Important Update: See the clarification I posted on this here. I’m so sorry for creating a scare and confusion!
Kate emailed this to me this week and it’s the first I’ve heard of this:
Maybe you already know this, but I have just discovered that even if you press “order” for the first time on a S&S item, the price is not locked in.
We all already knew about this for subsequent orders, but now it seems that there’s no point in your posting price drops for S&S items, because the price can change up until the day it ships.
For instance, I subscribed to Happy Baby Mango Pouches for the first time this month. The price was $10.88, and I found that out from a deal site (probably yours) and subscribed. Well, it’s now a day before my cutoff date for shipping, and the price has risen to $11.39.
Not cool. If the price isn’t locked in when you hit “Subscribe” for the first shipment, what’s the point? The only way to actually save money is to either watch for the warning email and go through it and hope that five of your “new” subscriptions are still good deals, or do your order the night before your shipping date and hope the prices don’t change in between.
Wondering if your readers are aware of this? -Kate
Have any of you had this happen to you?