Maxell AA Cell 48 Pack Box Battery $10.54

maxell AA batteries 48 pack only $10.54

 We go through an insane number of batteries at our house each month.  Between Wii controllers and the balance board, the Leapster, Tag Readers, Mobigo, and some other device I’m constantly switching batteries in that I cannot seem to remember at the moment, I literally think I change out 30+ every month.  A few months ago, I invested in rechargeable batteries and a charger. After I charged all the batteries, I put them in a bag and it promptly disappeared. Although I prefer to use rechargeable batteries, I’m sticking with disposables until I find that bag.

While hunting on Amazon tonight, I found a 48 pack of Maxell AA batteries for $12.40.  While that is a pretty good deal on its own, especially compared to what I can find locally (4 pack for $8), I chose to Subscribe & Save (S&S) for an even better deal: $11.78 or $0.25/each.  As I was getting ready to hit the button, I noticed a special offer available.  Right now, if you use your Mastercard (or Mastercard debit card) to purchase select S&S, you get an additional 10% off the initial price!  This dropped my batteries to $10.54 or $0.22/each.  The only downside is, the additional 10% is only good for your first order.

Here’s how to score this deal:

  1. Head to Amazon
  2. Choose Subscribe & Save
  3. Enter the promotional code (bottom right) MSTRCRD1 
  4. Click Subscribe now

48 AA Batteries Only 10.54!

What is Subscribe & Save? Amazon has set up a program that allows consumers to receive 5% off (current discount) when you agree to receive auto shipments on an item. I recommend selecting every 6 months for more control, but you can change/cancel your subscription at any time. For some items, having an Amazon Mom account will allow you to save an additional 5%. Shipping is free on S&S orders. To receive FREE 2 day shipping on any Amazon order, sign up for Amazon Mom or Amazon Student today. Both are free versions of Amazon Prime.

You may run across other sites that warn you to cancel your S&S as soon as it ships. My personal recommendation is to set it for 6 months. You can go into your “Manage Subscribe & Save” options at any time & choose to ship now, skip next shipment, or cancel.

I don’t recommend cancelling unless its something you decide you won’t use again. IMO, if too many people start signing up & cancelling Amazon may discontinue the program. It was designed to encourage people to use Amazon to stock up on items. If the system is abused, well….we all know how coupon abuse has led to some sad changes….

Update to my S&S cancellation theory: Over the last 2 years, the discount fell from 15% to 5% 🙁

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