Amazon Mastercard Promotion: 15% Off Subscribe and Save

Amazon.com and Mastercard are currently running a promotion that gets you an additional 10% off the first shipment of select “Subscribe & Save” items with promotional code MSTRCRD1. This is on top of the standard 5% off all Subscribe and Save items (including future shipments) and also the Amazon Mom 20% off discount on baby items. Must pay with Mastercard. Expires October 31st, 2012. Now extended through November 30, 2012.

Eligible items include food, baby, household, pharmacy, and nutritional supplements. If you only want it once, you can still just sign-up, get your 15% off, and then cancel the subscription with a few clicks after the order ships. Or, just wait and Amazon will e-mail you before the next shipment goes out. I forget the exact time period, but you get at least a day or two, enough that I usually just wait for the e-mail to cancel.

Things that I buy with S&S… Tasty Bite Punjab Eggplant and other hard-to-find ethnic foods (also cheaper than local), Diapers (appear to be excluded from this promo), Pamper’s Baby Wipes (net cost 1.8 cents each).

Comments

  1. I have 10 credit cards, but somehow I’ve managed not to get a Mastercard. And I order TONS of stuff from Amazon using S&S! Drat!!

  2. If you already are subscribed would it work if you cancel the Subscription and resubscribe?

  3. @Andrew – Impressive, I would say a slight plurality (not majority) of my cards are Mastercards…

    @John – Not sure, but I don’t see why not. You can try and let us know. :)

  4. Cooper's Dad says:

    The S&S program has tightened up a bit, in that a new subscription to an item won’t ship immediately, as before, but instead about 3 weeks after initiating the order. This appears to be aimed at countering the practice of buying once through S&S (“ship it immediately”), then immediately cancelling all further shipments , simply to get the S&S discount on the one shipment.

  5. @Cooper’s Dad, I have found that the first shipment of a S&S item depends on when the order was placed. Amazon now ships its S&S items on the 1st or 15th of the month (depends on item), and usually with ground (4-5 day) shipping. However, this is the “estimated ship date” and time, and I have found that the item usually arrives much sooner, especially in the South Western region of the US where OnTrac is used by default (1-2 day shipping).

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