3 Strategies to Save Money On Amazon
1. Unearth the deep discounts
Every day can be like Black Friday on Amazon.com if you know where to look.
Used items: Amazon allows third-party sellers and individuals to sell used items through its site. Some of these “used” items are actually new and sold at a deep discount. Look for items that are eligible for free shipping.
Deal of the Day: Every day, Amazon has a new deal. You can find it by clicking on “Today’s Deals” next to the Amazon logo at the top of the page.
Lightning Deals: These are also found on the Deal of the Day page. They offer a limited number of deeply discounted items for only a couple of hours.
Outlet Department: The Amazon Outlet can be buried on the site and may be difficult to find unless you stumble upon it. Here’s a direct link to the Outlet, where you’ll find some of the best deals on new items.
2. Amazon Freebies
If you watch our Deals Section, you probably already know that Amazon regularly offers promos that include free music downloads, free apps, free e-books and free streaming video credits.
In addition, look for items that come with built-in freebies. One of the most common deals to find on Amazon is a free instant video for streaming with the purchase of select movies.
3. Subscribe and Save
If you want to be sure you never run out of toilet paper or laundry soap, use the Subscribe and Save feature available on many household items.
Basically, it works like this: You agree to receive regular, automatic shipments of certain products, and in exchange you get free shipping and a discount. The discount starts at 5 percent for a single item and climbs to 15 percent if you subscribe to five eligible items.
Since you can cancel at any time, some people sign up for Subscribe and Save, receive one shipment at the reduced price, and then cancel.