What's Amazon Subscribe & Save?

Get a discount on your favorite Amazon products

If you do most of your shopping online, the Amazon Subscribe & Save program can save you time and money. By committing to purchase certain items you need on a regular basis, you can get household goods delivered automatically at a discount. Amazon Prime members get free shipping.

What Is Subscribe & Save?

Instead of manually ordering the same items when you run out, set up your Amazon account to automatically order items on a set time frame that you choose. Because you agree to make multiple purchases over time, Amazon offers between a five and 15 percent discount on the items to which you subscribe.

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 you can get the things you use (and run out of) most delivered automatically.

Amazon 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 use daily, like coffee or toothpaste.

How to Set Up Amazon Subscribe & Save

On the items where it's available, you can choose Subscribe & Save as an option when you add the item to your cart:

  1. Open your browser and go to Amazon.com.

  2. If you're not logged into your account, go to Account & Lists, select Sign In, and then enter your account credentials.

    The Sign In button on Amazon
  3. Search for an item that you want to be delivered automatically. When you find an item you want to subscribe to, select Subscribe & Save in the pricing options section.

    Subscribe & Save is not listed as an option for all Amazon products.

    The "Subscribe & Save" purchase option on Amazon
  4. Below the subscription price, you'll see the options to change the quantity and set a delivery schedule. When you're set, select Subscribe now.

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

    Delivery options and the "Subscribe Now" button for an item on Amazon
  5. On the Amazon checkout screen, edit your payment or delivery options. When you're ready, select Place your order to finalize your subscription.

    Amazon Subscribe & Save checkout

Amazon will regularly send your item based on the schedule you set. You'll receive your recurring shipments regularly based on the original delivery date.

How to Manage Amazon Subscribe & Save

It's possible to change your subscription settings and see what's being delivered and when.

  1. From any page on Amazon, go to Account & Lists > Your Subscribe & Save Items.

    The "Your Subscribe & Save" option on Amazon
  2. You'll arrive on a page with your upcoming deliveries listed across the top and suggested items along the bottom.  Select an item to edit the subscription.

    Amazon Subscribe & Save settings
  3. A new window opens with options to change the delivery schedule and quantity. You can also cancel your subscription. Once you save the changes, your new subscription preferences are applied.

    If your order is being processed, you may have to cancel the Amazon order manually.

    Change Amazon Subscribe & Save subscription
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