The first time I had toilet paper delivered, I was almost ashamed of myself. I mean really, what did the post man think?! “Man, this Myers woman is so lazy she can’t even leave the house to get her TP…wonder what’s in all these other boxes?”
Dear Mr. Postman – I’m so sorry you deliver approximately 6 packages to our house per week. Thank you so much for putting them into my car so someone won’t burglarize my toilet paper. You are a man of honor and chivalry. God bless you.
PS – I am not making meth.
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I’ve already told you I have a thing for shopping with Amazon and that I enjoy using Amazon Prime. In that post, I told you I would expound on my love of Subscribe and Save. So, let’s use toilet paper as an example for how this scenario works.
**If you would prefer to see this explanation via video, scroll to the bottom.**
Toilet Paper…gotta have it
I don’t like paying more than $.25 for a single roll of toilet paper. Around these parts, we don’t go cheapy on the TP – that’s one rule that Barry has set and I’m cool with that. Say no to Butt Fuzz…you know what I’m talking about. The TP that is SO THICK it can barely be flushed…and it leaves fuzz on your behind.
Occasionally I’ll see a deal posted from Jungle Deals & Steals about a sale on Amazon for TP – making it cheaper than I can buy it at the store. Since I already get free shipping with Prime, that’s not a factor. But guess what? It’s not a factor for you either – Subscribe and Save ships for FREE! So, if she posts it, I’ll hop on over to Amazon using her link – because she provided the info, I like supporting her this way. Thank you, Mandi!
Now, when you choose Subscribe and Save on the right side of the screen, you’ll see that you can save 5%. So, you’re saving 5% AND getting free shipping. What’s the catch?
It IS a subscription.
You must agree to “subscribe and save.” This means you choose when to receive your next shipment of the same item. At first, this was a huge turn off. But I learned once your item is delivered, you can delete your subscription. And no, it’s not shady. Amazon allows this feature. They advertise that “Cancel at any time – there are no commitments, obligations, or fees.”
When my items are delivered, I log into Amazon and cancel my subscription. Why? Because the price isn’t locked in. As you know, prices on things at Amazon fluctuate DAILY. So while I will likely get these items from Amazon again, I want to wait for the best price – not what it happens to be when my 4 month shipment is ready to be delivered. Amazon is just offering you the option to keep this subscription – if it’s something you might forget to buy…it’s for convenience.
Your savings using Subscribe and Save can go up to 15% off if you have 5 or more subscriptions on your delivery day – this isn’t a perk I have used.
Before your order is due, Amazon will email to remind you – and you have the time to cancel if desired. I don’t normally wait for that because I’m afraid I will wait too long and end up paying $.30 for my roll of TP. Not cool man, not cool.
But wait! THERE’S MORE! Dude, I’ve always wanted to say that. 🙂 Sometimes you can find a coupon to “clip” and save even more! I’m notified of these via Jungle Deals and Steals as well. See the little option under Special Offers and Product Promotions? There is a little coupon to clip for $1 off, making your savings even better! I found this coupon for Quilted Northern Toilet Paper, just as an example…but when I purchase food or household products, I always make sure to scan there to see if there is an available coupon.
Prices can fluctuate!
Because your price isn’t set in stone once you subscribe, I keep a folder in my email and put my subscription notices in there. Then, when my order is getting ready to process I can check prices and see if I want to cancel anything based on a price hike.
So, let’s summarize:
1. Find a product on sale and choose Subscribe and Save on the right side of the screen.
2. Choose next delivery date and get 5% off and free shipping…15% off if you get 5 or more items.
3. Order is delivered and you can cancel your subscription if desired.
4. If you don’t cancel, Amazon will email to remind you when your shipment is coming up so you can make changes if needed.
5. Get TP delivered at a good price and make your mail man scratch his head.