No one denies that Amazon is convenient. With one click, you can get anything (from furniture to a gallon of milk) delivered straight to your door, sometimes in a matter of hours. But does the giant of online retail always save you money?
The short answer is no. Like most stores, Amazon offers great deals on some things and not-so-great prices on others. But perks like free two-day shipping for Prime members and a stress-free shopping experience means millions of people keep clicking and buying. People bought $43.7 billion worth of stuff from Amazon in the fourth quarter of 2016 alone.
Chances are, you were one of those Amazon shoppers. And there’s also a good chance you could be saving more money if you were aware of a few of the tips and tricks that Amazon pros know. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 12 secrets to help you get the best deal on Amazon.
1. You can get 5% back on all your purchases
Prime members can boost their savings by signing up for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. You’ll get 5% back on almost everything you buy at Amazon; 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drug stores; and 1% everywhere else. There’s no annual fee or foreign transaction fees. Plus, you get a $70 Amazon credit as soon as you’re approved for the card, unlike with most cash back cards where you must spend a certain amount of money to get a sign-up bonus.