Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here—but before you shop the retailer's amazing deals, check out these lesser known Amazon shopping tips to save even more money.
You Can Earn Cash Back.
You already know you can save big on Amazon Prime Day 2018, but with these Amazon shopping hacks you can save even more. When you shop through RetailMeNot, you get $10 cash back on orders of $100 (or more) on Amazon. Another excellent way to save every day, not just Prime Day? Download the Honey app, which automatically searches and applies discount codes at check out and gives you points every time you shop online (once you accrue a certain number of points you can cash them in for a gift card).
You Can Also Trade In Unwanted Items for Cash.
Amazon accepts a long list of electronics (tablets, phones, cameras, video games, and more), as well as books and textbooks in exchange for a gift card. Items must be in acceptable condition and shipping is included.
You Can Score a Great Deal on Open-Box Products.
Like floor models in a traditional store, Amazon Warehouse offers TVs and other electronics, as well as home goods that have been opened, damaged, used, or refurbished, at deep discounts. Items are listed by quality (very good, acceptable, or like new) and are backed by Amazon’s return policy to ensure buyers know what they’re getting.
They Price Match TVs.
Within 30 days of purchasing a television, the retailer will match a lower price advertised on Amazon or at another qualifying retailer. The refund, which takes any differences in shipping or promotions into account, will be given in the form of an Amazon.com gift card.
Students Can Save In Other Ways, Too.
As a student, you’re eligible for a six-month free trial of Amazon Prime, and yes, it does include two-day free shipping. Once the six months are up, you can get Prime for $49 (50 percent off the standard membership price) for up to four years. Students are also eligible for exclusive deals and discounts.
You Can Set Up (and Save on) Recurring Deliveries.
Save up to 15 percent by “subscribing” to thousands of items—toilet paper, coffee pods, laundry detergent, and more. Simply select the quantity, the delivery frequency, and start date.
You Can Share Your Prime Benefits.
Shopping for Gifts Is Easier.
Readers Have an Entire Library at Their Fingertips.
You Can Shop With Points.
Have a credit card that accumulates rewards points? You can use those points to pay for goods on Amazon. Simply use that card and indicate how many points you want to apply towards your purchase during checkout.
Amazon Makes Good on Missed Delivery Dates.
You Can Rent Textbooks.
Save up to 80 percent on study materials when you borrow instead of buy. All textbooks arrive in acceptable condition, with minimal writing and highlighting.