Whether you need the newest edition of your favorite series of novels, a great pair of shoes for that special event coming up or a fantastic new album, you know you can get it all at Amazon.
Amazon is the internet’s one stop shop, offering you the best prices on almost anything. The prices are considerably better than most other sites because Amazon offers you the choice to buy new items, or gently used items at a considerably lower price. But how can you make sure you are getting the BEST deals possible?
1) Use Your Smart Phone
Really, what did we ever do without our smart phones?! The applications on these devices offer endless ways for us to save. Amazon has found a way to make your desire to pinch a penny work for them.
When you are out shopping, you may wonder if you can find the item you are looking for cheaper online. Having and using the Amazon mobile Price check app on your phone makes it possible for you to do some quick price comparisons there on the spot in the aisles of your favorite store. Amazon takes it one step further to get you extra savings. If you scan an items barcode in the store using your phone’s camera and then enter the price that the item is being sold at, the app will use your GPS to log the local price of that item. Amazon has rewarded up to $5.00 for this information if you then purchased the item from them online. This information provided by consumers is how they stay competitive.
2) Daily Deals
Amazon offers many deals in addition to their already discounted prices on hundreds of items. On their website, there is a tab called “Today’s Deals” where you will find extra saving to make your purchases that much more affordable.
Every day there are “lightening deals,” offering special prices and coupons for select items. Act fast because these deals only last as long as the coupons do. In addition to those great savings, every Friday there are additional discounts offered on hundreds of items.
3) Savings Programs
a) With Subscribe and Save, you sign up and enter in the names of things you frequently buy from Amazon, like toilet paper. Once you have your list compiled, you will save an extra 15% when purchasing those items on your list.
b) If you pay attention and purchase items that are part of the Super Savers program, you will be rewarded free shipping for orders over $25.00.
c) Amazon Mom is a free membership program created especially for parents and caretakers of small children. Amazon Mom members receive benefits such as three months of FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, 20% off diapers and wipes which are auto-delivered to your doorstep with Subscribe & Save and other promotions geared toward parents.
There are numerous ways to save a little extra at Amazon. With a little research, attention to detail and investigation of the site’s daily deals, it should be easy to reduce the site’s already super competitive prices. Don’t forget to check the price of buying used. It’s a great way to recycle and get the prices in the range that you want them.