Amazon often has some of the best deals online but do you know how to improve those Amazon.com deals? These are some unique ways to save money on your Amazon.com purchases that you may not know about.
# 1 How to get free Amazon Gift Cards with free Apps.
I love my apps that pay me to watch commercials, watch movie trailers, watch app adds, try new apps, check in to stores, show research companies what I bought, and / or scan items in the store. Most of them you do not have to buy anything to get free gift cards. I also added two apps who will pay you with free Amazon gift cards to show them what you bought. Just buy the stuff you normally buy and scan! Each App has diffrent ways to earn free Amazon gift cards and other rewards.I divided up the apps into two categories depending how fast they pay out. Click the App Links to see more info on each App.
3 Apps that pay out with Amazon gift cards fast:
* App Trailers
watch movie trailers, ads for apps, You Tube videos, and earn free Amazon cards.
1000 pts. = $1.00 gift card
* Check Points
Watch movie trailers and app commercials, scan bar codes of items in the store (no purchase required), and check-in to stores you are nearby for points for free Amazon gift cards.
335 pts. = $1.00 gift card
* Receipt Pal
975 pts. = $3.00 gift card
took me 3 weeks to get $3.00 crd
Apps that pay out later with bigger Amazon gift card payouts:
I was saving for a big $50 Amazon card.
This app is so fun you earn points toward free Amazon gift cards or other prizes for playing free scratch off cards.
* Receipt Hog
1000 Coins = $5.00 gift card
This app slowly gives me points because I extreme coupon, if you scan bigger receipts you
will get paid faster.
* Both Receipt Pal & Receipt Hog
Pay out better per points if you save your points for a bigger payout.
So after the Holidays I will start saving these big payout pts. to lower the cost of an Amazon purchase later. I could cash out sooner but choose to save them.
Some Amazon deals can go fast so always put your items in your cart before you go into your apps to get your gift card codes.
# 2 How to get a Free Amazon Prime 2 Day Shipping Trial and stop automatic renewal charges
See my other post on How to get Free Amazon Prime Shipping Trial and Turn off the automatic card renewal right away so that your card will not get accidently charged (for people who might forget to cancel before trial ends). Amazon makes money from offering free shipping trial offers and banking on most buyers will forget or not know how to cancel after the free trial. So I just sign up and turn off the renewal option right away so I will not get charged after the free period! Click Here for How to Info.
# 2 How to check your Savings Apps for Amazon online codes or deals
My favorite Savings App for looking for online shopping codes, sales, and deals is Retail Me Not App. Go here to learn more and see more things the app offers. You can also look in The Coupon App or Coupon Sherpa App for online promo codes, too.
Check your App for current offers and deals. If you can not get this app for some reason (like no cell phone), try googling Amazon online codes.
# 4 Saving Money on Amazon by paying with a Discover Card
I have a Discover Card that pays me back on a percentage of my purchases. So I buy items I normally buy and get back money. I could call and request a check from Discover but I like to save them to lower my costs when shopping online at Amazon.com. If I pay with my Amazon card the check-out screen will ask me if I want to use my Discover Card Rewards to lower my cost. Yes! I usally try to save all my Discover reward money back rewards for Birthdays and Holiday shopping to lower my out of pocket costs.
Example of how to Stack these Amazon Savings
Here is an example of something I just bought with some of the detailed tips above. Keep in mind my husband said not to buy any gifts yet for the holidays. So I used my apps and free shipping to shop for free. This was a cheap gift so I did not have to use all of the saving options to get it free. I also bought another toy for free just before this one.
Tip 1- Waited on a good percentage off deal found this deal on Facebook through a coupon website. I look for deals that offers free shipping with Prime Membership.
Always put the item in your cart so they do not sell out.
Tip 2 – Sign up for free shipping. Since The free trial was for one month, I waited to sign up till I actually wanted my first deal. I usually wait till before the Holidays to use the free shipping.
Tip 3- I checked my apps for Amazon payouts. Then wrote down gift card amounts and codes from the apps. And then checked out on Amazon with the free gift cards from my apps. You can pay with multiple Amazon gift cards.
Note – I did not do the other Discover tip because my balance was zero for this example.
Paying at Amazon with Rebate App Pay Pal Rewards
If you have been couponing with me you probally use other Rebate Scan Receipt Type Apps that pay you back rebates thru Pay Pal as an option to cash out. Sometimes we make money with these Rebate Apps. If, I use all of the Amazon Tips above and still end up oweing Amazon money, I check my other Apps that pay me back through Pay Pal Deposits. Then, tell Apps to send money to my Pay Pal Account. Check my Pay Pal Account with my Pay Pal App (or online), and then make a partial payment on Amazon with Pay Pal.
Do you want more ways to save on Amazon? Go here to read the six ways Aliyyah (from RichandHappyBlog.com) saves on Amazon