Tips and Tricks for Saving Money on Amazon

Amazon is the place to visit for all your shopping essentials. From books and clothing to cleaning supplies and mobile phones, the retailer offers a hassle-free way to purchase all the items you require from the comfort of your own home. While the routinely discounted prices may have already caught your attention, there are many other ways to save money through the site.

Strike Lucky With a Lightning Deal

Got time to stalk a must-have item? Check out Amazonโ€™s Lightning Deals, which are time-limited promotions on limited stock items. Find Lightning Deals on the “Today’s Deals” page located above the search bar on all Amazon pages or subscribe to the Lightning Deals Newsletter to find out about all the best offers before anyone else.

Make Money by Advertising Amazon Products

Looking to make money without lifting a finger? If you own a blog or content site, you can join Amazonโ€™s Affiliate Program and earn up to 10% in advertising fees when your visitors click on the links and make Qualifying Purchases. You can choose to receive your rewards as a direct deposit into your bank account or through an Amazon Gift Certificate.

Benefit From Free Super Saver Delivery

Hate paying out for postage and packaging? All items on Amazon are eligible for free Super Saver Delivery, except gift certificates and goods purchased through third-party sellers that arenโ€™t marked with โ€œFulfilled by Amazonโ€. To benefit from free Super Saver Delivery, select this option as your delivery method when you take your goods through the checkout.

Buy Pre-Loved and Grab Great Deals

Searching for an item on Amazon but arenโ€™t too taken with the price? Check out the โ€œUsedโ€ section to see if you can buy it cheaper second-hand. Amazon grants private sellers the freedom to post their pre-loved items for sale alongside brand new items. Just look for the link that says “Used and New for Sale” and click on it to view the offers available.

Take Advantage of 1-Day Delivery

Regularly shop on Amazon? Check out Amazon Prime. Itโ€™s free for the first month, after which time itโ€™s just ยฃ49 a year. It offers you the chance to take advantage of unlimited free 1-day delivery on millions of items and borrow over 300,000 popular Kindle Books free of charge, with no due dates.

Visit the Outlet Store

Want to bag the latest designer fashion at low prices? Visit the Outlet Store, which stocks over 10,000 hugely discounted products from brands such as French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, Kurt Geiger and Versace.

Register for Subscribe and Save

Do you purchase the same items on Amazon time and time again? Sign up for Subscribe & Save to receive reoccurring deliveries and save 10% on products you use regularly. Youโ€™ll also benefit from added peace of mind knowing that youโ€™ll never run out of essential items when you need them the most.

Amazon Might not Always be Cheapest

Always check eBay or similar sites to see if they are cheaper before purchasing from Amazon.

Earn Amazon Vouchers from Completing Surveys

Some paid survey websites will reward you in Amazon vouchers for completing surveys. Check out our Paid Surveys category for a list of sites (note: if you specifically want Amazon vouchers its best to check if any of these offer Amazon vouchers, as the list is constantly changing!)

Hidden Discount Pages

Check out these handy links below to some not so easy pages to find on big discounted products.
Books (60%+ off)
Camera & Photo (75%+ off)
Digital Cameras (60%+ off)
DIY & Tools (70%+ off)
Handbags (75%+ off)
Home Cinema, TV & Video (70%+ off)
Kitchen & Home (65%+ off)
PC & Video Games (75%+ off)
Shoes & Accessories (70%+ off)
Sports & Outdoors (80%+ off)
Toys & Games (60%+ off)
Clothing (70%+ off)