Use Amazon Subcribe & Save to Get Big Discounts on These 20 Staple Items

From food to household staples to hygiene products, Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program can help keep your home well stocked.
Updated May 8, 2024
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If you are smart about it, you can beat the rising cost of groceries by using Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program. 

Rather than just buying an item once, schedule the items you use regularly to be delivered on a schedule of your choosing. You’ll usually save 5% on your first order and up to 15% on subsequent deliveries.

You can get even bigger savings by pairing Subscribe & Save discounts with other coupons and discounts that Amazon offers. 

Following are some of our best picks for great deals on Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program.

Editor's note: These are the prices (before tax and delivery charges) as of May 15, 2023. Prices are subject to change and may also vary by location.

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Amazon Basic Care 24-Hour Allergy Relief (Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride) Tablets, 5 mg

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon Basic Care 24-Hour Allergy Relief (Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride) Tablets 5 mg

Allergy season is upon us, and keeping up with antihistamine medication can get pricey. 

Amazon’s Basic Care brand has levocetirizine dihydrochloride (brand name Xyzal) for $18.50 for 80 tablets. 

Add $50 worth of Stock Up & Save items to your cart and save 20%. Enrolling in Subscribe & Save will net you 5% off on your first order and up to 15% on subsequent orders.

Dove Men+Care Antipersperant Deodorant (4-pack)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Dove Men+Care Deodorant, 4-Pack

With summer almost here, you may be exercising more or just sweating more from the heat. You’ll need a good antiperspirant for the season.

A four-pack of Dove Men+Care Deodorant costs $27.88. But if you buy two packs, the second is 50% off, or $13.94. 

Signing up for Subscribe & Save will get you a 20% off coupon now, and up to 15% off on repeat deliveries.

TRESemmé Shampoo Smooth and Silky (3-pack)

Courtesy of Amazon A three-pack of TRESemme shampoo

If you have people with long hair at your house, you’re probably always in need of shampoo. 

The regular price is $17.07 for a 3-pack of Smooth & Silky shampoo, and you can get a 20% off coupon when you Subscribe & Save. 

You’ll get 5% off the purchase price when you sign up, and then earn up to 15% off for subsequent deliveries.

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Amazon Basics 300-Pack AAA Alkaline Industrial Batteries

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-300-Count Amazon Basics AAA Batteries

If you have kids’ toys that burn through batteries, having a good stock of AAA batteries on hand is a good idea. 

The base price for 300 batteries is $45.60. You can get a coupon worth 40% off when you choose Subscribe & Save, and subsequent purchases will be 5% off. 

Plus, they have a five-year shelf life, so you don’t have to worry about them going bad anytime soon.

Amazon Brand Happy Belly Pecan Halves, 16 oz.

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Amazon Brand Happy Belly Pecan Halves 16 Oz

The Happy Belly brand offers a decent price on pecan halves ($10.25 per pound), plus a 5% Subscribe & Save discount. Repeat deliveries offer up to 15% in savings.

Currently, Amazon is also offering 20% off to Prime Members when they spend $50 on a select group of items, and this is one of them.

Similac Total Comfort Infant Formula, Imported, Easy-to-Digest

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Similac Total Comfort Infant Formula, Imported, Easy-to-Digest

Parents know that baby formula gets expensive, but this is a fabulous deal if you have a formula-fed infant. 

The standard price for this imported variety of Similac Total Comfort formula is $32.97 for 28.9 ounces — ouch! But Amazon is currently offering a 40% off coupon for your first Subscribe & Save order (and up to 15% on subsequent ones).

Sky Organics Organic Lip Balms with Beeswax (6-pack)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Sky Organics Lip Balm with Beeswax 6-Pack

Say goodbye to chapped lips. Save a total of 40% on your first Subscribe & Save order of Sky Organics lip balm. The six-pack includes flavors like cherry, coconut, vanilla, and more. 

After the 35% coupon and the 5% Subscribe & Save sign-up discount, you’ll pay just under $1 per lip balm. Repeat deliveries earn up to 10% off.

Cherry Jell-O, 6 oz.

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Cherry Jell-O, 6-Ounce

There’s always room for Jello-O. It's a win with the kids and an easy summer treat. 

At Amazon, a 6-ounce package costs $1.57. With a clickable coupon for 40% off when you Subscribe & Save, Cherry Jell-O is only $1.07. Repeat deliveries earn up to 15% off.

Colgate Toothbrushes (6-pack)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Colgate Toothbrushes, 6-Pack

You can never have too many Colgate toothbrushes handy for guests, for kids who lose them, or to take on vacation. 

The regular price is $4.74 for a pack of six brushes. For this deal, Amazon offers 5% off when you Subscribe & Save and a 40% off coupon for your first Subscribe & Save order. Repeat orders earn up to 15% off.

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Band-Aid Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages (30 count)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Band-Aid Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages 30-count

Every first-aid kit needs to be well stocked with adhesive bandages, and these fabric ones stay put throughout the day. 

Amazon’s price of $3.49 per 30-count box is already pretty good, but you can deduct another 5% off when you choose the Subscribe & Save program. 

If you buy four Amazon-selected items, you earn an additional 5% off.

​​Charmin Ultra Soft Cushiony Touch Toilet Paper, 18 Mega Rolls

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon Charmin Ultra soft cushiony touch toilet paper

Lugging huge packages of toilet paper, paper towels, or facial tissue from the store to your pantry doesn’t have to be a chore. 

With Subscribe & Save, you can have 18 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft delivered to your home for $27.38. That’s 5% off the regular price. Plus, there’s currently a $1 coupon available.

Amazon Brand Happy Belly Trail Mix Bars

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Amazon Brand Happy Belly trail mix bars

Granola bars are quite possibly the perfect snack — fruit, nuts, oats, and a little sweetness to make it through until dinner time. 

Amazon makes granola bars that are cheaper than name brands. A 36-count box costs $9.84.

To sweeten the deal, Amazon is taking 20% off if you buy $50 worth of selected items. In addition, you get a 40% off coupon when you choose Subscribe & Save.

Gillette5 Razor Blade Refills (12 count)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Gillette5 Razor Blade Refills 12 Count

Buying razor blade refills in bulk can reduce the price per blade significantly. 

That said, you’re probably not keen on dumping $50 on razor blades at once, so Amazon has you covered with a great deal on a 12-count box of Gillette5 refills. 

The base price is $23.05, and there is a $3 coupon available. The Subscribe & Save program will net you another 5% off.

Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods (62 count)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Cascade Platinum dishwashing detergent 62 Count

Ah, dirty dishes. They’re as inevitable as death and taxes, but great dishwashing detergent makes the job easier. 

The base price for a box of 62 Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods is $19.94. Choose Subscribe & Save to get a 40% off coupon, and get 5% off on repeat deliveries.

Nivea Intense Healing Body Lotion

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Nivea intense healing lotion

When your hands and feet feel dry and cracked, it’s great to have a bottle of heavy-duty lotion around. 

On Amazon, you can get a 16.9-ounce pump bottle of Nivea Intense Healing Lotion for $6.64. 

Add a 20% off coupon when you choose Subscribe & Save, and $5 off when you buy $25 worth of selected items. Your first order with Subscribe & Save gives you 5% off, and up to 15% off on repeat orders. 

That may be even better than sale prices at big-box stores.

Neutrogena Makeup Ultra-Soft Cleansing Towelettes (25-count twin pack)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Neutrogena makeup remover wipes 25 count twin pack

Try as you might, nothing removes stubborn mascara better than makeup-removing wipes. 

Stock your makeup cabinet with this great deal on a twin pack of Neutrogena makeup remover wipes. The regular price is $10.27. Get a 20% off coupon and 5% off for your first Subscribe & Save order. Repeat deliveries earn up to 15% off.

Orajel Kids Paw Patrol Anti-Cavity Fluoride Toothpaste

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Orajel Kids Paw Patrol Toothpaste

We aren’t sure why, but kids are a lot more enthusiastic about brushing their teeth when there are sparkles in the toothpaste or a cool character on the front. 

Thankfully, the folks at Orajel have put the Paw Patrol on the toothpaste tube to make dental hygiene for your kids less of a battle. 

The base price is $1.99. Get 5% off when you buy four select items, and 5% off when you choose Subscribe & Save.

Pampers Splashers Swim Pants

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon-Pampers Splashers swim diapers

Many swimming pools require toddlers to wear swim diapers, so having plenty on hand is essential for a day at the pool or beach. 

Amazon offers a pack of 18 Pampers Splashers swim diapers for $9.97, and a 40% coupon is available if you choose Subscribe & Save. Ongoing, you’ll save 5% on your order.

Amazon Basics Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags (120 count)

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon Basics Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, 120 Count

One of the best sellers on Amazon, these 13-gallon, unscented garbage bags may get filled daily in a busy household. 

The list price is $18.61, but with Subscribe & Save, you save 5% on repeat orders, bringing the cost to $17.68. If you also buy $50 worth of Stock Up & Save items, you can get another 20% discount.

Jack Link’s Jerky 100-Calorie Packs

Courtesy of Amazon Amazon Jack Links beef jerky

If you need more protein in your lunches and snacks, small packs of beef jerky are easy to toss in a lunchbox or sports bag on your way out.

Jerky tends to be expensive, but with Subscribe & Save, you pay $25.30 for Jack Link’s pack of 15, 1.25-oz. bags of beef jerky. You’ll get three packs each of jalapeno, sweet and hot, and peppered beef jerky. 

There’s also a 25% off coupon available when you sign up for Subscribe & Save.

Bottom Line

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Amazon’s sticker prices aren’t always the cheapest, but there are dozens of great deals to be had when you pair the Subscribe & Save discount with coupons, sales, multi-buy discounts, and other offers.

For many household items, Amazon’s prices after discounts are even lower than big-box stores or warehouse clubs. 

To start getting ahead financially, it’s worth keeping your eye out for great buys and signing up for the Subscribe & Save program for items you buy regularly.

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Jenni Sisson Jenni Sisson is a freelance writer and editor who focuses on personal finance, real estate, and entrepreneurship. She has been published in Business Insider and The Ways to Wealth. In addition to writing, Jenni hosts the Mama's Money Map podcast to help fellow stay-at-home moms on their journey to financial freedom.

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