Who doesn’t love Amazon shopping? I mean, the prices are good, the shipping is fast (especially with Prime), and they have everything. What’s not to love about that? But if the great deals they offer just aren’t enough for your thrill-seeking self, there are some genius methods for saving even more. Wanna know how?
1. Gift Card Re-Loads
Did you know that whenever you re-load a gift card you’ve purchased or received, you get a 2% reward? Use the same gift card over and over will give you a constant 2% price break. As much as I shop there, I can see how this would add up — especially with holiday shopping.
2. Prime Pantry
Yep, Amazon can even save you money on grocery items. If you order regular-sized items, you’ll pay a flat $5.99 for shipping while filling your box with whatever you want. Or, choose 5 Pantry products and get them shipped free. The prices aren’t bad, either!
3. Free Samples
Get coupons, samples, and even some full-size freebie products from Amazon. Here’s how!
4. Subscribe & Save
If you’re going to order something regularly anyway, why not subscribe and save at a substantial discount? Making the most of Amazon’s Subscribe & Save can save you money on household products, grocery items, supplements, and more.
5. Ship Slower
You love Amazon Prime’s 2-day shipping — and so do I. But did you know you can actually save more money by choosing FREE no-rush shipping with your Prime account? Select this option at checkout, and you’ll get a free promotional credit automatically. Few people know or take advantage of this.
6. Prime Music
With your Prime membership, you can access Prime Music for no charge. It includes access to as much music as you want, ad-free. You can skip as many songs as you want, make playlists, and even download music to play offline. Where do you save money? On buying music, of course.
7. Free Gift Cards
There are several ways to earn free Amazon gift cards. One reliable way is to sign up for their Mechanical Turk (where you do simple tasks online). You can also do a web search to find more methods — just beware of potential scams.
Ever use Ebates? If you sign in there and follow their link when shopping on Amazon, you’ll receive up to 3% back. The percentage varies, but there are also special deals on there for Ebates members. If you do most of your holiday shopping on Amazon like I do, this is definitely worth the tiny effort.
9. Clippable Coupons
Did you even know Amazon had traditional coupons? Well, they do, and they’re easy to find. See the photo for where to find them.
10. Warehouse Deals
Few people know about this one. There is a section of the Amazon site that offers deals for returned items or stuff with damaged boxes. Yes, it really does exist! You’ll find deals on games, devices, phones, books, and much more. Think of it as Amazon’s bargain bin.