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Amazon Pantry

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Postby BusyBumbleBee » February 10th, 2018, 12:07 pm

To go to a small supermarket means a round trip of 12 miles for me and to get to a larger one is a round trip of 28-30 miles which apart from being expensive is time consuming. Each store is a destination in its own right as they are in separate market towns which are themselves ten miles apart.

We have a good village shop but its choice is limited and we also have excellent fresh fruit, veg, egg and meat suppliers quite locally so I have been exploring the delights of Amazon pantry as I am a Prime member for the other stuff.

First you can get free delivery if you order four items which qualify. So if there are items on that list – and I use them and the price is right I order those first. Then I fill the rest of the box with items that I know I can’t buy cheaper elsewhere. Surprising things really: for example Ovaltine at £2 per tub when it is generally £3 elsewhere and Kenco Rich instant coffee which is nearly always available at the price you see it on offer in supermarkets for a limited period.

Very cost effective for me but always open to pick up more tips from other Fools

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Re: Amazon Pantry

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Postby PinkDalek » February 10th, 2018, 3:22 pm

Isn’t the free delivery only on the first order (offer ending 28 Feb)?:

From 00:00 (GMT) Thursday 1 February 2018, get free delivery on your first Amazon Pantry box (£2.99 in value) when you purchase any 4 of the above items. The offer is limited to one per order and cannot be combined with other free delivery offers. The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is £2.99 per order. This offer is available to Prime members only. This offer ends at 11:59 p.m.(GMT) 28 February 2018.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pantry/info/pantrypromotion

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Re: Amazon Pantry

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Postby BusyBumbleBee » February 11th, 2018, 11:15 am

PinkDalek wrote:Isn’t the free delivery only on the first order (offer ending 28 Feb)?:

From 00:00 (GMT) Thursday 1 February 2018, get free delivery on your first Amazon Pantry box (£2.99 in value) when you purchase any 4 of the above items. The offer is limited to one per order and cannot be combined with other free delivery offers. The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is £2.99 per order. This offer is available to Prime members only. This offer ends at 11:59 p.m.(GMT) 28 February 2018.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pantry/info/pantrypromotion

Not so - I have placed a succession of orders and have had free delivery each time. The operative phrase is "The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is £2.99 per order.". I agree the wording is somewhat confused but the items that qualify you for free delivery do seem to change from month to month.

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Re: Amazon Pantry

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Postby JessUK98 » February 11th, 2018, 12:56 pm

I have some free promotional credit for Amazon pantry, so was thinking of giving it a go. Are prices comparable to the likes of Aldi/Lidl? I was thinking of stocking up on dishwasher tablets, washing powder etc. I normally wait till they are on offer and bulk buy (or buy cheap and cheerful toilet roll).

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Re: Amazon Pantry

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Postby BusyBumbleBee » February 11th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Are prices comparable to the likes of Aldi/Lidl?
- No, is the answer cos Lidl are difficult to beat on dishwasher stuff ( I do the same as you). However they compete very well with branded goods - Cadburys hot chocolate, Ovaltine, Kelloggs, Rubicon, Kenco etc. Apart from the branded goods they stock a few thousand Morrisons own brand items. Just look for the offers.

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Re: Amazon Pantry

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Postby JessUK98 » February 12th, 2018, 2:45 pm

I've just made my first Amazon Pantry order, should be arriving tomorrow.
I did a no rush delivery on a prime item a few months ago and got £3 promotional credit as a result. I also used the buy 4 selected items to get free delivery. 2 of the items I needed, and I made the other 2 up buying beer :lol: I would have bought the beer at the weekend anyway, and it was the same price (well 67p cheaper per item so I saved £1.34) as the stuff that is usually on offer in the corner shop (I'm not fussy about what I drink).
As to the items, I found there wasn't a great deal of savings to be made on the items that I usually buy. Dishwasher tablets and washing powder were the same price as they are when on offer in the supermarket.
Coffee and tea bags were probably about a £1 cheaper so good if you buy those in multiples I guess, but I personally buy any brand when they are on offer anyway.
I probably won't use Amazon pantry as a first choice again any time soon, but I can see that it could be very useful for buying the staples if you either don't have a big supermarket near you like the OP, can't easily get to or transport bulky items yourself, or go through certain items quite quickly as a family. If you have a supermarket near you, and you buy stuff like washing powder, dishwasher tablets, coffee etc only when they are on offer (or in Lidl/Aldi) then Amazon Pantry probably won't work out any better or cheaper. Some items like Regina Blitz kitchen roll they didn't seem to sell at a decent price (other than in bulk), and the 2 pack roll was £9! You can get that cheaper in the supermarket.
Has potential, and the delivery charge is cheaper than doing an online shop with a supermarket (well last time I looked I think it varied between £3-£5 delivery charge.


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