01Snatch Up Warehouse Deals
Shop Deals for deep discounts on near-date, open-box, refurbished, and slightly damaged merchandise. For even bigger savings, look for items that qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping.
02Shop the Outlet Store
Pick up merchandise at closeout prices by shopping . You'll save at least 25 percent, and in many cases, more than 70 percent.
03Search for Clearance Bargains
Looking for a real steal? Then check out . This site allows you to search for deals in all Amazon departments by the percentage off—anywhere from 10 percent to 90 percent off.
04Check the Deals and Bargains Section
The is your one-stop spot for all of the latest information on sales, markdowns, and special promotions. Be sure to check it regularly.
Find it by clicking on the "Today's Deals" link at the top of any Amazon page, and select "Deals and Bargains" from the menu.
05Let Someone Else Track the Deals for You
Looking for an easy way to stay on top of the latest deals? Then, let someone else do the work for you. Several websites dedicated to bargain hunting track and post the best Amazon deals throughout the day. A few to try:
- (includes coupon codes)
06Sign Up for E-mail Notifications
Want to be the first to know about deals? Then, sign up for one or more of Amazon's e-mail alerts. Newsletters to choose from:
07Join Amazon Prime
Pay $99 a year for an , and you'll get:
- Free two-day shipping on most items
- Access to thousands of free TV shows and movies in the Amazon Instant Video library
- One free Kindle book each month from both the , and the program
- Unlimited photo storage
- Unlimited access to millions of songs and albums
08Activate Digital Coupons
Check the before you place an order to see if there are any coupons that you can activate. These include coupons for groceries and household essentials, as well as coupons for housewares, electronics and more.
09Grab the Daily Digital Deals
Amazon offers several freebies each day, and we aren't talking about junky stuff. Visit the to view the current offers, which could include free apps, eBooks, song downloads and more. This page also shows all the current discounts on movies, eBooks and more.
10Sign Up for Subscribe and Save
Are there items that you buy from Amazon on a regular basis – shampoo or toilet paper perhaps? Then, schedule reoccurring deliveries through the and you'll receive an extra 15 percent off the purchase price, plus free shipping.
Find an item that you want on Amazon, but not thrilled with the price? Then, check to see if you can buy it used. Amazon allows private sellers to post their used items up for sale alongside the new items. Just look for the link that says "# used and new for sale" and click on it to see what's available.
12Take Advantage of Super Saver Shipping
Buy $35 in qualifying items (those marked as "eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping") and enjoy free shipping on those items.
If you find yourself a bit short of the $35 needed to qualify for free shipping, you can use the run by filleritem.com to search out an item that will bring you to the $35 threshold.
13Check the Gold Box Deal of the Day
Amazon offers an extra discount on one item each day, the , and that discount can be quite substantial – sometimes as much as 75% off. Get in the habit of checking the deal each day, and you may just find a bargain on something that you need.
Click on the "Today's Deals" link at the top of any Amazon page, and select "Gold Box" from the menu. The Gold Box Deal appears at the top left corner of the page.
14Look for a Lightning Deal
Be lightning quick, and you'll be rewarded. Amazon's Lightning Deals promotion offers extra coupon savings on a single featured item – but only for four hours or until all of the coupons are used.
Click on the "Today's Deals" link at the top of any Amazon page, and select "Gold Box" from the menu. The "Top Lightning Deal" appears in the right corner of the page, and the rest of the Lightning Deals run below it.
15Get Free Gift Cards
There are lots of ways to earn free Amazon gift cards – , answering surveys, the list goes on and on. Make sure you're taking advantage of all the opportunities that apply to you:
You can also try and get .
How to Save Money on Amazon
There are a lot of good deals to be had on , but first, you have to find them. Here's where to look if you want to save big.