10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon

If you shop the world's largest online mall, you need to learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase. Added bonus: Get free two-day shipping for the holidays and free HBO for a month.

7. Unearth the deep discounts

Every day can be like Black Friday on Amazon.com if you know where to look.

  • Used items: Amazon allows third-party sellers and individuals to sell used items through its site. Some of these “used” items are actually new and sold at a deep discount. Look for items that are eligible for free shipping. And shop carefully — beware those penny books that come with $15 shipping and handling charges.
  • Deal of the Day: Every day, Amazon has a new deal. You can find it by clicking on “Today’s Deals” next to the Amazon logo at the top of the page.
  • Lightning Deals: These are also found on the Deal of the Day page. They offer a limited number of deeply discounted items for only a couple of hours.
  • Outlet Department: The Amazon Outlet can be buried on the site and may be difficult to find unless you stumble upon it. Here’s a direct link to the Outlet, where you’ll find some of the best deals on new items.

8. Warehousedeals.com

Warehousedeals.com? What’s that all about? Aren’t we talking about Amazon here?

Sure, and Warehouse Deals is the quick link to Amazon’s warehouse, where you can find all their refurbished and open-box items.

9. Amazon freebies

If you watch our Deals Section, you probably already know that Amazon regularly offers promos that include free music downloads, free apps, free e-books and free streaming video credits.

In addition, look for items that come with built-in freebies. One of the most common deals to find on Amazon is a free instant video for streaming with the purchase of select movies.

10. Get your swag on

Finally, one of the best ways to save on Amazon may be to go off of Amazon. A number of rewards and survey websites let you earn points that can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards.

Swagbucks and MyPoints are examples of sites offering Amazon gift cards. Another option is to shop through Ebates and get cash back on your purchase.

For more, check out “7 Ways to Score Free Amazon Gift Cards.”

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