How to Save Over $600 a Year Shopping on Amazon’s Subscribe & Save vs Walmart For Daily Needs





A young woman is sitting in her kitchen and is loking at her receipts at home while using a smart phone

A young woman is sitting in her kitchen and is loking at her receipts at home while using a smart phoneThis is a slightly different post than usual. Today I am going show you how my family saves $634.20 every year by using Amazon’s Subscribe & Save service rather than using Walmart for stuff such as razors, soap, and food items.

I am always looking for ways to save money and that is part of the reason we ditched cable TV and became cord cutters, but why stop there. We already showed how we save over $2,000 a year by ditching our cable and cell phone companies. Here is how my family saves $634.20 a year by not shopping at Walmart for many of our needs.

We do this by using Amazon’s Subscribe & Save feature for items we use regularly. Right off the bat you get 5% off the typical Amazon price if you subscribe but if you order 5 or more items every month you will save 15%. Now not everything is a deal but most items are. Just keep in mind that you are buying in bulk.

You can subscribe to an item for every month or pick from every 1 to 6 months. Some items we get every month and some we get every 6 months.

Here is a typical monthly order from Amazon: (Note All of These Prices Are With the 15% Savings.) 

Gillette Fusion ProGlide 8 Count – Amazon $23.01 – Walmart $32.47 – Savings $9.46

Kraft Velveeta Original Shells 8 Count – Amazon $6.27 – Walmart $6.48 – Savings $0.21

Jiff Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 3 Pack – Amazon $6.32 – Walmart $7.44 – Savings $1.12

Dial Bar Soap 30 Count – Amazon $12.44 – Walmart $14.64 – Savings $2.20

Gillette Venus Original 8 Count – Amazon $15.21 – Walmart $22.88 – Savings $7.67

AAA Alkaline Batteries 20 Pack – Amazon $6.79 – Walmart $13.71 – Savings $6.92

AA Alkaline Batteries 48 Count – Amazon $7.64 – Walmart – $32.91 – Savings $25.27


Total Monthly Savings: $52.85

Total Yearly Savings: $634.20 (On average)

All these prices are good as of November 3, 2016. We used and online grocery ordering service from a store in Texas.

No not everything is less expensive and sometimes the savings are only because of the 15% off. The Kraft Velveeta Original Shells is a good example of that. We only save $0.21 with 15% off but that helps us unlock the 15% savings and it’s also nice to not have to make a Walmart run and have it delivered.

To ensure you get the best deal make sure to compare on using their online grocery ordering service. You just need to compare the correct item count. Often you are buying a pack of 3 or more. So it may look less expensive on Walmart until you realize that price is for 3 Jiffs not just one.

Between cord cutting, going to a prepaid cell phone service, and using Amazon Subscribe & Save we save $2.654.32. So what could you do with an extra $2,654.32 every year?

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