Just when you thought Amazon couldn’t get any better, they made Amazon grocery shopping possible, too. And getting your groceries on Amazon is so easy. You have multiple ways to order your groceries, and each service offers unique opportunities to save. You can get up to 15% off your grocery order with the Subscribe & Save program, discounts at Whole Foods, and even delivery for your prescriptions. The best part is that many of these benefits are open to everyone, not just to Amazon Prime members.
Of course, the best way to take advantage of all of Amazon’s delivery services is to sign up for Amazon Prime. With that out of the way, grocery shopping on Amazon is more straightforward and affordable.
1. Save 15% on Amazon grocery household items with Subscribe & Save.
Shopping through Amazon Subscribe & Save is an easy way to save up to 15%. Subscribe & Save is a subscription service through Amazon that delivers products straight to your door on a schedule of your choosing. You can select weekly or monthly deliveries. When you have five or more items set up in your Amazon Subscribe & Save, you’ll save up to 15% on each product. Certain products have a reduced savings of 5%.
You can save on everything from toilet paper and feminine hygiene products to paper plates and laundry detergent. Plus, there are even Amazon Subscribe & Save deals you can shop to save even more.
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- Amazon: Glad ForceFlex 13-Gallon Trash Bags, Gain Original with Febreze, 110 Ct, $19.08 ($0.17 each)
- Walmart: Glad ForceFlex 13-Gallon Trash Bags, Gain Original with Febreze, 120 Bags, $23.52 ($0.20 each)
And don’t sweat it if you don’t like Subscribe & Save. Canceling your Subscribe & Save is super easy, too.
2. ‘Clip’ Amazon’s virtual coupons and save more on groceries.
If you didn’t know already, you can coupon on Amazon. I’d even suggest you should avoid brand loyalty and buy whichever brand has a coupon! Amazon coupons range from $0.35 off up to $10 off, depending on the price of your item.
And of course, if we see a really good deal, we’ll post about it on our Amazon Subscribe & Save Deals page.
3. Buy your diapers with Amazon Subscribe & Save.
Utilizing the Amazon Subscribe & Save option and Amazon coupons is such an easy way to shop for your diapers and other baby necessities without even leaving the house.
Amazon will even match promotions for baby items that other retailers have. Typically, if Target is offering a $20 gift card when you purchase $100 in diapers, you can count on Amazon offering $20 off when you buy $100. You can absolutely pair that offer with the 15% off Subscribe & Save, too.
4. Get an extra 10% off select items at Whole Foods.
If you’re a Prime member, you can download the Whole Foods app and ask the cashier to scan it when you’ve purchased items that indicate extra savings. For example, right now you can save an extra 10% on pork tenderloins.
Plus, you’ll have access to more savings opportunities by looking out for the blue “Prime” signs at Whole Foods, which can save you up to 50% on certain items. During Amazon Prime Day, you’ll get added Amazon credits for shopping at Whole Foods too!
5. Amazon is upping their Amazon Fresh delivery fees (but it will still cost slightly less than Walmart Delivery).
Amazon is bumping their grocery delivery fees starting Feb. 28, 2023. Previously, Amazon Fresh offered Prime members free two-hour delivery on orders over $35. But now, all Amazon Fresh orders under $150 will have a delivery fee.
These are the new Amazon Fresh delivery charges starting Feb. 28:
- Under $50: $9.95 delivery fee
- $50 – $100: $6.95 delivery fee
- $100 – $150: $3.95 delivery fee
- Over $150: Free
So, Amazon Fresh delivery is still slightly cheaper than Walmart grocery delivery, unless your order is under $50. Without having Walmart Plus —which is $98/year or $12.95/month — Walmart grocery delivery fees cost between $7.95 and $9.95.
6. Earn up to 5% cash back with an Amazon Prime credit card.
Yeah, and that’s on top of Subscribe & Save discounts!
With an Amazon Prime credit card, you’ll get 5% back on qualifying Amazon purchases (basically not from third-party vendors). Plus, you’ll get 5% back on all Whole Foods purchases, 2% back at gas stations and restaurants, and 1% back everywhere else.
You can apply your existing savings to purchases at checkout, which means more savings on groceries!
Be sure to pay your credit card off every month to avoid paying APR fees.
7. Score uber-cheap Add-On Items when you spend $25 or more.
Any time you’re making an Amazon purchase over $25, check out Amazon Add-on Items to save up to 50% on stuff like Band-Aids, Planters peanuts, toothpaste, deodorant, and more. These items are normally marked down low because they’ll only ship if you’re purchasing an amount over $25.
8. Shop Amazon Pharmacy and get prescription and over-the-counter drugs delivered for free.
Forget waiting in the pharmacy drive-thru line ever again. Take care of your Rx needs through Amazon Pharmacy. Amazon will deliver your prescriptions in two days whether you’re a Prime member or not. Prime members can save up to 80% on medications without insurance, too.
If you want your prescriptions conveniently in packets, you can get them filled with PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy. You’re literally just paying your co-pays and the cost of any other over-the-counter drugs you may need. You can pay with a credit card, HSA/FSA card, or your bank account.