Save Cash on Basics

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2019 is right around the corner and do I ever love the start of a new year. It feels like a fresh start at life every 365 days. This year one of my goals is to maximize our savings on the basics that our household always needs – think toilet paper, coffee, dish soap, laundry detergent, body wash, diapers and loads more. These are the items I never really think about, yet pick up all the time here and there at grocery and retail stores as needed. Last year I automated many of these purchases via Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program since we are already Amazon Prime Members. It definitely saved us some cash since you automatically save 5% once you subscribe for a product. Plus, subscribers receive an additional 15% off ALL automated orders once you have at least five products ordered each month. Boom!

I figured I had maximized our savings…BUT, throughout the year I noticed that when certain retailers ran promotions that sometimes our basics would be cheaper there than through our Amazon Subscribe & Save. Hmmmmmm. So, this year I am going to attempt to tackle these potential savings and figure out the best bang for our family buck while keeping in mind convenience. What does your basic shopping list look like? Could you save some cash in this category in 2019? Have you found any great deals or how to maximize savings on household essentials?