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13 Ways to Save Money When Shopping on Amazon

Amanda is a mother, writer, business owner, and money-saving expert who has saved thousands of dollars over the years using simple tips.


Best Ways to Save Money on Amazon

Frequent Amazon shoppers can save hundreds of dollars each year by using a few simple saving strategies. From shopping at Amazon Warehouse to utilizing all your Amazon Prime benefits, check out the best ways to score huge savings when shopping at Amazon.

1. Use ‘Subscribe and Save’

Save as much as 15 percent on frequent purchases through the ‘Subscribe & Save’ program. Find items like pet food, beauty products, food, and more available under subscribe and save. Never again run out of essentials—and score free two-day shipping on every purchase.

2. Shop With Coupons

Amazon offers instant coupons on hundreds of products sold on their website. Access the coupon section of the website by clicking ‘Today’s Deals’ in the upper left corner and then clicking ‘Coupons.’ Clip the coupon (no scissors needed) to receive the discount.

3. Amazon Family

New parents save a ton of money on first-year essentials like formula and diapers as Amazon Family members. Earn a 20 percent discount on all leftovers on your registry on top of the 20 percent discount Amazon offers the Family members. Members also receive a baby registry welcome box, newsletters delivered to their email box, and other exclusive perks.

4. Sign up for Amazon Prime

New Prime members can sign up for a free trial and get 30-days of free service. Prime includes tons of features, including music, Kindle books, free 2-day shipping, and more. Once the trial period ends, Prime subscriptions cost as little as $12 per month. Low-income households may qualify for a discounted Prime rate.

5. Cashback Shopping

Dozens of cashback shopping websites and apps put cash back in your hands after purchasing at Amazon (and other retailers.) Sign up for your favorite cashback shopping platform to earn 1 percent or more on all of your purchases in most categories.


6. Sign up for Mturk

Amazon operates a microtasks site called Mturk. Register for free, complete simple tasks, and earn cash you can transfer to your Amazon gift card balance. Payments may also be made to your bank account.

7. Today’s Deals

Amazon has a section called “Today’s Deals.” Visit this section to find a ‘Deal of the Day,’ ‘Lightning Deals,’ and other special offers. Score terrific finds and prices with this area of the Amazon website.

8. Prime Samples

Try out your favorite products in a Prime Samples box. What’s super cool about the Prime Samples program is that Amazon gives you a credit for the purchase amount on the same or similar products in the box.

9. Open an Amazon Store Card

Every purchase made on an Amazon store card earns 5% - 15% cashback. There’s no annual fee and 0% APR. This card is one of the lowest-cost on the market today.

10. Shop With Rewards Points

Shop with points earned from other credit cards on Amazon. Hilton Honors, Citi, American Express, and Discover are some of the reward points accepted on Amazon.


11. Amazon Second Chance

The Amazon Second Chance program gives customers the chance to trade-in items they no longer need to earn credits to put toward things they do need from the Amazon website.

12. Use Amazon Rentals

Students can use Amazon Rentals for their college textbooks needs. Some textbooks cost hundreds of dollars. This program potentially saves students thousands of dollars over the course of their college experience.

13, Shop Pre-Loved Items

The items customers trade-in on the Second Chance program can be yours for a fraction of the cost of a new item. Shop Amazon Renewed, Amazon Outlet, or Amazon Warehouse to score savings on electronics, household goods, and more.

Bonus: Earn Money for Charity

Use as many ideas from the above list as possible every time you shop on Amazon for terrific deals and savings on products you want and need. Shop with Amazon Smile if you want every purchase to do good in the community. Choose a charity from the list and up to 1% of every purchase goes to the charity.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


E Randall from United States on February 21, 2021:

Thank you, I will try some of these next time I'm on Amazon.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 21, 2021:

Good tips.