating 4oz 4-bar ct costs $8.88 at Walmart. I paid $5.29 on Amazon.Gain Fabric Softener
Gain Fabric Softener 41oz 4 ct costs $15.88 at Walmart. I paid 13.88 on Amazon.
There You Have It!
Cost savings like this add up pretty quickly.
If you want to save money, check out Amazon Prime Pantry.
Likewise, I want to save money too! If you know any tips or secrets to saving money using Amazon Prime Pantry, leave them in the comments below.
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