I love Amazon, we use our Amazon Prime and Fire TV regularly. In fact, my family has benefited in many ways through the use of their website and all it has to offer. With the holiday season upon us I thought now would be a great time to revisit some of the many things they have to offer and my favorite ways to save on Amazon!
Amazon Prime – At $99.00 a year ($8.25 a month) this service offers a lot above and beyond the free two day shipping it is so famous for. You also have access to thousands of Amazon Instant Videos and TV Shows for free, this is another part of our membership we use often. Amazon Prime also offers photo storage, free Kindle books from the Lending Library, and Prime Music!
Amazon offers a FREE 30 Day Trial of Prime for you to try and with the Holidays coming up now would be a great time to take advantage of it!
To learn more check out my post Three Benefits Of Amazon Prime Membership & One Secret Feature.
Save With Amazon Mom – Parents with little ones still in diapers will love this free Amazon membership. By signing up with Amazon Mom you will receive up to a 15% Discount on diapers, wipes and other qualifying baby essentials. Combined it with a Subscribe & Save membership to receive an additional 5% off your purchases giving you up to a 20% discount.
Subscribe And Save – If you have items you regularly purchase (like diapers) from Amazon you should consider a free Subscribe and Save membership. The more subscribe and save items you purchase each month the more you save capping at 15%.
Subscribe and Save is an auto ship program, but you have the ability to cancel at any time. To have items auto shipped to you simply choose how often you want your product sent. You can also use Amazon Coupons along with your Subscribe and Save membership for even bigger savings.
Extensions For Missed Shipping – As a Prime member one of the many benefits you receive is guaranteed two day shipping. But what happens if Amazon misses the shipping deadlines? Simply call customer service and you can get a refund on the shipping rates or a one month prime extension on your membership. As with most things there may be some limitations so you will have to check with customer service.
Huge Discounts On Open Box Items – The Amazon Warehouse is an entire section of the website that is dedicated to those items that have been opened and returned. They offer deep discounts on everything from TVs and home audio to kitchen & dining, and much more just by making the purchase through the Amazon Warehouse. These returned and refurbished items are hand-checked, graded and offer a 30 Day Return Policy.
Amazon Outlet – Shopping the Amazon Outlet is like going to your favorite outlet mall online! It’s full of closeout deals, clearance items, overstock as well as Manager’s Specials on grocery and gourmet foods. The Amazon Outlet Deals change daily and depend largely on what is available. You will want to check this frequently and buy the item when you see it since they sell out quickly. The outlet bargains are typically 30% or more off the original prices.
Pre-Order Price Guarantee – Amazon’s Pre-Order Price Guarantees you the lowest purchase price on items like DVDs, videos, books, software, CDs and video games. Should the price decrease between the day you order and 11:59 pm on the release date then Amazon will automatically refund the difference to you. It’s important to keep in mind that this price guarantee is only for items that have not been released yet and in the categories mentioned above.
Get Cash Back If The Price Drops – Did you know that if you find a lower price on Amazon within seven days of making your purchase you can contact Amazon Customer Service and ask them to refund the difference.
Price Matching – Amazon will match the lowest price on TVs and cell phones with specific online retailers. Before making your selection check out the select list of retailers Amazon will match.
Amazon Underground – Amazon releases a new free Android app every day. There is no limit to how many of the free apps you can download. However, each free app is only available for 24 hours before the price goes back up. Check out Amazon Underground for the free app available today.
Free Kindle Books – Amazon has hundreds of free Kindle books available for download every day. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. Just download the free reading app to your iPad, smart phone, or computer.
In addition to these 11 ways to save on Amazon there are several ways you can earn money with Amazon including: Amazon Mechanical Turk, becoming an Amazon seller, and earning gift cards by trading in your unwanted stuff. Look for upcoming posts on how to earn with Amazon.
What are some of your favorite ways to save on Amazon?
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