I have been curious about Amazon Prime Pantry for awhile now and finally decided to check into it both for my own family and to give you the scoop too!
Prime Pantry is for those that are Prime members and offers a way to get your pantry staples shipped right to your door.
This service is really for those that are short on time, live in rural areas or perhaps have limited access to a vehicle or just don’t want to run to the store for the things they need. I have heard from two different women business owners speaking about productivity and balancing a hectic schedule and both mentioned ordering groceries online to save time. Time is really precious and to take one more errand off the list might be exactly what you need. I wish they had Prime Pantry when my children were babies as I would have totally been all over this.
The shipping is not free, it is $5.99 per box. Occasionally they run promotions though- for example as of posting if you purchase (5) select items shipping is free with code PANTRYMAY.
They also have a $5.99 credit back on a $75 purchase with code PANTRY75.
I am sure these promotions change regularly so you can always keep an eye out for them.
The packages offered by Prime Pantry are standard size (for the most part)– not family size or Costco size. That is a big plus if you don’t want to stock up on tons of stuff. I actually prefer fewer things myself – just one box of Ziplocs not five boxes 🙂
Your shipping fee of $5.99 is collected regardless of whether you fill up a box or not. You can order as much or as little as you want. For the best possible deal, you probably want to fill up your box.
Your order ships via ground shipping so it should come in a few days but not 2 day shipping like we usually see from Prime. The service is available to everyone in the US except Alaska and Hawaii. (Boo!)
Now what do they have? Amazon Pantry has everything from shampoo to dog food to coffee to toilet paper and diapers.
What about the prices? Are Amazon Prime Pantry items a good deal? It depends. Some stuff might be priced a little higher and you are paying for the convenience. A lot of items though are a good deal so you kind of have to look around and see. They do offer instant coupons and various sales and specials that change weekly. So you can start a box and keep adding to it as things come up.
Here is an example- I LOVE Lavazza coffee and it is super hard to find. I see it at some stores for almost $10 a bag. It is a great price on Amazon Prime Pantry ($6.97) plus right now they offer an extra 25% off to make it $5.22 or so a bag. I also randomly checked the household section- a few things were more than I normally like to pay such as my favorite body lotion. Some items were actually priced a bit lower like this Mrs Meyers hand soap is $3.29. I see it at Target for about $3.49 or so.
You can create a shopping list of the items you buy regularly and then just reorder easily the items you use often.