Additional Ways to Save Money on Amazon
We are in the aftermath of Amazon Prime! They had some super good deals and I will assume many of you are Amazon Prime members now or at least trialing it. We’ve discussed perks of Prime and ways to price match. Let’s discuss additional ways to save on Amazon.
7-Day Price Protection
Amazon will give shoppers price protection for up to 7 days after your item is delivered. To get this, simply start a chat session and tell the rep that an item has gone down in price since you purchased it and they’ll quickly refund you the price difference. To qualify, the item must have been fulfilled by Amazon and not a 3rd party seller.
You can use CamelCamelCamel.com as an easy way to automatically track Amazon prices. You enter the product whose price you want to track, and they’ll notify you via email when the price drops.
Use a Double Browser
Amazon has been known to charge Prime members more for products compared to non-members. Use two internet browsers to see if this is happening.
In one browser, let’s say Firefox, login to your Amazon account and find the item you want to purchase, but DON’T add it to your cart. Just take note of the price. Then in another browser, perhaps Chrome, check the Amazon price. BUT…before you do, be sure to clear your browser’s cookies and cache so that Amazon thinks you’re a non-Prime member. Once you’ve done that, visit the Amazon website and check the price of the item. To get the lower price, simply add the item to your cart using Chrome, then login to your Amazon account and buy as you normally would. If Amazon tries to raise the price on you after you login, you should call them at 1-(888)-280-4331 and make sure you get the lower price.
You can also try using your “incognito” window as well!
Search Results Can Hide the Best Deals
When doing a search on Amazon for a specific brand and model, don’t always trust the search results. When doing specific searches, one of the most secretive ways to save on Amazon is to always dig a little deeper and don’t buy the first item that appears. This is especially true on consumer electronics that sell for more than $100. Always browse through the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” carousel as well as the “Sponsored Products Related To This Item” carousel located on the individual product page. Many times you’ll find a cheaper version of the same exact model, either sold by a 3rd party or the actual manufacturer.
“Add-On Items” Work Around
If you’re a Prime member, you’ve probably noticed that Amazon has gotten very good at using “Add-On Items” to save on their overall shipping costs. Instead, you can add all your add-on items to your Amazon “Shopping List” and then buy only when your list reaches $25 and still get free 2-day shipping.
Trade-In Items for Amazon Gift Cards
Consider the Amazon Trade-In program as a great way to offset future Amazon purchases. The program even looks through your old Amazon orders and will tell you what specific items are worth. But, the items you trade-in do NOT have to be purchased originally through Amazon. Just enter any item and they’ll tell you if they’ll buy it and for how much. Shipping is completely free via a prepaid shipping label.
Amazon has coupons available and they’re a great way to save money. Go here to check out these coupons.
Here is a breakdown of the most popular coupon categories that they offer:
- Lawn & Garden
- Pet Supplies
- Sporting Goods
- Tools & Home Improvement
Diapers Delivered For Free at 20% Off
Do you have a baby in diapers along with a Prime membership? If so, use Amazon Family and get 20% off all diapers mailed to you via their Subscribe and Save program. Free shipping. Cancel anytime. Choose the delivery date that fits your needs.
Save More with Amazon Prime Store Card
Save 5% on Prime Day and every day at Amazon.com. Prime members who open an Amazon Prime Store Card now through Prime Day and get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly.
How to Get a Price Adjustment
As we tell you often, prices on Amazon can change on a moment’s notice. If the price goes lower, you can get a price adjustment. For many, that might seem like too much of a hassle. But in reality, spending a few minutes can save you some good money that goes back into YOUR wallet. Here are easy steps on how to get an Amazon Price adjustment.
How to get an Amazon Price Adjustment:
1. Go to the Amazon help page. Click on the “Need More Help” at the bottom, then Contact Us.
2. Make sure you are logged in to your account. Then click on the tab for “most recent purchases.” If you do not see the purchase that you are inquiring about click on the button that says, “Choose a Different Order”. Select the item and click “done”.
3. From the drop down menu, choose, “Returns and refunds” and then “Other return or refund issue”. Then in the fill in the blank type, “Partial Refund Price Change”. Then you can email or call them, or start a live chat. Explain the price change and you’re DONE! Easy enough and well worth the effort!
Items to note:
- Amazon won’t adjust on a daily or lightning deal.
- Limited to 7-days from the shipping date.