Every Monday in 2015, I’ll be sharing a different idea to help you save money! Add all of these tips to your frugal repertoire and you’ll be able to save a lot of money this year! I hope you’ll gather a few new ideas or at least some inspiration from this series.  

6 Ways to Save Money on Amazon

How to Save BIG with Amazon - Take a look at these 6 ways to save money shopping online at Amazon to  get your household essentials, books, clothing and more at even better prices.

Shopping on Amazon is one of my favorite ways to save money. After all, I can find almost everything I need at competitive prices and enjoy the convenience of having it shipped right to my door. But wouldn’t saving even more money be great? Take a look below at 6 ways to save money on Amazon and get your household essentials, books, clothing and more at even better prices.

1. Look for Hidden Deals.

Sometimes the best deals are not the obvious prices in big lettering on a particular item. “Hidden” deals can still be found on the same page though!  On your PC or mobile device, you will see a sentence that says: “new from CDN$ 17.00”, for example. Here’s a picture:

amazon hidden price

Once you click on the link in that sentence, you will then be taken to a page that has a different few sellers. Just pick the best price.

2. Become a Prime Member.

For around $79 you can become an Amazon Prime member and enjoy many money saving benefits. Savings include free shipping on most purchases, unlimited photo storage and more. You will also be the first to know about any money saving specials! If you make a lot of Amazon purchases a year, a Prime Membership will pay for itself in no time.

3. Try the Subscribe and Save option.

Is there a product you use often? Toilet paper or diapers perhaps? If so, try the Subscribe and Save option. For agreeing to have the product delivered every 1, 3, or 6 months, you get an additional discount on the product as well as free shipping!

Don’t forget that you are also saving time and gas when using this option. No more running out to the grocery store for these items and grabbing impulse purchases while you are at it.

4. Be Patient.

If you can practice patience, you can really save. Enjoy clothing, accessories, and jewelry items for just pennies that ship from China. While shipping may take a little while, you can score some great deals. If you can be patient, you can really take advantage of some of these low prices and accessorize for less.

Another way to use patience to your advantage is to opt for a slower shipping option in general. If you don’t need your item right away you can choose standard shipping and save a few bucks in the process. ( I personally always choose the Free Shipping option.) Always double check your purchase before you submit it to make sure your shipping settings are where you want them to be.

5. Follow Bloggers for Everyday Deals.

I often post great Amazon deals as I come across them. You could also do a Google search for Canadian Amazon Deal Bloggers and find some great sites that are always showing you what items are featured for the day and which items might be coming up for sale in the future.

6. Add an Item to Your Cart, But Don’t Buy

This is a trick I use time and time again. If you have your eye on a particular item and it’s currently not on sale, add it to your shopping cart, but don’t buy it!  Amazon will save it in your shopping cart and let you know when the price changes.  Sometimes the price will increase first, but you will also see when the price decreases.  To find if there has been any changes in the pricing, click on the “Cart” button in the top right corner. If there has been any changes to the pricing, you will see a message at the top of your shopping cart. Once the price drops low enough for me, I buy it!

See how simple it can be to save some extra cash with Amazon? Give these tips a try and see how much you can stretch your Amazon bucks!

I’d love to know what your biggest deal was if you’ve shopped online at Amazon in the past. Let us know in the comments!

See the other articles in this series, here.