15 secret ways to save more on Amazon.com
1. You can trade in your gadgets for cash
You can send in your old gadgets, including
phones, tablets, cameras and more, as well as old books and
textbooks in exchange for an Amazon gift card. The items
must be in decent condition and the shipping is even included!
2. Amazon price matches TVs
If you buy a TV and a find a better price
somewhere within 30 days (on Amazon or at another retailer),
Amazon will match the price and send you a refund in the form
of a gift card.
3. Get used, opened or refurbished items on super deep discount
Amazon sells items that are used, opened, damaged or refurbished
at super discounted prices. Available products range from TVs and
electronics to home goods and smart thermostats. Items are listed by
quality, including very good, acceptable and like new.
4. Students can save even more
Being a student typically comes with a tight budget,
so Amazon offers students a free six-month Prime membership.
When the six-month trial is up, you can renew the subscription
for only $49 — half of the regular annual membership fee — for up to four years.
The retailer also offers students other special deals and discounts.
RELATED: 27 discounts you can get with a student ID
5. Amazon has an outlet This is where you’ll find the
super discounted prices. Amazon Outlet offers products in pretty
much every category that are on clearance — and these deals can save you up to 80%!
6. Parents get special perks Amazon Family offers special deals and discounts on things
like household goods and age-based product recommendations, as well as 20% off diaper
subscriptions and 15% off any remaining baby registry items. Check it out here.
Amazon does allow you to add other individuals onto your Prime account,
but technically they should be members of your household. Here’s
what Amazon says about sharing Prime benefits:
8. Buy when the price drops Amazon price tracker site camel.com
monitors millions of products on Amazon and alerts you when the price drops on items you want.
9. Get your money back for missed delivery dates
If you purchase something that qualifies for free shipping with Amazon
Prime and it doesn’t come on time, you may be able to get a one-month extension
of your membership for free. If you don’t have Prime, Amazon will refund the shipping
costs if the item arrives late. More details here.
10. Save on everyday items with Subscribe & Save
On many household essentials and grocery items, Amazon offers you the option
to “subscribe” to the product and offers a discounted price if you do so.
This is the retailer’s Subscribe and Save program.
11. Shop around for cheaper prices
Check out sites like PriceGrabber and PriceBlink to find lower prices and coupons.
These sites actually scan the internet for cheaper prices while you’re viewing products on Amazon.
12. You can shop on Amazon using points
If you have credit card rewards points, you can use them for purchases on Amazon.
Just use that card to make the purchase and apply however many points you want to
go toward that transaction at the time of check-out.
13. Use a coupon aggregator Coupon aggregator plug-ins like Honey will automatically find
coupons for you and apply them at checkout. Just install the plug-in and it will do all the work for you!
14. Choose longer shipping time to save
When Amazon Prime members get to checkout, just choose the 5-day shipping option (instead of the 2-day)
and you’ll get credits in your account to use for future purchases.
15. Use camelcamelcamel.com to get the best prices
“Our free Amazon price tracker monitors millions of products and alerts you when prices drop,
helping you decide when to buy,” the company states on its website.