Thought we would shake things up a little bit and offer you a video of more ways that you can save money when you are shopping at Amazon.
To highlight a few that are covered in the video:
If you are a regular shopper at Amazon, you may want to sign-up for the Amazon Prime yearly membership. This is $99/yearly, but with free 2-day shipping, access to online videos and more, it may be worth your money.
Try Subscribe and Save
If time is on your side and you don't need your item tomorrow, you may want to give their “Subscribe and Save” service a try on your regular purchases. I do this with refrigerator water filters and save about 5%. If you add 5 or more items (in the same month) on to the Subscribe and Save program, they'll give you an extra 15% off. Also, for a limited time (July 4th) get $10 credit with code “TRYSNS10” on your new Subscribe and Save order.
Use Promo Codes
Many folks don't realize this – but Amazon does take promo codes during check-out. Often I'll do a search at some of the popular coupon sites, like RetailMeNot or Rather-be-Shopping (our friend Kyle there will help you out!) for extra savings.
Got a Discover Card?
If you have a Discover card, Amazon allows you to use all of your Cashback Rewards during check-out. During my video demonstration, I had about $13 in Cashback and used that for my purchase.
Or, an Amazon Card?
If you have an Amazon credit card, you can get 3% on all purchases that you make with it at Amazon. A nice extra savings. And, if you are okay with credit, you can sign-up for the card before checking out and get about $40 (right now) credited to your account.
No-Rush Shipping Credit
Again, if you're not in any hurry to receive that item of yours and you're an Amazon Prime member, you can elect to get a credit to your account for digital items (ebooks, music, movies, etc).
And, Give Back!
Lastly, I want to make you aware of a neat feature that Amazon has recently instituted that allows you to pick a charity and then allow them to benefit from your shopping, called Amazon Smile. While it's not going to save you any money, you will feel good about helping out your favorite charity.
Please let us know if you have other ways that you are saving money through Amazon!