Amazon.com is the largest e-tailer in the world. We love to shop Amazon. In fact, even if we are planning to buy elsewhere, consumers most often will go to Amazon first to compare prices or read product reviews.
But when you make a purchase from Amazon, how can you know you are getting the best deal?
I’ve got 5 secret ways to save on your next Amazon.com purchase:
1. Shop Through Ebates
So, maybe you already know about Ebates. Ebates is the shopping site that not only has the most up-to-date coupon codes, but also pays you a percentage back on your purchases when you shop through their site. Shop through Ebates for your next Amazon.com purchase, and make between 3% and 8% cash back on your purchase depending on what you buy! PLUS, you may be eligible to Sign Up Now And Get A Free $10 Gift Card! I opted to get the Target $10 Gift Card.
2. Use Camel, Camel, Camel Amazon Price Tracking Tool
Prices on Amazon vary. In fact, the price on the same product can vary from the beginning of the day to the end! I have yet to figure out the who/what/why/when of the price drops. But, I no longer care! I use camel, camel, camel, to track prices for products I want to purchase on Amazon.
Use the price history to see what the lowest price is you want to pay. Then sign up for an email alert or tweet to let you know when the price has dropped to your target price. By using camel, camel, camel, you’ll be paying the best price for your products!
3. Ask Amazon to Drop the Price
Amazon likes to compete when it comes to pricing. If you find a lower price anywhere, you can use the “tell us about a lower price” feature.
Find the product you want to purchase. Then do the cost comparison at other sites. If you find a lower price, scroll down the Amazon page until you find the “Product Details.” At the bottom, you will see the “lower price” feature:
Telling Amazon about a lower price doesn’t guarantee they will drop the price. But if you set up an alert in camel, camel, camel, you can get an email if they do!
4. Score FREE Amazon Gift Cards
Join Swagbucks.com and you can start earning Amazon.com gift cards. It only takes 450 points to get a free $5 Amazon gift card. You can earn points by surfing the web, shopping online, or watching videos. It is easy and it actually works! Use those gift cards to make your Amazon.com purchases. Who knows? You might even get to shop for FREE!
I use Swagbucks and I’ve got a method to Earn Free Amazon Gift Cards in a Minimum Amount of Time that can help you earn those free gift cards.
5. Get to 5 Subscribe and Save Items for a 15% Discount
If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you can put together a Subscribe & Save order. Add 5 items to your order, and you save an additional 15%. What if you only need 1 or 2 things? You can use my list of Subscribe and Save Items Under $5 to find items you can use and will want to help you get to the free shipping rate.
This list is also helpful if you just need to get to the $49 threshold for free shipping. Instead of selecting Subscribe & Save, just select Order One Time.
BONUS: I’ve been earning free MP3 and eBook credits using the savings strategies I share on Tricks to Try to Save More at Amazon.
For even more Amazon.com saving strategies, you’ll want to read How to Use Coupons on Amazon. And if you are a Kindle owner, check out the 6 Best Sources for Free Kindle Downloads.
Have a secret way to save? Share it in the comments!