While I tend to shop on Amazon because of the convenience factor, that doesn’t mean I don’t care about getting a good deal! Due to my slightly obsessive nature, I’m as hungry as ever for a good deal.
But taking advantage of low prices isn’t the only way to save money on Amazon! In this post, I’m sharing 8 tips that can help you spend less and save more on your Amazon purchases. Get the most bang for your buck by using these nifty tips and tricks!
8 Smart Ways To Save Money On Amazon
1. Take Advantage Of Included Services
Prime members have access to a variety of services that are included in their memberships. Stream TV shows and movies with Prime Video, stream music with Prime Music, get exclusive video game promotions and discounts with Twitch Prime, or borrow books and magazines on your Kindle with Prime Reading — all at no additional cost!
2. Choose No-Rush Shipping
At checkout, Amazon offers a few different shipping options, including “No-Rush Shipping”. It’ll take a few extra days to get your order this way, but the upside is that you’ll earn a $1 reward towards select digital items like videos, e-books, music, and apps.
If you’re buying something you don’t necessarily need ASAP, choosing No-Rush Shipping can help you save on digital buys down the road!
3. Use Coupons
Another way to save some money on Amazon is to look for items with coupon offers. When you find an item you want that has a coupon offer, all you have to do is select “Clip Coupon” to apply the discount! Check out popular coupons currently available on Amazon.
4. Ask Alexa About Deals
If you have any Alexa-enabled devices, you can use them to ask Alexa about deals. Just say, “Alexa, what are your deals?” She’ll let you know about the best deals currently available on Amazon, and she can even apply any discounts or coupons that are available. It’s an easy, hands-free way to score a great deal!
5. Subscribe & Save
Save on the items you buy frequently by taking advantage of Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program. Depending on the frequency you choose, you can save between 5-15% on every order. You can even stack certain coupons on top of your Subscribe & Save discount to save even more.
I wrote an entire post on how to use Subscribe & Save — check it out at the link below to learn more!
6. Consider A Credit Card
If you’re an avid Amazon shopper, you can earn a lot of cash back with the Prime Visa Signature Card. New cardholders typically receive an Amazon gift card as a bonus on approval — I got a $70 card when I signed up, but they were offering a $150 gift card at the time of writing!
Cash back bonuses include:
- 5% cash back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market
- 2% cash back at restaurants, gas stations, and local transit
- 1% cash back on everything else
7. Pay Less For Prime
Amazon offers a couple of different discounted Prime memberships for those who qualify. Income-verified individuals and those receiving government assistance can sign up for a Prime Access membership for just $6.99/month.
College students and young adults between the ages of 18-24 can sign up for a Prime Student membership, which includes a 6-month free trial and costs $7.49/month after that.
8. Buy At The Right Time
Between constant price fluctuations and inflated list prices, it can be hard to know if you’re getting a good deal on Amazon. Luckily, CamelCamelCamel is there to help! This tool tracks prices on items over time, and can even alert you when the price on an item you’re interested in drops below a certain threshold.
Also, you can get Amazon products like Kindle and Echo at a significant discount during big sales events like Prime Day and Black Friday. You can save 20% or more by waiting to buy these items during a big sale!
Interested in perusing some of my favorite Amazon purchases? Check out my storefront!
Do you do much shopping on Amazon?