How To Use Amazon Coupons And Save

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Have you heard? Amazon.com has coupons. You may have seen a random coupon here or there while shopping for toothpaste or sunblock, but there's actually an entire section of Amazon that's dedicated to coupons and it's not just for groceries and household goods.

According to data from Inmar Inc., a retail tech firm based in Winston-Salem, US consumers redeemed about 3 billion coupons in 2014. One company that distributes millions of coupons to consumers annually is the web retail giant Amazon. Below is a detailed primer on how to save money with Amazon coupons.

An Overview of Amazon Coupons

Amazon offers its customers coupons that come with discounts redeemable when buying coupon-eligible products. These include groceries, health and personal care, beauty, school supplies, office supplies, baby and childcare, automotive, pet supplies, sporting goods, kitchen appliances, and toys. In addition, Amazon has created a section dedicated specifically to coupons and consumers can visit the "coupons home page" to check and browse through available offers. Contrary to popular belief, these coupon offers are available throughout the year, not during holidays such as the Christmas season. Moreover, Amazon does not use coupons to get rid of low-quality products. In fact, Amazon says many of the items listed under the "coupons" homepage come from top brands and manufacturers across all product categories.

Another important aspect you should know about is that Amazon allows shoppers to make suggestions on features that they would like to see on discount coupons in the future. This is important because you may have been yearning for a feature that allows you to share coupons with friends on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. To submit such a suggestion, visit the Amazon coupon homepage and head to the "Browse Coupons" section. It should be on the left side of the coupons homepage. Scroll down to the bottom of this section where you should see a heading labelled "What Do You Think." Click on the "Let us know" link to type and submit your suggestion.

Accessing All Coupon Offers

To view available coupon offers, sign in to your Amazon account and visit the "coupons home page". If you simply head over to this section without signing in to your account, you will not be able to see all coupon offers you qualify to receive. This is due to eligibility restrictions that apply to members of the various shopping programs run by Amazon. In simple words, Amazon offers certain coupon discounts to specific shoppers, not all. For instance, Amazon Mom members qualify for a 20% discount on diaper subscriptions. This is in addition to member-exclusive deals unavailable to other shoppers.For this reason, signing in to your account allows you to see all discount coupons that you qualify to receive.

Redeeming Amazon Coupons

Redeeming qualifying coupons at Amazon is very easy. After signing in to your Amazon account, head to the coupons section, browse through available offers, and add the products you would like to purchase to your shopping cart. At this point, it is worth noting that clipping digital coupons is quite different from the traditional process of clipping paper-based coupons using scissors. In Amazon's case, all you have to do to is click on a product that has a "Clip Coupon" button underneath its price label and then add the item to your cart. During checkout, the relevant discounts will automatically apply to coupon-eligible items. Since Amazon lists new coupon offers regularly, you should sign in to your account and visit the coupons section to check new offers regularly as well.

Subscribe and Save Coupons

If you would like to use coupons and save money every time you shop at Amazon, you should take advantage of the Subscribe and Save program. This program's benefits include up to 15% savings on one's entire order, free shipping on each subscription, and most importantly access to Subscribe & Save coupons. According to Amazon, consumers who use this program can browse through more than 75,000 coupon-eligible products.

Amazon has created a Subscribe and Save store within the main amazon.com store. Once again, it is advisable to sign in to your Amazon account before visiting the Subscribe and Save section in order to view all coupon offers you qualify to receive. For example, Prime members get free shipping on top of purchasing discounted products. To access the Subscribe and Save section, open any Amazon.com webpage even if it is not the homepage. At the top, you should see a link with the words "Hello. Sign in" and "Your Account" beneath. If you hover your PC's cursor over this link, a drop down tab will open with a button at the top labeled "Sign in." On the same drop down tab, you should see links to various sections that an Amazon shopper can link to his/her account. After signing in, scroll down and click on the "Your Subscribe & Save Items" link. This will take you to the Subscribe and Save homepage where you can browse thousands of coupon-eligible products.

You can save a lot of money on items purchased at Amazon by taking advantage of the numerous coupons on offer. These coupon offers span grocery, toiletries, beauty, baby care, food, jewelry, clothing, school supplies, electronics, beverages, and sports nutrition product categories.