What's Amazon Subscribe and Save?

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Amazon Subscribe & Save

Amazon's Subscribe & Save program is actually very simple. Instead of ordering an item once or manually going back every week to order the same thing, you can set up your Amazon account to automatically order an item on a set time frame that you choose. Because you're agreeing to make multiple purchases over time, Amazon offers somewhere between a five and 15 percent discount on the item that you subscribe to.

To be fair, even 15% isn't that much in most cases, and if that's the only reason you're planning on using Subscribe & Save, you're probably better off not doing it. The real strength of the program is convenience. When you subscribe to an item, you don't need to remember to buy it. That means that you can get the things you use (and run out of) most delivered automatically, and you won't need to think much about it ever again. Subscribe & Save is great for necessary household items like trash bags, paper goods, and cleaning products. It's also an excellent idea for things you need daily, like coffee (because running out of coffee is seriously the worst).

Setting up Subscribe & Save is super easy, too. On the items where it's available, you can simply choose it as an option when you add the item to your cart.

Setup Subscribe & Save

  1. Open your browser and head over to Amazon.

    Amazon home page
  2. Select Account & Lists followed by Sign In to your Amazon account.

  3. Search for an item that you'd like delivered automatically.  

  4. When you find an item that you want to subscribe to, take a look at the pricing options on the right of your screen. On mobile, it's located directly under the product image.

    Amazon product page with Subscribe & Save

    You should see the option to Subscribe & Save. Select it.  

  5. Below the subscription price, you'll see the options to change the quantity that you want to subscribe to as well as the delivery schedule option. This is the same on both desktop and mobile. Select the options that you prefer.

  6.  When you're set, select Subscribe now.

  7. You may need to enter your Amazon password a second time to confirm and move to the checkout process.  

  8. Amazon will take you to the usual checkout screen. Here you can edit any of your payment or delivery options before placing your order and subscribing. You'll receive your recurring shipments regularly based on the original delivery date. You'll see that information listed along with your item, as well.

    Amazon Subscribe & Save checkout

    When you're ready, select Place your order to finalize your subscription.

  9. Amazon will now regularly send your item based on the schedule that you set.

Managing Your Subscriptions

None of this is any good if you can't manage it later on. Amazon's got you covered there too. It's simple to change your subscription settings and see what's being delivered and when.

  1. From anywhere on Amazon, mouse over Account & Lists to open the menu. On mobile, you can always look under your account page. There you should find Your Subscribe & Save Items. Select it.

    Amazon menu with Subscribe & Save
  2. You'll arrive on a page with your upcoming deliveries listed across the top and suggested items to subscribe to along the bottom.

    Amazon Subscribe & Save settings
  3.  Select an item to edit the subscription.

  4. A new modal window will open, packed with options to edit your subscription to that item, including your delivery schedule and quantity. You can also cancel your subscription from here too.

    Change Amazon Subscribe & Save subscription
  5. Once you save the changes, your subscription changes will be applied.