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By now I’m sure you’ve seen the Amazon Prime Pantry program. While it may seem that this program will cost you more in the long run, it can actually save you quite a bit on food, household items, and even pet supplies! See why this is my favorite way to save money on groceries.
How to Use Amazon Prime Pantry to Save Money On Groceries
If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a new program that Amazon put out a few months ago. You fill a “pantry box” with the deals you want and pay $5.99 shipping for each box.
First, the absolute biggest way you can save with Amazon Pantry is by using free Amazon cards. You can check out how I earn my Free Amazon Gift Cards in my post HERE. You don’t have to do this to save though so don’t feel discouraged if you don’t want to. It’s just an extra step for those that are looking to take their savings an extra step.
The biggest way you’ll save with Amazon Pantry (besides using free gift cards) is by using Amazon coupons. Amazon commonly puts out coupons for food products, cleaning, pet products and household items and these coupons can help you save BIG. You’ll find the coupons as either a % off or a dollar off, but occasionally they’ll be different types so be sure you check around for them. Take a look at the current coupons and use them to plan your box. A lot of the time you can also find sales to help you get free shipping on your pantry box such as buy 5 items from a specific company and get free shipping.
Once you’ve got the coupons in front of you, look through and ONLY add the items that are on your “must have” list. I personally use it for pet food and household items such as laundry soap or dish tablets.
After you’ve got your must-have items, it’s time to take a look at other things to fill your box. You’ll save the most by filling your box as full as possible. Once I’ve got my must have items put it, I start with other things that I know we will need eventually, but may not need right now. Pantry items, snacks, health and beauty products and more. Again, I look at the coupons and see if I can fill the box based on the coupons that are available. You should be able to fill your box this way, but if not, just move onto the next step.
Only after I’ve gone through the coupons, do I take a look at the items without coupons. Those items, I use as a filler to finish filling my box to 100%. This is where I will throw in a few wants if I need to. If I’m paying for shipping, I’d rather have a fully filled box than one that isn’t full.
Once your box is full, head to checkout. Be sure that your coupons applied and pay for your order. If you’re using gift cards, your order is technically free since you’re not spending any money out of your paycheck. If not? You’ll still be getting a great deal!
Make sure to check out my Amazon Prime Perks – 30 Hacks to Save With Your Amazon Prime Membership post and my Top Secret Amazon Prime Perks post.