11 Tips to Save Money on Amazon

11 tips to save money on amazon

Amazon.com can be a great place to find good deals on products and to get fast shipping. But just because you love shopping on Amazon, it doesn’t mean you are always saving money on the product you are purchasing. Find out if Amazon has the best deal on the product you are purchasing by reading these 8 Ways to Save Money Shopping Online. If you do find that you are getting a good deal on an item you are buying from Amazon, there may be other ways you can still save money on Amazon when shopping online. Here are 11 tips to save money on Amazon.


1. Amazon Warehouse Deals

Amazon Warehouse Deals is where you will find discounts on open-box and pre-owned products such as computers, laptops, tablets, televisions, cell phones, power tools, grocery, toys, games, kitchen and dining and so much more. These items have been returned, used, damaged in a warehouse or refurbished. Items are sorted by condition, so you’ll know if the item you purchased is in good condition. This is a place to find quality used products that you won’t pay as much for the product.

Within the Amazon Warehouse Deals is a Bargain Bin where everything is 50% off or more. It has overstocks, closeouts, markdowns, and last years models on products that are still new and ready to purchase.  If Amazon needs to get rid of inventory, it goes into this section.


2. Amazon Gold Box

To find great deals, keep an eye on Amazon’s Gold Box page, which features “Today’s Deals” and includes a “Deal of the Day” and “Lightning Deals”, which are hour-long lightning sales, price-reduced items and limited-time offers from around the site.


3. Amazon Coupons

Before you purchase products on Amazon such as household products, personal care or groceries, check out Amazon’s coupons here to see if there is a coupon that you can use to get a discount on the item.


4. Amazon Subscribe and Save

When you sign up for Amazon’s “Subscribe and Save”, you’ll get discounts on thousands of everyday items such as baby and laundry products. All you need to do is choose the option Subscribe & Save, which will be located to the right of the product, and you can save up to 15% on your entire order. Plus, it includes free shipping. The product will then be shipped to you every month or every other month. However, you can change how often a product is shipped to you or skip an order.  After you receive a product, you can also cancel Subscribe & Save at any time.

5. Amazon Prime

If you shop regularly on Amazon, a way to save money on shipping is to sign up for Amazon Prime. With Amazon Prime, you get free 2-day shipping, as well as exclusive access to movies, TV shows, ad-free music, Kindle books, original audio series and unlimited photo storage. You can try out Amazon Prime for free by signing up for the 30-day Prime free trial here. Right after your free trial is up, you can cancel or it will cost $99 a year or $10.99 per month, which will automatically be charged to your card. You can have up to six family members as a part of your account by visiting the Amazon Household page and inviting them to share your account.

If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member yet, then sign up as an Amazon Prime member through Ibotta so you can earn a $20 Amazon gift card. If you are already a Prime member, you can still earn cash back from Ibotta from the many Amazon offers. If you haven’t heard of Ibotta, it is a smartphone app where you can earn money by purchasing participating products, which range from food and beverages to cleaning products, personal care and more. To find out more about how Ibotta works, head over here to this post. And when you sign up with Ibotta here, you’ll get a $10 cash bonus.


6. Amazon Student

If you’re a college student with a .edu email address, you can sign up for a free six-month trial of Amazon Student, which offers free two-day shipping, access to unlimited photo storage and other benefits. After your free trial ends, you’ll get upgraded to a Amazon Prime membership for 50% off the cost, which comes out to be $49 a year. There are some limitations to the Amazon Student program, such as you can’t share any of your shipping benefits with anyone else and you can’t get Instant Video until your free trial expires after 6 months. Head over here to start your free six-month Amazon Student trial. The program will end after four years from the time you sign up or if they can’t verify your student status any longer, whichever comes first.


7. Amazon Family

The Amazon Family program is free for Amazon Prime members and offers great deals on baby registry items and essentials and up to 20% off diapers, wipes, baby food and more. It’s so convenient to have diapers and baby items delivered right to your door regularly.


8. Amazon’s Trade-in Program

Amazon offers gift cards to customers who use Amazon’s Trade-In program to trade in certain items such as textbooks, Kindle E-readers, tablets, cell phones, books, video games and more. You won’t get cash, but you will receive an Amazon gift card to purchase a product on Amazon.


9. Use Cash Back Sites to Shop Amazon

Use cashback shopping sites such as TopCashback or Rakuten for all your Amazon purchases. Cashback sites are a way for you to save money when you shop online using the link from the cashback website. Every time you shop online Amazon using the cash back link, you’ll receive a percentage of money back from your purchase. Just sign up with TopCashback here or Rakuten here, then search for Amazon.com, then click on the link and it will take you directly to Amazon.com where you can shop as you normally would.

Here is more information about both cash back sites, which are free to use.

TopCashback has partnered with more than 4,100 online stores. When you sign up for TopCashback, you’ll receive a $10 sign up bonus which can be redeemed once you reach the $10 minimum payable cash back threshold for purchasing an item through its site. After this first payout there is no minimum pay-out threshold. You can choose to be paid through gift cards, ACH, PayPal, Amazon.com Gift Card and American Express Rewards Card.

Rakuten is also a great cash back site with more than 2,000 stores. In addition, you’ll find thousands of coupons and promo codes from Rakuten. Every quarter Rakuten mails you a check or PayPal payment with the cash back you received from shopping online through them. Sign up with Rakuten and receive $30 when you spend $30 on a qualifying purchase.


10. Use Rewards Sites to Shop Amazon

Save money by shopping online using rewards sites such as MyPoints and Swagbucks. Start an online purchase through a rewards site and you can earn points that can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards. Rewards sites also offer multiple ways to earn money or rewards by doing tasks such as searching the web, reading e-mails, filling out surveys, watching videos, playing games, shopping, printing out coupons or completing a variety of other activities.

MyPoints lets you earn rewards by shopping online and printing coupons. When you shop Amazon using MyPoints you can get up to 6 points per dollar on Amazon products. Plus, you can get a $10 bonus when you sign up with MyPoints. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for MyPoints here for free.
  2. Use the MyPoints portal next time you need to shop online Amazon. It’s connected to thousands of stores including Amazon.
  3. Spend $20 or more through MyPoints (excluding taxes and shipping & handling) in the first 30 days of membership then you will receive a $10 bonus (1,750 points) in your account.


11. Compare Prices Before You Purchase

Amazon.com has great deals on products, but it doesn’t necessarily always have the best deal. To make sure you’re getting the best price on an item, install a price-checking plugin like PriceBlink. It’s a browser add on that searches more than 4,000 merchants for lower prices so you can find the best price. PriceBlink stays hidden until you are on a shopping site. Then when you are on a purchase page for an item, it will automatically scan other sites and let you know if you can get that item for less expensive and which stores are cheaper.

And since prices for items on Amazon can go up and down, sites such as CamelCamelCamel.com will alert you when an item you want drops in price. CamelCamelCamel is a free Amazon price tracker and it offers millions of items’ pricing histories to help you determine when is the right time to buy.


These are some ways to save money on Amazon.com. What ways do you save money on Amazon?


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