I just discovered something today that I wanted to share. I have zero time in life to spend stocking up. Amazon.com has a “subscribe and save” feature that provides additional savings on over 24,000 items under the grocery category. You can choose to subscribe (meaning set up regular deliveries) when adding to the Amazon shopping cart, or just make a one time purchase. I did some comparison shopping and found the subscribe price for coffee (whole bean or ground) to be even better than Wal-Mart or any of the big box stores in my area. Go to www.amazon.com and in the search bar type in “subscribe and save”. If you type in “subscribe and save in grocery”, a list of categories within groceries will appear on the left hand side of the screen, which allows for easier searching. I assume that for all categories a sidebar menu will appear.
Using this method to stock up is certainly not private (you can’t use cash and Amazon keeps a record of all your purchases). However, potentially one might set up an anonymous email account, and use a prepaid Visa to make purchases. I have not tried an anonymous purchasing method with Amazon. It is normal for the UPS truck to show up at my door to make deliveries, so I might as well take advantage of the UPS visits by purchasing supplies through Amazon. This will save me time and money. – Marcia W.
JWR Adds: I would appreciate it if SurvivalBlog readers would “click through” from SurvivalBlog’s Amazon Store page, whenever they make any Amazon.com purchase. This way we get a little “piece of the action” (a sales commission), to help support the blog’s bandwidth costs. Thanks!