We all probably shop on Amazon, some more than others, and some of us maybe a little too much, but that’s who these hacks and tricks are for – well, anyone honestly – who wants to save a little bit when we shop.
The first one is pretty convenient, and I always seem to forget it’s there. Amazon Coupons. They have a sort of daily deal section where you can browse for coupons for things you may need, or could use a fresh stock of.
The next trick is basically just sitting there waiting for us to collect. It’s called Amazon Coins. When you buy apps for your Amazon Kindle Fire, sometimes you get coins with the purchase. For every 100 coins, you get $1 spending credit for apps. Nice, if you use your Kindle Fire.
If you have old prepaid gift cards, like the Visa cards you see at every cash register ever, with balances so small you just let it sit there (like a dollar or two, or even just 36 cents), you can use that credit towards an Amazon gift card. There’s a little process, but it’s not hard to do at all. If you have a handful of cards, you might be sitting on a few dollars or more that you can drop on Amazon.
OK with buying open-box or refurbished stuff? Amazon Warehouse is for you. I feel like I’m about to waste a ton of time browsing in there this weekend.
Price dropped after you bought something? Amazon will give you a refund of the price difference. The catch though is that the product has to be sold and shipped by Amazon for that to happen.
Here are several more nice tricks you can use to save some cash when you’re browsing Amazon.