Amazon grocery shopping is easier now than ever. You have multiple ways to order your groceries, and each service offers unique savings opportunities, like up to 15% off your order total through Subscribe & Save or 20% off of baby products through Amazon Family. You can even get Prime credits to go towards your next purchase when your order is late!
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.
Read on to learn how Amazon grocery shopping works, and download the KCL app for more ways to save.
1. Get Amazon groceries at Amazon Pantry and beat Walmart prices.
Items available to buy through Amazon Pantry tend to be competitively priced with Walmart — plus you’ll get an extra percentage off many items like crackers, cereal, household cleaning supplies and more.
Be sure to order over $35 worth of Amazon Pantry items so you don’t have to pay for shipping. And whenever you’re buying anything on Amazon, look for the option to select “no-rush shipping” for an Amazon Pantry credit.
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack
- Walmart: Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 18-Count, $6.48
- Amazon: Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 18-Count, $5.12
2. Save 15% on regular household items with Subscribe & Save.
Pick five things through Amazon’s Subscribe & Save service you need every month and then set it and forget it.
You’ll save an easy 15% right off the bat on everything from toilet paper to feminine hygiene to paper plates to laundry detergent.
Bubly 18-Count Sparkling Water
- Walmart: bubly Sparkling Water, Lime, 12-ounce cans, 18 count, $6.71
- Amazon Subscribe & Save: bubly Sparkling Water, Grapefruit, 12-ounce cans, 18 count, $5.70
3. Get an Amazon credit when your Prime shipments are late.
Amazon stands by their Prime shipping promise, and if your shipment is even one day late, they’ll give you a credit. I can’t think of any other grocery store that will do this if my delivery order comes late.
Download Paribus and they’ll monitor your shipments and set you up to easily request a credit for anything that arrives late. Totally free.
4. “Clip” Amazon’s virtual coupons and save more on groceries.
I’d even say avoid being brand-loyal 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.
5. Get 20% off baby supplies like diapers through Amazon Family.
When you set up a recurring shipment of at least five qualifying items (they can be baby items or anything else) you’ll get 20% off through Amazon Family.
This is a great way to both avoid going to the store when you have a baby in tow and also get a discount on rarely-discounted items (like formula!).
6. 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 Whole Foods’ Blue signs, which can save you up to 50% off certain items.
7. Score two-hour Prime Now delivery for cheaper than Walmart Delivery.
If your city is lucky enough to have Prime Now, you can get two-hour Whole Foods grocery delivery for free if your order is $35 or more. If it’s under that amount, you’ll pay a $5 delivery fee. (to take advantage of this service on the go, download the Prime Now app).
PRO TIP: If your city doesn’t have Prime Now, it may have Amazon Fresh, which is a subscription grocery delivery service. You can get Whole Foods and Amazon grocery delivery for free if you’re a Prime member
8. Earn up to 5% cash back with an Amazon Prime credit card.
Yeah, and that’s on top of Subscribe & Save or Prime Pantry 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 if you like!
Be sure to pay your credit card off every month to avoid paying APR fees.
9. Score uber-cheap Add-On Items when you spend $25 or more.
Anytime you’re making an Amazon purchase over $25, check out Amazon Add-on Items to save up to 50% on items like Band-Aids, Planters peanuts, toothpaste, deodorant and more.
10. Shop PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy and get prescription and over-the-counter drugs delivered for free.
Take care of your RX needs through PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy, where you get the luxury of delivery services for your meds right to your door for free. You’re literally just paying for your copays and any other extra over-the-counter drugs you may need.
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