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7 Times You Should Buy Foods on Amazon Instead

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Linsay ThomasGuest Blogger
October 17, 2016 · 3.1k Views

You may use Amazon to buy pet food, shampoo, electronics, books, toys, linens, clothes and other goods. What about food? Many people have concerns about buying food online. That’s because food can spoil. What if you receive food that is past its expiration date or otherwise defective?

While it’s a possibility, it’s not likely. Amazon stands behind the products it sells and if you ever experience a problem, you can always contact customer service and they’ll make it right. In most cases, you won’t even have to return the product.

There are thousands of food products available on Amazon. While Amazon does have excellent prices in general, they may not be better than the prices at your local grocery store. In addition, you may have to pay shipping costs, which can increase your cost even more.

However, there are some ways to cut your costs and make shopping on Amazon Grocery a worthwhile experience:

  • Sign up for the Amazon.com Visa credit card. This card gives you $30 back off your purchase, plus 3% in Amazon credits every time you use that card to make a purchase at Amazon.com.

  • Use “Subscribe & Save.” Schedule automatic purchases on the items you use all the time and you’ll save an extra 15-20%.

  • Look for coupons. Keep an eye out for Amazon Grocery coupons, which can save $10 or more off your total when you spend a minimum amount.

So now that you know how to save money on your Amazon Grocery food purchases, here are some foods that you’ll find are a great deal on Amazon.

  1. Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Kind Bars:

    dark chocolate and sea salt kind

    Granola bars can be expensive. If you’re looking for granola bars that are healthy and inexpensive, try these. You get a dozen for just $14.36, which comes out to just $1.20 per bar. Use Subscribe & Save and you’ll save 5%, with your price dropping to $13.64.

  2. Vita Coco Coconut Water:


    After a sweaty exercise session or intense work day, coconut water is so hydrating. It’s also so cheap if you order from Amazon. A pack of 12 containers of Vita Coco Coconut Water is just $13.98. At just $1.17 per container, your supermarket likely charges at least double that amount. No wonder it’s the #1-selling coconut water on Amazon. Note that this offer is for Amazon Prime members only.

  3. Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks:


    There're a couple reasons why these are Amazon’s #1 seller in the fruit snacks category. Not only are they organic, vegan and gluten-free, but they’re also reasonably priced. You can get a 24-pack for just $14.92. They’re great for kids and adults alike, so order a box today.

  4. Snyder’s Of Hanover Variety Pretzels:


    Another best-seller – this time in the pretzel category – this case features 36 bags of pretzels in various shapes, such as mini twists, sticks, and nibblers. It’s just 33 cents a bag, for a grand total of $11.99. They’re great for kids’ lunches or as snacks for sporting events.

  5. Sahale Snacks Nut Blends:


    These fun and unique nut blends are a #1 Amazon best-seller in the nuts category for good reason. The new flavors include raspberry crumble cashew, mango tango almond, and berry macaroon almond. If you’re tired of the same old nut blends, give Sahale Snacks Nut Blends a try. You get 12 bags for $23.90.

  6. Kettle Chips:


    If you love potato chips but not the guilt, try this case of Kettle Chips. You get 30 bags of popular flavors such as salt and pepper, sea salt and vinegar, jalapeno and backyard barbecue. These all-natural chips taste good and are good for you. A box is just $23.68.

  7. Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookie Tub:


    Here’s a cheap way to satisfy your dark chocolate cravings. If you see this tub in your grocery store, expect to pay close to $20. On Amazon, it’s just $9.39 – half price! You can save even more with Subscribe & Save, but seriously – how many people need a tub of Pepperidge Farm cookies on a regular basis?

While Amazon does have the best selection of goods on the Internet, do some research first before adding food to your cart and checking out. Find out how much you would pay at your local grocery store, keeping in mind any store coupons or loyalty rewards you could use. When you order from Amazon, there is shipping time to deal with, and even shipping fees in some cases. Sometimes the shipping charges are more than the product itself, so keep that in mind. But if you can find lower prices on Amazon with no shipping costs, plus a Subscribe & Save discount, you’ve scored big time!


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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.
VannanonOct 20, 2016
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