When you know all your local delivery drivers by name, you just might be an Amazon fan.
But, did you know that you can save money at Amazon on more than just electronics and gifts? We love using Amazon’s subscribe and save service to have shelf-stable pantry and household items shipped to our door.
Yes, even toilet paper.
I’m constantly getting asked what exactly we purchase through Amazon. Here’s our list for June, along with explanations for each item. It’s a hefty list …and filled with caveats this month 🙂
This month’s Subscribe & Save order for June, 2016 includes:
- Lays Classic Potato Chips, 50 count – $13.05 Yes, I totally did. Summers are hard for us, so no hate please 🙂
- Keystone Meats All Natural Canned Chicken, 14.5 Ounce – $6.02 – This is my go-to emergency food. Way better than Costco, this quality canned chicken only contains chicken and sea salt. You’d think that would be the norm…
- Funfresh Foods, Sweet Moose, Organic, Gourmet Hot Chocolate, Classic Cocoa Cream, 8 Ounce (Pack of 2) – $9.02 I was looking for a good fair-trade hot chocolate and am really excited to check this out.
- Maeda-En Matcha – Culinary Quality, 1-Ounce – $7.47 As someone who lives in a place where winter can run 8 months long, I’m always on the lookout for great hot drinks.
- Larabar Fruit and Nut Bar, Chocolate Chip Macaroon, 31.8 Ounce – $19.63 Total convenience snack that is worth having in the arsenal (along with the buffalo bars below). Though I don’t love the taste, they totally work if I’ve neglected a meal and need something decent to get me by.
- Planters Pistachio Mix, Deluxe, 14.5 Ounce – $10.04 A snack for my hard working husband to take to work. Expensive, but one can goes a long way.
- Epic All Natural Meat Bar, 100% Grass Fed, Beef, Habanero & Cherry, 1.5 ounce, 12 count – $22.72 + $4 off with digital coupon. If you eat paleo and you’re a human (read: you occasionally struggle with finding something decent to eat or get stuck out and about) buy these now! Kinda like a funky jerky bar, I bet you’ll come to enjoy them as I do.
- Barney Butter Bare Almond Butter, Smooth, 16 Ounce – $11.04 Argh. The frugalista in me is struggling with this one. I love this almond butter with apples – yum! But, I know that I can make almond butter in my food processor for much cheaper. Will you give me some grace on this one?
- J.R. Watkins Natural Powder Laundry Detergent, Fragrance-Free, 80 Loads – $11.89 It’s fragrance-free, doesn’t leave a residue, and seems to get our laundry clean. ‘Nuff said.
- Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks Variety Pack 0.8 Oz (24 ct) – $15.26 Just take look at the ingredients. Totally a treat, but one that I feel good giving to my kids on occasion.
- Method Smarty Dish Dishwasher Plus Tablets, Lemon Mint, 45 Count – $9.68 These work well for us. Dishwasher tablets are one of those things that I scoffed at, but once I began using them I realized that I’d be willing to trade something else (Starbucks?) for this added expense. Funny how being able to just toss a tablet into the dishwasher makes that chore seem a little less daunting.
- Garden of Life RAW Organic Meal Vanilla 33.5 oz (949g) Powder – $31.82 We love a bit of extra protein oomph in our morning green smoothies (not a meal replacement for us, just a good way to start the day with lots of greens). Though we also enjoy adding nuts, chia seeds, or hemp, sometimes when you’re facing a tough week it’s helpful to have a legit protein powder on hand.
- Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) – $20.15 Just a step above the Lays, I know 🙂
- PUR Gum Aspartame Free, Spearmint, 2.8 Ounce – $3.48 – For the gum chewers in the family… who won’t be chewing gum much longer if I keep finding come next to the trashcan!
Chock full of convenience items this month, isn’t it? Just wait ’till we get to October, when we’re back in school, papa’s been on 12 hour days for 7 months, and we’re all zonked. That’ll really be a convenience month.
Or else, I’ll just forget to make the order because I’m too dang tired.
This is our list. Yours will likely look much different. We also live in an expensive state, so Amazon’s prices are particularly appealing (I can easily pay 50% more for these items at our local store). You might find that the deals aren’t as phenomenal, but keep in mind that the convenience factor of ordering online, rather than braving traffic for a trip to the store, is another huge benefit of this method of shopping.
What’s in your cart this month?