Before you buy on Amazon, check out the coupons section
Amazon is one of the biggest shopping sites on the Internet, and while you find great deals quite often on it, there is always room for improvement.
If you happen to shop on Amazon.com frequently, you may know that Amazon has a coupons section on the site that provides you with opportunities to save money.
Alternatively, open the Amazon website manually, click on Today's Deals at the top, and then on the Coupons link underneath the Amazon search form.
All you need to do is load the page to see the current list of coupons on Amazon. There are a lot. You can either use the front page and browse popular coupons, or the sidebar to display coupons for specific types of products such as skin care, household supplies or baby & child care.
The number of coupons listed on a page depends largely on the category. The skin care section for instance lists 17 coupons currently, while the hair care section only three.
Each deal lists the product and what you save when you use the coupon. This is usually either a percentage off the price, or a fixed amount off instead.
You can click on the deal to be taken to a special product page where you find all eligible products listed. The coupon is automatically clipped for you in this case.
You can alternatively click on the clip this coupon link instead if you want to use it later on.
The discounts are applied during checkout, and listed both under estimated delivery and under order summary on the right. You can click on the down arrow next to discount applied for a detailed summary of your savings.
When you open a product page on Amazon, coupon information are automatically added to it, so that you know how much you will be saving when you buy the item on the site.
What may be interesting is that you find electronic and office coupons on the Amazon site as well. Listed on the electronics page right now are gaming headsets, recordable discs, adapters and cables, bags, and motherboards among other products.
Tip: While you may be able to save money using coupon deals on Amazon, you should make sure of the following: first, that you need the product, and second, that the price is indeed as low as it can get. I'd use a price comparison search engine like Price Grabber to make sure of that.
Only Amazon.com seems to offer coupons. I checked both the UK and German Amazon store, and they do not list them on their pages.
It is not clear if Amazon tests the feature on its core website first to bring it later to localized stores around the world, or if this is limited to the US because couponing is such a great deal there.
Still, if you buy on Amazon.com, make sure you check out the deals section regularly to make sure you get the best price on an item that you want to purchase.
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