How to get the best Amazon deals and discounts

With Amazon taking advantage of Covid and gouging its price on certain items, it’s time to see whether we can beat trillionaire Jeff Bezos at his tricks and dig out Amazon’s best and most hidden deals for 2020.

Check out these ideas, tips, advice and hacks so you can save more when buying from a retail company that’s considered one of the biggest economic forces in the world. Here we list the best ways to get the biggest and best deals and discounts from Earth’s biggest store, Amazon. This guide is a mix of the best 3rd party tools, our guides and lots of the best deals found directly on Amazon. All links link directly to to the deal on Amazon unless otherwise stated.

1. Cashbackbase: The least known way to get free stuff on Amazon

Cashbackbase (3rd party) is where you get Amazon products for 100% cashback. That’s right – totally free. Or significantly reduced. A $60 skateboard, for example, cost $9.99.

What’s the hook? Sellers either need to generate more sales, seek reviews for their startups or want to clean up their inventory.

Products change day-to-day, so at first glance the platform looks terrific. On the other hand, you need points for items. And these points require hours of reviews or other tasks, such as inviting people to Cashback, or writing or making a video on your Cashback experience.

2. AMZDiscover: Review and get stash

AMZDiscover (3rd party) is for Amazon sellers who want to find people to review their items. These sellers offer reviewers free products in return for their reviews.

To enroll as a reviewer, email AMZDiscover – support@amzdiscover.com – with a link to your Amazon profile page, an email address, and the categories you are interested in.

3. Amazon Vine for invitation-only reviewers

Amazon Vine is an Amazon-run program that invites certain reviewers on Amazon to review new and pre-release items. Reviewers are chosen based on how other Amazon customers graded your previous reviews. Reviews have to be helpful and quality-driven. If you’re chosen, you get free products.

Amazon Vine is an invitation-only program. Your best way to get in is to consistently write several helpful reviews and to develop a reputation for expertise in specific product categories.

4. Miscellaneous free stuff on Amazon

How about these, for starters:

Free kindle ebooks either because their copyright has expired or because Amazon wants to promote certain authors. It’s worth checking this Amazon Best Sellers Top 100 Free list regularly.
Free digital music and free software (go to either category, click Sort by: Low to High and the free rise to the top). Try a free trial here.
A free 3-month trial of an Amazon Drive Unlimited cloud storage plan of your choice.
Free audiobooks. Audible partners with Amazon. Cancel your trial with the site after a month and keep your two free Audible albums. This link will give you 2 free audio books when you trial Audible.
Get $15 when you open an Amazon buisness account. Aiming to simplyfy workplace procurement and offering convenient delivery choices. Amazon buisness.
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Free Trial. 16000 kids friendly books, videos and apps, for Prime and non-Prime users. Only $2.99 a month after 30 day free trial ends.

5. Amazon’s Outlet Store and Warehouse Deals

Amazon’s Warehouse Outlet Store regularly slashes 30-60% on thousands of overstocked items from every category. Its Warehouse Deals adds significant discounts on gently-used, open box and refurbished items that include digital cameras or unlocked cell phones and TVs. Pivot to Today’s Deals in the top far left corner or subscribe to receive Deals of the Day in your inbox. Return shipping is free.

6. Price alerts

Online Price Alert (3rd party) monitors Amazon for price changes and emails you as soon as the price drops to your “target price”. Say you want a Sony ZV-1 digital camera – just click the price alert bookmarklet, and enter your default percentage for the product (for example 90% off the given price). When the price reaches $100, Amazon emails you.

The alert expires after a month, but you get an email from Amazon with a 30 days one-click extension.

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