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Tips for Maximizing Your Amazon Prime Day Shopping

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1. Get Amazon Prime for Free or at a Discount
  • Free Trial: First-time subscribers get a 30-day free trial.
  • Prime Student: Students get six months free and then $69/year or $7.49/month with a school email.
  • Prime Access: Those on government assistance get Prime for $6.99/month after a 30-day trial.

2. Share Prime Benefits

  • Amazon Household: Share your subscription with one other adult and up to four kids for shared benefits like free shipping and Prime Video access.

3. Give the Gift of Prime

  • Gift Cards: Give Prime as an Amazon gift card, usable for signing up for Prime or other purchases.

4. Efficient Product Searches

  • Search Filters: Use Amazon’s filters for precise searches, including Prime-only options, customer ratings, and specific product features.

5. Amazon Warehouse Deals

  • Renewed Products: Find discounts on open-box and refurbished items eligible for Prime shipping and returns.

6. Today’s Deals

7. Clip Coupons

  • Amazon Coupons Page: Clip and save digital coupons on various products, with savings applied at checkout.

8. Price Tracking

  • CamelCamelCamel: Use this site and browser extensions like Honey and RetailMeNot for tracking prices and getting alerts.

9. Same-Day Delivery

  • Eligibility: Available in select cities for orders over $35, with grocery delivery via Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods.

10. Whole Foods Discounts

  • Prime Perks: Get 10% off sale items and additional discounts with the Whole Foods Market app.

11. Reward Cards

  • Prime Visa Card: Earn 5% back on Amazon and Whole Foods purchases, with special Prime Day bonuses.

12. Subscribe & Save

  • Recurring Discounts: Save up to 15% on regular purchases of essential items with the flexibility to cancel anytime.

13. Voice Ordering

  • Alexa: Use Echo devices for easy reorders, with options for purchase controls.

14. Refunds on Late Deliveries

  • Customer Service: Call 1-888-280-4331 for refunds on late or missing deliveries.

15. Consistent Delivery Days

  • Amazon Day: Select a default delivery day for all your orders to reduce frequent deliveries.

16. Trade-In Program

  • Tech for Amazon Credit: Trade in old tech for Amazon credit, usable for new purchases.

17. Add-On Items

  • Free Shipping Threshold: Find inexpensive add-ons to meet the $35 minimum for free shipping.

18. Prime Reading Perks

  • First Reads: Free monthly book downloads and access to a rotating selection of books and magazines with Prime Reading.

19. Try Before You Buy

  • Clothing: Try up to six items before purchasing, with free returns on items you don’t keep.

20. Buy with Prime on Other Sites

  • Direct-to-Consumer: Small businesses can use Amazon’s payment and fulfillment services to enhance their shopping experience.
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