January 7, 2013

Amazon Tips and Hints

I love shopping on Amazon for many reasons. The first is because it is so convenient and I can do it from home. If I don’t have to go out to the store that is time and gas saved. Overtime I have learned how to take advantage of the great offerings Amazon can bring and want to share them with you.

Make the Most of Amazon with these Helpful Tips and Hints

Pre-order Price Guarantee-Any item Pre-ordered from Amazon.com with the Pre-Order Price Guarantee assures you will get the lowest price. If the price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll automatically receive the lowest price. Here’s how (restrictions apply)

Free Kindle Books-Amazon always has a load of Kindle Books for for but they don’t get out the megaphone and announce it. The books change frequently and quickly so you want to snap them up every chance you can. Go HERE to check out the current selection.

Free Android Apps-Just like they have Free Kindle Books Amazon also has hundreds of Android Apps for Free. They change frequently so make sure if it is an APP you want that you get it then. Go check out the FREE APPS!

Free MP3 songs and albums- You can see the theme that Amazon gives things away for FREE. They offer Free MP3 Songs and whole albums for Free also. Go expand your music library now for FREE with MP3 Songs and Albums!

Daily Gold Box Deal-Amazon has a special item on sale every day. This sale lasts all day but quantities are limited. Make sure to check out this Daily Deal because you never know what is going to pop up.

Daily Lightning Deals-In conjunction with their Daily Gold Box Deal, Amazon hold Lightning Deals. Lightning Deals remind me of Kmart’s old Blue Light Specials. They pop up and only last for a short time. They list a schedule of the Lightning Deals on the Daily Deal page. So make sure to check and see if the topics featured interest you.

Amazon Prime-A membership program that gives your family unlimited fast shipping from Amazon. This includes free 2 day shipping. Amazon Prime does cost $79 a year but it pays for itself because with Amazon Prime you get other benefits besides shipping. Amazon Prime members can enjoy unlimited instant videos thru Amazon Instant Video. Prime members can also borrow thousands of Kindle Books for FREE. Best of all you can try it FREE for 1 month.

Amazon Mom-A FREE membership program that gives parents and caretakers up to 20% off diapers and wipes. Amazon Mom members also get 3 months of FREE Amazon Prime. Amazon Mom members also get special offers and discounts via emails from Amazon.

Amazon Student- A FREE membership program for college students.  Amazon Student members get exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.  Student Members also get 6 months FREE Amazon Prime Shipping and a special rate of $39 a year for 4 years with automatic renewal.

Super Saver Shipping- Super Saver Shipping can save you plenty of money if you use it correctly. Only items with the Super Saver Shipping logo qualify. You must also spend $25 or more in Super Saver Products. With Super Saver Shipping you will receive FREE SHIPPING. When you get to check-out you need to make sure that Super Saver Shipping is marked, group items together is marked,and all items are going to one address. Shipping is not free on ineligible items.

Subscribe and Save- This feature is available on most household items such as paper towel, toilet paper, laundry supplies, coffee pods, baby items, and more. Subscribe and Save offers a 5% savings when you subscribe to have these items sent to you on a regular basis. You can pick from 1-6 month intervals.  Don’t let this scare you from saving. Once you receive your first shipment if you do not want to continue receiving the shipments, log into your Amazon account and cancel the subscription.

Warehouse Deals- Amazon offers a large selection of items thru their Warehouse Deals. Amazon can offer these large discounts because they receive the product in, check it for quality, check to make sure it works and then serve up the savings to you. The stock frequently changes so it is a great place to check out.

Outlet-Amazon also offers deep discounts on various items in the Amazon Outlet. These items include overstock, clearance items, etc. This items can go fast because they are not likely to be restocked. Items from all departments are offered at these discounts. 

Frequent Price Changes- Amazon sales do not run like Brick and Mortar stores. Their prices can go up and down multiple times in a day at times. If you find a deal that you want, you are going to want to get it then because it may not be there when you go back. This works both ways so if you want something but it is too high, add it to your Wish List and check back to see if it drops.

 I hope these Amazon Tips and Hints will help you be a successful Amazon Shopper and Saver


Hi I’m Gwendolyn and I have been a stay at home mom since 2009. I have been with my husband, James, for 10 years and we are proud parents of Jayme (8) and Nicholas (14). We are also parents to 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 hamsters, 2 fish and a snake. My father-in-law lives with us so it is always non-stop at our house. I had the honor of becoming a step-parent when I got married and have a great relationship with my step-son. I always used coupons and shopped for bargains but was forced to step up my game when my husband was disabled in 2005. I get an incredible rush from saving money and finding great deals. My life is a constant journey and I look forward to sharing it with you all.

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