Making the Most of Amazon

Some helpful information to aid in your Amazon shopping:

Amazon's phone number: 1-866-216-1072  (they hide this number and make it almost impossible to find)

Amazon help section.  You can find a yellow "Contact Us" button about halfway down the right sidebar.

Amazon Mom, so you can get free shipping and diaper discounts.

Filler items to get you up to $25 for the free super saver shipping: (there are others, this is the one I have bookmarked)

Want to find out the price trend on an item before you buy? This link shows you the most recent price changes, but you can also click on the long term tracking to get an idea of how it's performed over a year's time. If you use Firefox, you can also add the "camelizer" HERE

Looking for items with really great prices? It's usually a safe bet that the items hit the Movers and Shakers list when the price has dropped very low. This is the link to the general Movers and Shakers list, and you can navigate to the different areas using the sidebar on the left.  

Just because everyone seems to like the toy deals, Toys Movers and Shakers.

Friday Sales! Check back every Friday morning. Friday Sale

Did you know Amazon has coupons you can use?  You can find them here, and they update often.

Amazon also has TOY coupons!  You will have to scroll down to the bottom of this page

Amazon also has MOVIE coupons!  You will need to scroll down about halfway on this page

Amazon has all the coupons in one place now!  No need to click all the individual links, just hit this one.

4 for 3 kitchen items.  Buy any 4, get the least expensive one free.

4 for 3 books.

Bestsellers in Kindle store, with a list of FREE downloads on the right. (why pay for a book for your kindle)

Bestsellers in MP3 downloads, with a list of  FREE Downloads on the right.  

How to sort items. I've read a lot of people ask "how did you find that?" Amazon has really cool sorting sections on the left sidebars, so for example, you type in the item you're looking for in the search bar. Maybe you need something for a little Dora fanatic. Start in the search bar, typing "Dora."

* Choose the category you want (home and garden for bedding items, toys and games, books, etc) on the left.
* The next area has an age range, so narrow it down that way.
* After that, you can narrow down items further by the type of toy or game.
* Further down, you can choose Prime Eligible, or Eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping. This saves you the disappointment of finding the perfect item with $10 shipping.
* Next, sort by ratings. I like to look for items with 4 stars or higher when it has to do with electronics, but I'm less picky for some items. This is up to you.
* The next area you can narrow is by price range. I've found this one doesn't work very well, and some things that are higher priced will slip in occasionally.
* You can further narrow it down by looking for items that are a certain % off
* Then I will often also choose to only look at items sold by Amazon (because I know how their customer service is, I don't like unpleasant surprises.)

Did you know that you can trade in your used DVDs at Amazon to get Amazon gift cards? They even pay for the shipping. It's a great way to get some of the extra clutter out of your house.

Trade in your video games here.

Trade in your textbooks here.

I hope you find this information useful.  I went through every bookmark I had, and I would also be glad to help more.  If you have any comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section.