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Many people have a love/hate relationship with Amazon. You love it because it’s a convenient, one-stop shop. It has everything that you need (and don’t need). You hate it for the same reasons. It is very easy to make unplanned purchases on Amazon. Don’t be ashamed, you’re not alone. Amazon is one of those guilty pleasures that is hard to let go of. All hope is not lost though. There are some tips you can implement that can actually help you save money when shopping on Amazon.
Set It and Forget It
Running out of household items can be very frustrating. Going to the store when you’re already out of toilet paper, paper towels, and other items will usually result in spending more money than necessary. Sign up for Amazon’s “Subscribe and Save” program and you will see the benefits! Your household items will automatically be delivered to your doorstep and you will receive free shipping. But wait, that’s not all! You can also save up to 15% by being a part of the program.
Amazon’s “Today’s Deals” is like a sales page on steroids. There are dozens of items that you probably would’ve never noticed on your normal Amazon shop. Browse through “Deal of the Day”, “Lightning Deals”, and other short-time offers to get the best deals on items those guilty pleasures.
Sometimes you have to spend money to save money. Amazon Prime membership is $99 annually but comes with fantastic benefits. Enjoy free two-day shipping, shows, music, and more. If you’re not thrilled with the price, you can share your Amazon Prime benefits with up to 10 members. Just visit the Amazon Household page and send out those invites.
Read For Free
This is for all of my book lovers out there. Purchasing books for your Kindle device, or Kindle app, can add up. Save money by utilizing one of the Amazon Prime benefits, Prime Reading. With your Amazon Prime membership, you have access to over 1,000 books, magazines, and Audible books for free. If you’re not a prime member, maybe you can have someone add you to their household.
Ebates is an online shopping website that allows you to earn cash back from a variety of websites. Using Ebates will do more than just save you money when shopping on Amazon. Going through the Ebates will actually earn you money back on certain items. On Amazon, you could actually earn up to five percent back if you shop through the Ebates portal.