To call Amazon an online shopping juggernaut would be underselling it. Amazon has massive market dominance in the world of online shopping. In 2020, they made a huge $1 billion per day.
Despite this massive revenue, Amazon doesn’t charge a big markup on its products. You can find cheap Amazon deals all year round, not just on Prime Day. Yet how can you keep your eye on the best deals on Amazon and get the best discounts?
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at how you can track and discover discounts on Amazon, as well as a few ways to save cash through other programs and methods. Put all these tips into practice and you could save hundreds or thousands of dollars per year!
Are you ready to start saving more money on your online shopping? Then read on!
Always check Amazon’s Best-Selling Products
Amazon keeps track of how all of its products are doing, and this can be a great way to discover hidden Amazon discounts. After all, if something is selling very well, it’s likely selling for less than you could get it in stores, as there’d be no incentive for people to buy it otherwise.
On the best-sellers screen, you can check out what’s hot in a big range of different categories, so if you’re after great gaming deals, cooking utensils on the cheap, or some new clothes, you can take a look at what people are buying.
The page also shows what’s increasing and dropping in popularity. This means that if there’s a limited stock of the latest deal, you can grab it before word-of-mouth spreads!
Check Out Amazon Warehouse
If you’re looking for something specific and don’t mind buying a returned item, you should check out Amazon Warehouse. This little-known area of Amazon’s site is where they list returned, refunded, and refurbished items. Many of the items are as good as new but some will have scratches, dings, or other issues.
Amazon grades every item on Amazon Warehouse, so you always know the condition of the item before you receive it. Amazon Warehouse items are also all eligible for two-day shipping through Prime, so if you’re not set on buying a brand new item, consider using it!
Consider Joining Prime
Yes, we know that we said we were going to save you money, and now we’re telling you to consider spending $99 per year on Prime. Before you whip out the burning torches and chase us up the hill to Jeff Bezos’ castle, let us explain.
That $99 per year gets you to access to a lot of extra features that can make your Amazon experience a lot better. You get two-day delivery, sure, but you also get access to some Prime-exclusive sales.
The discounts that you get access to rotate pretty fast too, so you’re bound to end up using your Prime-exclusive discounts.
Check Amazon’s Deals Page
Speaking of deals, Amazon has a deas page where you can check out everything that’s on sale. You can sort by category and can also see lightning deals, which only last for a few hours.
If you’re a student and want to take advantage of Amazon discounts without breaking the bank, you should consider joining Prime as a student. The first six months are free, and after the first six months, it’s only $49 to continue using Prime.
Ordering textbooks, stationery, and other important student supplies are far easier on Amazon, and you can take advantage of those Prime-exclusive discounts that we mentioned earlier, too.
Know When Prime Day Is Happening
We’re all used to Black Friday and know when it’s coming up, but on Amazon, there’s another important sales day that you should put in your diary: Prime Day. Prime Day is a two-day (confusing, we know) sales spectacular when Amazon puts on a huge range of sales, on pretty much everything under the sun.
If you’re interested in a Kindle or other Amazon equipment, you’d be better off waiting until Prime Day, too, as Amazon’s first-party electronics tend to get some of the heaviest discounts of all.
Consider Using Subscribe and Save
Discounts on Amazon don’t have to be big, flashy sales. Sometimes they’re ways to save a couple of bucks on something that we use all the time. This is where Subscribe and Save come in.
This feature enabled on certain products that people order regularly, lets you set up a subscription to the product. For instance, you could subscribe to receive coffee or beard oil once per month.
You can save cents or whole dollars per order, and get it delivered as often as you would like. If you want the product to be sent to you once a week or just a few times per year, you can do that.
Use Amazon Coupons
Did you know that Amazon runs its own coupon program? If you’re after discounts on something specific, check out the Amazon coupons hub and see whether there are any available for the product.
It’s easy to get the coupons. All you need to do is click “clip coupon” and you’ll be able to use the discount.
Use These Tips and Get the Best Amazon Deals
Amazon is such a big retailer that it can feel very difficult to find discounts. Yet if you use the tips that we’ve given you, you’ll be able to find the best Amazon deals and save some serious cash.
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