Amazon Prime Pantry

So, some of you may have heard that Amazon just launched a new program called Prime Pantry.  It's a companion to subscribe & save - it is not replacing their subscribe & save gig so don't stress it.  I thought I would give you a basic rundown on what it is and how you may benefit from it.

In a nutshell, Prime Pantry lets you have a 45lb box delivered for a flat delivery fee of $5.99.  They offer tons of items, but specialize in those items on the inside of the grocery store that typically won't be on subscribe and save because of the weight.  You order these boxes one at a time, it's not a subscription like the normal subscribe & save.  The fee applies every box and is an added perk to your Prime membership.

Some of the main benefits of Prime Pantry over subscribe & save is that you won't be buying in bulk. Imagine if you were going to the grocery store and anything you may want on the inside of the store (so excluding fresh items) is basically eligible.  The great news is that the prices on things are very reasonable, unlike most online grocery retailers.  In looking around the site I found that most of the items are the same cost as the grocery store or a little bit cheaper.  Amazon is also helpful and will tell you what percentage of the box your item is filling up so that you know how much you can cram into it.  Also, just like subscribe & save, they have Prime Pantry Coupons that you can use on lots of basic items.

Let me know what questions you have - I think the verdict for me is that it is a cool idea, but not something I will use regularly because of the $5.99 delivery fee.  But, when I was on bed rest when I was pregnant, or sick, or whatever the circumstance may be, you bet I would have loved something simple like this to use temporarily.

Here are some of my fav picks:

Diet Coke Can (12 Count, 12 Fl Oz Each) - these go on sale for 3/$12 at my grocery store fairly regularly.  But $3.64 for a 12 pack?  And no tax in most states?  That's pretty sweet.  Please bless that they bring in Dr. Pepper very soon so I can order that for my husband!
Happy Baby Organic, Stage 2, Simple Combos, Broccoli, Peas and Pear (8 Count, 3.5 Oz Each) - an 8 pack is $8.75 which is cheaper than Target, plus there is a $1.75 coupon bringing it down to $7.00 for 8 pouches.
Ortega Green Chiles, Diced, 4 Oz - ok it's not like I use diced green chiles that often - but my point is to show that their prices on canned goods are almost identical to my regular grocery store.  And these little guys don't even take up 1% of your box!
Crisco Pure Canola Oil, 48 Fl Oz - large bottle of oil for $3.18.
Tide HE Liquid Laundry Detergent, Original Scent, 100 Fl Oz - ever wondered why you can't get anything more than 50 ounces of Tide on subscribe & save?  It's a weight issue, too costly for them to ship.  Now they have 100 ounces.  Not a smoking price, but in a pinch, it's competitive with what you'd pay for it at the grocery store.
Beneful Dry Healthy Weight, 15.5 Pounds - I admit, I've never owned a dog, or really any pet for that matter - so I have no idea if this is a good price for pet food.  However, I'm sure you regulars do.  Here's a link for all of their pet products.

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