There are a number of ways to save money at Amazon Australia, whether it's by scoring free shipping at Amazon, using Amazon Coins, or taking advantage of big savings on those Amazon Daily Deals.
There are few stores that streamline the process of online shopping as well as Amazon does. From fast shipping and convenient payment options to the breadth of products, it really is the store with more, but that certainly doesn't mean you have to spend more.
Here are our top tips for saving money at Amazon Australia.
1. Use Amazon Australia Promo Codes
Amazon Australia has coupon offers crop up often, and unlike a lot of other stores, you can usually use them in conjuction with other offers.
2. Look at "Today's Deals" for hot offers
Today's Deals is where you will find a host of assorted products, from toys to clothes, marked down pretty drastically. It's very easy to follow, with the percentage off indicated, along with the popularity of the deal. If you're looking for quality branded gifts, this should be one of your first stops.
3. Join Amazon Prime for free shipping and cheap streaming
Amazon Prime is now available in Australia, and for just $59 per year or $6.99 per month, it's a fabulous membership package that can save you plenty throughout the year.
Perks include free two-day shipping, access to Prime Video, Prime Reading, Twitch Prime (gaming), and access to the one-day Amazon Prime Day shopping event: Amazon's biggest sale day of the year.
4. Plan your shopping to buy more, and save on shipping costs
At Amazon Australia, when you spend $39 or more on eligible products, shipping is FREE. The eligible product range is very broad, so if you know you need a few moderately priced things, buy them together and save on that pesky shipping charge.
What you need to look out for is the "FREE delivery" eligibility on the product detail page, as pictured above. Find items that qualify, add them to your cart and head to checkout. After you've selected your address and payment method, click FREE Standard Delivery - et voilà!
5. Sign up to Amazon Australia email subscriptions for news on promotions
The easiest way to keep up to speed on new money-saving promotions at Amazon is to register for email news. Go to Your Account at the bottom of the page, select Communication Preferences and make sure you're signed up to all relevant categories.
6. Shop within categories that tend to be cheaper than elsewhere
There are some categories in which products are becoming increasingly more competitive in price, and this includes beauty, electronics and toys such as LEGO.
For example, the popular LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 is $53.99 shipped at Amazon Australia, whereas it is currently selling for $65 + shipping at Kmart.
7. Sign up to "Kindle Daily Deals" for discounts on Kindle books
As an avid reader and someone who couldn't live without her Kindle, this is one of my favourite daily emails. Every single day, Amazon sends out the Kindle Daily Deal email, and it's a fabulous way to snaffle some great reading for bargain. Deals run from midnight to midnight, and often include bestsellers.
8. Use the FREE Kindle App and read on your tablet or smartphone
The truth is, if you already have a tablet and/or a smartphone, there's no need to shell out over $100 on a Kindle when you can download the Kindle App for FREE and still access all that reading material. Yes, you lose the e-ink screen of the Kindle, but you gain the convenience of not having to look after another device, and you save plenty in the process.
There are heaps of features on the app including x-ray, quote sharing, dictionary and customisation. This one's a no-brainer for bookworms on a budget.
9. Buy "Amazon Coins" to save on apps and games
Amazon Coins are like tokens which can help you save up to 20% on your purchases of apps, in-app opportunities and games. You can buy the coins in various denominations, starting at 500 and go up to 50,000, and 100 coins is equal to $1 for spending on games and apps. (Amazon Coins never expire.)
10. Download FREE games at Amazon AppStore
Forget paying for apps and other digital entertainment, there are more FREE apps at the Amazon Appstore than the kids will ever be able to cover - over 500,000 of them in fact! There are some crackers here, like Jurassic World The Game, which is already winning fans.
11. Use Amazon Music Unlimited for FREE for 30 days, then cancel - or not!
For music lovers on a budget, who really want to try an on-demand music service without paying for it first, Amazon Music Unlimited is hard to beat. You get 90 days of FREE unlimited music at Amazon Music Unlimited, and there are 45 million songs in the library.
Note, after the 90 day period, charges range from $11.99 per month for individual use, to $17.99 for up to six family members.
12. Look for FREE RETURNS on apparel
Fact: no one likes paying to return something that wasn't right to begin with. That's why it's worth shopping in categories where you know returns will be FREE; this is especially relevant when it comes to apparel. You just need to look out for "FREE returns" next to the price to know an item is eligible, which usually applies to orders fulfilled by Amazon Australia rather than other sellers.
13. Don't pay for storage when you can get it FREE
Did you know that you can store up to 5GB of information for nix at Amazon Drive? Tis true, and it's a no-brainer for those of us who have thousands of photos on our phones! This is a fantastic alternative to paying for cloud storage or buying external drives, especially when you really only need a relatively small amount of space.
With Amazon Australia still a new platform to many of us, we don't yet have the breadth of promotions and offers that the US site offers customers, but I think it's safe to say we have a lot more money-saving promotions to look forward to.
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