Until recently, I had never really looked into Amazon’s Prime Pantry. It came with a monthly fee, after all. But here’s what made me decide to take on an Amazon Prime Pantry membership.
There are several reasons really. But the first and most important reason is:
1. Groceries placed right on my porch.
I absolutely love groceries being delivered right to my doorstep. What a blessing!!
For years I’ve taken advantage of Amazon Prime and Subscribe and Save. I order many food and household items by the case, saving at least 15% and maybe more if there are coupons. Since I don’t have a Sams or Costco closeby, this has been a fantastic option for us!
But I kept ignoring all the Prime Pantry offers, mostly because I didn’t want to take the time to figure out how it worked (silly). Also, since I usually buy by the case, I wasn’t sure it would be beneficial. Then on Prime Day, there was a sweet Prime Pantry offer which made me decide to give it a try. Aha, I realized! Having a Prime Pantry membership would greatly help me with the fact that…
2. I don’t have any room in my grocery cart anymore!
With a squishy baby in the front and a stocky 5-year old in the big part of the cart, there’s not much room left in my grocery cart for actual groceries. We go through lots of food, so typically I need to fill an entire cart to the max.
This has become very challenging, phew!
When I realized that Prime Pantry would save me a trip to the store for all the odds and ends I typically get (applesauce squeezies, granola, chips, condiments, nuts, etc.), it made me very excited. If most of what I needed at an actual store was fresh fruits and veggies, chicken, and frozen food – well THAT I could probably fit into the cart along with cute little boys. :)
3. But what about the $4.99 monthly fee?
Worth it, worth it, worth it.
I like avoiding fees just as much or more as the next guy. But goodness, there’s a lot to be said for keeping life calm and simple when so much going on in life is far from calm and simple.
With Prime Pantry, I’ll now be able to order whenever I need to and have it delivered for free (on orders over $10, which is basically the amount of food we eat in five minutes). That $4.99 fee saves me all kinds of time, energy, and effort so I feel it is money well spent. Plus it will probably save me money in the long run.
Nope, no room for little boys in that cart!
4. Also, my sanity.
God bless little boys who talk non-stop and ask all the questions up and down every aisle. I absolutely love how inquisitive, fun, and aware our 5-year old is, and taking him to the store is so good for life skills training.
But I find it very difficult to compare prices and think about specific ingredients we need or make an actual good decision about my purchases while answering, “Mom, why is that box blue? Why isn’t that box blue? Are your eyes blue? Do you like blue? Blue is my favorite color. But green is my favorite. And every color of the rainbow is my favorite. Remember that rainbow we saw? I want to see another rainbow. Why can’t we see another rainbow today?”
Oh precious one. Be five forever. But sweet as it all is, that doesn’t help me think and shop at the same time.
So Prime Pantry will help me out with this and give us fewer aisles to travel during shopping trips. I guess I’ll have to come up with other excuses now for losing my sanity.
So Amazon Prime Pantry for the win.
If at any time I find that I’m not getting my $4.99/month worth out of this membership, I’ll let it go, no problem. But for now, I’m finding this to be quite wonderful and helpful!
Want to try it for free?
This is pretty exciting! If you click on the banner below, you can sign up for a free trial for one month to see if it benefits you and your family!
Are you a Prime Pantry member? What do you like about it?
This sounds like a good plan for this time in your life. I agree, it is so hard to think when little ones are chattering. :)
Are their prices comparable to Walmart prices?
Yes, very similar!