25 Ways to Save Money at Amazon.com

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It’s no secret that I love Amazon. Living in the sticks, it is often the most efficient way for me to shop. I don’t have to get in the car, waste a lot of time, and use a lot of gas to get to town. I just sit at my computer, find what I want, and click “Add to Cart.” I’m done and can get on with my day. The prices are already pretty low on most things, but over the years I’ve found ways to save even more just by being alert and knowing how the various areas of the site work. If you shop Amazon frequently, here are some ways to save even more.

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10 Responses to 25 Ways to Save Money at Amazon.com

  1. Russell says:

    Free Shipping? I’m noticing as a Prime member that I’ve been DUPED!
    Being prime in most cases shows that the shipping is added to the product price and just reflects as if was FREE PRIME SHIPPING. That’s FRAUD friend. Take two computers side by side, one that has NEVER been logged in as PRIME and the other as PRIME and see the price diffs. If I could post a photo I would. You have my email, got a lawyer?

  2. Diane says:

    I just checked this out, and it’s NOT TRUE! I checked 6 items, 4 were books, and my son’s computer showed exactly the same price for 5 of them. One came up from a different supplier & was actually MORE on his computer. He doesn’t have an Amazon account, so these were just random prices.

  3. Diane says:

    I also have Amazon Prime & I totally love Amazon! Before getting the Prime account I would gather items until I had enough for Super Saver Shipping. Now I just order whenever. I’ve totally recovered the investment in free shipping & free book rentals on my Kindle Fire.

    I like to get ratings on things & I check out prices on most anything I’m looking to buy, including shoes & bags, to see if Amazon is cheaper. It frequently is! Sometimes it ends up cheaper because of the free shipping. I love the free returns, which make it easy to try something and return if it’s not what you expected, doesn’t fit, or whatever.

    Last year I did a lot of Christmas shopping on Amazon, using the free Super Saver shipping. This year I can order as I like, using free Prime shipping.

    I use subscribe & save for my face creams~ it’s the cheapest price I’ve found & I don’t have to go out to find things that are sometimes out of stock in stores.

    I’m a member of Amazon mom, which I use for baby gifts. I love their gift registry for shipping gifts to friends. I haven’t used the gold box deals much, but I will definitely check out the Amazon Coupons.

    I don’t have an Amazon credit card, and don’t want any additional cards. But I use my Chase Rewards credit card and earn cash back on every purchase. Since I pay the card off every month, it’s like earning extra money.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  4. Great information here! If you order from Amazon frequently – and you have a Kindle to take advantage of the lending library – the Prime program is so worth it.

    I check the free kindle books page on amazon every few days or so, as well. Many times, these books go back up to full price in a day or two, but if you download them at the right time, they are totally free. Check here (on the right hand side under Top 100 Free): http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/

  5. Thanks for the info about the gold box. I had never explored that.

  6. Gailete says:

    I get even better deals with Amazon as they asked me to review items for them. As a reader that goes through books almost faster than I can go through chocolate I was very happy to get free books even if they were advanced reading copes although at times I get regular 1st edition books printed for retail sale. Along the way I have also been offered non-book items and that is where this really comes in great (I could always check out books out of the library). Two weeks ago I got a free laser color printer (MSRP $200+!) that I can use and KEEP! Also a Test Kitchen illustrated cookbook (3 ring binder like Better Homes and Gardens), an new electic pencil sharpener, stapler (easy for me to use with my arthritis), free shampoo, etc. The list could go on and on.

    Please note that you can’t volunteer for this program, but if you see a message on Amazon when you sign in, asking if you would like to participate in their Amazon Vine program, this is it, you just might want to sign up!

  7. Michael says:

    I wanted to sell my book on Amazon and I am a bit confused as to what type of barcode will be needed. Will a UPC Code suffice or will I have to get a Barcode for Amazon or an ISBN Code. I really do not have any knowledge regarding the barcoding process. Is it fine to use free barcodes that are easily available in the market? Any help will be much appreciated.

  8. Ricky says:

    @Michael – The bar-coding process for book is very easy and inexpensive. If you want to sell your book through Amazon you need to obtain the ISBN Number which you can obtain from R. R. Bowker in the US. There is a charge, which varies depending upon the number of ISBNs purchased, with prices ranging from $125.00 for a single number. After you receive the ISBN number for your book, the next step is to convert that ISBN number into an ISBN-13 Barcode. A bar code is the graphic with vertical lines that encodes numerical information for scanning purposes. An ISBN and a bar code are two different things. You have to get the ISBN Barcode Graphics designed from a professional vendor and then print it on the back cover of your book. Hope this helps you!

  9. Michael says:

    Thanks for the help Ricky…

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