Get cheap nappies with the Amazon Family programme.

As every parent knows nappies are an expensive necessity. However with Amazon Family subscribe and save you can make some good savings especially if you have a prime membership.

up to 20% off monthly deliveries

With a prime membership, you save 20% when you subscribe to a monthly delivery of nappies, although you can cancel at any time so you can just get a one-0ff delivery if you want. This would also work if you do not want to pay the £79 annual cost for Amazon Prime as you can get a 30 day free trial. If you do not have a Prime Membership you can still get 5% off your nappies.

Is Amazon Prime combined with Amazon family worth it?

This all depends on your circumstances and what other benefits you are likely to use. Amazon Family is free to join and Amazon prime is £79 a year. So let’s work out how cheap this is.

A monthly pack of size 4 pampers baby dry contains 174 nappies and costs £20.23 on Amazon which equates to 11.6p per nappy. With a 20% discount this equates to £16.18 per pack  or 9.3p a nappy.

The current best supermarket price I can find is Tesco who are doing two 62 packs for £15. This equates to 12.1p per nappy. So the Amazon prime is saving you nearly 3p a nappy. If you buy one pack a month from Amazon you would get 2,088 nappies and save yourself £62.64 against the current best supermarket offer.

However, you have paid £79 for Amazon Prime so you’re actually worse off. This is the case if you don’t use any of the other prime services, but if you do then it could well be worth it. You also don’t need to keep trying to find the best deals at the supermarket and the nappies will be delivered for free.

Other Amazon Prime benefits

  • Free next day delivery on Amazon purchases with no minimum value. If you shop at Amazon a lot or are notorious for waiting till the last minute to buy presents then this could be a great benefit.
  • Unlimited streaming of 15,000 films and tv series. This service is similar to netflix so you could save quite a bit of money if you switched.
  • Free unlimited photo storage with anywhere access.
  • Borrow ebooks for free
  • If you also take the free Amazon family membership you get monthly discounts on baby and child related items. In the past they have included 20% of cot bedding and Fisher Price toys.

Would I recommend it

I  currently don’t have a prime membership as money is tight and as we have a Costco membership we can get nappies quite cheaply there. I also currently don’t have the time to watch many films, so the streaming isn’t worth it for me.

However, I have been a prime member in the past and found it really useful. It does feel strange when I now buy something on Amazon that I have to make sure that I reach £10 and even then I don’t know how long it will take to arrive.

We also used the Amazon family exclusive discounts a fair amount, but we now seem to have most things that we need and we don’t buy that many new toys/clothes or books for the children. When we do need something it’s often bought by grandparents and other family as they are often asking us for ideas of what they can get the children.

As mentioned above it’s your personal circumstances that will dictate whether this is right for you. I just wanted to make you aware that this service exists.

 

 

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