Amazon’s Prime Pantry

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For the last few years we’ve subscribed to Amazon Prime. For a flat fee, we’ve enjoyed unlimited free two-day shipping, select free movie rentals, and the ability to borrow one Kindle book a month.

That last part wouldn’t be such a perk (it only works on kindle devices), except that I filled out a survey once and won what was then the top line kindle. It’s a dinosaur now, but it is nice to have if I want to borrow instead of buy a book.

We do a lot of prime comparisons via local shops, big box stores, Amazon, and eBay. I typically lean toward Amazon because I know we’re going to get our shipment fast and returns are super easy. The world has changed a lot since the day of the Sears Catalog.

One way that we save on groceries is to buy bulk shipments of certain things that we use often. I use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save and get big boxes of rice cakes, popcorn, dry milk, toilet paper, and such every few months or so. I only order this way when I know the unit price will be cheaper than what I can get in the store. The downside is that I have to store a case full of something and hope that my family doesn’t inhale in a week what should really last us a month or longer.

A few months ago, Amazon released a new Prime-related product: Prime Pantry. For a set $5.99 delivery fee you can fill a box of single item groceries and toiletries instead of having to order a bulk package. Instead of waiting for your monthly delivery time, the package will arrive within 5 shipping days.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve scanned through the items. There’s a huge selection, coupons apply, and you don’t have to buy six of something to be able to try it out.

Check out Mara’s review over at Kosher on a Budget for more details.

Have YOU tried out Prime Pantry?

Let us know what you think.

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