+1,951 rob jackson apr 6th, 2018i wasn’t much interested in amazon’s subscribe & save system when it launched, despite its promise to save money on products you already buy regularly (and 15% off if you have 5+ subscriptions). my complaints were two fold:i thought packages would get stolen from my doorstepi thought i’d buy more stuff than i needall that has changed. thanks to amazon key i’m able to receive subscription packages into my house – whether i’m home or not – and can completely disregard the days and times that deliveries occur. with that logistical city-centric nightmare out of the way, i was able to reframe how i think of amazon subscriptions.do you actually save?i’m now using amazon subscriptions in three distinct ways:to regulate things i buy or use too muchto remind me of things i need to buy but always forgetto refresh things i don’t need but that make me feel so fresh and so clean cleanthe real key here is saved time and convenience, not saved money. as subscribe & save critics will rightfully point out, directly comparing prices to local retailers shows amazon savings are negligible if not more expensive. but ask yourself one question: how often do you go to the store for 1 or 2 things and end up getting a shopping cart, basket full, or at least an extra item you didn’t need?amazon subscriptions also save you money by completely avoiding the possibility of impulse buys and that cannot go unnoticed. if you smartly set up your subscrip...