As Australians look for ways to make their money go further in the face of cost of living pressures, many are sharing their best hacks and cost-saving advice across social media. With value more important than ever, Amazon.com.au has a variety of offers and programs that you may not be aware of, that are an important tool in any savvy shopper’s toolkit.
1. Prime Membership200 million members can’t be wrong!
Prime Membership offers shopping, savings, and entertainment benefits to more than 200 million paid members around the world. For Aussies, that includes benefits of many subscription services in one place:
- Free delivery on millions of local and international Prime eligible items, including many popular everyday essentials (excludes select remote areas)
- FREE One-Day Delivery on eligible items sold or shipped by Amazon AU to select postcodes in Melbourne and Sydney - check eligibility for your area here
- Prime Video, which gives you access to exclusive and award-winning Prime Original series and other popular movies and TV shows
- Amazon Music, which gives you access to 100 million songs ad-free, thousands of stations and top playlists
- Prime Reading, which gives you access to a selection of over a thousand e-books, short works, comics, children’s books and more
- Prime Gaming, which gives you a selection of free games every month plus other perks
- Exclusive early access to select deals
New customers in Australia can join Prime at amazon.com.au/prime with Amazon’s 30-day free trial, and then pay AU$6.99/month or AU$59/year and cancel anytime.
2. Subscribe & SaveSet and forget!
With Amazon Australia’s Subscribe & Save store, you can receive a discount and avoid running out of household essentials – from dishwashing tablets to pet supplies, alongside the added convenience of automatic deliveries when you sign-up. Select a delivery frequency that suits you, from every 2 weeks to every 6 months, and enjoy free standard delivery. There are no ongoing commitments or fees and you can cancel a subscription at any time.
What discount do I get I hear you say? Subscribe & Save shoppers will receive 10% off the standard price for eligible Subscribe & Save products, plus if you’re a Prime Member you’ll snag 15% off subscriptions for eligible nappies and baby wipes (find out more here).
Home expert and TikTok personality Loui Burke reveals,
To save money during the cost of living pressures, I’m making all my coffees at home using products from Amazon Australia. You can get café quality items, including coffee beans which are subscribe and save eligible, save 10% and schedule to be delivered each monthLoui Burke#adLoui Burke - Ways to Save on Amazon.com.au
3. DealsNot just on Prime Day and Black Friday, there’s ALWAYS a deal to be found
When Aussies think Amazon and deals, many may recall the big sales events of Prime Day, Black Friday and Boxing Day – and whilst these are definitely ones to mark in your shopping calendar - did you know that there are deals available Every. Single. Day? Bargain hunters can head to the ‘Today’s Deals’ section on Amazon.com.au and view the epic savings to be had across a full range of categories. These change regularly and some are exclusive to Prime Members, so another reason to sign up.
My best tips? Keep your eyes peeled on the daily deals! Amazon has such a big selection it also pays to check out a variety of different sellers and the reviews on the products you are looking for. Also mark when the big sales are happening like Prime Day and Black Friday in your calendars, you can get a head start on shopping for Christmas, but also the rest of the year with massive savings on everyday products too!Sam Tolley - Addicted To Bargains#ad
4. Buy More and SaveBecause Less isn’t always More
A tried and tested savings hack, known to the savviest of shoppers, bulk buying can often help trim the cost per item. Many items on Amazon.com.au have a $ per count or $ per 100g feature next to the overall product cost, which can be useful in making like-for-like comparisons.
In the Buy More and Save section on Amazon.com.au, you’ll also find everyday essentials like laundry detergent, to pet food and even undies - and if you spend more than $40, you’ll receive 5 % off your transaction.
5. CouponsNot just for pizzas
Customer Programs Lead at Amazon.com.au Rachel Basha explains, “While coupons are nothing new for many Aussies, when it comes to things like takeaways, Amazon Australia also regularly shares coupons for a variety of products – including staples for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry as well as electronics, office supplies and more. Customers can virtually ‘clip’ coupons onsite, for them to be applied automatically at checkout on eligible products. There’s even a range of Subscribe & Save coupons for new subscribers to shave off an additional discount ranging from 5% - 25% off on a wide array of everyday essentials.” Check them out here.
6. Amazon RenewedLike-new, without the price tag
Those in the know, know that sometimes a pre-loved product, lovingly refurbished, restored and Amazon is an excellent way to make your dollar go further. Shop Amazon Renewed for products that have been refurbished to work like new for sale at affordable prices, including computers, smartphones, watches and tablets, headphones, TVs, gaming equipment, kitchen appliances and cameras. And to give that extra peace of mind, all Amazon Renewed purchases are backed by an 180 day supplier warranty – that’s on top of the normal returns policy.
7. Amazon WarehouseOpened boxes, low prices
Another fantastic way to save more on your purchases is to look at Amazon Warehouse. This section offers great deals on quality used, pre-owned, or open box products. Every product has been tested and reviewed for quality control, with detailed descriptions of any alterations to the product to make decisions with confidence. Our Warehouse deliveries also still come with all the benefits of Amazon fulfilment, customer service, and returns rights.
8. When Time is MoneyValue Beyond Price
We know that while ‘value’ may mean different things for different customers, one of the biggest benefits Amazon.com.au has to offer to Aussies is its ability to get your orders to you quickly, conveniently and, if eligible, for FREE with Prime FREE One-Day delivery on eligible items sold or shipped by Amazon AU to select postcodes in Melbourne and Sydney.
If you’re not going to be home you can also send parcels to one of our Amazon Lockers and Counters right across the country and collect it within three days of delivery. With more than 900 and located in cities and towns around Australia including Cairns in Queensland, Riverside in Tassie and Karrinyup in WA, we’re focused on getting orders to customers as quickly as possible.Falzon Family - Ways to Save on Amazon.com.au