Amazon Shopping Tricks
In recent years, online shopping has become more than just popular, it has become a necessity. According to LandingCube, Amazon ships 1.6 million packages per day! Amazon dominates the online market, drawing customers because of convenience, reliability, selection, and price. And when it comes to budgeting and cutting expenses, price matters. While Amazon is already known for good prices, there are a few additional tricks to getting the best deals on Amazon.
Trick #1: Amazon Warehouse Deals
Amazon Warehouse is a portion of the Amazon site that sells open-box and pre-owned items that are in good condition. Warehouse items undergo a rigorous quality inspection process and are sold at a discount. Shop the Amazon Warehouse.
Trick #2: Amazon Outlet
Amazon Outlet is a portion of the Amazon site that offers discounts on overstocked products, such as holiday-themed items after the holiday. Unlike the Warehouse, Amazon Outlet items are new and unopened. Shop the Amazon Outlet.
Trick #3: Price Tracking
Sites like CamelCamelCamel.com, Prisync.com, and Keepa.com are free services that track millions of products on Amazon and can send alerts for price-drops on specific items.
Trick #4: Amazon Prime Student
Amazon Prime Student is a Prime membership program created for college students. There is a lengthy list of benefits for anyone who is a college student. Firstly, a student membership costs half the price of a normal Prime membership. Secondly, Amazon has textbook services that include renting and free two-day delivery. The membership also grants access to unlimited streaming of Prime movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, exclusive deals, and special savings. Join Amazon Student.
Trick #5: Subscribe & Save
Subscribe & Save is a program that generates a discount of 10-20% for routinely-purchased items, for instance diapers and dog treats. With this program, a shopper can schedule items to be delivered at regular intervals, such as once per week or once every six months, and receive free shipping and a recurring discount. Learn more about Subscribe & Save.
Trick #6: No-Rush Shipping Credits
One of the perks of Amazon Prime is free two-day shipping. However, Prime membership also offers “no-rush shipping credits” for some items. This allows a shopper to earn credits toward future purchases or digital downloads by selecting a slower shipping speed.
Trick #7: Amazon Household
Amazon Household allows two adults to share a Prime membership. The adults must share a payment method, but can have separate Amazon accounts. Additionally, up to four teens and four children can share some select Prime benefits, such as digital content. This allows a household to share the cost of a single Prime membership. Learn more about Amazon Household.
There are countless ways to save money and find good deals online and in person. The little savings add up to make a big difference in reducing expenses, especially when budgets tighten. Coupons, promotions, subscriptions, price alerts – the options are endless, and even the little deals help to ease financial stress.
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