Jun 5, 201202:00 AMThrifty Mom
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While I prefer to shop locally, I live in a rural area and don’t have a lot of options. Sometimes it’s just simpler for me to purchase something online and have it delivered to my door than to drive 25 minutes each way to get it. Here are some ways I save money when it comes to using Amazon.com:
Put it in the cart. One of my favorite things about Amazon is you can put an item in your cart and leave it there indefinitely. What’s the point? Each time you sign in and check your cart, Amazon will give you a notice if the price has increased or decreased since you last checked. This allows me to wait until the perfect time to buy that special item or gift I want, at the best price.
Subscribe and Save. Another feature that’s helpful for those on a budget is the “subscribe and save” feature. When you choose to have the item you are purchasing shipped to you again at a later time (1 week, 1 month, 3 months later) you get a discount on your purchase between 5 and 15 percent. You can cancel at any time or change your delivery schedule. I love using this option to have diapers delivered to my door as needed.
Clip a coupon. Amazon has coupons for many items including books, electronics, baby, health and beauty, food, and more. Just visit www.amazon.com/coupons and click the coupon that you want and put the item in your cart. When you get to checkout, your coupon should automatically be applied to your order.
Amazon Mom (or Dad, Grandma, or whoever takes care of kids). Want even more discounts for kiddo-oriented items? The website says, Amazon Mom “is a free membership program created especially for parents and caretakers of small children.” Members get three months of free two day shipping, additional discounts on diapers and wipes, and access to other promotions geared toward parents. For more information, click here.
Tell us, do you have any money saving tips for shopping on Amazon?