I’m a pretty consistent Amazon Prime user. (Who else? Admit it… hands up🙋♀️) And so is Bryan. On a typical week, you’ll find multiple packages being delivered. Whether it is for food, clothes, car parts, kitchen supplies, you name it. It’s just easier to order online than to drive all the way to the store. Especially when you live 30 min. away from the closest Target in either direction like I do. (I literally live 30 min. away from 3 different Targets 🤦🏼♀️)
Anyway, I’ve been toying with the idea of adding on Amazon Pantry for a while. I often see deals for packaged food or household products like toothpaste or paper towels, and I can’t buy them without paying for ridiculous shipping costs because they are from Prime Pantry. Well, I finally gave in. And I’ll let you in on what I found.
With Prime Pantry moving to a monthly payment of $4.99 and a free month trial, there was no reason not to try it.
Here is a simple explanation from Amazon’s website. Pictures always make it easier for me.
So, I signed up for the month-long free trial and this is what I learned :
*There are lots of items from whole foods (even whole foods brand products which make the cost lower)
*You can sort the products by category, like gluten-free, or vegetarian, organic, etc. (just click on the food category and then scroll down and look at the left side column where you can click categories that you’d like to search)
*Shipping is free over $40 (although my shipping was free even under $40… not sure how it happened that way so maybe I’m missing something)
*There are lots of cheap healthy food options
*I can buy household essentials like paper towels, tooth paste, shampoo, hand soap and more.
*I can buy pet supplies (hence why lily is hogging the computer😆)
*Its super easy
Let’s take a look at the numbers:
I’m always a little skeptical though when it comes to these money-saving claims, so I thought… ok, maybe I’ll look up another food and household supply delivery service and compare the costs. Because I was familiar with it, I chose Peapod from Giant Foods. I tried to pick as similar of products as possible because Giant didn’t have some of the exact products I chose from Amazon. Here were my 2 shopping carts. (The main differences were… Peapod didn’t have Meyer’s soap refills or recycled paper towels.) Amazon is on the right and Peapod is on the left. You can see that I ordered multiples of certain items.
I was pretty surprised by the price difference. Even if I subtracted one of the Meyer’s soap pumps from the Peapod list, the Amazon savings would still be significant.
I ended up buying the items from Amazon pantry with my free trial and discarded my shopping list from Peapod. I was really excited to find organic coconut milk, almond butter, and Meyer’s hand soap in Prime Pantry as well as a lot of gluten free items that I didn’t buy this time.
What I didn’t like:
There’s one thing I noticed that I’d like to be able to order on Prime Pantry that I couldn’t… and that was nut-based milk, which I use a lot in smoothies. Well, actually there were a few brands of almond milk, but they were the popular brands like Blue Diamond and So Delicious, with lots of extra fillers. I was searching specifically for the Milkadamia Brand and the Elmhurst brand. They don’t offer them on prime pantry yet, but I’m hoping they do in the near future. You can buy them in bulk with prime but not individual bottles.
Soo… is it worth it?
With companies like Amazon offering these free trials and monthly subscription services, it’s hard to pass up. You can cancel at ANY time if you aren’t into it.
In the end, I decided to stay with Amazon Pantry because I felt like it saved me money and time. I no longer have to make a trip to target for house supplies, because they are shipped straight to my door. I can save my trips to target for the fun stuff, like household decor.
If you want to try out Prime Pantry, click the picture below for your free trial! And remember, if all you want is the month free trial… sign up for a month and then cancel!
Ohh and I have a coupon code for you!! Use the code PANTRY5 when you check out for $5 off first your order of $40 or more.
*For every free trial sign up using the picture link above, I receive a small sum with no added cost to you
** Contrary to popular belief, I don’t make a ton of money blogging, in fact, I made a total of $1.55 total from blogging since January. Yes, that is ONE dollar and 55 cents! Blogging isn’t about the money for me, (obviously) it’s about having a way to document my house projects, money saving, life stories, and maybe throw in a few tips that other people can use. I will never encourage you to use something that I haven’t actually found helpful in my own day to day.
Have you tried prime pantry? What are your pros and cons?