Why I trust Amazon
It’s no secret if you read this blog that I shop a lot at Amazon – nearly all my preps come from there. There’s a few reasons I buy my preps through Amazon:
- I get everything shipped free with my Prime account – I don’t have to wait to hit a minimum order either. When I have identified a hole in my preparedness, I can just hop online and get what I need without having to wait to make a minimum order amount. I can also take advantage of short-term sales and coupons this way. I started off by trying it for free. You can also try it free for 30 days by going here.
- Never have I had a truly bad experience with Amazon. Customer service is very good – and I don’t even have to pick up a phone (I’ve chatted instead). Don’t get me wrong, sometimes stuff has happened with an order. For instance, I once ordered my stock of coffee for the quarter, and one bag had a gash in it. I chatted with customer service and they sent me out a new shipment of coffee the same day – they told me to keep the non-gashed bags and to dispose of the damaged one. Very nice!
- I can read reviews of items before I buy them. I’ve made the mistake of just buying a coffee thermos from a local big-box store without investigating it first. It wasn’t an expensive item, but now I find myself having to replace it less than a year later. If I had researched it online first, I would have chosen better.
I know that prepping is expensive. Boy do I know that one. So because I like to save money (duh) and I like Amazon, I’ve developed a little system where I track money-saving coupons on stuff I stock up on.
About the Coupons
The coupons are updated daily – so before you are considering purchasing anything in these categories, such as TP/Paper Towels, come by here first to see if there’s an active coupon for them.
Amazon expire these at any point, and they often don’t tell you when that will be. So if you want the coupon, I suggest clipping it (which takes you to the item’s page on Amazon). When you’re on the item page, there will be a little box that looks like this:
There’s the details of the coupon in that little box, which will include when it expires – if they let you in on it. So if it’s something you feel is a good deal, don’t let it slip by.
This Week: Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
There are some awesome deals this week on toilet paper and paper towels. When the SHTF, you’ll want to have lots. In my normal life, I don’t use many paper towels — I’ve switched mainly to these very nice microfiber towels instead (I use the blue ones for bathroom tasks, yellow for dusting, green for kitchen cleaning).
However, I realized that should we face a prolonged power outage, I’m going to grab paper towels first because I’ll want to limit the number of hand-washed loads of laundry. So I recently started stocking up on paper towels.
And while I have over 300 rolls of TP, that will only get us through 6 months – and I want a year on hand at any point. So, I’m adding another case (perhaps the Cottonelle) to my stock this week.
Enjoy and remember that these are updated daily and can expire at any time. So come back before you make a purchase so you can save some precious $ – and if the Amazon coupon is perfect for your current needs, use it now before Amazon expires it.