Thrifty Thursday – Buying Groceries Online

by on November 13, 2008

It has been a while since we’ve shared a penny pinching tip around here (sorry about that). But today I have a pretty good tip for you: Buying groceries online.

Now, the first time I saw amazon’s online grocery store, I was pretty skeptical. For me, there is just something strange about order my cereal on a website and having it delivered to my house. However, my wife (the bargain hunter) noticed that there were often some really good deals (50% off section) at the amazon grocery store. Not only were there good deals, but I didn’t even have to drive to the store!

The great news is that the savings can get even better! You can get 15% off your order PLUS free shipping using the subscribe and save feature. Here are the details:

  • Set a delivery schedule that fits your needs–every one, two, three, or six months
  • Extra 15% discounts on our everyday price
  • Free shipping on every order
  • E-mail reminders of upcoming shipments
  • The flexibility to change your schedule or cancel at any time–no risks, no fees

We’ve used subscribe and save in the past for children’s vitamins and other regular items we go though. I’m telling you, online grocery shopping is a sweet tip.

Top off the good deals with good selection (they have a great selection indeed) and the amazon grocery store is a great thrifty idea.


The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.


wanted to add: it really is risk free. i’m totally guilty of ordering stuff on subscribe & save purely for the free shipping & discount & then discontinuing after i recieve the order if it’s something i won’t be ordering again in 6months or under.

admittedly it makes me feel a spite guilty given my rule-following nature, but given that’s one of their sales pitches (“risk-free”), i suppose it’s not legitimate guilt. 😉

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Ordering groceries can be a little risky when it gets to the quality of produce. Sometimes you just get some crummy looking fruits and veges and there isn’t much you can do about it unless you pick them out yourself.