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Amazon Discount Finder

Find hidden 75%-off deals & more

Amazon Discount Finder

Instantly find 75% off+ bargains, including cameras, fashion, TVs, perfume & more

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Important things to check

  • Is the discount correct?
    Pages are auto-generated - errors happen.
  • A discount isn't always a bargain
    Always compare prices elsewhere.
  • Is it a Marketplace seller?
    That means you're not buying directly from Amazon. Things may run less smoothly.

See if it's ever been cheaper

Price history checks by CamelCamelCamel...

Compare to prices elsewhere

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Free Amazon Prime Trial

A trick gets a month's free unlimited next-day delivery. Just grab a free one-month Amazon Prime Trial* (usually £79/year). The offer's for Prime newbies, though a few previous triallists may be offered another trial. To check, log into your account, follow the link and see if it says "try Amazon Prime free".

If you don't want to continue, cancel before the month's up or it's £79/year. This is an ongoing offer.

Quick Questions

What products does Prime work on?

How to cancel

21 Amazon Buying Tips

Amazon's the biggest name in online shopping. Some may gnash their teeth because they think the company's tax structure means it avoids paying its fair share of the UK tax bill. Yet, for many, it's a one-stop convenience store and the first place they look.

Our rulebook for the giant e-tailer has 21 tricks to help you slash prices, as well as the Amazon Discount Finder Tool (above), which instantly finds secret 75%+ off bargains on electronics, clothes, beauty and more. You can also track price reductions, grab free vouchers and beat delivery charges.

Take 20 seconds to check that Amazon is REALLY cheapest

Amazon BirdieThe Amazon* business model is that it's a one-stop shop. It's tempting to do all your shopping in one easy sweep, but you can often undercut it.

In the same time it takes to search Amazon, you can use shopbots (shopping robots) that whizz through scores of internet retailers to find the cheapest price. Our MegaShopBot.com tool searches the best of these for each category.

For a full guide to slashing the cost of buying anything and everything online, see the full 40+ Online Shopping Tricks guide.

Check whether you're buying from Amazon or its Marketplace

If goods say "sold by" someone other than Amazon, then they're Marketplace - not Amazon itself, but a trader selling via Amazon.

  • Delivery can cost more. Items bought from Amazon Marketplace aren't eligible for free Super Saver Delivery (normally you get this on items worth more than £20). Delivery charges for Marketplace items vary sharply, so always check.

  • Know your rights. If there's a problem with the item or you want to return it, you need to go to the seller first, not Amazon. Items must be of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, and as described though. See the Consumer Rights guide for more.

    If there are any problems, Marketplace purchases are covered by Amazon's buying guarantee. It reimburses you if goods don't arrive or aren't as described (up to £2,500 in value, including delivery).

    But you won't be covered under Section 75, which usually covers items worth between £100 and £30,000 which are paid for with a credit card. The fact Amazon takes the money then passes it onto the retailer means you don't get that protection.

  • Never assume Marketplace prices are cheapest. A couple of years ago Amazon dropped its 'price parity' clause, which meant sellers couldn't sell items for less elsewhere. They can, so check the retailer's own site and elsewhere before buying.

Explore Amazon's secret bargain basement

Amazon often offers 75% and better discounts, yet it directs people to other, higher profit margin products instead.

There's a geeky way to manipulate Amazon's web links to display all heavily-reduced bargains. All you need to do is fiddle with Amazon web addresses to bring up lists of knock-down prices.

The problem is these are a faff to make yourself. So we built the Amazon Hidden Discount Finder tool (above). It creates your own bespoke super-specific sub-department pages in seconds, where you choose the discount and if you want free delivery.

Top tips for using the Amazon Discount Tool

When searching for treasure, don't just look at the first page of bargains, try a few. Try higher percentage discounts for cheaper, smaller items and lower percentages for niche, expensive ones.

Just because something's listed with a huge discount, it doesn't automatically make it a bargain or worth buying.

Before you try the tool, here are some top discount links we made earlier:

Popular hidden Amazon discount pages
Section and discount Section and discount
Fragrance* 75%+ off Jewellery* 80%+ off
Fashion accessories* 75%+ off Shoes* 80%+ off
Watches* 50%+ off Digital cameras* 50%+ off
Electronics* 90%+ off White goods* 15%+ off
TVs* 25%+ off Undies* 80%+ off
Power tools* 55%+ off Gardening* 55%+ off
Clothing* 85%+ off Beauty* 70%+ off

Track past Amazon prices

Our hidden discount finder's proved hugely popular. Yet, as we've warned, just because Amazon lists it as reduced, it doesn't make it cheap. Before you buy, plonk any item's Amazon URL (its web address) into CamelCamelCamel, which charts Amazon price changes, to show if the 'was' price is realistic.

Results can be fascinating. Hit the buttons to remove different seller types or drag the timeline to adjust the date range.

Try the browser plug-in

There are also nifty Camelizer plug-ins for Firefox and other browsers that chart price changes while you visit Amazon.

Once you've downloaded a plug-in, go to an item's Amazon page and click the tiny camel in the right-hand side of the web address bar - a price chart should appear.

Monitor the perfect moment to buy

Amazon prices often yo-yo up and down, and when they're cheap, things sell out quickly. CamelCamelCamel lets you enter your desired price and fires off an email when Amazon hits it.

Simply pop an item's URL into it, click the 'start tracking' tab and enter the maximum price you want to cough up. You'll receive an e-mail when the price falls to that amount or lower.

Alternatively, Zeezaw works in a similar way. Sign up, create a list with the max price you want to pay for Amazon items, and it sends emails when the price drops.

Tool scans prices on Amazon's European sites to find goods cheaper

Clever tool Curiua compares prices across Amazon EU sites to see if you can buy your item for less. It checks prices across sites for France, Germany, Italy and Spain, converts them into pounds and compares them to the UK.

MSE Neil used it: "I bought a Sonos Playbar speaker from Amazon Italy, costing me €640 (£460). Saved £139 on the UK Amazon price. Great!"

We’ve seen other fab savings too. We found an Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 console bundle for £370 Amazon UK, but only £311 from Amazon France, a saving of £59.

Here are the key tips for buying from Europe:

  • Translate the page. Most web browsers (including Chrome, Explorer and Firefox) can translate into English at the click of a button. Voila!
  • Shipping costs vary. EU sites have similar delivery costs but they aren't included in the comparison.
  • If you change your mind... You've got 14 days after receipt to change your mind, and another 14 days to send the item back. You've got a bit more time with Amazon - its returns policy usually gives 30 days.
  • If it's faulty... You should be able to get a refund, replacement, repair or reduction in the cost with similar rules to buying in the UK.
  • Beat exchange rates. Pay in euros using a specialist overseas card and you get the same near perfect exchange rate that banks do.
  • Use a credit card for £100+ purchases. Then, under Section 75 laws, the credit card is jointly liable if things go wrong. Though not if it's a Marketplace seller, as that's 'buying through an agent', which is excluded.
  • You can't buy some things. Amazon blocks you from buying some products, such as Kindles, from abroad and shipping to the UK.
  • Don't forget about European plugs. Adapters cost as little as £1.
  • Check Amazon Austria and Amazon Netherlands too. They're not included in Curiua's comparison.

While you can also buy from Amazon's sites outside Europe (Priceonline.eu works like Curiua but compares Amazon US too), you may need to pay customs duty, plus consumer rights vary by country.

Beat delivery charges with a free Prime trial

Amazon used to give free delivery if you spent £10, now it’s a minimum £20. The exception’s books, which still have a minimum free delivery threshold of £10.

If you don't qualify for free delivery, the charge depends on the category, and is usually £1.49 to £6. (If spending under £20, also see the new tool below that helps you find small filler items to hit the threshold.)

How to get a free Prime trial

Prime gets you unlimited free one-day delivery, and Amazon* offers newbies a free one-month trial of the service. The beauty is you can sign up, order, then just cancel the trial before Amazon charges you.

Only do this if you are super-organised and will remember to cancel though, otherwise £79 will be taken from your account.

Read more on how to grab a free Prime trial.

New tool finds cheap items to help you hit £20 for free delivery

If an item costs under £20 and is from Amazon itself (not a Marketplace seller), check the delivery cost. It can be anything from £1.49 to £6. So it may be worth buying something small you need that costs less than that to take you over the £20 free delivery threshold.

To help, a cunning new Super Saver Delivery tool (developed by ex-MSE team member Adam) scours Amazon for small filler items to bump up your order to £20. Simply enter your basket total and it displays a list of items with prices close to the cost of the difference. For example:

Imagine Lois Price wanted a £19.73 hairdryer – she'd face £6.01 delivery, a total of £25.74. The tool reveals she could add a 29p paint brush, so she’d only pay £20.02 – saving £5.72 and getting a brush into the bargain.

Do the maths. If the total price you pay getting the extra item is less than your original price plus delivery, it's worth it. But as a rule of thumb, always check if you're spending £14-£19.99. The tool doesn't show every item in the relevant price bracket, just those it can easily find, so tap in a few basket totals close to yours for more options.

Also see how to beat delivery charges with a free Prime trial above.

amazon super saver

Been charged for unwanted Amazon Prime? How to cancel...

While an Amazon Prime trial is a great way for newbies to avoid paying postage for a month, you could be caught out if you don't have your wits about you.

If you sign up for a free 30-day trial, but don't cancel during the trial period, Amazon automatically signs you up to Prime for a year and takes £79 from your account.

MoneySavers have told us they've been caught out after not realising they've signed up for the trial during the buying process. Amazon says it alerts those who sign up via email.

Yet we've had scores of complaints from people whose accounts have been debited without them knowing why. For full info, see the Been charged for unwanted Amazon Prime? news story, but here's a quick guide to how to cancel in different situations.

If you're within the free trial period

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Double-check the delivery option so you don't pay more by default

While Amazon lists free delivery on some products, you must select the 'free super saver delivery' box at checkout. If not, the default delivery option is first class.

If you are willing to pay for first class delivery, instead of getting the item delivered to you, you can collect it from selected local Post Office branches. See the Amazon to deliver to Post Offices MSE news story for more.

Reclaim 16 YEARS of lost music

lost musicBuy CDs/vinyl from Amazon and you now get the MP3s for nowt. Yet did you know this works for anything bought since 1999? Log on to Amazon's Autorip service* to see what tracks are in there – you can then stream or download them.

How do I reclaim my old music?

Check your Amazon Music library to see if you've got any past albums in there. You can either stream the files or download them - in which case you'll be able to add them to any MP3 player, like Windows Music Player or iTunes.

Success stories

Some, like MoneySaver JHL1959, found thousands of tracks: "Crikey, it's given me back 182 albums, which is 2,367 tracks! Amazingly, I still like a lot of them - really cheered me up!"

Others have sometimes got a bit more than they bargained for. GingerJuice says: "Thought this was brilliant, then realised I'd bought the mother-in-law a Susan Boyle CD last year... ugh."

Get free Amazon vouchers with credit cards or charge cards

cash cardA few credit cards reward spending with loyalty points that can be swapped for Amazon vouchers.

£100 free Amazon vouchers

The Amex Gold* charge card gives you 20,000 reward points if you spend £2,000+ on it within three months, enough for a £100 Amazon gift card. There's normally a £140 annual fee, but it's waived in year one, so if you don't want to pay, cancel before year two.

A warning - this is a charge card, so you must repay IN FULL every month, else you'll face a £12 charge and a credit file default. Amex will do a credit check when you apply. See Credit Card Freebies for more.

Earn Amazon vouchers with online surveys and competitions

If you're willing to give your views on things like drinking habits, celebrities, lingerie or the latest moisturiser, you could earn Amazon and other gift vouchers by doing online surveys. All you have to do is put the hours in filling in surveys online.

Dedicated survey do-ers earn £200ish a year from home, and several sites pay you in Amazon vouchers. For a full list of the top paying online survey sites, see the Earn from Survey Sites guide.

If you're feeling lucky, another potentially rewarding hobby is to enter free online competitions to win Amazon vouchers. Read our Comping guide to find out how.

Students get up to 10% off and 6 months' free one-day delivery

student dicountStudents are about the only lucky chaps who can get a voucher code for an instant discount. You need a current National Union of Students Extra card to get 5% off most items and 10% off clothing.

Just log onto the NUS website for a personal promotional code to paste into the gift voucher code box on Amazon every time you order. The reusable code should be valid for 12 months. The discount only works on certain departments, including books, music, DVD, beauty and home. See a full list here.

Amazon also recently launched Amazon Student*, a version of Prime specifically for, well, students. It gives all those aged 18+ who are in higher education access to Amazon's TV/film and music streaming services, its Kindle lending library and free one-day delivery. It costs £39 a year for membership (compared with £79 for Amazon Prime).

Students can also get a free six-month trial of of Prime's free one-day delivery (not TV streaming, etc).

Tap into free cash with Amazon Associates

If you've a blog or website, set up a free account with Amazon Associates, a scheme where you earn Amazon vouchers or cash for linking to the site. Just follow the steps to add links and banners to your website.

When someone clicks on Amazon from your site and makes a transaction, it's recorded and you’re paid different rates of commission depending what products you sell and what categories they're in. See a full list of payments.

Get up to 15% off household products

household productsFor regular household product purchases, there’s an easy way to get 5% off - and it's possible to boost this to 15%.

From loo roll to vacuum cleaner bags, pet food to bin liners, Amazon's Subscribe and Save* service covers a host of items that you might order regularly.

The service is free - simply select the item and how regularly you want it delivered. Amazon will automatically send it out and apply the 5% discount when it charges you. You do need to save your payment details to your account.

If you have five or more subscriptions, Amazon boosts the discount to 15% on all your regular deliveries. There is no minimum subscription length, so you can set up your order, get the discount, then cancel.

As an example of the savings, an eight-pack of Gillette Venus Divine razor blades costs £11.59 on Amazon, but just £11.01 with Subscribe and Save. According to MySupermarket*, the cheapest elsewhere was a special offer of £11.59 at Ocado.

Use a cashback credit card

You can earn up to 5% every time you spend by using a cashback credit card, although always ensure you pay it off in full to avoid interest charges. For the current top payers, see the full Best Cashback Cards guide.

Grab more discounts with Amazon vouchers

A clever bit of retail spin, this. Amazon’s new voucher page* lists scores of discount vouchers, which you click on to collect (they’re then applied at check out).

When we checked, many of these ‘vouchers’ were similar to its bog-standard online discounts, for example, 5% off a wicker pet basket or 10% off a doormat.

Yet dig through the list and some deals are quite decent. We found a 74-pack of Finish All-in-One Max Dishwasher Tablets for £5 when you used Subscribe and Save. The next cheapest was Morrisons, on offer at £10.

So it’s worth checking – sign in to your account to see all available vouchers, as some are specifically targeted at different users.

Combine Subscribe and Save with Amazon Family for 20% off nappies

You can combine two Amazon discounts to grab a big saving on nappies and wipes. Don’t assume Amazon’s cheapest though – compare first.

- Step 1: Save 5% off with Subscribe and Save*. Amazon's Subscribe and Save service gives 5% off selected household items when you place a repeat order, including nappies and wipes. There's no minimum commitment, so if you want, you can simply cancel after your first delivery.

- Step 2: Extra 15% off with Amazon Family*. This'll boost savings to 20%.

Join this paid club and you get an extra 15% off nappies and wipes when you subscribe, boosting the discount to 20%. It normally costs £79/year, but there's currently a free 30-day trial (it’s free for Prime customers though).

Remember - don't forget to cancel your trial before the 30 days are up to avoid being charged, plus stop your subscription once you've got all you need.

- How much can I save? Amazon sells a jumbo pack of 174 Pampers Baby Dry Size 4 nappies for £22.31 full price. With Subscribe and Save and Amazon Family discounts, it drops to £17.85 which works out at 10p per nappy. We found the next best price at Asda for 13p per nappy.

Get 20% off clothes and shoes

clothes and shoes

Get a one-off saving of 20% on clothes and shoes by signing up to Amazon's regular fashion emails. When you join the mailing list you'll get a code that entitles you to 20% off up to five items to use within 30 days. See our Amazon deals for full details.

The discount only applies to clothes sold by Amazon, not to third party retailers.

Get Amazon to give to charity as you shop

OK so it's not a money saving tip exactly, but it is possible to give charities a boost at no extra cost to you. Simply click through to Amazon from a charity's special link, log in and click on the product you want.

When you grab something, it's recorded and Amazon pays the charity 5% of your purchase in cash - no small beer.

Click through to Amazon from there BEFORE you put anything in your basket, otherwise the charities won't get the money. Charities doing this include the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Epilepsy Action.

If you work for a registered UK charity, add it to the Amazon Charity Clicks forum thread, so MoneySavers can help their favourite causes.