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9 Ways to Save Money Shopping at Amazon

Published: Jan 06, 2021

1. Amazon Online Coupons (and How to Find Them)

Coupon codes are an excellent way to save additional money while shopping online. Amazon offers coupons in three different formats: promo codes, clip and save, and subscribe & save coupons. These discounts are instant coupons meaning their value is automatically deducted from the order total at checkout. Below are two strategies for finding Amazon coupons.

How to Find the Best Amazon Coupon Codes

Unbeknown to many online shoppers is the coupon page section of the Amazon website. View the Amazon Coupon Page to begin clipping coupons today. A clipped coupon's value varies widely with discounts ranging from $5 off to 20% off (or more). Frugal online shoppers should bookmark this page and check it before splurging on Amazon.

Amazon website coupon codes
Amazon coupon page

Amazon Coupon Google Trick

  1. Enter the following query into Google: site:amazon.com inurl:/dp/ "when you apply this coupon" "Playstation 5".
  2. This example search was performed for "Playstation 5" coupons, however the last part of the query can be changed to find Amazon coupons for anything.
  3. Check the search engine results for Amazon products with active coupons.
  4. Sometimes Google's results will be stale and coupons will no longer be available -- try searching again at a later time.
How to find Amazon coupons codes using Google
Amazon Coupon Google Trick

2. Amazon Price Tracking

Amazon's catalog is huge with over one-hundred million products. Consequently, prices are frequently changing on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. A price history tracker allows you to view product price history and create a price drop alert. Save money shopping today with our free Amazon price tracker.

3. Amazon Prime

How Much is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime currently has over 100 million members and for good reason: Prime members receive FREE 2-Day shipping or have the option of receiving an Amazon promotional credit when selecting FREE No-Rush shipping. An Amazon Prime annual membership costs $119 or $12.99 per month. Amazon Prime Student is available to anyone with a .edu email address and includes the first six months free, after which will cost $59 for an annual membership or $6.49 per month. EBT and Medicaid cardholders are entitled to an Amazon EBT Discount allowing them to receive 50% off ($5.99 per month).

Amazon Prime Membership Benefits:

  • Prime Music - unlimited ad free streaming on over 2 million songs.
  • Amazon Household - share Prime with two adults and up to four children.
  • Prime Now - two hour grocery delivery in select cities.
  • Release Date Delivery - get video game releases the same day.
  • Prime Video - unlimited streaming of TV shows and movies.

4. Amazon Rewards Visa Card

Online shoppers not using the Amazon Rewards Card are missing out on saving an additional 3% on every purchase. Prime members are eligible to apply for the Amazon Prime Visa Card which offers them 5% cash back on every purchase. Bonus credit card rewards points are offered exclusively to Prime members allowing them to receive 20% cash back on rotating Amazon categories and products. Read more about Amazon cashback credit cards and prime rewards points.

Amazon Rewards Signature Visa Credit Card
Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card

5. Amazon Warehouse Deals

Amazon describes this section of their website as, “great deals on quality used products.” Essentially, these are products that have been previously purchased and returned to Amazon for a variety of reasons such as buyer's remorse, purchased by mistake, etc. Before a Warehouse Deal is listed for sale on Amazon, a return specialists inspects the condition to ensure it meets Amazon's high standard for quality. Amazon Warehouse condition descriptions are very accurate and products often arrive better than described.

Amazon Warehouse Product Condition:

  • New items - never removed from package but packaging itself may have visible damage.
  • Like-new items - previously owned but comes in perfect working condition.
  • Used items - previously owned with a description further detailing condition.

Amazon warehouse deals are where you can find a "diamond in the rough" with a little bit of patience. Savings of up to 20-50% off are not unheard of and product quality can sometimes be indistinguishable from new with like-new products. Browse Warehouse Deals today to save money shopping on Amazon.

6. Amazon Customer Service

As Earth’s most customer-centric company, Amazon is continually going above and beyond to keep their customers happy. In spite of a company culture intent on pleasing customers at all costs, unforeseen issues do arise with orders: a late delivery, damaged or lost package, and cancelled order are a few examples. While Amazon will take all necessary action to resolve any issues with an order, few realize the additional compensation they can receive by simply asking. Below are a few Amazon perks given to disgruntled customers:

  • Amazon courtesy credit
  • Amazon gift voucher
  • Free Amazon Prime membership

7. Amazon Renewed

Amazon Renewed products have been previously used but still function and look like they're new. All renewed products are professionally cleaned, tested, and inspected to meet Amazon's highest standard for quality. Moreover, the Amazon Renewed Guarantee allows for a full-refund or replacement within 90 days, should any unforeseen issue arise with an order. Save money on the brands you love without the risk and hassle of buying a used product from someone else with Amazon Renewed

8. Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Prime Wardrobe is Amazon’s clothing service that allows you to "try before you buy." With over one million Amazon fashion items to choose from, adults and children can shop for clothing, shoes, and accessories from top fashion brands: Adidas, UGG, Calvin Klein, Fossil, and more... Best of all, there are no charges upfront and you'll only pay for what you don't return. A free, prepaid return label makes returning an Amazon Wardrobe box quick and easy. Take the guesswork out of online clothing shopping with Prime Wardrobe.

How Does Prime Wardrobe Work?

Prime members are allowed to add up to eight clothing items per order. Upon receiving the clothing box, seven days are allotted to determine which clothing items will be kept or returned. With Prime Wardrobe, there are no charges up front and you’ll only pay for the items you keep. Oftentimes, Amazon will run promotions where you’ll receive 10% off for keeping 3-4 items and 20% for five or more items.

9. Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited is a music streaming service with access to tens-of-millions of songs that can be streamed or downloaded, making it ideal for traveling when access to WIFI is limited. With built-in Alexa artificial intelligence, voice command can be used to search for and play songs. An aesthetically pleasing user interface combined with a logical organizational structure, makes searching for songs by title, album, artist, or genre easy. Music recommendations are given based on previous songs you've listened to, serving as a convenient way to discover new tunes. Lyrics can be displayed on screen while music is being played, allowing for sing alongs or lyrical analysis. Best of all, there are no data limits, allowing for an unlimited number of song downloads and ad-free streaming.

Amazon Music Unlimited Compatible Devices

  • Computers, smartphones, and tablets
  • Fire TV Stick and Fire Tablet
  • Roku
  • Android and iOS
  • Echo Dot and Amazon Alexa

Amazon Music Unlimited Plans

As always, Prime members are given a discount, making Amazon's music streaming service $7.99 per month or $79 annually; non-Prime customers pay $9.99 per month. Individual and family plans are available, with family subscriptions allowing for streaming on up to six separate devices. Try Amazon Music Unlimited today and receive a free 30-day trial.