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Comparison shopping can save you a few bucks here and there. Over time, it can add to a couple hundred or even thousands of dollars. But, with human nature, we tend to gravitate to what we know and use most often.
Have you ever compared prices before purchasing an item?
Don’t fret. Most people don’t. But, I wanted to share a little secret I found recently.
Yes, I have seen advertisements for them, but I have never ordered from them. Yep, guilty of convenience shopping here. But, in my effort to streamline our shopping (yet staying budget conscious), I decided to give Jet.com a try. And here is what I learned…
Jet.com offers FREE two-day shipping (with a $35 minimum) whereas Amazon.com requires a Prime membership, which jumped to $119/year. Plus if you buy grocery and household staples with Amazon, you have to pay $5.99 Prime Pantry box shipping fee. Yes, that is on top of your Prime membership.
Free two-day shipping from Jet looks really attractive, right?
Price Comparison Better Amazon vs Jet
What better way to understand who can save you money, than a little price comparison between the two. Remember…there is no membership for Jet.com whereas you need Amazon Prime at $119/year for two-day shipping.
**Actual prices are subject to vary because that is what the retailers like to do.*
Sunshine Cheez-Its 45-Pack, 1.5-Ounce
Jet.com brings this lunchtime favorite stocked at a lower price with a savings of $6.12!!
LARABAR, Fruit & Nut Bar, Apple Pie
Complete tie on this plant-based protein bar.
San Francisco Bay OneCup Coffee, Compatible with Keurig K-cup Brewers
A solid $8.39 to save on the morning cup of joe. Over the course of a year, that adds up to $38.28 – that assumes just one cup per day. Given most households will drink 4 cups per day, that savings adds up to $153!
PBfit All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder
This product comes in various sizes from each retailer. But, Jet.com saves you $3.12 on a 24 ounce container or $3.90 on a 30 ounce container. Sometimes comparing prices needs to be looked at in the details or this case ounces.
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Aveeno Shaving Gel
Amazon's price beats out this time.
Bayer Aspirin Regimen Low Dose 81mg, Enteric Coated Tablets, 300 Ct
Complete tie. Once again. At least, Jet.com doesn't charge $119/year for two-day shipping.
the original beautyblender
Complete tie. Yet again. This sounds like the beginning of a bad song.
Maybelline New York Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara
Jet.com slides in with a $2.08 savings. Plus this is lower than most grocery stores!
Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper
Comparing toilet paper prices is difficult. The toilet paper manufacturers keep the quantity and the number of sheets per roll different at every retailer. So, basic math is much needed to compare prices. Upon comparison, the cost per sheet is interchangeable.
Viva Paper Towels, Choose-A-Sheet, White
Jet.com rolls in 13 cents lower per roll. For full disclosure, I prefer to pick up these microfiber cloths to save money. Cheaper to wash a load of towels than going through rolls of toilet paper.
all Free Clear Laundry Detergent
Whooping $9.84 difference! That is mighty strong. You can pick up two bottles of laundry detergent at Jet.com for the price of one at Amazon.
Vanity Fair Everyday Napkins
Jet is the slight winner. Plus the quantity count is lower than Amazon, so less to store.
Mrs. Meyer's – Liquid Hand Soap Refill, 33 oz
Jet comes in $2.50 lower or 36.5% less than Amazon. Anytime I see a savings of over 30% that is a good savings!
Hefty Ultra Strong Trash Bags
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Kids & Toys
Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage
A whopping $25.06 difference! Click the links to double check. That is a significant price difference on a big purchase for your children. This outdoor toys bring hours and hours of fun and play!
Quantities vary on the Play Doh. Yet, Jet.com is clearly the winner. Saving $4.20 on a 20 count package! Or $5.04 on the 24 count package!
Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, size 3
Jet is the slight winner on the diaper category. However, every penny adds up with diapers because you go through a lot. Plus when can combine savings with Jet.com coupons and savings.
Crayola Colored Pencils, 100 Assorted Colors
Jet.com for the win! A difference of $4.24 per package of colored pencils.
Magformers Designer Set
Nine cents difference on this Magformer set. This is seriously one of my kids favorite toys. There are times I can’t believe what their little minds designed. Hours of entertainment!!
KONG Water Wubba Dog Toy, Large
A whopping $5.19 difference in price. That is significant savings on your pet toys!
Zuke's Mini Naturals Dog Treats
Complete tie again. No membership with Jet.com though.
Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Clump & Seal Clumping Litter
Once again, Jet.com is the clear winner when comparing the pound per price.
Tips to Save More Money
At the end of the day, some prices between Amazon and Jet were identical. However, Jet.com doesn’t have an annual membership to get the same price you can find on Amazon. Also, Jet.com offers many benefits for free to their customers.
With Jet.com, the more you buy, the more you will save. This makes sense because Jet.com passes along some of the shipping discounts to the consumer. Also, if you decline the right to return, you can save more money (this is such an easy way to save… I already know I am going to use the toilet paper and snacks, so no need to return them.) discounts increase if you buy related items, as the service determines what products can be shipped from the same place, and if you select options like paying by debit card and declining the right to return
With Amazon, they offer both Prime Pantry and Subscribe & Save as ways to save extra money. While it takes some expertise to learn how to save money with these services, it is possible. The Amazon Prime membership must be worth the extra costs.
Remember, every penny saved is one step closer to your life’s vision.