Amazon Mom 411

January 31, 2013

amazon momApril Amazon Mom 2013 Update: Amazon Mom Prime members now receive 20% off subscribe and save items with 5 subscriptions a month.

Amazon Mom is the number one way to save money on diapers, wipes and baby gear.

How It Works

1. Sign up here for Amazon Mom and get a free 3 month trial of Amazon Prime which gets you 20% off diapers and wipes, free 2 day shipping, and exclusive deals and discounts like Mom Appreciation Sales.

2. When your free 3 month trial ends, you can join Amazon Prime for $79 a year and continue all the benefits mentioned above plus get unlimited streaming of TV and movies and a free kindle borrow a month.

Amazon Mom Benefits

Click to enlarge the chart below and see the benefits to Amazon Mom. You have 3 choices. Amazon Mom plus regular Prime, Amazon Mom plus Prime trial, and just Amazon Mom alone.

Amazon Mom benefits chart

As you can see, you can be an Amazon Mom member for free, but you won’t get the diaper and wipes discount.  The only benefit to a free Amazon Mom membership is exclusive discounts and deals. However, you will not have access to the Mom Appreciation Sales according to past rules.

Stackable Coupons for Diapers and Wipes

Amazon Mom diaper couponAmazon Mom with Prime will get you 20% off diapers and wipes but a little known fact is that Amazon has diapers and wipes coupons on their coupon page. There are always coupons for $2 off Pampers and $2 off Huggies as well as coupons for other brands such as Seventh Generation, Earth’s Best, and gDiapers. Wipes coupons come and go but they are usually for $0.50 or $1.00. I always started my diaper shopping on the coupon page. Note: You don’t need to pay for prime to use these coupons but if you are a Amazon Mom prime member they will work on top of the 20% discount.

Is Amazon Mom Worth It?

I believe that Amazon Mom is worth it, even taking into account the $79 a year for Prime membership especially because of unlimited Amazon Instant Video and free kindle books. The free 2-day shipping is extremely convenient especially because you will get that on everything you buy – not just from the baby store. It is very difficult (or impossible) to find better prices on diapers and wipes at Target or Walmart so the subscription fee pays for itself. We are very happy with our subscription and I recommend it to all my mom and mom-to-be friends.

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