How To Use Amazon To Save Money

Shopping On Amazon

Everyone has heard of Amazon. Some still associate the site with books only, but many have come to realize that Amazon is so much more! What you might not be aware of however, is just how much money Amazon can save you. From peanut butter to high end jewelry, Amazon has it all. Want to learn how to use Amazon to save money?

Amazon Prime

What is the one thing that makes shoppers hesitate the most when buying online? Shipping costs! Shipping can turn a good deal into a horrible deal. Amazon knows this, and they offer an incredible service called Amazon Prime. For one flat rate a year, you get 2 day shipping (some exclusions apply) on everything you purchase through Amazon. Even better? If you are a student or a parent/caregiver you can get a year of Amazon Prime for free right now!

Subscribe and Save

Another way that Amazon helps you save money is with their Subscribe and Save program. Amazon's Subscribe and Save program allows you to set up repeat deliveries of the products you need on a regular basis. Diapers, paper towels, vitamins, pet supplies, printer ink and so much more delivered right to your door, as often as you need it. Just for signing up for the Subscribe and Save program, you instantly get 15% off your purchase. You can cancel Subscribe and Save at any time or change the frequency you receive your items.

Amazon Deals

This next step requires a bit of persistence on your part. Amazon has daily deals which are called Gold Box deals. You might have noticed the small golden treasure chest on the top of Amazon's site labeled “Todays Deals”. Everyday a different product is featured. It could be discounted anywhere from 20-90% off. If this deal is really amazing, it can sell out extremely quickly (that's where your persistence comes in! Be sure to check early every day!). Alongside the gold box deal are Lightning Deals. These are deals that are only available for a few hours, and once they are gone they are gone! You can sign up to be notified by Amazon via text, rss, email or twitter so you never miss a deal.

Always be on the lookout for coupon codes to add to the excellent savings that Amazon offers. Amazon is pretty much our go to place for diapers and wipes lately. We are currently on Amazon Mom, but when our free year is up, I guarantee we'll purchase another year of Prime membership. Amazon will save you money if you take advantage of all they have to offer!


Have you found any great deals on Amazon lately? Do you have any tips or tricks to share about getting the most out of Amazon? Share in the comments!

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