If you are like me you are a huge fan of Amazon! I am a Prime member and I can’t tell you how much I love that Free 2-Day shipping, it has saved me tons of money over the years. But, did you know there are other awesome Amazon hacks to save you, even more, money with your purchases!? I am going to share these hacks with you, to help maximize your savings with each purchase you make!
Amazon is a very convenient place to shop because they have pretty much everything you will need. If you shop often and are not a Prime member, I suggest taking the plunge! Some of the hacks and tips listed below, are for Prime members only, but there are some that any customer who uses Amazon can use to save extra money!
Maximize Your Savings With These Amazon Shopping Tricks
Refund If Price Drops
Use Paribus.co and sign up for Free today. Then each time you place an order through Amazon, it will keep track. If they find a price drop, you will get an email from them letting you know, and you can submit a claim for a refund. or a refund on your behalf. Amazon only offers refunds for those items that are sold and shipped by Amazon, not third-party suppliers.
Cash Back Sites
Ebates and BeFrugal both offer cash back on Amazon purchases when they fit in certain categories. Some of the categories are shoes, furniture, handbags, etc. You can get a percentage back on your purchase when it qualifies. It is worth signing up at one or both sites, to maximize your savings!
Wait to Place Order
Add items you are interested into your cart, and let them sit for a few days. Make sure you are signed into your Amazon account when you do this so it knows you. Then after a few days, you will get a reminder email from Amazon stating you have items left in your cart. Sometimes, not always, you will get a price reduction, to entice you to buy! So, if you have a little bit of time to waste, and don’t need the items right away, let them sit and see if you get a price drop!
Just like other stores, you can use Amazon coupons to clip virtually to save you some money! Just search for the brand or product you are wanting to buy to see if they have a coupon for it. Sometimes you will see the coupon under the price of the item when you are searching around, but if you don’t see it, go the coupon page to search.
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Free Prime for College Students
If you have an .edu email address you can get a Free Prime 6 month membership, that is just for college students!
Avoid Potential Taxes
This works sometimes, depending on where you live. Look at third-party sellers, for items you want to buy, and depending on where they are located could save you a little money on tax. You won’t get the free two-day shipping since they are not fulfilled and shipped at Amazon, but it can save you a little cash on taxes. Just research to ensure you are actually saving going this route.
Amazon Store Card
By signing up for the Amazon Store Card, you will get a permanent rebate of 5% off anything you buy!
Add Second Adult to Prime Account
You and your partner can use Prime, without paying for two accounts. Just add them on the list, and they just have to have the same address as you. Once approved they will get the same benefits. You both will have access to all the credit cards on the account, so take note of that.
Special Email Discounts
On occasion, Prime members will get emails with special exclusive discounts for members. At one time Prime members got an extra 50% off Amazon Echo, the Fire TV stick and more.
1 Month Free When 2 Day Shipping Fails
If Amazon fails and your items you ordered don’t arrive in two days, contact customer service. They generally offer a refund or even 1 free month of Prime membership!
Make sure to look at the Amazon Warehouse page, to find any extra savings. You can find items that are 50% off or more, that might be used or refurbished, and they are all tested by Amazon to ensure they function properly.
The Amazon Outlet sells pre-owned items for up to 80% off, great place to find awesome deals. They also sell out of season items, overstock and more.
If you are not in a rush, choose the no-rush shipping option. They will offer you a $1 credit towards an Instant Video, by selecting this, which is a nice perk!
Price Drop Notification
CamelCamelCamel is a great tool to be signed up with. Get alerts when an item you are interested in has a price drop!