Posted on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 8:40 pm
One thing is certain when it comes to online shopping: Amazon isn’t just for books anymore. You’ll find just about everything you need sold on the site, and the deals are tremendous. You’ll find super deals on electronics, clothing, jewelry, toys, and even groceries. It’s one of the best sources of free MP3 downloads. There’s a method to getting the best out of Amazon deals. Here’s how:
First, sign up for the free Amazon Prime 30 day trial membership. You’ll be able to get unlimited free two day shipping on most items that are sold directly by Amazon. After 30 days, the membership is $79 a year. You’ll find that this pays for itself if you use Amazon frequently, especially with savings on gas. With the super deals on bulk grocery purchases, books, and millions of items that Amazon sells, you’ll want to have this membership and use it.
Next, check out the coupons we have on Amazon deals here. You’ll want to check this frequently, as these change often. You’ll see, there truly is a variety, and many of these are only found through these links.
No discussion of really getting the most out of Amazon would be complete without mentioning the daily Goldbox deals and Lightning deals. The Goldbox deals of the day are daily discounts on select merchandise, and you just never know what is next. One day you could have a discount on toys, one day on watches, one day on a GPS system. The Lightning Goldbox deals are featured throughout the day, lasting only until the supply is exhausted or for several hours. These feature discounts of anywhere from 25% to 75%, and they are well worth checking into.
I can’t stress enough how great Amazon is for toys. You have to watch for the sales, but it is worth it. There’s a Disney store, and you can get everything from dolls to bikes and ride on toys, and playground equipment. And yes, most of those are eligible for the free 2 day shipping with the Amazon Prime membership.
After you’ve become an Amazon customer, you’ll see daily “quick picks” just for you on the home page, depending on what you have ordered in the past. These discounts don’t last long, and you only get one per day. Once you’ve placed the item in your cart, you’ll have 60 minutes to check out and receive additional Goldbox savings.
There’s also a great way to explore the Amazon site – as a seller. Not only can you save money at Amazon, you can make money too. Sell your books, music, and other items as well. It’s a great place to sell gift items, and get your online retail merchandise sold.