July 18, 2018 1:13 pm PST, By Sarah Elizabeth Personally Sarah
I am so super grateful for everyone who visited and shared links to this site over Amazon’s Prime Day(s?). It makes me so happy that I get to upkeep a website that everyone seems to enjoy. The traffic this year almost broke my server! 😀 I’ll need to upgrade before Black Friday – that’s for sure!
I got a lot of questions on Facebook and I couldn’t respond to everyone because I was so busy, not just in posting deals, but in my personal life. I was on a flight from London when Prime Day began, plus I start a new job next Monday!
I thought I would take the time here to post any answers to questions that came up and of course if you have any more questions you can scroll down and comment or even comment on Facebook and I will update the post.
“The coupons aren’t working for me!”
This was the biggest complaint and of course I understand. Many readers were getting things for free left and right because in this post I listed all coupon deals you can stack multiple coupons with. They worked for some readers and not for others.
As a reminder, I don’t work for Amazon and as such I don’t know what makes people eligilble for the coupons, but there’s a bunch of stuff you can do so that next time I make a post with a bunch of free diapers and baby wipes you’ll have better luck.
Make sure you’re the Primary Prime Member – This means that you’re the family member who pays for the Amazon Prime subscription. I understand that many families share a subscription to cut costs, but trust me Amazon sees the account that pays for the subscription as where to advertise their discounts to most as they control whether the other users on the Prime Account have access.
Make sure you’re signed up for Amazon Family – Back in the day it used to be called “Amazon Mom”, which I hated because I knew of quite a few single Dads who were signed up for it. Basically it’s FREE for Prime Members and gives you access to extra family oriented discounts such as coupons for diapers and wipes… 🙂 I don’t have kids myself, but having access to the Amazon Family discounts helped me find all those FREE deals. 😀
Sign up for an Amazon Baby Registry – I am serious when I say Amazon must think I continually pop them out. I sign up for a baby registry at least once a year and I get access to extra discounts that I can even stack with Amazon Family discounts. This again is FREE and I always have one. I have a baby shower to go to about once every 4 months so I manage to get some quality baby stuff on the cheap! I have a wedding registry too, but those discounts are geared more towards jewelry and TVs. Yes, you can make both private so no one knows. 😉
Sometimes the coupons make be geographically based or only for Prime Members who have spent X amount on Y. These are things you can’t always control so they’re not worth worrying about.
“I was charged tax so it isn’t free!”
Oh my gosh, I know right? 🙁 I live in California which is probably the most heavily taxed state. I would have managed to get so many more free diapers if I lived in a tax free state but for $5/box for something I was going donate made me only score a few.
Many people all over America visit this site every year and some states tax a lot, some states have no sales tax – you’re lucky if you live there! Since there are individual tax rates everywhere I never list taxes in prices. Mostly people expect to get taxed at checkout already so this isn’t something I ever mention.
As for why Amazon still feels the need to tax free products, I am sure it was a change to the law in the past year. I’m not a CPA so I don’t know why this change was made, but if you are a CPA I’d love to hear your input if you have any knowledge.
If you have any questions you can visit Amazon’s sales tax page.
My Subscribe & Save page isn’t showing the prices I agreed to pay at checkout when I used an instant coupon! How do I know what they will actually bill me? This is a common problem because the Amazon S&S page isn’t correctly engineered to show you all the discounts you’re getting. In the above image, these subscriptions which will ship to me in a few days are not taking into account the coupon discount that I used at checkout.
If I go to the Amazon Orders page and find the order I made for those makeup removing wipes I can see that my final price will be ONLY $3.15 after the $1.50 coupon and subscribe & save. You will NEVER pay more than what you agree to at checkout for your first subscription!
If you’re new to subscribe & save you can find more subscribe & save answers here >>>
“Will the orders actually ship?!”
This question is difficult to answer because I heard from one reader that they cancelled some of the diapers because she was able to order more than the order limit was set to. However another reader ordered a WHOPPING 160 boxes of diapers which she plans to donate locally.
One thing you can do to make sure your subscribe & save items ship right away is to change your S&S delivery date here so you get them as fast as possible before Amazon is able to cancel.
Anymore questions? 🙂 Let me know! I am friendly and happy to answer what I can or point you to where you can get answers.
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