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90% Off Amazon Deals

By October 19, 2007

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Bet that headline got your attention; it certainly got mine. This morning I stumbled across an exciting new website (well new to me, anyway) called grocerycouponguide.com, and more exciting still, an article entitled, "90% Off Amazon Groceries." So, I clicked on it, and . . . JACKPOT!!!

The article provides links to all of the 90 percent off deals in the groceries, gourmet food, beauty, health and pets sections at Amazon. (Insert choir of singing angels).

So, stop what you're doing; and go check it out. Just be sure to stay away from any deals that your friendly Frugal Living Guide might be interested in--kidding, sort of.

Bonus tip: Sweeten the deal even further by taking advantage of Amazon's Super Saver shipping offer (free shipping for qualifying orders over $25).

Note: Several of the current offers are for bulk-sized packages, but are not listed as such. Refer to the shipping weight to determine how much you'll be getting for the price--or contact Amazon for more details.

Comments
October 20, 2007 at 12:42 pm
(1) kentuckyliz says:

I clicked through all the 90% off deals, and it’s really odd products I wouldn’t buy anyway, and on some normal things, the undiscounted price is so far overstated that the 90% off price is what is the normal price at the local store! Some jackpot.

October 20, 2007 at 8:48 pm
(2) Janice By says:

The stated % discount is huge but I’m confused about quantity for the price. For example, catnip fish for $1.75 is shown as 70% off. I left a message there: $1.75 for how many of these fish toys? (I can buy one for about that price at Target or Petsmart.)

October 21, 2007 at 10:59 am
(3) jayz says:

you might want to check out the deals at http://www.fatwallet.com .. just go to the forums, then hot deals forums. it’s a good place to get electronics for one, but all the really good deals get swooped on by tens of thousands of vultures. still a good site i’ve been using for years

October 24, 2007 at 6:13 am
(4) Pam says:

This doesn’t seem to be any sort of deal. A 16 ounce jar of Planter’s peanunts with a list price of $66 reduced by 90% is no bargain. I didn’t see any bargains at this link.

October 24, 2007 at 8:19 am
(5) Dastowers says:

$65.00 for one Lestoil?! Please rescind this email.

October 24, 2007 at 8:21 am
(6) Cindy M says:

The older I get the more I come to the conclusion that the best way to save bucks is to quit aggressively looking for deals, ha-ha. And to not need to buy so much or clip coupons anymore. I’ve saved a ton of money in the past few years by not having to look at advertisements (no more local ads or newspapers, no magazine subscriptions). If you can kill some of the mad desire to find a deal, you can save a bundle. I guess age does helps in this regard also. The time I used to spend running to the store trying to find a deal I now spend educating myself for free on the internet (college courses, for instance). When I have to hit the grocery, I buy house brands for the most part. Freebies or samples are fine but again, I just will not aggressively pursue this either, since the goal is to stop that mad desire to find a deal.

October 24, 2007 at 8:21 am
(7) Renee says:

While I haven’t gotten through all the items yet, I had to check out stuff posted in the comments first. THe 16 oz jar of peanuts is not list price of $66 at 90% off, it is a CASE weighing 25.6 pounds. I’d guess that as 24 jars for the price which is an awesome deal. As stated in the article, these are bulk items, so check the shipping weight vs the product weight to determine the deal.

October 24, 2007 at 8:44 am
(8) Kris says:

Most of the items shown are things that I would never buy. The ones that I would buy like the Planters peanuts are not a bargain. They are much cheaper at the store. This site was a big waste of my time!

October 24, 2007 at 9:02 am
(9) Gail says:

I would think the prices are for volume discount, however, many of the items do not list the volume. Its like buying blind. Not enough information on these sale pages to make an educated purchase.

October 24, 2007 at 10:38 am
(10) Frugal Living Guide says:

As I mentioned in the blog post, many of these items are for bulk-sized packages, but are not listed as such. So, for about $4 you’re getting 25 lbs of Planter’s peanuts, not one 16 oz can. I suspect that it is these poor descriptions, which led to the aggressive discounts on many of these items. Just check the shipping weight if you have any question about what you’ll be getting or contact Amazon to ask. At any rate, these offers get updated frequently, so if you don’t see anything that interests you today (or are turned off by the poor descriptions on the current offers), check back another day. You may just find a bargain.

October 24, 2007 at 11:21 am
(11) LMR says:

Lamthong Mangosteen In Syrup, 20-Ounce Can (Pack of 6) for only $14.04? Wow! What a bargain! What the heck is it?

Well, I have to say that I don’t think of Amazon when I think of buying groceries, so this was something new for me. Lots of condoms for sell under the Health link!

October 24, 2007 at 1:10 pm
(12) Susan M. says:

I was very pleased w the grocery selection at Amazon, especially when they use UPS and free shipping for the items I need at the time. Plus, I am vegetarian and they have the hard to find items. HERE IS THE PROBLEM. I live in the US Virgin Islands and they only ship books, CDs and toys here!

October 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm
(13) Meg B says:

Please! This is too stupid to be believed. I wouldn’t be surprised if half this stuff is on a recall list somewhere and I sure wouldn’t feed this junk to any human or pet. More than that, I can call anything 90% off if I first list it at some ridiculous price that no sane person would pay. If you can’t see through this, I’m afraid I’ll have to discontinue reading your advice.

October 24, 2007 at 3:25 pm
(14) Val says:

One of the commenters who bought the snack pack of Nutter Butters (I think) said that she expected it would be a bulk package because it was listed as 5.5 lbs, but instead really just was one 4 oz. can of nutter butters. While she only paid $1.46 or so, it’s very misleading and I wouldn’t trust any of the shipping weights listed to “assume” it will be a bulk purchase.

October 24, 2007 at 3:27 pm
(15) Val says:

Here is the comment so you don’t have to look it up yourselves…
“DO NOT BUY THIS. the site suggests that you will get a 5 1/2 pound package fo these, but you get ONE pack. It is reiduculously overpriced for one 4 oz. pack of bites. You could easily buy 10 times as much food for the same price. I opened the suspiciously small package to find one pack with a lot of paper cushioning. The package isn’t even 5 pounds. Don’t get conned. “

October 24, 2007 at 3:28 pm
(16) Kelly says:

Sure seem to be a lot of condoms at 90% off. I am not too sure this seems like a bargain to me. Might be a much higher price to pay if they are defective or otherwise damaged goods.

October 24, 2007 at 3:49 pm
(17) jen says:

I would be VERY cautious who I ordered from on Amazon. A lot of these products are sold through companies who have less than stellar ratings. The Planters peanuts that you mentioned are a great deal until you add shipping of more than $32. Netgrocer charges a flat rate plus per pound. Most of their poor ratings are due to their shipping costs. I find most of my grocery deals by watching my local store paper ads.

October 31, 2007 at 2:42 pm
(18) Amazon Deals says:
February 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm
(19) Amazon Deals says:

Amazon Deals by Percent Off: Up to 99% Off

May 25, 2008 at 4:40 am
(20) Forexman says:

Hi. This is really interesting post. Thank You! I have just subscribed to Your rss!

Best regards

January 11, 2009 at 12:06 am
(21) CouponTrunk says:

Here’s a much more comprehensive and pretty version that lists even more categories.
Check out these Amazon Percentage Discounts for an easy to use matrix.

July 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm
(22) o says:

Bad.

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