I love my Amazon Prime membership for so many reasons. Thanks to my Prime membership I do the bulk of my Christmas shopping sitting at home in my pjs. When my son was born my Amazon Prime membership became even more valuable. I was using coupons and sales and running all over to get the best deals I could on diapers and wipes. It was exhausting and I wasn’t even saving that much. Then I found out about Amazon Mom and haven’t looked back. Now I get diapers and wipes delivered straight to my door for even less than I was paying using sales and coupons. I tell all soon to be moms about Amazon Mom and I’d love to pass on the info to you. Being a new mom is tough and paying for little ones gets expensive. I hope what I’ve learned from using Amazon Mom for the last three years can help you out too!
Signing Up For Amazon Mom
If you have an Amazon Prime membership you’re eligible to participate in the Amazon Mom program at no additional cost. Amazon Mom allows you to receive 20% off subscribe and save orders of diapers and wipes. You don’t actually have to be a mom. It works for dads, grandparents, or any caregiver really. Keep in mind that if you share your Amazon Prime membership with other accounts only one person can participate in the Amazon Mom program. It is most beneficial to tie the Amazon Mom membership to the primary Amazon Prime account holder. This way you get the full 20% discount when using subscribe and save on diapers and wipes. My husband and I each have our own Amazon accounts. We’re signed up for Amazon Prime through my account so I also signed up for Amazon Mom through my account. This isn’t an issue since I’m on top of ordering diapers and wipes anyway.
Getting The Lowest Price Through Amazon Mom
I’m going to walk you through the whole checkout process and show you exactly how to get the best deal Amazon has to offer.
Step 1: Selecting Your Diaper
Type the brand and size you’re looking for directly into the search bar. When your results pop up select disposable diaper from the search filter on the left. Once that goes through you’ll click on “subscribe and save eligible” which is also on the left.
Step 2: Using Coupons
Click on the product you’re looking for. Once you’re at the product page make sure the correct diaper size is selected. Most of the time Amazon offers coupons on diapers and wipes, just like you’d use in the store. These coupons couldn’t be easier to use. You don’t even have to go searching for them. Look right under the price and it will show you if there is a coupon available. All you have to do is click the “clip coupon” button and it will automatically apply it to your order. I regularly see coupons for anywhere from $0.25-$2 off on brands like Pampers, Huggies, and Luvs. This is such an easy way to save!
Step 3: Checkout
When you’re ready to checkout look at the right side of the page and make sure “subscribe and save” is selected. It will tell you (before coupons) how much you’ll pay with the 20% discount. It even breaks down the per diaper cost for you. This is a great way to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Choose your quantity and how often you want it delivered. If you’re changing diaper sizes often you might want to select a longer subscription time and then cancel the subscription after you received your order. This way you make sure to order a different size when you need it. You can cancel and restart the subscription whenever you need just by going to your subscribe and save settings.
It will also tell you what date you should expect your order by. Keep in mind that with subscribe and save it won’t come within two days even though you have Amazon Prime. You can change your monthly subscribe and save date by going to your subscribe and save account page. If I need an order sooner but my monthly date is too far out, I change it before I place my order. I’ve had great luck getting my orders days before the estimate, but I’m sure that varies.
When you’re all set click “review subscription” and place your order.
How Much Can Amazon Mom Really Save?
Let me share an example of what I’d save if I needed to purchase diapers today.
Right now at Target a 186 count size 3 box of Luvs costs $32.99. Add in 8% for sales tax and that brings it to $35.62. That exact same box is also priced at $32.99 on Amazon. If you have Amazon Mom though, there is a coupon for $0.50 off and a 20% discount with subscribe and save. This brings the price down to $25.89 for the exact same box. But I don’t have to pay tax or lug a huge box of diapers home. It gets delivered straight to my door! Buying from Amazon would save me $9.73 on this one box. If I were to buy a box a month that is a savings of $116 a year! I don’t have to clip coupons, wait for sales, or even step foot out of the house.
How about a box of Huggies Little Movers? The 128 count size 3 box costs $34.99 at Target ($37.79 at 8% tax). The same box is $34.47 on Amazon. Amazon is offering a coupon for $2 off. Combine it with the 20% off and it brings the price down to $25.58. That is a difference of $12.21. At just one box a month it is a savings of $146 a year!
Of course if you’re using disposable diapers you’re probably using wipes. Right now we go through a box of wipes about every two months or so. The 744 count box of Pampers Sensitive wipes is $17.99 at Target ($19.43 with 8% tax). It is $17.97 on Amazon. When you add in the $0.50 coupon available and the 20% discount it drops the price down to $13.88. This is a difference of $5.55 for one box. If you’re like me and buy 6 boxes of wipes a year you’ll be saving $33 a year. Remember, no coupons or sale stalking required.
Obviously prices fluctuate and your diaper needs change. I feel that it is fairly safe to say you can easily save at least $100 on diapers and wipes a year just by using Amazon Mom. If you use any rewards programs (Swagbucks is our favorite) that reward you in Amazon giftcards this is a great way to lower your costs even more.
Right now an Amazon Prime membership costs $99 a year. An Amazon Student membership is an even better deal at $49 a year if you’re eligible. If you have one child in diapers it is highly likely that you’ll at least break even on the cost of your membership simply by purchasing diapers and wipes through Amazon instead of going to the store. If you have a newborn or infant chances are you’re going through a ton of diapers and wipes. You’re bound to save even more at that rate. I figure, even at the break even rate it is well worth it. You get the benefits of having Amazon Prime, and the best prices on diapers and wipes without all the hassle. I coupon for everything else, but let me tell you it is so nice to not have to spend time or energy shopping around for diapers and wipes. I’m especially thrilled with Amazon during the winter. I don’t have to brave the ugly weather since everything gets delivered right to my front door!
If you are already an Amazon Prime member you can sign up for Amazon Mom by searching for it in the search bar. If you’re interested in signing up for a free trial of Amazon Prime and you found this information helpful I would greatly appreciate if you used my links below to sign up. The tiny percentage I get from referrals really and truly helps.
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Do you use Amazon Mom or are you considering signing up for it? What do you like about it?