Even though Amazon already has great prices available for everyone in the world, you can still find more ways to save. First, you should always see what Amazon promo codes you can find, but after that, feel free to save a little more by implementing some of the savings tips we've compiled below.
There is more than one way to get free shipping from Amazon. Sign up for Amazon Prime to always get free two-day shipping, no minimum orders and one-day shipping for a low price. You also get free, instant streaming of movies and tv shows. The whole package costs $79 per year after a free trial period. Amazon Student is available for students with a .edu email addresses. They get the same benefits as Amazon Prime members and email alerts for special offers and promotions. Moms can sign up for Amazon Mom, which sports Amazon Prime benefits, 30% off diapers and wipes and Subscribe & Save delivery, along with emailed discounts and special offers.
There are also always certain items that are shipped for free. These will always be marked with the tag "Super Saver Shipping". You have to spend at least $25 of eligible products for any of it to qualify for free shipping, and they must be going to the same place. If your cart includes items that are not eligible for free shipping, you'll still have to pay for those items to be shipped. It is also possible to use promo codes with eligible items, but if any of your items are canceled and the total becomes less than $25, you will not receive free shipping.
Full-time U.S. employees of Amazon get health care, time off (you get more the longer you've worked there). Employees get product discounts and savings plans, too.
Before you start searching for things to buy, check out items that are already on sale. Gold Box New Deals are refreshed every day and you can click through a rotating list to view featured items and prices. For deals that only last for a very limited time, check out the Lightning Deals, which are directly to the right of the Gold Box Deal of the Day. You can save up to 50% off just by grabbing one of these special offers before someone else does.
Fridays are sale days at Amazon, so you'll want to check The Friday Sale every week. While you're looking at that, head over to the Deals & Bargains page; you can save great percentages off certain brands and categories of items.
When you register to automatically receive a new shipment of a certain product after a particular interval of time, you get a discount, free shipping and the option to cancel at any time. You don't pay for the item until it is shipped. Not all items are eligible for the Subscribe & Save program, but many of them are. The time intervals are one, two, three and six months long. The program also emails you a notification just before they prepare to ship your next order, giving you enough time to change your mind if you need to.
Browse the Outlet deals from Amazon to be sure that you're finding and purchasing items that will save you the most money. Look for general item categories in the list on the left side of the page, or use the featured items pictured in the center of the page to guide your shopping. Special event offers, such as 70% off Home and Garden, will also be listed here, often at the bottom of the category list.
Create an Amazon account and sign up for notifications so you never miss great deals, promotions and special promo codes. All you have to do is give them your email address and some basic information and you'll receive personalized recommendations and offers.