Nine hacks to save money on Amazon


Here's nine ways to get stuff cheaper from Amazon, including not using Amazon at all.

Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime Student gives you all the benefits of Prime membership, with a 6-month trial and then 50% off the normal price of Prime. Prime includes one-day delivery on selected items, Prime Video and Music subscriptions plus access to exclusive student offers including 10% off textbooks from Amazon.

Buy 1p sim cards for cheap deliveries

sim cards
If you're spending under £10 then delivery can be costly but just 1p more than that and it's free, so if you're just below this threshold then adding some 1p sim cards will get you super cheap delivery.

Warehouse bargains

Playstation 4 and Xbox One boxed ready for Christmas pre-orders, Amazon Marston Gate, Milton Keynes. Britain. 18th November 2013
Amazon's Warehouse deals page offers huge discounts on used, unboxed, returned and slightly damaged products.

Lightning deals

Amazon Lightning deals
Amazon's Lightning Deals are now taking place constantly, but you'll have to be quick to snap up a deal.

Ask for a refunds if the price drops after you buy

A non-published Amazon policy: Ask customer support to refund the difference of a product if its price drops within a week of your purchase.

Track Amazon prices

Amazon price tracking
Use CamelCamelCamel to track prices and get notified when they drop.

Use lockers

amazon locker
Get your goods delivered to lockers for cheaper and guaranteed delivery.

Get a student discount

Yes, your NUS Extra card works on Amazon with up to 10% off on certain ranges.

Don't use Amazon

Paste an Amazon URL into FluBit and they'll make you a better offer.

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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