“WOW” lowest price and brought to your door “amazon”   Leave a comment

Image representing Amazon as depicted in Crunc...

Image via CrunchBase

I get aggravated easily when I go shopping. When the check-out lines are long, parking lots are full and traffic is backed up I usually think to myself whether or not I could have bought the item online. While I shop on a few different websites, I mostly use Amazon.com. Below are a few of the ways I have found to be frugal by using Amazon.com

1. Buy Groceries in Bulk

Amazon.com sells a lot food and household products in bulk sizes that you would see at warehouse stores such as Costco or Sam’s Club. I have purchased items at a large discount compared to buying them individually in a regular store. Examples of groceries that I’ve bough off Amazon at a discount include granola bars, shaving razors and cereal.

2. Price Shop for Big Purchases

When I’m making a big purchase (over $50 or $100) I will make sure to research the item on Amazon. I will look at review scores and comments as well as pricing. You can save a lot of money purchasing items on Amazon because they are able to sell things at a discount due to the volume of orders they have.

3. Free Super Saver Shipping

Look to lump together purchases you are making to reach the $25 threshold to get free super saver shipping. When your order includes eligible items and you go over the $25 baseline, you can get free shipping on your purchase. As long as you don’t need the product in a hurry, you can save a few dollars this way.

4. Amazon Prime

An even better option for saving money on shipping is to have an Amazon Prime membership. There is no $25 threshold to reach for free shipping when you have this membership, it is unlimited two-day shipping and if you do a lot of shopping on Amazon it is helpful to have. Also, (students get Amazon Prime free for a year).

5. Gift and Wish Lists

Instead of buying every thing you want off of Amazon add the items to a gift or wish list. You can set up multiple lists for different types of things you are looking to buy. Lists can also be sent to family and friends for birthdays, holidays, graduations or other celebrations for them to purchase items you want. This is a way to avoid getting the gifts you don’t want and instead receive things you’ve had your eye on for a while.

6. Buy Used

There are resellers on Amazon that sell used items from the same page as the new items. Look for whether or not you can save money on a purchase by buying a used book or movie instead of a brand new one. Be careful though of how much they charge for shipping. Some retailers will low ball their price to look the cheapest but charge the difference in shipping costs.

7. Save Time Shopping Online

A big reason why I like to shop on Amazon is that it saves time. I don’t have to drive to a store, look around for the item, decide whether or not it is priced well, etc. I can go online to Amazon, purchase an item quickly and get it shipped wherever I want it to. This is especially important during the holidays. The two places I hate going to around the holidays are the mall and the post office. They are always more busy then and by doing my shopping online I can buy presents and have them shipped directly to family around the country.

What other ways do you use Amazon.com or other online retailers to save money online?


B007HC3PUG Live by Night: A Novel
Dennis Lehane
B009AEOWXI Shadow: 9 (New Species)
Laurann Dohner
B008GFRDL0 Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB – Includes Special Offers
B007T8LJO2 Delusion in Death
J. D. Robb
B007GCYBOG Iced: A Dani O’Malley Novel (Fever Series)
Karen Marie Moning
B0076DFB2G Zoo
James Patterson
B00902SFC4 Marware Capacitive Stylus for Kindle Fire, Black
B006BGZJJ4 Amazon Kindle Micro USB Cable, White (Works with Kindle Fire, Touch, Keyboard, DX, and Kindle) – Updated Design
B003DZ165W Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Black (Fits Kindle Keyboard)
B008QYHILG The Wild Ones
M. Leighton
B009NVL81W Devoured
Emily Snow
B003V8B5XO Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition)
Ayn Rand
B007T95154 Severe Clear
Stuart Woods
B0089LQJ3E Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End
Manel Loureiro
B007T8LAE6 City of Women
David R. Gillham
B009I3UOKQ The Unwanted Wife
Natasha Anders
B000JMKTLO Sharp Objects: A Novel
Gillian Flynn
B008JMKN4Y Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire
B007WKE4TE Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story
Debbie Macomber
B003WUYPPG Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
B009TZRILQ One Night With a Hero
Laura Kaye
B004CFA9RS Divergent
Veronica Roth
B00655U3WE Insurgent (Divergent)
Veronica Roth
B005K0HDGE 11/22/63
Stephen King
B0079KT81G The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
B0071XO8RA Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5)
Hugh Howey
B000QCS8TW A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
George R.R. Martin
B008NIJK9I Wrong Bed, Right Guy
Katee Robert
B008P8UCQG Fade into You (Fade series #1)
Kate Dawes
B0085CAIZ2 To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story
Mary C. Neal Md
B007QPFGJW Phantom
Jo Nesbo
B008MMQBEC Forced to Kill (The Nathan McBride Series)
Andrew Peterson
B0027MJU00 Dark Places: A Novel
Gillian Flynn
B00139VU7E The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch
B009ZN6GZ6 Deity (Covenant)
Jennifer L. Armentrout
B005IQZB14 Wild (From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail)
Cheryl Strayed

Posted November 10, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: