6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Amazon Prime
Discounts and freebies galore
Let’s get to it: Amazon Prime is the best $99 we spend each year. In addition to free two-day shipping and a pretty bonkers music library, there are a ton of other benefits that make the initial purchase justifiable, like, immediately. If you’re still not convinced, read on for six ways to get the most out of the service and thank us later.
Get discounts when you don’t need immediate delivery
We love Amazon for its lightning-fast shipping, but if you can wait a few extra days, consider the No-Rush Shipping program. At checkout, select No-Rush Shipping and a promotional credit will be automatically applied to your account.
Shop the outlet store
Amazon’s got some pretty sweet deals normally, but we recently realized we were overlooking the best ones, which can often be found in the Outlet store. There you’ll find new and used items in pretty much every category—from TVs to pet products—on major discount.
Always get the best deal
Before making a purchase on Prime, check Camel Camel Camel, a free Amazon price tracker that emails you when the cost of an item you’re interested in drops. It also shows price histories for more than 18 million Amazon products.
Get free baby gear
Got a little one on the way? Amazon Prime members who create a baby registry on the site get a welcome box full of baby gear plus a 20 percent discount on diapers. It adds up, people.
It’s not a material reward, but it feels pretty good nonetheless. Shop with AmazonSmile (you should be prompted to switch to Smile when you log in), and Amazon will automatically donate half a percent of every purchase to the charity of your choice.
Subscribe to save money
Figure out what products you constantly buy in stores, then join Amazon Prime’s Subscribe & Save program, which sets up delivery of your most used products once a month—with a 15 percent discount on your entire order.