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How to Save Money on Amazon

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There are a lot of good deals to be had on Amazon.com, but first you have to find them. Here's where to look if you want to save BIG:

Snatch Up Warehouse Deals

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Shop Amazon's Warehouse Deals, for deep discounts on near-date, open-box, refurbished and slightly damaged merchandise. For even bigger savings, look for items that qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping.

Shop the Outlet Store

 Pick up merchandise at closeout prices by shopping Amazon’s outlet store. You'll save at least 25%; and, in many cases, more than 70%.

Search for Clearance Bargains

Looking for a real steal? Then, check out Brand-Name-Coupons.com. This site allows you to search for deals in all Amazon departments by the percentage off—anywhere from 10-90% off.

Check the Deals and Bargains Section

The Deals and Bargains page is your one-stop spot for all of the latest information on sales, markdowns and special promotions. Be sure to check it regularly.

Where to Find It: Click on the "Today's Deals" link at the top of any Amazon page, and select "Deals and Bargains" from the menu.

Let Someone Else Track the Deals for You

Looking for an easy way to stay on top of the latest deals? Then, let someone else do the work for you. Several websites dedicated to bargain hunting track and post the best Amazon deals throughout the day. A few to try:

Sign Up for E-mail Notifications

Want to be the first to know about deals? Then, sign up for one or more of Amazon's e-mail alerts. Newsletters to choose from:

Join Amazon Prime

 Pay $79 a year for an Amazon Prime membership, and you'll get:

  • free two-day shipping on most items
  • access to thousands of free TV shows and movies in the Amazon Instant Video library
  • one free Kindle book each month from both the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, and the Kindle First program

Activate Digital Coupons

 Check the coupons page before you place an order to see if there are any coupons that you can activate. These include coupons for groceries and household essentials, as well as coupons for housewares, electronics and more.

Grab the Daily Digital Deals

 Amazon offers several freebies each day, and we aren't talking about junky stuff. Visit the Digital Deals page to view the current offers, which could include free apps, eBooks, song downloads and more. This page is also shows all the current discounts on movies, eBooks and more.

Sign Up for Subscribe and Save

Are there items that you buy from Amazon on a regular basis – shampoo or toilet paper perhaps? Then, schedule reoccurring deliveries through the Subscribe and Save program and you'll receive an extra 15% off the purchase price, plus free shipping.
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