Shopping on Amazon is not only convenient, but it can also help you bag some awesome deals - if you know how to find them. Here’s a look at a few tips that will help you shop smarter and get the best deals on Amazon.
1. Purchase a gift card if you haven’t met the free shipping threshold: If you’ve added a few things to your cart but haven’t met the $35-limit for free shipping, don’t add useless things to your cart just to reach the threshold. Instead, add a gift card that you can actually use. Yes! You can actually purchase gift cards for Starbucks, Netflix, etc., on Amazon!
2. Use the Amazon Prime credit card to save 5%: If you’ve spent a minimum of $2,000 over the course of a year on Amazon, you’ll earn back your membership fee worth $99 if you have the Amazon Prime credit card. Further, Prime members can sign up for the Amazon Visa Signature credit card, which offers a 5% cash back for Amazon purchases and a 1% cash back for purchases made elsewhere.
3. Reload your gift card from Amazon with $100 to get a bonus and cashback: Yes, it’s true. The first time you reload your Amazon gift card with at least $100, the e-commerce giant will add an extra $5 to your gift card balance. If you are a Prime member, you can reload your gift card using your checking account to get a 2% cashback on your total gift card balance.
4. Get your Prime packages delivered straight to the trunk of your vehicle: Did you know you could get your packages from Amazon delivered to your vehicle? Thanks to the Amazon Key program, this is something you can opt for as long as you park your car in a public place and the trunk is accessible. The perk is currently offered for free to Prime members in select cities, with select car models.
5. Use an online price tracking tool to figure out if prices have dropped: You can also use a credible online price tracking tool to send you alerts when the prices of items you are interested in purchasing drops. Doing this will help you get the best deals, as soon as they are available.
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