How to Find Deals on Amazon
Just like the Amazon rainforest is known for its biodiversity, Amazon.com carries products that range from tools to TVs to toys that your cat doesn’t need. The sheer number of products available when you shop the retail giant is astounding. As of April 2019, Amazon had more than 119 million products for sale.
If you’re an experienced Amazon shopper, you know that Amazon prices can be tough to beat. And when it comes to finding discounts below their regular prices, Amazon can be a difficult nut to crack, since the quantity and variety of products coupled with the organization of the site can be overwhelming. You may need some insider help to know where to look (don’t worry, we’ve got your back.)
Whether you’re a daily deal hunter or just want to find a great price on something you need, knowing when, where, and how to shop makes all the difference when it comes to finding the best deals on Amazon. Here are our favorite tips:
Shop for Prime Day Deals
Prime Day is Amazon’s two-day shopping event that provides Prime members with exclusive discounts on products across categories. Amazon calls it “a 2-day parade of epic deals,” and indeed, some of the best Prime Day deals may actually beat Black Friday pricing.
If you already have a Prime membership, all you have to do is wait patiently until July 15th and 16th, when you can begin browsing Brad’s Deals for the experts’ top picks. Or, if you have specific products you’re interested in, be proactive and set up alerts using our Deal Alerts feature. It’s free and easy to sign up for an account, and we’ll send deals directly to your inbox when we discover discounts on items on your personalized shopping list. And if you’re really ready to shop until you drop on Prime Day, you might even consider applying for a credit card that will help you save even more while maximizing your rewards.
If you’re not yet a Prime member, you can use the 30-day free trial to gain access to the sale, and we encourage you to explore some of the other perks as well. You’re probably not aware of all of the amazing benefits that a Prime membership entitles you to, from free grocery delivery to free music.
Check Amazon's Daily Deals
Go to Amazon’s Gold Box Deals or click “Today’s Deals” at the top of the homepage. From there, you’ll be able to sort by category, price range, discount amount, and type of deal. An Amazon Daily Deal lasts one day, and Lightning Deals can run out even faster - each customer can only claim one, and the deal runs out either when it expires or when the total quantity has been claimed. You’ll also see sales and coupons, and Prime early access deals can be found here as well. Sorting through these deals is a lot easier than looking for deals within a category or search page, so this is a great place to start.
Explore Warehouse and Outlet Deals
In the Amazon Warehouse Deals section, you’ll find quality used products that have been returned by other customers. These items undergo a 20-point inspection and any needed cleaning or repair before being listed in the warehouse deals section, and you’ll find some pretty stunning discounts, even on popular items like the Instant Pot. You can also check the Outlet section for discounted overstock products in any category.
Check Woot! Deals
Woot! is an Amazon company that offers both daily deals and short-term sales with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. You never know what you might find, so it’s worth checking each day. It’s how I managed to snag this Eufy Robovac for a mere $159.99, and now I’m the proud mom of my very own robotic vacuum (his name is Harold).
Find Hidden Amazon Discounts
You may have noticed that when searching for a product on Amazon, you can’t sort your results by discount amount, so the really good deals tend to be buried in the pages of results. To make matters worse, sorting by price typically brings up a whole bunch of cheap marketplace items you weren’t really looking for.
However, there’s a simple way around this problem. Here’s how it works:
- Search for an item or product in Amazon’s main search bar.
- To see items discounted 50%, add &pct-off=50- to the end of the search link. This will work for any discount amount, and you can also express a range. For example, if you want to see items discounted 50-75%, add &pct-off=50-75.
- You might need to play around with the discount amount to catch the best deals. Note that it’s not as seamless as sorting by discount amount, which some other sites offer, since Amazon will pull in best-sellers and full-price items into your results as well. But you’ll definitely be able to find discounted items faster than if you were to scroll through the pages of featured results.
Look for Amazon Coupons
There are two types of coupons available for Amazon shoppers: Clippable coupons and coupon codes. On the Amazon website, clippable coupons show up as a box to check underneath the price on a product page. You can also find all available Amazon coupons in one place on the site. Just click “clip coupon” to apply the discount to your order, but note that you won’t see the final price until checkout.
Coupon codes typically offer discounts for specific items. You can find these on our Amazon coupon page, which features both coupon codes and current sales. Just click “Reveal Codes” to copy the code and visit the product page on Amazon. Add the item to your cart, and enter the coupon code during the checkout process.
Even with Amazon’s low prices, it’s still worth your time to price compare using Google shopping and check for discounts and exclusive coupons on Brad’s Deals before buying what you need from Amazon, especially since the retailer doesn’t price match. Amazon may offer low prices on millions of products and plenty of perks for Prime members, but that doesn’t mean it’s always going to be the cheapest place to shop. Even on Prime Day, pay attention to deals at other stores, since retailers will be trying to compete with Amazon for your business.