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Amazon Mom and S&S now only 20% off?!?!?

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Initial post: Oct 14, 2011 7:36:43 AM PDT
A. Plahitko says:
Can anyone explain to me what happened to the 15% for S&S and the 15% on top of that for Amazon Mom? My pages all say "standard 5% discount for S&S, and the 15% for Amazon Mom" on diapers? What the heck is going on?!?!?

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 8:58:02 AM PDT
I just noticed and it's p*ssing me off! If it stays this way I don't know what I'll do!

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 9:34:01 AM PDT
A. Plahitko says:
I investigated further and found a tiny little FAQ that said we "should have been" notified that that change would take place Oct 13, 2011. I never received any notification. I have email customer searvice, and it was NOT a nice email. I will not be ordering diapers thru Amazon anymore. In fact, I may boycott the whole site for Christmas, just because I think what they did is bad business. My $700 or so at Christmas may not mean much to them, but if a lot of people did it, maybe it would send a message.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 10:04:17 AM PDT
JC says:
very dissappointed in Amazon ... first they let our Prime membership expire with no option to renew at $39 (i am grateful for the free year of Prime, but I am frustrated that Amazon student members get to renew at $39 and Amazon mom members dont) and now they lower the diaper savings. sad

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 1:20:00 PM PDT
I thought it had changed when I was shopping today. That stinks. I just started ordering diapers this month through S&S and I got my order in just under the wire (ordered Oct. 12). I will probably now be cancelling my subscription and going back to the store. Bummer.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 2:07:50 PM PDT
Love2saveMom says:
I didnt get any email notification about the change either.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 3:51:20 PM PDT
R, Armstrong says:
Just canceled my subscriptions. With the huggies coupons i get in the mail all the time. Diapers will now be cheaper at the local store. So sad!

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 7:13:10 PM PDT
Rochefort says:
We also canceled our subscriptions and left feedback for Amazon. With no more Prime shipping and the reduced discount, it's no longer worth it.

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 10:53:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2011 11:20:04 AM PDT
Omg this change only happened three days ago? I could have stocked up. Guess it's tome to clip coupons and shop at the local stores.

I just went back and checked the manage subscribe and save items under my account. The diapers that I subscribe too locked in on the 30% discount. I just clicked send extra shipment now and got it with 30% off instead of 20%. Hope this is helpful.

Look what I found in faq:

What happens to the 30% discount I'm receiving on my existing diapers and wipes subscriptions --will this discount change as well?

* Any diapers and wipes subscriptions created before October 13, 2011 will remain at 30%. To verify the discount you're receiving on all of your diapers and wipes subscriptions, you can always visit Manage Your Subscribe & Save Items page.

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 2:03:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2011 2:03:18 PM PDT
This is really sad and dissapointing, I used to rave about Amazon, no more.

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 4:44:15 PM PDT
Seems Amazon is cutting a lot of corners...

Today I received an item that was no where near the item ordered- it was just marked as it! I go to return it and get stuck in a circle with the automated system so I ended up having to have a human call.

Anyway- item I wanted is now not available for 2 months! REALLY!? I think they intentionally shipped the wrong item, knowing they didn't have the item in stock just so they could tie up money...

I dunno, I used to love Amazon, now I find myself looking elsewhere for purchases.

Thank goodness I switched to cloth this baby, I would be hot about the Amazon mom/subscribe and save shenanigans.

I never received a notice either.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 11:34:02 AM PDT
J. Voland says:
OMG! I'm so upset too! I don't get it.... I never received any email either. I'm not sure where I'll be buying my diapers now either but I too wished I would have known and stocked up. It just sucks that I've always counted on Amazon to be the best price and now I'll have to go back to shopping around for the best price. Boooo. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 11:38:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2011 11:42:07 AM PDT
Frustrated says:
I was never notified of this either, otherwise I would have stocked up! What irritates me the most is that I got other people hooked on this deal and now I'm going to look like the moron.

It's exactly what happens when an article is written and exposes a good thing.... they see more demand, more suckers, and it goes away under the radar and you're left stuck.

Yeah, I was also ordering A TON of non-Mom items (for me and my company) off of Amazon that I usually buy elsewhere to reward them for their MOM program. I was planning on doing my big huge expensive 50+ gift Christmas shopping list from Amazon. I'm definitely not going to support this kind of deception and will take my Christmas shopping elsewhere.

Sam's Club has always been honest and loyal to us for decades and I should have just stuck with them in the first place. Most everything else is less expensive there than Amazon. AND For only a dollar more a package on diapers and also free delivery - NEXT DAY - I will be taking my business BACK to SAM'S.

This is really really crappy of Amazon and I won't let them walk all over us and take me as a customer for granted!

I was in the process of switching all of my purchasing power here to Amazon.

BUT NOW for Amazon, a couple greedy deceptive bucks on my diapers, just lost Amazon TENS of THOUSANDS of DOLLARS this year just in my expected purchases alone!

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 1:53:08 PM PDT
Brooke RB says:
Definitely sad and disappointing. I as well will be going back to Sam's Club for my purchases. Even most of the toys there for Xmas are cheaper than Amazon. Honestly can't think of anything to encourage me to keep shopping here....

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 2:30:51 PM PDT
A. Plahitko says:
I have even contacted Amazon's customer service dept about this and they haven't even bothered to contact me back. Unbelieveable.
I still think it is our best interests if everyone here (and anyone you know) sends emails to Amazon stating our disappointment in the deceptive way this was handled. There's power in numbers, and I really think it may amount to something.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 11:14:02 PM PDT
Out of curiosity, did you guys subscribe to the diapers? If you did and you signed up for the automatic shipments, you still lock in onto the discount. I know that for the luvs diaper that I purchased for my son months ago I am locked in on the 30% discount as long as I do not unsubscribe and there is also the option for me to change the sizes. They also did not send me no warning but I remembered reading that we lock into the discount percentage regardless of the price change as long as we subcribe. Amazon mission statement "To continue to offer quality products and services using the best technology available and at a reasonable price" is failing miserably.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 2:24:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 19, 2011 2:26:56 PM PDT
J. Wang says:
Existing subscriptions prior to 10/13/2011 are grandfathered in. Therefore there should be no need to be pissed. That is, unless of course you planned to switch brands/types of wipes or diapers. Although it sucks to lose a discount, I think people need to remember that S&S is a FREE program. Thus, they have reduced the discount for a free program. Amazon Mom/Prime/etc members still get the additional 15% off (for a total of 20%). Thus, I'm not sure if there is a legitimate reason for being mad. You can't complain when someone reduces the "value" of "free"...

Edit: I do think it sucks, however, that we never received notification that this was happening. Then again, grocery stores don't tell you when they are going to change their prices. Keeping in mind again that participation is "free", I see why they really didn't have to notify anyone...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 8:05:54 PM PDT
A. Plahitko says:
On the contrary, Wang, I think each mom here has a very legitimate reason to feel slighted. You're right; Amazon didn't have to notify anyone of anything, but its just bad business to say that you did, when you in fact didn't. It's bad business to change the discount after months and months of advertising it a certain way with no mention of it being a "limited time offer". And it being a "free" program has nothing to do with it. I would not have paid money to have a discount, so that's neither here nor there. Without my business, they get no sale. When you don't keep customers happy, they do not come back. Amazon thinks that it didn't matter that they were sneaky and unresponsive to our concerns, and what they are going to find is that when we no longer buy diapers, we may also no longer buy Christmas presents, outdoor furniture, and grocery items. When I don't log on two or 3 times a month anymore to look for good diaper deals, they will feel the pinch in the other things I no longer look for here.
The great thing about a free market and free enterprise is that we, as consumers, don't have to put up with a company being less than ethical in their manner of doing business. We get to voice our opinions and be heard. We get to be pissed, or not. We get to take our business elsewhere, or choose to stay. But we get the choice. I choose to be heard, voice my opinion, and be pissed. I also choose to take my business elsewhere. You are welcomed to stay and get your diapers here. For me, it is no longer a good deal, and Amazon is not the company I thought it to be.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 4:19:30 PM PDT
Nelle W says:
I thought that I read that if you already had a 30% off subscription they would honor that price. Check that before you cancel.

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 4:47:08 PM PDT
L. A. REED says:
Not terribly happy about this. Will definitely shop around more and will look to other retailers for my diaper purchases.

AMAZON: You're gonna have to give us MOMS an incentive to keep buying from you....20% off prices that are higher than the competitor's anyway just isn't going to cut it.

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 7:09:29 PM PDT
B. Nelson says:
I agree with Reed. It's absolutely ridiculous to change amazon mom without warning or notifying it's members. I have read on numerous coupon sites that is the largest seller of pampers diapers DUE TO the amazon mom program offering a 30% discount. Well, no more. I will gladly make the trip to Sams Club where they allow double coupons from manufacturers and offer the economy sized boxes of diapers. I understand that my current subscription still maintains the 30% discount but my baby will not be in that size for much longer!!! This is bad business as far as I am concerned and amazon will no longer get my money on the multiple boxes of diapers I order for not only myself but also baby showers and diaper cakes. I shake my head at this terrible business venture they have taken to save a pretty penny.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 2:13:16 AM PDT
amazon mamma says:
Everyone is saying that if you had a subscription prior to Oct 13 you will be allowed to keep the 30% discount...Well I just received an email saying that one of my subscriptions (Huggies overnite diapers) has been "converted" due to a product change and what do you know... now I will only be getting the 20% discount. I am going to email customer service and unless I change my mind I will be buying all my diapers, wipes, christmas gifts, and everything else that I normally buy from amazon from local retailers. This is disgusting!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 8:27:03 AM PDT
If you do contact them, please tell me what they said.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 2:38:34 PM PDT
Jason Hansen says:
Well, I had to find out about this the hard way and I am not pleased at all. My son is making the move from size 4 to size 5 diapers and apparently I missed the memo (yea right) about the change. So now if I re-sub I'm locked in at the 20%. Amazon is losing a customer over these shady practices. Try calling their customer service line, you'll see what I'm talking about.

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 5:34:07 PM PDT
cassdog says:
No wonder they never notified us (and claimed they did) if we could have locked in the 30%! major bummer. and i agree with contacting their customer service... major waste of time.
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