How To Use Coupons with Amazon Subscribe and Save

How To Use Coupons with Amazon Subscribe and Save

How to Use Coupons

Now that you understand the basics of Subscribe and Save, how can you make it really work for you? {If you haven’t read our first post, check it out here. It gives you the foundation on subscribe and save}.  This post will show you how to use coupons to maximize your savings with the subscribe and save.

You can start out by saving 5% off on your order.   Every subscribe and save will get 5% off the list price on Amazon automatically.  This is a quick way to save, but isn’t the best way to utilize subscribe and save.

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Stack your 5% off with coupons

Did you know that Amazon offers coupons each month? Everyone is eligible to use the coupons and you can stack the coupon with your subscribe and save. There are several ways to find these coupons.

You may come across the coupon on an item page as in this example below:

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So while you are checking your favorite items, just take note if there is a coupon available.

Another way to see all the coupons available is to visit the coupon page.

All you need to do is click clip coupon. Once you clipped the coupon, if you click on the “coupon clipped” it will open up to a page of eligible items for your coupon, as shown below.

Amazon Coupon

So now, you have the $3.00 coupon to use with the items below.  In addition to your coupon, four of these items are eligible for subscribe and save. So if we chose the Degree Clinical for Women for $6.99 , we could save $3.00 + 5%.

So our order would look like this:

Degree Clinical $6.99
Minus 5% Sub and Save Discount $6.64
Minus $3.00
Total $3.64

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A few things to note: You will get the 5% discount on the selling price, before coupon. Also, you will not see the 5% discount when you click subscribe now the first time. No worries, because this is not your final order.

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In your subscription summary, you will see the Subscription Discount and then the Coupon Savings listed separately.

**Reminder, you will only get the coupon savings on your first order shipment**

If you are purchasing this because of a coupon, then you must be sure to cancel the subscription before the shipment cycle. Again, this is why I choose 6 months to give me a chance to manage the subscribe and save.

Some Important Notes:

How many items does one coupon apply to?

If you buy 10 of the same item, your coupon will only count for 1.  Think of them like manufacturer coupons – one coupon per product.

Can I Cancel a Sub and Save that I used a coupon on? 

If you cancel an order that you have already redeemed a coupon on – you lose that coupon. The coupon does not reappear. You can resubscribe to another item, but you will not be able to use that coupon at that time. Amazon’s systems shows that you have already redeemed it.

Can I use the same coupon on mulitple SKUs for the same item?

No, you can’t use the Degree coupon on the Degree for Men and the Degree for Women. It is a one time use coupon. Again, think of it like manufacturer coupons – you will only be able to use it once  if it says Degree for Men or Women.

Can anyone use the Amazon Moms Coupons?

No, the Amazon Moms coupons are specifically for Amazon Mom Members. You can read more about them here.

When are there new coupons?

Amazon Coupons restock periodically and at the moment, I haven’t found any good way to determine expiration dates – Amazon only says:  Coupons are valid for a limited time only. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel coupons at any time.

So this was going to be a three part series, but unfortunately it will need to go 4 posts.  This post alone is over 600 words, and it is a lot to read. So, our upcoming posts will answer how you can save 15% or 20% off  PLUS how to best manage your sub and save account.

If you haven’t read post #1, go here. 


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