November 28, 2023


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Amazon shopping tricks: How to find the best deals and other perks

Amazon is a retail powerhouse when it comes to online shopping.

Although the platform is relatively easy to navigate, there are some shopping tricks you may not know about that we have up our sleeves.

Here are four tips to take advantage of when it comes to shopping on Amazon:

1. Prime membership

For free, speedy shipping and other perks, sign up for a Prime membership.

Take advantage of the 30-day free trial here. After the 30-day free trial ends, a membership costs $12.99 per month or $119 per year. You can cancel at any time, including before the free trial ends.

Amazon also offers a cheaper Prime Student membership that includes a six-month free trial. After the trial ends, it costs $6.49 per month or $59 per year, which is half the price of a regular membership.

An Amazon Prime membership includes the following:

2. Daily deals

Amazon’s daily deals are an absolute staple of the retail giant’s platform. You can view all available and upcoming deals across all categories here.

Big-ticket items that are often discounted include Apple’s AirPods and smart vacuums, such as the iRobot Roomba 694.

Here are some current deals worth checking out:

3. Amazon’s hidden deals page

This secret deals page is dedicated to “overstock items at budget-prices” across all categories.

There’s even a section with items under $10.

Here are some overstock deals to shop:

4. Shopping guides

Amazon has curated plenty of guides, including customers’ most-loved items and inspiration for gifts.

Here are some guides to check out:


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Nicolette Accardi covers the online shopping industry, writing about commerce, daily deals and tips. She can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter: @N_Accardi.