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Prime Day Fail

Wow, Amazon Prime Day was a total bust!  I didn’t see too many fabulous deals and of the deals I would have purchased, they were gone in 30 seconds!  I did manage to pick up the gift card deal but I haven’t seen the promotional code in my inbox yet, so fingers crossed that worked.  I also got (yet another) pair of Reef flip flops for $9. Love these sandals!  They are the only ones that don’t hurt my feet because the thong part is fabric rather than a thick plastic post.

Reef Sandy Flip Flop
Reef Sandy Flip Flop


How was Prime Day for you?  Did you find any good deals?

Amazon Prime Day is July 15th

Amazon is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary by having a special “Prime Day” special sale on July 15th. I have heard this sale hyped up and even seen ads on TV, but details are a little sparse.

I see a ton of Amazon Lightning deals that are exclusive to Prime members that look interesting, though I wish they had advertised the price as well.

I filtered the Lightning Deals on Toys and got about 100 items.  There are also a ton of baby items, including some Ju Ju Be Hello Kitty print items.  Depending on the discount, I might be convinced that I “need” one of those… 🙂

Ju Ju Be Hello Kitty Fuel Cell
Ju Ju Be Hello Kitty Fuel Cell

Target Now Offers Subscribe & Save

Target now has a Subscribe and Save feature similar to Amazon’s program.  Both Amazon and Target offer free shipping on all S&S items with no minimum purchase.

This week Target is taking 20% off your S&S order (along with an additional 5% off if you’re a RED card holder).

I’ve compared prices on a few items to give you an idea of whether or not you would save money.  Keep in mind that prices change all the time so this may not be the case in a few months or even weeks or days.

Item Amazon S&S Price (5% off retail) Target S&S Price (no RED card) — this week 20% off Verdict
Method All Purpose Cleaning Spray – French Lavender (28 oz) $15.16 for 4 bottles ($3.79/bottle) $2.66/bottle Target saves you 30% per bottle
Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Double Roll Toilet Paper (32 Rolls) $23.89 ($0.75/roll) $14.87 ($0.46/roll) Target saves you 38% per roll
Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels (Huge Rolls) $29.89 for 12 rolls ($2.49/roll) $15.83 for 8 rolls ($1.98/roll) Target saves you 39% per roll
Tide Pods Laundry Detergent Spring Meadow Scent $18.26 for 77 pods ($0.24/pod) $14.39 for 72 pods ($0.20/pod) Target saves you 17% per pod
Method Hand Wash Gel Sweet Water Refill (34 oz) $28.44 for a pack of 6 ($4.74/34 oz package) $3.81/34 oz package Target saves you 20% per package
Bounce Outdoor Fresh Fabric Softener Sheets (240 count) $9.47 for a package of 240 $3.81/34 oz package Target saves you 20% per package


For this week, with Target offering 20% off their Subscribe & Save price, Target is saving you a ton of money over Amazon.  After the 20% off promo ends, it still looks like Target generally saves you more than Amazon.  If you are in a state where Amazon doesn’t collect sales tax, that may make a difference as well.  Target’s selection is also quite limited compared to Amazon’s huge selection.

As for me, I’m off to load up my Target S&S cart with a ton of things we’ll need around the house!  Will you be switching over to Target S&S?