Amazon Lets You Subscribe To Your Toilet Paper

Amazon’s new “Subscribe & Save” service lets you sign up to receive shipments of certain goods on a regular basis, meaning that now it’s possible to subscribe to your toilet paper. Or cereal. Or Priolsec. They’re also offering a 15% discount to subscribers. You can choose whether to have the items shipped once every one, two, three or six months. Shipping is free. The service also sends out emails reminding you of an upcoming shipment, with an option to cancel. GTPD: Getting toilet paper done. Nice!

Subscribe & Save [Amazon via FiLife]

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  1. ClayS says:

    I try to avoid subscribing to any services where I will later have to go out of my way to cancel.

  2. MDSasquatch says:

    I just checked out the site; some quick math should scare anyone away in a hurry. Toilet paper is almost a dollar a roll, a bottle of Tide Laundry Detergent is about $17; seems to be a service for the very rich or plain lazy.

    I use Amazon a lot, but on this, I shall pass.

  3. Sherryness says:

    You can already subscribe to coffee, frozen meat, and makeup. Why not t.p.??? It will be interesting to whether or not this is successful and turn into a trend.

  4. snoop-blog says:

    what a novel idea.

  5. Curiosity says:

    @MDSasquatch: Too bad – they could have made tons of money by having a reliable outlet for goods.

  6. savvy999 says:

    Agoraphobics rejoice! Never having to leave the house ever, even for shit tickets, is now a reality.

  7. jeff303 says:

    Big problem – what if your rate of TP usage changes drastically over the course of a few weeks?

  8. just gotta watch out for prices. I use subscribe and save for two very different items… Cliff Bars and Condoms… haha There’s a crazy good deal on subscribe and save for Durex.

    Use an application like PriceDrop for firefox on amazon.. it notifies you of price drops and you can request a refund.

    [www.amazon.com] Condoms
    [www.amazon.com] Cliff Bars

    [pricedrop.stuffstuff.org] Price Drop

  9. InspectorxGadget says:

    @jeff303:
    Subscribing to a magazine or two with no re-read value will eliminate this problem.

  10. Imaginary_Friend says:

    I love the idea of subscribe and save, but the brand selection is so spotty and the prices so high, it’s generally not worth the time I spend looking. Occasionally, I do happen upon a hot deal that makes it worth it, like this one:

    [www.fatwallet.com]

  11. youbastid says:

    I wouldn’t buy TP or Tide, but I am subscribed to buying Oral B electric toothbrush heads.

    It winds up costing $2 less than when I buy them in the store, and they come to me automatically! If I’m not ready, I can just delay/cancel. Win win.

  12. youbastid says:

    @ClayS: All you have to do is press a button on the site that says cancel – no emailing or faxing or calling as is usually required of “subscription” services.

  13. RandomHookup says:

    Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:

    Kaopectate Diarrhea Relief Liquid, Regular Flavor, 12-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)

    Imodium A-D Anti-Diarrhea, Caplets, 72-Count Box

    Digestive Advantage IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Caplets, 92-Count Box

    Pepto-Bismol-Stomach Reliever/AntiDiarrheal, 96 Chewable Tablets (2 packs of 48 Tablets)

  14. NotATool says:

    Agoraphopics and lazy people…what are subscribers going to do with all this extra time? No need to make the weekly run to WalMart or Sams for TP. Likely they’ll just spend the extra time planted on the couch, watching TV, growing more obese by the minute. Yet another clever way to fatten America….

  15. mammalpants says:

    great! now i dont have to wipe until i get the email notice.

    id better subscribe to the Spring Breeze Tide notices, too…you know, with all this doo doo collecting in my pantaloons.

  16. BStu says:

    Oh, neat. That’s almost $4 off my razor blades. I’ll keep an eye out, but I think that’s better than any sale I’ve seen at the supermarket.

  17. autumnmist says:

    @MDSASQUATCH – you have to watch the sizes and amounts that Amazon is selling. The bottles of Tide you are looking at are (supposedly for) 52 loads of laundry. I buy from Peapod because there’s no grocery store in walking distance of my house and Peapod charges $14.99 for the same type of detergent in the 52 load size. It charges somewhere aroud $8 something for the 26 load size. If you have the 15% discount from Amazon, it’s $15.23 for a bottle (not much more than Peapod especially since Peapod makes you pay for shipping). Walgreens has the 13 use Tide bottle for $5.99… multiply by 4 to get 52 loads of laundry and you are paying $23.96 a bottle.

    Amazon is a good deal.

  18. I totally might take advantage of this, if I had the feeling that Amazon would package well. I just know I’d get three large boxes every week, each with one bubble-wrapped roll of toilet paper.

  19. MDSasquatch says:

    I agree, Amazon is quite good, I just bought two CDs from them last night. I am retired from the USAF and do most of my grocery shopping at the Base Commissary and my perception of pricing my be a bit skewed. I save A LOT by shopping on base.

  20. bohemian says:

    Amazon is a good deal on some items and others are cheaper to get locally. I wish they would add more basic items and actually sell them equal or lower than the local price with free shipping. There are a couple of specialty foods we use routinely and they are half the price on amazon as they are at the local store, plus free shipping and no tax. So we order those and some vitamins that are a better deal than in the stores.

  21. Noyo says:

    Aw Gee,

    I thought this would be a book printed on toilet paper, so you could read in the can. Sort of a new version of Candle for the electrically challenged with potty issues.

  22. UpsetPanda says:

    Hmmm, this might be a good idea…but what if they change prices?

  23. RRich says:

    Hmmm… Don’t you read Lifehacker, Ben?

    Here’s the link: [lifehacker.com]

    …and the original article they linked to:
    [www.moli.com]

  24. Electroqueen says:

    Are people that lazy that they can’t get up off their asses, put on some clothes, walk out the door to the nearest supermarket or 99cent store?
    OMG! Stainless steel toilet paper canister! No need to got to the pantry for that extra roll!
    [www.amazon.com]

  25. Electroqueen says:

    SUPER LOL. More toilet paper items:
    Ann Coulter’s book, Godless.

  26. m. mangosteen says:

    I use this for two things – 7th generation diapers and 7th generation laundry detergent. With the discount the price is pretty good and I like buying in bulk. And it’s true – very easy to cancel or adjust if you need to, I have mine set for every 6 month delivery.

  27. Hello_Newman says:

    I’ll pass, these are all things you can buy extra of in the local store and they won’t go bad. It’s the perishable things that would be handy to have delivered, that’s what you run out of all the time. Just make one extra trip to the store a month to buy non perishable items and stock up.