The Secret to Finding Deals on Amazon UKDisclosure: This site contains affiliate links & commission may be earned from purchases. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
It's no secret that Amazon is a huge contender for the "best deals website" for online shopping, but how do you go about finding the very best buys?
It would take hours dredging through the entire site every day to hunt out the price drops, Seasonal Picks, lightening deals and amazing daily deals that can be found at Amazon UK, so we have put together this handy guide - to enable you to get straight to the good stuff!
Not only will we show you the links Amazon provides for each of its unique deals but we will share with you an amazing hack to enable you to search for any item and get up to 75% off - without having to search for hours!
People are always looking at ways to find deals when shopping online, but not many realise that Amazon is a treasure trove of deals just waiting to be found.
Amazon being an American company is one of the most well known for bargain hunters when it comes to online sales events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday at the end of November and the beginning of December. These two events are the perfect opportunity for savvy shoppers to get amazing deals, but throughout the year, the below ideas are what you need.
Finding Amazon Deals
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Prime Day is a two-day parade of non-stop deals exclusively for Prime members, which proved to be the perfect opportunity to pick up a bargain as there were huge deals across most categories. It's also the best time to renew your yearly Prime subscription as Amazon offers a discount on the annual charge.
Find out everything you need to know, including dates & Deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020
Every Day Amazon has 'Lightning Deals'. These are time-limited bargains, you'll see a bar that once it hits 100% all the items have been sold. If you do place an order after 100% has been reached, you'll be placed on the waiting list.
Amazon Daily Deals
The 'Deal of the Day' page is the very first place you should check out before you start your bargain hunt at Amazon. Deals of the Day run for 24 hours and you can find some awesome deals.
Tell Amazon about your little one to start receiving exclusive discounts, product recommendations via email newsletter, and more with 'Amazon Family' You will get access to Exclusive Offers - tailored to you and your children, as well as offers including up to 20% off nappies and baby food.
Amazon’s ‘Warehouse Deals' page offers great deals on returned, warehouse-damaged, used, or refurbished products that are in good condition but do not meet their standards as "new".
Amazon’s ‘Outlet‘ is a great place to find great products at discounted prices, with new items being added regularly. You will find here Amazon's largest online sale selection with hundreds of items from home, electrical items, books, baby products, sports and more.
Subscribe & Save
Over at Amazon's ‘Subscribe & Save‘ section, subscribers save up to 15% with automatic deliveries of your favourite items. There's free shipping, no signup fees and you can cancel at any time. Plus the more you subscribe, the more you'll save!
Vouchers & Coupons
Amazon ‘Vouchers‘ are another way to enjoy extra savings on your Amazon deals. There's frequently updated vouchers codes for a huge range of items, in loads of categories. Also- new vouchers are added frequently, so be sure to keep checking in for some great savings.
Amazon used to give free delivery if you spent £10, it's recently been upped to £20 - with the exception of books, which is still set at £10 minimum. A way around paying for delivery is to get Amazon Prime.
You can get an unlimited free one-day delivery with Prime, and new customers qualify for a 'Free one-month trial of Amazon Prime' The beauty is you can sign up, order, then just cancel the trial before Amazon charges you if you find you won't benefit from paying the £7.99 per month.
Amazon Price Tracker
Use 'CamelCamelCamel' to track prices at Amazon, This free Amazon price tracker monitors millions of products and alerts you when prices drop, helping you decide when to buy.
And lastly for our secret hack...
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How To Manipulate Amazon's Search for Deals
Enter what you're looking for into the search bar, such as "Board Games" - Then remember to search from price low-high.
Then for the magic...
Amazon doesn't provide a function to filter by percentage off, but there's a way to manipulate the URL and get the results anyway. For example - to see which ones are 25 percent off, in the URL bar add &pct-off=25- to the end of the search URL in the browser bar. You can change the value to play about with the percentage, up to about 75% is usually the maximum. Remember to include the dash after a single number. If you leave it off, the discount search function won't work.
If you want to search between two values, say between 50 and 75 percent off? Simply add &pct-off=50-75 to the URL, and it will show results between the two.(The dash is to be left off this search)
One of the UK Money bloggers 'Miss ManyPennies' also has a Handy Amazon Deal Finder Tool to help you find the discounts, which makes life much easier.
Amazon Deals can also be found over on our blog, we find and post the very best deals we come across daily, including the odd 'rare' voucher code that Amazon releases. We also post these on our Facebook Page
So be sure to give us a like and you will be first to see when any amazing deals are hot off the press. You have to be quick though because they sell out fast - which is why we recommend following our social media.
As always, if you know of any other great ways to bag a bargain over at Amazon UK, let us know in the comments below...