By Steve Woodfield:
Want to find great deals from the largest retailer on the planet? Here are four secrets to scoring the biggest deals on Amazon:
1. Cool discounts can also be found on Amazon’s Gold Box Deals. These include deals on items from around the site, plus lightning sales, which are heavily discounted deals that expire after just an hour (sometimes two). Heed this warning, though: It’s easy to get addicted to checking the Gold Box Deals page.
2. Moms can get a free three-month membership to Prime plus exclusive Amazon Mom benefits. What benefits, you ask? These include 20% diapers subscriptions, 15% off other childcare items, and access to exclusive discounts and deals. It should also be mentioned that, despite the name, dads, grandparents, and caretakers are eligible.
3. Find deep discounts on refurbished and open-box items (including cell phones, computers, and Kindles) with Amazon Warehouse. According to Amazon these discounted items “are in good condition but do not meet Amazon’s rigorous standards as ‘new.’” They’re covered by Amazon’s standard 30-day return policy, though, so if your item doesn’t work you can send it back.
4. If the price drops on an item you bought within seven days of purchase you can get a refund. While the company doesn’t promote this policy, you can score a refund if the item you bought drops in price within seven days of your purchase.