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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!
There’s no better way to get ready for winter than by treating yourself to cozy new bedding. This goose down fiber comforter from Three Geese will warm you on chilly nights, and it looks great to boot. As the name suggests, it’s filled with goose down and feather fiber. It has an all-season weight so it’s great for year-round use (but especially delightful with a chill in the air). The outer layer is 100-percent cotton, finished with a double needle stitch for longevity.
With nearly 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this bedding is definitely appreciated by those who've experienced it firsthand. One shopper says: “This down comforter is absolutely one of the best home items I've ever bought. I honestly didn't know what a good sleep was till I switched over to this 100% cotton down comforter.... [It] doesn't bunch or bulk up on one side. It cleans easily and comes out just as soft and fluffy. It transformed my room and bed into a beautiful, light, airy place to retreat to. The size is perfect for my large king bed. I'd fight for this cover but there's plenty to go around.... I waited way too far into my adulthood before splurging on my sleep!”
Shop it: Three Geese Pinch Pleat Goose Down Fiber Comforter, $119 with on-page coupon (was $129), amazon.com
If you’re an avid cook, you likely already have a set of kitchen knives you use and love. Instead of keeping them in a drawer, where they can get nicked, or in a traditional block, where blades can dull, from contact with the wood, why not upgrade to this brilliant magnetic wooden holder? Made of premium acacia wood, it takes up very little space and actually adds to your kitchen decor. Strong embedded neodymium magnets hold knives securely in place and keep them ever-so-handy at all times. Slip-proof anti-skid felt pads on the bottom keep the block secure. With this deal, you save more than 30 percent. What a great gift for the family foodie.
A happy shopper says: “It has lovely variations in the wood grain color for some nice visual interest.... I would definitely recommend this product. The smaller footprint, as compared to a traditional knife block, is fantastic, and it showcases the beauty of my Japanese knife set to its fullest. It holds all of my kitchen knives well and it is still easy to grab my knives for use.”
Shop it: Resafy Magnetic Chef Knife Acacia Wooden Block Holder, $36 with on-page coupon (was $55), amazon.com
The eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 30C is one of the top-rated robot vacuums on Amazon. You can program it to clean the floors on a regular basis, and you can set boundaries so it won’t wander off into another room. Plus, it has a BoostIQ tech that will automatically increase suction when it detects extra mess.
One shopper said it also works great for those with pets: “Not only does it do a great job on bare floors but it's also astonishingly good on carpet (medium pile). Before this machine I was vacuuming once a day or once every other day. Now I am vacuuming once or twice a month. I have a house and a very hairy border collie and this machine can handle both well. It's also very quiet compared to the other robovacs I tested.”
Shop it: eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 30C, $180 with on-page coupon (was $300), amazon.com
This extra large heating pad from GENIANI can be used to ease back pain, soothe cramps and just help relax the neck and shoulders. It’s covered in an ultra-soft extra-cozy microplush fabric that adapts to your body shape. You can adjust the heat to low, medium or high, and it has an auto shut off so you don’t have to worry if you happen to doze off when you're using it. The extra large size makes it ideal for any area of the body. The cover is machine washable.
Here’s a glowing testimonial from a shopper: “Love this heating pad! It warms very quickly and gets hot enough to provide some real relief. It's large size completely covers my entire lower back, which has always caused me a lot of pain (since I turned 40 or so - 20 years now!) The pad itself is very pliable, and smoothes out nicely after use. It's the first heating pad I've ever had that doesn't bunch up over time and refuse to flatten out again! The washable cover is plush and soft. Also, the cord is several feet long so no trouble reaching an outlet no matter where I sit! And last but not least, the pad rolls up nicely, and it and the cord easily fit back into the rugged canister it came in for storage. It's really a great heating pad and worth every penny!”
Shop it: GENIANI Extra Large Electric Heating Pad, $27.50 with on-page coupon (was $30), amazon.com
Sometimes cleanser just isn’t enough to remove the dirt and debris on your skin. A facial cleansing brush really rids your skin of impurities. This sonic model from EZBASICS has thousands of positive reviews on Amazon. With an ultra hygienic soft silicone rubber exterior, it offers up soft, gentle face cleansing and massage. It can help remove makeup, deep-clean pores and reduce blackheads. It’s even said to increase collagen, boost circulation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and restore your skin’s firmness.
“Whenever I charged it up and got to work I could not believe how clean and how soft my face was,” raved one shopper. “Afterwards I soaked a cotton ball in some toner like I normally do before I moisturize, and the cotton ball was clean. 100 percent of the time when I washed my face prior to buying this product there was always dirt left behind. I am so impressed with this little gadget! It’s soft and has different speeds so you can adjust it to your comfort level. This product blew me away and I absolutely recommend it to everyone.”
Shop it: EZBASICS Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush, $23 with on-page coupon (was $25), amazon.com
A comfortable, flattering set of pajamas makes lounging after a hard day even more of a treat. This lightweight pair of PJs will get plenty of wear, especially if you're working from home. It can even go out in public. Pair the tee with jeans, and it's great for everyday wear. The elastic waist pants are perfectly acceptable for walking the dog or hanging with your friends on a girl’s night in.
Shoppers like it as well. “I wanted something cute and comfortable to sleep in and these are great,” said one. “Plenty of room and not restrictive and comfortable [...] Liked them so much I bought a second pair.” Another said: “I am always a little nervous buying sleepwear/loungewear when I can't feel the material, as I am very picky and want it to be as soft as possible. I liked the design of these so I decided to give them a try. The material is extremely soft-they fit right and are very comfortable. I will definitely be buying another set!”
Shop it: DEALKOO Women Pajamas Set, $22 with on-page coupon (was $27), amazon.com
This Amazon coupon is exceptional: it drops the price of these Tozo wireless earbuds above from $60 to just $25! You can't find that kind of deal anywhere. Your TOZO T6 buds offer great audio and pair easily with your phone. They're water-resistant, so you can wear them while sweating it out at the gym. The battery lasts about six hours on a single charge and a total of 30 hours (!) with the charging case.
Even pros are into them. One of 159,000+ five-star shoppers says: “These headphones are literally fantastic. I am a professional musician by trade and these have incredibly clear sound quality.... I love the ability to wear them in the shower and jam to tunes while they get soaked and survive it like a champ. Really high-end headphones.... I would recommend these to anyone looking for Bluetooth headsets similar to those made by Apple but for far less — and also better bass response!”
Shop it: TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds, $25 with on-page coupon (was $60), amazon.com
Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:
Headphones and earbud deals:
Apple AirPods 2nd Gen, $119 (was $160), amazon.com
Video game deals:
Just Dance 2021, $15 (was $50), amazon.com
Smart home deals:
Shark Rotator ZU632, $230 (was $380), amazon.com
Yatoshi 5 Knife Block Set, $130 (was $200), amazon.com
Ninja Personal Blender, $50 (was $70), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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