SIGN UP FOR AMAZON PRIME
Signing up for an Amazon Prime membership gives you access to deals and discounts, 2-day shipping on select items, and access to the Amazon Prime streaming service. While this membership costs $14.99 per month ($139 per year), it can easily pay for itself—depending on how much you use your membership. However, you can test it out by signing up for the 30-day free trial to access the savings opportunities. If it’s not for you, just cancel before your card is charged.
Amazon also offers discounted memberships for students, Medicaid recipients, and others who receive government assistance.
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE ON EVERYDAY PURCHASES
Amazon offers up to a 15% discount on purchases when you choose their subscribe and save option. So, instead of selecting a one-time purchase, you subscribe to a particular product that will ship to your door based on your selected delivery frequency. For example, if you buy laundry detergent or hair products every month, you can subscribe to get these products automatically shipped every month at a discount. Not only will subscribing save you a trip to the store, but it can also help you save money when shopping on Amazon.
CHECK OUT THE TOP DEALS
You can easily check out Amazon's daily “Top Deals” on their homepage. This section offers deals recommended for you based on previous purchases. You can also search deals by categories. If you’re in search of a certain item, start here first before heading to the main page.
TRY THE AMAZON FAMILY PLAN
If you’re looking for ways to save on family essentials such as diapers, the Amazon Family plan offers Prime Members deals and discounts. Save up to 20% on everything from baby registry items to wet wipes to baby food—and more.
DISCOVER DEALS AND DISCOUNTS ON AMAZON’S COUPON PAGE
You can find deals and discounts by checking out Amazon Coupons. All you have to do is clip the coupon and then the discount is applied when you check out. You can save money on everything from dietary supplements to breakfast foods to cosmetics and other beauty products.
SELECT NO-RUSH SHIPPING
When you choose no-rush shipping, Amazon gives you rewards you can use toward future purchases. If you don’t need an item in a hurry, select the no-rush shipping option so you can use your rewards on other items later on.
USE A DEAL TRACKER SITE
Using a deal tracker site like camelcamelcamel or Earny can help you track prices on Amazon. When an item drops in price, the tracker will send you an alert so you can make a purchase. Some deal tracking websites have price histories, helping you to pinpoint the right time to buy an item.
TRADE IN USED DEVICES
Amazon gives you the option to trade in used electronic devices for gift cards. Plus, if you choose to buy a new Amazon device, you can receive up to 25% off your purchase. If you have old tablets or smartphones lying around, why not trade them in for something you really want?
SHOP WITH A PRICE COMPARISON EXTENSION
Price comparison extensions, like Honey, allow you to compare prices from sellers on Amazon. By using a price comparison extension, you can make sure you’re paying the best price for the products you’re looking to buy.
TURN YOUR SPARE CHANGE INTO AMAZON GIFT CARDS
Do you have extra change around the house? If so, you can visit a Coinstar kiosk to turn your extra change into an Amazon gift card. Plus, you don’t have to pay the usual fee if your turn your coins into gift cards.
GET FREE SHIPPING
If you don’t want to spend the money on an Amazon Prime membership, you can receive free shipping if your order meets the minimum spend threshold. Usually, items are delivered five to eight days after your items are available to ship.
APPLY FOR A PRIME REWARDS CREDIT CARD
If you’re an Amazon Prime junkie, you may consider applying for the Amazon Rewards or Amazon Prime Rewards credit card. Both cards offer cash back on all Amazon purchases and other eligible restaurant, drugstore, and gas station transactions. Plus, when you sign up, you can receive an Amazon gift card.