Luckily, knowing how to save on Amazon can save you a ton of money in baby gear each year.
Between monthly subscription discounts, free shipping, and rebates, you can snag some great deals.
This guide has everything you need to know about saving money on Amazon.
If you haven’t checked out Amazon Prime yet, the ways to save money are almost endless. Amazon Prime is a program where members get free, unlimited shipping on eligible purchases in addition to hundreds of other perks.
The membership fee is $79 annually. With your membership, you'll have access to free shipping, streaming, and book downloads. You can also order groceries or from local restaurants.
For your little bundle of joy, this means free shipping on the majority of your baby-related purchases. It also means fast shipping. This is crucial when you’ve lost his favorite pacifier and you need one as soon as possible.
The savings really add up when you order larger items such as cribs, toys, furniture, strollers or car seats. You can order big-ticket items and pay nothing for shipping.
If you normally shop at a big box store for stuff you use every day, the Amazon Subscribe and Save program is one of the easiest ways to save money on Amazon.
Kids and babies tend to go through a lot of the same items pretty quickly. The average baby uses an average of 2,200 diapers in the first year alone according to Baby List.
The Subscribe and Save program allows you to order items you tend to buy every month to your subscription list at a deep discount. The more you order through Subscribe and Save, the bigger your discount.
Amazon subscriptions can save up to 15% on items you use most often. One of the best things about the program is you never run out of baby essentials. Just as you’re running low, a new refill arrives at your door.
You can customize your subscriptions for almost anything you need.
A nice feature is that you can set the quantity and frequency of your deliveries for each item on your list. Let’s say you want to buy a month's supply of diapers. Just add those to your subscriptions and a new box of diapers gets mailed on the date of your choosing.
If you’d also like to order baby wipes and diaper cream but you only need them every other month, you can set that up as well.
You’re also able to change your subscriptions at any time. Since kids grow like weeds, as they change diaper sizes, you can quickly switch to the next size.
The Amazon Subscription program differs from the Amazon Family program because you can subscribe to almost anything. From paper towels to toothpaste and dog food, there are thousands of items available for subscription.
With the Amazon Family upgrade, you’ll receive kid-oriented coupons and subscription discounts on qualifying purchases. You may also receive a 15% off coupon on anything you purchase from your baby registry that you don’t receive as gifts.
Amazon will also send you age-related emails, promotions, resource guides, and product recommendations.
In recent years, Amazon has come out with its own line of baby-related products. Amazon Elements baby wipes, for example, come in a variety of sizes and scents. These products are lower-priced alternatives to more expensive brands.
Amazon has their own line of baby hygiene products, household cleaners, and a line of Amazon Basics that includes clothing as well.
Because they are made by Amazon many of these brands will ship quickly, with free same-day delivery.
If you keep your eye out for Amazon's limited-time deals or the deals of the day, you can snag popular baby items on sale.
Amazon is constantly running promotions with popular baby and kids’ brands to promote new products. Using the Amazon app or checking the homepage, you can see what the deal of the day or limited-time deals are.
Amazon will also curate items to promote to you based on your shopping history.
For additional ways to save on Amazon, you can sign up for free access to current rebates and coupons. With rebates, you don’t need to clip paper coupons or mail-in UPCs to receive your check in the mail.
There are always deals, rebates, coupons, and offers available to use on baby products through Amazon.
If you have an Amazon account, creating a registry is easy. Once you have it started, you can go through the Amazon website and add the items you’d like.
The Bump recommends things like car seats, strollers, cribs, monitors, clothes, and bottles as some of the essentials to register for.
Gifts can be sent right to your home, office, or the gift giver. You’ll find thousands of must-have baby items to complete your registry. Since so many people have Amazon Prime accounts, your friends and family will also appreciate the convenience.
For last-minute baby purchases, you can also use Amazon's Prime Now service. With Prime Now, you can. receive groceries and essentials in less than two hours.
This is also handy when you don't want to bring your kids to a grocery store.
When you’re expecting a baby, the thought of getting everything they need can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a ton of great resources and ways to save on baby items using Amazon.
From rebates to subscriptions, knowing how to save on Amazon is a skill every new parent should master.
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