Amazon is the place to go for, well, just about anything. Books, electronics, clothing, cosmetics, groceries — there’s not much you can’t buy on Amazon. Want to score even better deals on all those items? Try these tips to save more money when you shop on Amazon.
6 ways to keep up with great deals on Amazon
1. Upgrade to Prime
Amazon Prime is a subscription-based service. One of the most enticing and money-saving benefits is the free shipping on thousands of products. If you order from Amazon regularly, your Prime membership will likely pay for itself through the free shipping feature. You also get a whole bunch of additional perks as a Prime member, including unlimited access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and books. Plus, you’ll gain early access to special deals and promotions available only to Prime members.
2. Follow the brands you love
If you love a certain brand or seller on Amazon, start following them on social media. If you aren’t doing this, you’re probably missing out on savings. Brands and businesses regularly post about deals and upcoming promotions on their social media pages.
3. Explore Amazon Warehouse and Amazon Outlet
Bargain hunters, don’t forget to check out Amazon Warehouse and Amazon Outlet (both accessible from the main Amazon site). Amazon Warehouse features high-quality slightly used goods for deeply discounted prices. Amazon Outlet is where to find price cuts on overstock products.
4. Sign up for price alerts
Got your eye on a certain something and want to strike as soon as the price is right? Just set up notifications to alert you as soon as your item reaches a certain price threshold. You can’t set up price notifications directly through Amazon, but you can monitor the price of items using third-party apps such as Price Alert for Amazon.
5. Use the Amazon app
Never miss a great Amazon deal when you download the Amazon shopping app on your mobile device. You can browse daily deals and promotions from wherever you are. To make the most of it, sign up for price alerts on products you’ve been eyeing. You can also use the app for other useful tasks, like search using voice commands or to scan barcodes to find comparable products on Amazon.
6. Check out Amazon Coupons
Just click on the Coupons link on the upper portion of any Amazon page, and you’ll get to an entire section full of coupons for all kinds of different products on the site. You can also check external coupon sites like Groupon and RetailMeNot to look for more Amazon savings.
Do you have any other sweet Amazon hacks to find bargains? Let us know in the comments below!