Heads up for mama-related savings

If you have young kids and buy a lot of stuff from Amazon, you might be interested in this offer of theirs: Right now if you buy a qualifying parenting book you’ll receive an exclusive coupon book with purchase, good for up to $100 worth of savings on Amazon on various baby, mom, and home items.

It’s a bit of a gamble, of course. There’s no telling what the coupons will be, and it’s doubtful you’d use all of them (saving the full $100). On the other hand, it looks like the qualifying books start at around $8, and I’d bet good money that there’s some significant diaper/wipes coupons in that coupon book, so you may recoup your purchase pretty quickly if you’re buying those sorts of things. Just a hunch.

Now all I need is an offer where I buy a book about teenagers and then get $100 worth of coupons on food.

7 Responses to “Heads up for mama-related savings”

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    Summer February 26, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    On a related note, is there any way of knowing which items will trigger an automatic extension of the Amazon Mom Prime trial? Mine expires in a few days, and if I could buy a bottle of lotion or baby wash it could be worth it to keep the free shipping going.

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    Mir February 26, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    You know, I’m not sure they’re still even offering a free extension with qualifying items. I can’t find any information that indicates that’s still valid. 🙁

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    Niki February 26, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Woo! Thanks for this, Mir. There are several books on that list that I’ve been thinking I’ll get “someday.” Might as well be today!

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    Summer February 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Oh well. It was a good ride while it lasted, especially since I got through the holidays with it! And I’ll be clicking your Amazon link to get my last few items with free Prime shipping today or tomorrow….

    Considering how easy it is to get to $25 for free Super Saver shipping, my lack of a Kindle, and the fact that I am extraordinarily disappointed in the Prime video service, I won’t be too devastated to say goodbye to Prime.

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    Mir February 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    I finally ponied up for Prime (after multiple free trials) once I got a Kindle. I think it’s totally worth it for the loaner books, personally, but I hear you.

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    Kris February 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    I just did this, and the coupons are pretty good. They are divided into 4 sections: Diaper Care, Baby Care, Home Care, and Mom Care. There are both dollar-off coupons (mostly $2+) and percent-off coupons (mostly 20%+). No coupons for big ticket items – my kid is outgrowing his car seat, so I was hoping… oh well. Still worth it, since I’ve kind of wanted the book I purchased anyway, and I probably will use some of the coupons offered.

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    Mir February 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Thanks for the info, Kris!!