November 11, 2023
Venturing into the vast realm of Amazon, smart shoppers will have every chance to stretch their dollar further. Beyond the common tools like the filler item finder for zero-cost shipping (a boon for those without Prime membership) and the chance to cut down costs by up to 15% via ‘Subscribe & Save’, there’s a treasure trove of tactics waiting to be harnessed so you can save on all your cool gadgets this season.
A technique flying under the radar for many is leveraging Amazon’s discount search to zero in on heavily discounted products. This neat trick involves tweaking the URL to showcase only the items currently on sale. It’s as simple as it sounds.
Start by typing your product of interest in the search bar, then add a specific filter to it. To illustrate, appending “&pct-off=50-” to the search URL will filter out products that come with a 50% discount. If you’re looking for a discount range, say between 50% and 90%, just integrate “&pct-off=50-90” into the URL. A tip: always include a dash after a single number to ensure accurate results. While sorting by price (lowest to highest) might seem like a good idea, it often clutters the results with irrelevant products.
An often-overlooked gem is Amazon’s dedicated coupon section. A treasure trove of deals waiting to be activated, this page is a must-visit for deal hunters. To reach this on a computer, simply click on “Today’s Deals” and from the next screen, pick “Coupons”. Mobile users can just key in “amazon coupons” in the search bar.
To make the most of these coupon offers, you’ll need to “clip” them. Click on the “Clip Coupon” button or directly go to the product page. Each coupon is tied to a unique offer, with some being exclusive to brands or Prime Members. Even if you’re not a Prime member, you can still take advantage of Amazon Coupons, but members might find some extra perks. Once you’ve added your product to the cart post-clipping the coupon, you’ll see the reduced price at checkout, ensuring you follow the one-use policy of the coupon.
Your gadget gifts are on sale every day on Amazon! By navigating to “Today’s Deals” at the top left of Amazon’s landing page, you step into a world filled with jaw-dropping bargains. While the “Deal of the Day” is a key attraction, the neighboring “Bonus Deal of the Day” deserves attention too.
Then there are the Lightning Deal promotions. These fleeting deals, though available year-round, gain massive traction during events like Prime Day and around the holiday when your buying gadget gifts for everyone. Remember, they’re time-sensitive and limited in quantity, so when they flash across websites promoting Amazon offers, swift action is key.
Now, did you know Amazon has a sibling in the deal world called Woot.com? This quirky e-commerce platform delivers daily deals spanning various sectors, from tech to apparel. Acquired by Amazon in 2010, Woot has largely retained its unique identity, but occasionally, you might spot special Amazon deals or perks for Prime members.
So, why does Amazon have a sibling site? Woot.com caters to a different audience, offering products that may not always feature on Amazon. With a focus on overstock or clearance items, Woot can present these at deep discounts. The catch? Their deals on gadgets are usually time-bound, creating an exclusive, hurry-before-it’s-gone feel.
Apart from Woot, there’s a universe of e-commerce platforms serving up hot deals. Websites like Slickdeals.net, Fyigadgets.com, and Retailmenot.com spotlight deals not just on Amazon but other e-commerce giants too.
In the grand scheme of online retail, Amazon stands tall. But with a little insight, like the tricks mentioned above and the discovery of platforms like Woot.com, your savings on new, cool gadgets can soar. Whether you’re an Amazon aficionado or a newbie, these insights are sure to shave off some dollars. Dive in and uncover those deals!