Have You Tried These Ways To Save Money At Amazon?

Amazon offers the best prices on many items and has an unbeatable inventory, but did you know that there are ways to save even more? Yes, there are, ranging from signing up for rebates to asking for a price-match.

Granted, these methods will be familiar to veteran deal-hunters, but the majority of shoppers don’t know about them. The blog where we heard about them, The Greenbacks Gal, even calls them “secret.” We wouldn’t go that far, but they are pretty great.

  • Use eBates. Retailers offer different cash back options on eBates, with periodic double refund deals. Amazon will give you 3-8% back on your purchase depending on what department it’s from. To say that other retailers participate is a gross understatement.
  • CamelCamelCamel is not a website for tracking the latest prices on large desert mammals, but a price-watching tool for Amazon.com and Best Buy. (Their Newegg capabilities were cut off, but might be working again by the time you read this.)
  • Just ask for a price match. Way at the bottom of an Amazon catalog page, there’s a link that says, “Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?”

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    It’s those last few words that take you where you want to go: if you know of a lower price, let Amazon know and try to get them to match it.

  • Earn free gift cards. You’ve probably heard of Swagbucks from that one annoying friend you have who keeps trying to get everyone to sign up for it. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re going to spend aimless hours on the Internet anyway, why not earn free Amazon gift cards?
  • Find cart filler items. If you aren’t quite at the $35 threshold for Super Saver Shipping, go hunting for an item you might need that can get your total just above $35. There are a lot of sites that can provide this service for you – Filler Item Finder is just one example.

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    1. Instegone says:

      Been using CamelCamelCamel for the last 5 months best website ever, got like 40 items on my list. Always get excited when I see an email from them.

      • theoriginalcatastrophegirl says:

        i love camelcamelcamel!
        opening the email to see what price dropped this week is better than a sales flyer, because i can be sure they are sending me info i want to know
        several times in the past week as my family members put new items on their amazon wishlists, i’ve run the url through camelcamelcamel to see the history before purchasing. two things were lower over the weekend than the last few months, but some of the items i checked were as much as $10 higher on black friday than the previous 6 months.
        there’s no point in throwing money away when camelcamelcamel tells me the chances are good the prices will go back down with plenty of time to holiday shop

    2. SingleMaltGeek says:

      Whatever you do, don’t trust the Subscribe & Save program. The email said I was getting one price and the web site claimed I was getting another. I figured the web site (checked multiple times after I received the email) was more up-to-date….my mistake!

      On the plus side, I complained and didn’t let them get away with just apologizing, and they eventually agreed to credit me for the difference on the previous order and (unexpectedly) promised me the same price on future orders. (I’ll see how long that lasts…if the price they charge me is higher than what I’m promised, I’m not above refusing delivery.)

    3. fonmaj says:

      Honey (http://joinhoney.com) is another great one.