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Super-savvy old-school shoppers can turn saving money into an art form, staying on top of coupons and sales, even negotiating in person if something gets marked down just after they bought it. (Don't you hate when that happens?)
Online, of course, it’s a little trickier. Getting ahold of the best coupons is not as straightforward as clipping them out of the newspaper. There are all sorts of software extensions to download, or pages and pages of promo codes to sort through. None of that will trouble you right now. Because we found out that Amazon has a secret page full of coupons you can use immediately.
What it is
It’s pretty simple. Like your good ol' clipped newspaper coupons, Amazon offers up various discounts on things like tools, pet supplies, electronics and fashion. Once you "clip" the coupon of your choice, it’s automatically added to your cart and the discount is applied once you check out. And just like that, you’ve saved some money without giving away a ton of your time.
How it works
You can find Amazon’s coupon page by clicking on the Today’s Deals section that’s found right under the homepage search bar. Once you land on the TD page, you'll see the coupon section on the top left, right under where your delivery location is typically shown. (Coupon categories can be found on the left sidebar.) Once you find something of your liking, simply press "Click Coupon." The discount is automatically saved to your cart, but you won’t see it reflected in the price until you check out, so don’t freak if the full price is still displayed. To make sure the coupon will be applied, view the item and check under the price. The amount to be saved should be right under the total cost.
After that, all you have to do is pay, pat yourself on the back and wait for your (now-discounted) delivery!
Tips and tricks
Just because you clip a coupon doesn’t mean you have to immediately buy the product. You can save your coupons and apply them when you decide to close the deal on the item, so don’t stress out about how much time you’re spending browsing the page; your coupons will be there waiting for you at checkout.
If you’re searching for a particular brand, you can type the name into the search bar to view all of the related savings.
The 'Sort By' drop-down menu on the right-hand side can help you find the biggest sales, expiration dates and the most popular items — all great things to note while browsing.
Above the list of categories on the left side of the page, there’s an option that allows you to view all of the coupons clipped, which can help you compare discounts and rates easily.
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Well, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And, of course, even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Things to remember
Coupons are only eligible for one item, which means if you buy six packs of toilet paper, only one pack will receive the discount shown on the coupon.
New coupon offers are constantly added, so check the page regularly for up-to-date savings.
Although you don't have to use your coupons immediately, there is an expiration date on them, so if you find something you want, best to get it sooner rather than later.
If you return an item bought with a coupon, the amount you saved might be subtracted from the return credit.
There’s an option to share a coupon on social media or via email, so if you find a discount your friend will love, send it their way (it won’t take away from your ability to use the same one).
It's time to make paying full price a thing of the past; head on over to Amazon's "secret" coupon page and scope out a slew of savings for yourself.
And while you're there, have a gander at these products featuring unbeatable on-page-coupon discounts. Happy shopping!
Can't-miss deal: LTLKY HEPA Air Purifier
On sale for $29 with the on-page coupon (was $55), the LTLKY HEPA Air Purifier is one of Amazon's top-rated air purifiers with more than 2,600 five-star reviews. It's a snap to use — just push one button for power and speed and you’re all set. With a multilayer cleaning system and a True HEPA Filter, it can remove up to 99.97 percent of allergens, pollen, dust mites, mold and more in your home. It's ideal for spaces up to 80 square feet. And pet owners love it.
"I have a rabbit pen and my cat's litter box in my bedroom and am constantly opening my window to try to minimize the smell," a shopper noted. "Even with daily cleaning the air feels stuffy in there, so I got this purifier and for once my room has ZERO animal smell. it is amazing! Took a couple hours to completely clear it out but now I can finally sleep peacefully knowing my lungs are getting fresh air," raved a delighted and relieved five-star reviewer.
Shop it: LTLKY HEPA Air Purifier, $29 with on-page coupon (was $55), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Longzon Silicone Stretch Lids
Few things are more irritating than finding the perfect container for your leftovers — only to have to rummage through dozens of lids that just don't seem to fit. This set of 14 (!!) stretchy silicone lids ensure you never have to try and play matchmaker, as these are designed to fit just about any bowl, plate, can or jar, and they take up way less space in your cabinets, too.
"This product has been a kitchen game-changer for me!" a shopper declared. "These silicone food-safe lids fit every multi-use container that I have in my kitchen. From my Pyrex measuring cups to my baking dishes as well as all of my lidless storage solution containers. You know the ones that sit in your cabinet with no lids but you just can’t bear to get rid of them… This product has changed all of that. No more frustrating single use plastic wrap, ill fitting tinfoil nor mis-matched lids!"
Shop it: Longzon Silicone Stretch Lids, $15 with coupon (was $27), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager
On sale for $225 with on-page coupon (was $300), Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager is a miracle worker that massages, kneads and heats those stressed, seized-up muscles and joints in your feet. While it's powerful and versatile, it can also be gentle as a lamb when it needs to be. It's like treating yourself to a relaxing spa day, but in the comfort of your own home. No appointments necessary!
But don't just take our word for it. Here's a glowing testimonial: "...My feet were basically dying from running around at work all day," shared another satisfied shopper. "I lift heavy boxes and am constantly standing on my feet. I wanted to go get a foot massage but was too shy to ask someone just to massage my poor ugly toes. Then along comes this machine. Masseuses, light some aromatherapy candles and rejoice; you will not have to see my feet ever again!..."
Shop it: Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager, $225 with on-page coupon (was $300), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Tozo T6 Wireless Earbuds
Why have over 103,000 Amazon shoppers fallen in love with Tozo's T6 Wireless Earbuds? Okay, okay, there's no mystery: It's their superior audio quality, courtesy of 6mm speaker drivers that produce powerful, crystal-clear sound and heart-thumping bass. These buds sound way better than the ones that came with your phone.
"Literally fantastic. I am a professional musician and these have incredibly clear sound quality and really high-end parts," shared a delighted five-star reviewer. "The connection is fast and easy, they charge while in the case, which is a great feature...Really high-end headphones for an amazingly good price..."
With their wireless charging case (included), these earbuds — which also have handy touch controls — have a long battery life. We're talking up to 30 hours: Six hours from the earbuds themselves and a bountiful 24 hours from the case.
Shop it: Tozo T6 Wireless Earbuds, $24.50 with on-page coupon (was $60), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Sakobs PC Soundbar
This excellent Sakobs PC Soundbar — on sale for $50, or $10 off with on-page coupon — comes with its own remote and is compact enough to pair with a computer monitor or even a smaller TV. It even has three different sound modes, so you can get the best possible audio quality for watching movies and TV shows, gaming or listening to music.
"For the money, this is the best investment you can make," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "I plugged this right into my Roku TV and the sound was 100 times better through this little beast. I was really impressed at the rich bass and tone coming from the unit, as well as its crisp sound."
Shop it: Sakobs PC Soundbar, $50 with on-page coupon (was $60), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer
If you dread the thought of washing your hair because it means having to deal with a heavy blow dryer and a round brush afterward, you're in for a treat: This two-in-one tool gives you the blowout of your dreams without the heavy lifting. It's so easy to use — it really is just like brushing your hair. It has three heat and speed settings, but no matter what, you'll be done with your professional-looking style in less time than it takes you to untangle your blow dryer cord.
"Blow-out at home! This gave me salon-quality results on my own," a shopper noted. "I have thick, naturally curly hair. Blowing dry my hair in the past also required the use of a straightener and hot rollers to put some bounce back in (a total of about 1.5 hours). This tool did it all in one step in about 25 minutes!"
Shop it: REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush, $33 with on-page coupon (was $60), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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