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Amazon Tips and Tricks: Best Shopping Hacks to Know

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(Pocket-lint) - Everyone shops on Amazon. But not everyone is actually digging around and playing with all of the hidden features and tools on the site.

From a showroom where you can virtually mix and match the furniture you want to buy, to digital coupons that you can cut out, we've found a ton of secret tips and tricks to save you money and the kind and fundamentally change the way you use Amazon.

Best Amazon tips and tricks

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AmazonPrime membership

It feels silly to start with because it's so obvious, but you really should join Amazon Prime if you want to rule Amazon. Much of the tips and tricks we suggest below only work if you're a member. It's a paid subscription that provides access to a range of Amazon services and extensions for an annual or monthly fee.

Main discounts for EBT and Medicaid cardholders

If you want to become an Amazon Prime member and have a valid EBT or Medicaid card in the US, you can join for the discounted price of $ 5.99 per month instead of $ 12.99 per month. If you are eligible, you can join from here.

Prime discounts for students

If you want to become an Amazon Prime member and are enrolled in a college or university, join Prime Student. As a member, you will receive a free trial for the sixth month that includes the following perks for two-day shipping of eligible purchases, Prime Video, and student-only offers and discounts. As soon as your trial version is over, you can sign up for Amazon Prime with a 50 percent discount. This applies for four years or until you graduate

Share your Prime membership

With Amazon, you can add up to four more people to your Prime account so they can share your shipping benefits. However, they must be members of your household. To set it up, go to the Amazon Household website and click Add Adult / Teen / Child. They need their email address, which is used in their Amazon accounts. The process also requires that the adults share credit or debit card information.

Amazon Teen

As part of Prime Household, Amazon Teen gives children ages 13-17 the freedom to shop, but parents can approve their purchases before they are billed.

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Amazon Outlet

Would you like to easily browse the cheapest items on Amazon? Check out the Amazon Outlet. It mostly grouped together overcrowded items and clearance items that are for sale on Amazon, but in every category you can think of. With these offers you can save up to 80 percent!

Amazon warehouse

Amazon Warehouse is similar to Amazon Outlet, but offers big discounts on open-box and refurbished products - mostly tech and gadgets. Note that these items can be used, opened, or damaged. But all items are listed by quality, including very good, acceptable, and like new.

Amazon family

Amazon Family is a hub for Prime members. It has listings for household and parenting items. But it also offers age-related product recommendations and regular sales of baby products. Receive a 20 percent discount on diaper subscriptions and a 15 percent discount on remaining baby registration items.

Find deals on Amazon

For Amazon's best deals on new products, see the "Today's Deals" link at the top of every Amazon page. The “Gold Box Deals of the Day” section contains new offers every day, as well as “Lightning Deals” that are limited in time and sometimes end in minutes. To keep track of things, use the Amazon app, where you can view many offers 24 hours in advance and sign up for notifications.

You can even get the deals via email about Amazon's daily deals.

View offers on Amazon

When you see offers that you like, click See This Offer to save them. Then go here to see the offers you are seeing right now.

Track and compare prices

  1. Bookmark this price tracking page. Camelcamelcamel.com monitors almost every product on Amazon, can show you which are the most discounted on a given day, show you price history for a listing, and notify you when the price of the items you want is falling.
  2. Also try the PriceGrabber website or the PriceBlink extension, which is a quick way to check if an item is cheaper elsewhere.
  3. There is also WikiBuy, a page and an extension. You can use it to make money back, apply coupon codes, and watch out for items that are on sale.
  4. OnlinePriceAlert will send you an email when the item you want reaches a certain price point that you are willing to pay.

Cut out coupons

Amazon serves coupons. There is actually an entire section on Amazon devoted to coupons. Here you will find coupons for electronics, pet supplies, toys and other items. No scissors or coupons required. To get started with Amazon Coupons, go to Amazon.com and click the "Todays Deals" link above. In the sub-item menu, click on "Coupons".

Find promo codes

We've already mentioned Wikibuy as a discount code aggregator extension that you should try, but an alternative to that is Honey. Vouchers are automatically found for you and redeemed at the checkout. Just install the extension and it will do it all.

Subscribe and save

For many household and grocery items, Amazon offers the option to sign up, in which case they offer a discounted price. This is part of the retailer's subscription and storage program where you can get regular shipments of the item for up to 15 percent off the regular price.

Turn loose change into gift cards for free

A Coinstar kiosk allows you to add spare coins to an Amazon gift card in your purse. It's completely free and swings the 11.9 percent service charge normally associated with exchanging cash. Choose an Amazon gift card to skip the fee and get an eGift card code that you can use right away.

Earn free Amazon gift cards

There are many reward and survey pages that you can use to complete online tasks to earn points that can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards. For example, there are Swagbucks that you can join for free and that you can complete surveys to earn points. There are also MyPoints and i-Say.

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Amazon Assistant

Amazon Assistant is an extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Microsoft Edge. It's free and easy to install. This feature allows you to find product comparisons that save time and money, access shortcuts to popular Amazon hubs right in your browser, and get notified when deals you're watching go live with desktop notifications. You can also call up information about orders and deliveries.

Monthly payment plans for items

With Amazon you can pay for some items over several months. This offer applies only to products sold and shipped by Amazon.com, such as: B. Amazon Echo, but also for third-party products from other sellers. Just look for the "Monthly Payments" option on the product detail page.

Exchange for cash

You can trade in your old devices like phones, tablets, cameras, and more, as well as video games, old books, and textbooks for an Amazon gift card. The items must be in good condition and shipping is even included!

Smile for charity

Would you like to do something for charity while shopping? Then use AmazonSmile. First, bookmark smile.amazon.com and always shop from there. On the desktop you can use the AmazonSmile 1Button for Chrome or Amazon Smile! So that Firefox browser extensions are reminded to use Smile. Then pick a charity - over a million available - and when you buy suitable products, 0.5 percent goes to your charity.

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Shop with Alexa

With Amazon Alexa via an Amazon Echo speaker or the main Amazon app, you can order or reorder any item. Just say, "Alexa, order [product name]." Make sure you set up a verification code in your Alexa app to avoid accidental orders. You can also use Alexa shopping skills to browse offers at other retailers. Also, stay tuned for more Alexa-only deals this holiday season.

Amazon Cash (or top up)

You can use Amazon Cash to add money to your Amazon account balance. Essentially, it lets you add cash to your Amazon balance so that you can finally spend money on Amazon without having a debit card or gift card. Go here to get started.

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Same day or hour deliveries

In over 8,000 cities, Prime members can get same-day delivery on eligible orders over $ 35. If you order before 12 p.m., your package will be delivered by 9 p.m. (seven days a week). If you order in the evening, you will receive free delivery within one day. Go here to see if you are eligible. There's also Amazon Prime Now, which offers delivery in an hour or two. Enter your zip code to see if this option is available to you.

Refund for late delivery

If you buy something that qualifies for free shipping with Prime but doesn't arrive on time, you can renew your membership for a month. If you don't have Prime, Amazon will reimburse shipping costs. To inquire, go to Contact Amazon> select "An order I placed"> select your order> select Problem with an order> Shipping or delivery problems> Shipping is late.

Amazon day

All Prime members should see a new Amazon Day option when they check out and select their shipping option. The idea is that you can set any day of the week as the delivery day. So if you select Friday, all items you bought during the week will arrive on your designated "Amazon Day" or Friday. This day is your default unless you change it at checkout. Weekend deliveries are possible in some regions.

Amazon Locker

If you have a location near you, choose Amazon Locker for pickup (or return) at checkout. These are secure self-service kiosks. There are more than 2,800 lockers in over 70 US cities. You can find them in places like whole foods markets and convenience stores.

Amazon Key

An alternative to Amazon Locker is Amazon Key, which delivery agents can use to enter your car, garage, or home when dropping off parcels.

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Cards, rewards and points


Shopping with reward points

Amazon offers a couple of cards that you can use to collect rewards points. You can redeem these points for gift cards (or as cashback through Chase). However, points don't work for items such as digital downloads and some subscription and grocery items. You can also link other credit cards such as American Express, Discover, Citi, and others to your Amazon account and Shop With Points.

Check out Chase's Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card that can be used anywhere to earn points. When you're a Prime member in the US, you earn five points for every dollar spent on Amazon and Whole Foods. two per dollar in restaurants, drug stores, and gas stations; and one for every dollar for all other purchases. One hundred points will earn you a dollar to spend on Amazon. Woo!

There is also the Amazon Store Card, which you can use to shop at Amazon at special conditions. US Prime members get 5 percent back when they purchase eligible Prime-Only items. If you qualify, you will receive a $ 60 gift card upon enrollment.

Amazon Credit Builder

Amazon has partnered with Synchrony Financial to launch Amazon Credit Builder so that U.S. Customers can get loans that have either poor credit or no credit. It includes a card with 5 percent cashback on purchases. It also offers tips on building credit. Initially, Synchrony issues so-called "secured" credit cards, which can be deposited with, for example, $ 200 and have a credit limit of $ 200.

If you don't get approval for a typical Amazon credit card, you'll be prompted to submit an application. The new map application is also available alongside the other Amazon maps. To apply directly, go to Apply Amazon Credit Builder> click Apply Now> and follow the on-screen instructions.

Shipping credits without rush

Prime members can get a little extra by choosing free no-hurry shipping at checkout (instead of the two-day option). Your package usually arrives within five days and you will receive credits in your account that you can use for future purchases.

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Amazon Live

Amazon has launched a new section of its website. It seems to be a kind of home shopping channel reminiscent of QVC or HSN. As far as we know, the website is used to promote products on Amazon.com. If you want to learn more about an item, we recommend checking out Amazon Live.

Amazon AR View

The app from Amazon offers an AR view function. You can use it to search thousands of items listed on Amazon - such as home decor, electronics, office supplies, toys, and games - and place them in your home or anywhere you want to see them. This feature allows you to overlay, resize and rotate the object to see how it looks and fits in real life. It's also free to use.

Amazon showroom

Showroom is another free AR feature on the Amazon website and app that allows you to place pieces of furniture in a virtual space and see how well they fit together. You can customize the look of the floor and walls to reflect your own living room and easily swap items out. Third-party items include sofas, chairs, tables, lamps, rugs, and art. You can also try Amazon's own Rivet and Stone and Beam brands.

  • Find out more about Showroom here.

Amazon StyleSnap

Do you remember the Echo look? It's one of Amazon's lesser-known Echo devices. Their sole purpose is to suggest new clothes for you to buy. It uses a "Style Check Service" that combines machine learning algorithms with advice from "fashion specialists" to give you style advice. Now Amazon has a newer product called StyleSnap that - like the Echo Look - uses AI to make fashion recommendations.

You just click the camera icon in the corner of the Alexa app and snap a photo of an outfit you want to wear. Amazon will then offer similar items of clothing. With the help of deep learning technology, Style Snap can tell the difference between a flared dress and a slip dress, for example. The feature that Amazon shared with us is now available in the Alexa app for iOS and Android. Brand, price and customer ratings are also taken into account.

Benefits of whole foods

Whole Foods is now owned by Amazon and is therefore an advantage of Amazon Prime: You get 10 percent discount on items as well as other weekly discounts and benefits such as two-hour deliveries via Prime Now and 5 percent discount on purchases made via Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. Download the Whole Foods Market app to start saving. So ask Alexa, "What are my Whole Foods offerings?"

AmazonFresh

AmazonFresh was the original name for Amazon's grocery delivery and pick-up service in select cities. Prime members can take advantage of Amazon Fresh for an additional monthly membership fee of $ 14.99. Check here whether delivery or collection is possible in your area.

Benefits of Amazon Twitch Prime

Amazon-owned Twitch now offers benefits only for Amazon Prime members. These new benefits are known as Twitch Prime. To access it, you'll need to pay Amazon's annual Prime membership fee. However, you get ad-free viewing and discounts on pre-orders and new games.

Amazon Prime Book Box

Amazon offers Prime members Prime Book Box, a monthly children's book subscription service. When you sign up you will receive (delivered to your door) a box of four board books or two hardcover picture books or novels. Amazon said you can save up to 40 percent off the list price on these books. This service costs $ 22.99 per month.

Amazon Prime cloakroom

Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on clothes before you buy. Prime Wardrobe is a new Prime benefit, so subscribe to Amazon Prime to take advantage of the service. Once you've done that, you can order clothes, shoes, and accessories - with no upfront fee - and have seven days to get them then use the label provided to return it.

Amazon photo printing

Amazon prints your photos for you! Whether you want cards, wall decorations, mugs, photo books, calendars or prints. It's all on thick paper, in rich colors, and printed in the USA. Better yet, place your order through Amazon Prime and get free shipping.

Writing from Maggie Tillman. Editing by Max Freeman-Mills.