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I don’t know if I have ever expressed just how much I love Amazon. I am a slight Amazon Junkie, I have Amazon Prime and would be lost without it! I have at least one shipment a week from Amazon (normally more!), and they are the first place I go to find products then I price match. I feel so bad for my UPS guy during the holidays, I buy him a Gift Card because I do ALL my shopping online most of it from Amazon. With 6 of us stock up with their bulk purchases! So I have come to learn about some of the best Amazon Prime perks!
With as much as we use Amazon, I want to share my 10 ways to REALLY save money on Amazon!
10 Ways to Save Money on Amazon
My sure to check out Amazon’s Warehouse Deals. You might have to dig for some deals, but you will find HUGe discounts on items that have been returned, damaged in a warehouse and used and refurbished items as well! You can find items like open box Kindle Fires for $50! Dell laptops, which retail for close to $1000, listed at $595. Rebecca Minkoff handbags for $103, Video games that are selling new for $30+ for only $15. Many items have damaged boxes, scratches, or items like books could have water damage. All Warehouse Deal items are still covered by Amazon’s A to Z Guarantee and can be returned for any reason.
2. Use a price tracking browser plug-in
I use CamelCamelCamel plugin (for Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) You stall to your browser and then pull up an item on Amazon you are interested in. Then click on the icon and see a graph of prices. From the highest to the lowest. Then set up a notification for an email when your item is at the price you want!
Did you know if you are a college student you can score a 6-month Prime membership for free? This has all the same benefits of prime but for students! Once that free Prime membership runs out, students are actually able to purchase a full year of Prime 49, that’s a 50% discount! Plus you can score a $10 credit for each student you refer to the Student discount program. Those who join Amazon Student also receive exclusive offers and promotions and are eligible for exclusive contests and giveaways. In fact, Amazon Student just recently gave one lucky scholar a whopping $30,000!
Have items you buy on a regular basis? Toilet Paper, Toothpaste etc can all be added to a subscribe and save. Subscribe to have the item sent once ever 1 – 6 months (pick your timing) and get a 5% discount. Any particular month you have 5+ items shipping you can get 20% off! I LOVE this option and use it monthly for diapers, wipes, kids toothpaste, toilet paper and more!
Check out Amazon’s lightning deals. There are new deals daily and sometimes new deal every hour! While this really amps up during the holidays, they have deals daily. You can also see upcoming deals so you can get ready! I have scored toys for 75% off and even full Tv series that retail for $50 for as low at $5 each!!
6. Amazon Mom
If you have kids Amazon Mom is a must! It’s free with prime if you don’t have prime get 30 days free with Amazon Mom. You get a 15% discount on kids items like diapers and wipes.
7. Prime Pantry
This has become on of my favorite ways to grab groceries! I take my Free Amazon Gift Cards and fill up my Prime Pantry Box and get some great scores. Watch their promos for free shipping, buy 2 get 1 free and coupons! See how I save money with Amazon Prime Pantry.
There are coupons for baby items, food, home decor, health and beauty, electronics and more!
10. Ask for a Price Match
Way at the bottom of an Amazon catalog page, there’s a link that says, “Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?”
Make sure you check out our Amazon Prime Perks – 30 Hacks to Save With Your Amazon Prime Membership post and my Top Secret Amazon Prime Perks. What other ways have you found to save on Amazon?
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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