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The best money-saving hacks for shopping on Amazon

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Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and an unavoidable e-commerce provider that dominates the market across virtually all categories. From specialty foods to electronics to toiletries, Amazon truly has it all. As with any retailer as widespread as Amazon, however, there are some special tips and tricks you can use to save a little money.

When it comes to shopping online, protecting the products you buy is important. An extended warranty plan like MulberryCare can ensure you're covered in case any of your items become damaged or worn down through daily use. Let’s look at some of the best hacks and features you can use to save money and protect your purchases when shopping with Amazon.

Amazon Prime

Signing up for a Prime subscription, which comes with tons of convenient and popular features (i.e. Amazon Prime video, free 2-day shipping, and rotating exclusive deals), is a great way to save cash in the long run if you’re an avid Amazon user.

You can also sign up for a 30-day Amazon Prime free trial to get a preview of all the available benefits.

Amazon Outlet

This lesser-known sub-section of Amazon offers tons of overstocked or marked-down items at great rates. Although Amazon Outlet is a well-kept secret featuring only discounted items, the product inventory is still enormous and offers high-quality goods at super-low prices.

Price trackers

Using an Amazon price tracker, or automated third-party tool that continuously monitors the prices of products, can help you save on both item costs and corresponding extended warranty costs. Use this hack to save not only money, but also time.

Amazon Subscribe and Save 

With this feature, you can “subscribe” to a recurring purchase at regular intervals. Save up to 15% by scheduling automatic deliveries of products you need to replace intermittently, such as laundry detergent, dog food, or toilet paper. Amazon Subscribe and Save also lets you enjoy the convenience of pre-scheduled shipments based on your needs.

No-rush shipping

If you don’t need your items as soon as possible, choose no-rush shipping to save a little extra. By opting for no-rush shipping, you can earn either discounts on immediate purchases or digital credits to redeem later through Amazon Prime.

Amazon Trade In 

Through the Amazon Trade In program, you can trade in your old electronic devices for Amazon gift cards. Prices are calculated automatically, and a range of pre-owned products are eligible.

Kindle Daily Deals 

Kindle has a rotating sale called Kindle Daily Deals, which includes featured Kindle books on sale each day. You’ll have to act fast, as the low prices only last for 24 hours, but books usually go for anywhere from free to just $1. 

Avid readers especially appreciate the savings they accumulate over time through this feature.

Amazon Coupons

Amazon Coupons pop up automatically for some products, allowing you to save precious bucks with ease. You can also check the coupons page regularly to “clip” coupons for future purchases. Using this hack allows you to reduce costs on items in a wide range of categories.

Amazon Warehouse

For those willing to buy used items, try Amazon Warehouse. Whether you’re searching for automotive products or kitchen devices, you’re certain to find high-quality used products that still have some life left in them. And, they're guaranteed to come with a lower price tag.

Protect your purchases with Mulberry

To save even more, gain access to special finance offers, and protect any of the purchases you make on Amazon, try shopping with the Mulberry browser extension. Mulberry offers extended warranty plans to fit your budget and timelines, and the free browser extension automatically compares protection plans for Amazon products in real time as you shop.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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