9 ways to get Amazon discounts and rewards year-round

 

 

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For anywhere that you frequently shop, coupons and promo codes can feel like free money. So, coupons for Amazon, with its seemingly endless library of options, feel a lot like everything you need in life going on sale.

The site only hosts meaningful sitewide sales for Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday annually, but it frequently offers other incentives and discounts, particularly around its newest and least-utilized services. To help you get the most out of your experience shopping online, we've compiled a few ways you can save on Amazon right now.

A few of them apply only to Prime members, so if you don't have a membership and want one for its many benefits, or just to take part in some of the deals, you can start a free 30-day trial here

How to get discounts and rewards on Amazon:

Get 5% back on purchases from Amazon and Whole Foods
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Apply for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card

Prime members with an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card can earn 5% back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market every day. They also get 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, as well as 1% back on other purchases. There's no annual credit card fee or foreign transaction fees.

Get 5% back and an instant $10 Amazon Gift Card upon approval
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Apply for an Amazon.com Store Card

If you have an Amazon Prime Store Card, you can earn 5% back on your Amazon.com purchases while you have a Prime membership too. Each month, it can be issued as a statement credit or redeemed for millions of items on Amazon. You'll also see exclusive offers on select items. There's no annual fee, either. 

Right now, Amazon is also offering an instant $10 Amazon.com Gift Card upon approval.
 

Get a 2% bonus every time you reload a gift card
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Set up 2% rewards when re-loading gift cards

Prime members earn a 2% bonus on every reload of a gift card when using a designated debit card. When setting up Prime Reload, you will be asked to select a debit card for rewards. It'll be added to your gift card balance at the same time you reload.

Prime member-exclusive deals
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Shop exclusive deals for Prime members

There are a lot of reasons to get a Prime membership, but one of the most notable is that it gets you access to millions of deals on Prime Day so you can save where it really matters.

Get a $5 Amazon Credit when you add $20 in Amazon Cash
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Find a location to add Amazon Cash

Amazon Cash lets you shop Amazon without a debit or credit card by adding cash at participating locations. First-time Amazon Cash customers can get a $5 Amazon credit when they add $20 in Amazon Cash.

Save up to 20% on family essentials like diapers and baby food
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Browse Amazon Family subscriptions

Prime members can save up to 20% off diapers, baby food, and more when they have five or more subscriptions arriving. There are also Amazon Family coupons you can browse and redeem here

Subscribe and save up to 15% and receive free shipping on thousands of products
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Shop the Amazon Subscribe & Save store

If you've got a few usual suspects like pet food, batteries, or laundry detergent that you regularly buy and replace on Amazon, it pays to set up regularly scheduled deliveries (ie. Subscribe & Save). You can unlock extra savings on eligible subscriptions when you subscribe to five or more products at one address on your monthly delivery day. 

There's no commitment once you subscribe, so you only have to do it as long as it helps you out.

To get started, just choose which products you'd like from thousands of eligible products in the Subscribe & Save store and select your delivery frequency and create your subscription. You can skip deliveries or cancel at any time. 

Choose free no-rush shipping and get discounts or earn rewards
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Learn more about free no-rush shipping

Prime members can get a little extra something when they choose no-rush shipping at checkout. If you can afford to skip the customary two-day shipping range, select free no-rush shipping at checkout and Amazon will either apply a discount immediately to your current order or automatically apply a reward to your account once your order ships.

By No-Rush, Amazon means within six business days. So, it's not like no-rush means an open-ended "whenever you get around to it." If you're not in a hurry, this is a great way to rack up discounts and rewards. 

Shop the bargain bin where everything is 50% off or more
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Shop the Bargain Bin

If you're looking for something specific, or you just want to peruse and see if anything jogs your memory of something you might need, Amazon's Bargain Bin is a good place to go. Everything is 50% off or more, and it's the site's "final chance" to shop through already reduced items. 

You can pick up screen protectors, toys, records, baby clothes, and a lot more for half their original price.

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