Amazon sells pretty much everything imaginable. You can find everything from hygiene products, to home goods, to food. Many items are discounted and allow you to save money while getting things that you use every day.
Because there are so many different items to choose from, supply and demand virtually guarantee that you will save money. Here are some specific ways that you can save money shopping on Amazon:
Free Items on Amazon
If you know where to look, Amazon has a variety of free books and music. You can find the free books at the Kindle store and the samples are in their respective categories. Definitely download the Free Kindle Reading app to read on your mobile device. You can also check out the Amazon lending library for more books that can be read for free. This section alone can save you tons of cash over the course of one year.
We also LOVE the Amazon Video selection! They have several great series out to compete with Netflix and our family has found a few “binge-worthy” shows to enjoy together. That alone is worth the Amazon Prime cost!
Amazon Prime Discount
For $99 a year, you can become an Amazon Prime member. If you shop at Amazon often, this is a good deal. It comes with free two-day shipping, free book lending, free streaming of tv shows, and other perks. While you have to put out some money at first, but it pays for itself in a very short period of time.
If for some reason, your delivery date is not met as an Amazon Prime member, you may be eligible for a free one-month extension to your prime membership!
You can buy Amazon Prime here and get a free 30-day trial.
Very much like prime, you can save BIG with the Amazon Family discounts. New members can also sign up now and receive 3 months of benefits completely FREE! Some of the benefits include:
- 20% off diapers and wipes subscriptions.
- Exclusive discounts and deals for Amazon Family members.
- FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
- Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows.
When your free Amazon Family trial ends, you will revert to Amazon Prime but still maintain the Amazon Family benefits. If you are expecting, I would suggest creating an Amazon baby registry. You get $5 just for creating a registry! Just send the link to friends – so much easier than having to visit the store!
Start your Amazon Family Free Trial now.
Amazon Student Discount
If you are a student, you better take advantage of Amazon Student! Not only will you receive a free 6-month trial period with any .edu email address, but when that ends, you can purchase an Amazon Prime membership for 50% off!
As part of your Amazon Student membership, you will receive exclusive promo codes and discounts on items you love, need and want. You’ll also be eligible for sweepstakes, giveaways, and contests. And you can get a $5 credit for referring friends via email and social networks with no limit on the number of referrals made.
This is a must-have for all families that have a student in college! Our son can order his own items without logging into my account. He can also watch Amazon Prime shows on his phone so he doesn’t need cable in his dorm!
Start your free Amazon Student discount trial now!
Amazon Warehouse Outlet
There are always things you cannot buy used like hygiene products, but many other items are just as good new. These include items like textbooks for school, games, furniture and home decorations.
The Amazon Warehouse Outlet page was created to offer great deals on returned, warehouse-damaged, used, or refurbished products that are in good condition but do not meet Amazon.com rigorous standards as “new.” Prior to offering an item for sale on Amazon Warehouse Deals, they will verify physical and functional condition. Because there is no inventory like a traditional store, product availability is not guaranteed. Basically, if you see it and want it, grab it while it’s there!
The warehouse sales function like any other “Fulfilled by Amazon” merchant with items listed under the link on an item’s detail page. Be sure to read reviews on the seller and consider the shipping costs to ensure that it is a good deal. Most of the time you can save significant dollars if you are patient and willing to wait on the the right seller. No coupons, discount or promo codes for any Amazon Warehouse outlet item!
You can review the Amazon warehouse standards and definitions here.
Amazon Free Shipping
How to get free shipping on Amazon? Just by being an Amazon Prime member!
You do not need an Amazon free shipping code to get free shipping either. Many items on Amazon do qualify for this everyday shipping promotion.
Just put $25 worth of qualifying items in your cart and get Amazon free shipping. Just be sure that the items qualify so there is no surprise when you are checking out. Right out-of-the-box you are saving money just by ordering through Amazon. The shipping program is second to none.
Find the Amazon Deal of the Day when you login to Amazon and click on the “Today’s Deals” link first. You can often find major steals here including Gold Box deals and Lightning Deals. Some items will be offered at deep discounts for a set amount of hours, so check back frequently.
The daily deals increase even more during Amazon Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond! Typically those deals come every 10 minutes so it’s always good to keep an eye out!