10 Ways to Save money on Amazon
Updated August 30, 2019
We've put together a list of the best tips & secrets to save money on Amazon and the good news is there’s a LOT of ways you can save money. We’ve compiled it all for you here to save you time and the hassle and the money!
1. Score one free month of Prime.
Not sure if you’re ready to commit to Amazon Prime? No problem! Everybody gets one free month to try it out first.
2. Earn every time you choose no-rush shipping.
When you don’t need your order in 2 days, choose no-rush shipping at checkout and get it in 5 days instead. You’ll be rewarded with a credit ($1-$5) that can be used toward eBooks, digital movies, apps, music, games, and Prime Pantry! Tip: to earn more credits faster, split up an order that has more than one item and choose no-rush shipping for each product.
3. Free INSTANT Amazon gift card for Amazon shoppers
Get a FREE $3 Amazon gift card INSTANTLY from Fetchrewards. All you have to do is download the app, enter promo code YM5YB and sign-up. You'll earn 2,000 bonus points. Then scan a couple receipts from any store (grocery stores, convenience stores, drugstores etc) as old as 14 days to get get to 3,000 points and you can redeem your $3 FREE Amazon card INSTANTLY!
4. Get cash back on what you buy
Our 2 favorite cash-back sites that rewards you nearly every time you buy something on Amazon (and other sites) are Rakuten and Ibotta. Rakuten & Ibotta give you up to 5% cash back on Amazon. Plus you’ll get $10 when you sing-up with each service. Just sign up and use the Rakuten portal or Ibotta app next time you make a purchase on Amazon and your account will be credited.
5."Subscribe and Save" on your regular purchases.
Save up to 15% on your order when you sign up for Amazon’s “Subscribe and Save” program. This is great to do with products you buy on a regular basis such as laundry supplies, baby products, bathroom products etc...
6. Unlimited photo storage!
No need to worry about precious phone storage or having to pay icloud or other services to store your phone photos, you get FREE unlimited photo storage on amazon cloud with Prime allowing you to access your pics anytime and anywhere. Simply download the free Amazon Photo app on your smartphone for unlimited photo storage. The best part? You can use this awesome perk for up to five people
7. Compensation request when a package arrives late.
Paribus checks to see if your package was delivered on time, and if it was late, Paribus simply contacts Amazon on your behalf to seek compensation. Many customers using Paribus delivery monitoring service get everything from refunds on shipping costs, to full or partial refunds on the cost of an order, even credit!
8. Shop Amazon Warehouse Deals
Amazon Warehouse is Amazon’s store for open-box items, including TVs, tablets, laptops, home goods and more. It usually features items that have been returned or used or have cosmetic damage. Items are sorted by condition, so you’ll know if the item you purchased is in good shape. If you’re not satisfied with the quality of the product when you receive it, you can return it within 30 days.
The Amazon Outlet store is similar to the Warehouse store. Both offer great discounts on opened, defective, and used merchandise from Amazon. Outlet sales focus on smaller goods like clothing, jewelry, and kitchen tools. Discounts on some Amazon Outlet items can reach 80% or more, so before you purchase something on regular Amazon, be sure to visit their Warehouse and Outlet stores to see if you can save even more!
9. Amazon's daily deals
The "Today’s Deals" link is usually at the top of most Amazon pages and typically includes Amazon "Deal of the Day" offers, "Lightning Deals" and other limited-time Amazon offers. Also check Amazon's bargain deals.
10. Turn Your Loose Change Into an Amazon Gift Card
Bring your loose change to a Coinstar kiosk. After putting in your loose change, you can get an Amazon gift card. Best of all, you won’t pay the usual Coinstar fees if you convert your change into a gift card instead of cash.
11. Trade in Your Old Stuff
Through its Trade-In program, Amazon offers gift cards to customers who trade in certain items such as tablets, phones, books and video games.
12. Read books and magazines for free.
For those who love to read, buying a new book once or twice a month can quickly prove to be an expensive habit. Thanks to Prime, however, you can score free access to bestsellers like Harry Potter and 1984 whenever you want. And you don't need a kindle device, you can read on any mobile device with the kindle app.
13. Free Amazon Baby Welcome Box Filled with baby products.
Amazon Prime Members can score a FREE Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box filled with Wipes, Diapers, toy, Bottle & More ($35 value) when you create your free Amazon Baby Registry. Then add items to your baby registry list (diaper, wipes etc) and reach the minimum $10 threshold. Once your $10 in purchases (anything as long as it's on your registry) are shipped, you will see an area to "Check Status" at the top of your Amazon Baby Registry. Just click the "Claim Now" button.
14. Snag boxes of free samples.
Amazon has a new FREE sampling program. Big brands pay to have free samples sent out based on what they already know you are likely to purchase based on how you shop on Amazon, to match you with free samples. You need to opt-in to that sample program here and select “yes, I want to receive free samples.” Choose the categories of products that interest you most and click "Save preferences" and you will sometimes receive free samples from Amazon! Most of the time they will email you when you get one, or it’s included with your order.
15. Free Children FreeTime trial
Amazon is currently offering a 1-month free trial of its kid FreeTime program. It offers unlimited access to 13,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games.
16. Get 5% off every single purchase.
With the Amazon credit card, you get 5% back on Amazon purchases; 2% back on restaurant, gas, and drugstore purchases; and 1% back on everything else when you use the new Amazon Prime Rewards Visa. There’s no annual fee and you get a $50 Amazon gift card as soon as you’re approved!
17. Share Your Amazon Prime Benefits
You can share Amazon Prime with your spouse or kids by visiting the Amazon Household page and inviting household members to share your Prime benefits. Your Amazon Household can include up to 10 members total.
18. Try Before You Buy
With Prime Wardrobe, Amazon Prime members can have clothes delivered before purchasing them, so they can actually try them on. You get the benefits of shopping in-store, but the luxury of shopping from home. Once you decide what you want, you only pay for what you keep and return the rest using Amazon’s pre-paid shipping label.
Lastly, Amazon also makes it easy to donate to charity for free: (1) You can reuse an Amazon box to send donations for free. Fill up your old Amazon boxes with items you’d like to donate (no electronics), and go to GiveBackBox.com to print a free shipping label, then just drop your box off at any USPS or UPS location. (2) You can also donate to charity without extra money coming out of your pocket: Just use this URL when shop smile.amazon.com and Amazon will give 0.5% of your purchase to a charity that you pick.
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