From Amazon vouchers and free trials of Amazon Prime to flash sales and tricks for free delivery.
Let’s face it, Amazon is probably the one website that most people will use at some point each year, so it helps to have a voucher or discount stored up. Here are the best deals at the moment. Read on, and use these quick links to get an idea of the offers I’ve found:
- Amazon discount finder
- Amazon gift voucher and top up offers, including:
- Amazon Prime offers, including:
- Amazon sales and offers, including:
- Amazon delivery tricks including:
Amazon discount finder
Use this tool to refine your search for a bargain. Use the box “keywords” if you’re looking for something specific, eg NOW TV, Echo, Kindle and so on.
Amazon gift voucher offers
*Free credit when you top-up your account or buy a gift card*
It’s worth trying each of these, though you can normally only qualify for one and some may have expired.
*Save £3 and more on Amazon vouchers at Zeek*
Zeek is a handy app and website to get a little money off someone’s unwanted gift card, and Amazon occasionally features.
Though the discount is usually only a couple of quid, this is a must buy for first-time users of the app as you can save an extra £3 with the code CLEVERCASH. There’s a minimum spend of £23.
At the moment there are quite a few £25 or £100 Amazon vouchers. They don’t have a discount, but the code above will save you money – 12% on the £25 card. Though watch out for any sneaky transaction charges which have started to creep in.
If Amazon codes aren’t available, have a look at the other retailers including John Lewis, iTunes and ASOS.
£5 credit when you top up with cash
So this is a bit of an odd one, but there’s presumably a market for people who don’t have a debit card but want to shop on Amazon with cash. To launch a new service that allows you do to this, Amazon is giving £5 credit the first time you do it.
Here’s how it works. Get a barcode from Amazon Top Up. You then need to take it to a participating shop (either show it on your phone or print it out) and get them to scan it. Top up by at least £20 and you’ll be emailed the £5 credit.
Though you can spend your top up on anything, the £5 can only be spent on items sold by Amazon, not a third party. The credit will also expire on 31st January 2018, though your top-up will last 10 years.
Offer ends 31st December 2017
Amazon Prime offers
Amazon Prime is Amazon’s big membership scheme. I’ve got it thanks to the deals listed below and use it a lot for free delivery and to stream film and TV. You can learn more in my comprehensive Amazon Prime review.
*Get a 30 day free Amazon Prime trial every 12 months*
You know the drill here. You get free next day delivery, Amazon Prime Instant Video, access to Amazon Prime Now and loads of other goodies. It’s normally £79 a month but you can get a free trial every 12 months – so time the trial for when you are buying big or have something you’re keen to watch.
* Get free Amazon student for six months, then £39 a year*
Since anyone can get an NUS card, even if you’re not a student, you should also be able to join Amazon Student. This is essentially Amazon Prime. You get six months free, then 12 months half price. It’s possible Amazon might ask for additional proof you are a student, but even if that happens you’ll be able to get student discounts at hundreds of other retailers.
*Free movie rental
If you used the trick above to get Amazon Student then you can also grab a free movie rental, worth £4.49. The credit expires 31st January 2017, and the deal ends December 2017.
*£5 off a £20 Amazon Prime Now order*
Amazon Prime Now offers one or two hour delivery via the Amazon Prime Now app.
If you’ve got Amazon Prime (you can get a 30-day free trial) you can use the service, though it’s not available in every part of the country. Eligible cities include London, Liverpool, Sheffield and Glasgow.
Once you’ve got Prime and found out if it’s available where you live, use the code NOWFIVE to get £5 off. Min spend is £20 – though you can buy gift cards.
Amazon Prime Now has less on offer than the normal online store but does have groceries.
I used this last year and bought some nice gin – though sadly I’ve been informed by a few readers that the deal now excludes booze.
* £1 “No-rush” credit to spend on digital music, film, books and apps*
If you’ve got Prime, instead of selecting next day delivery, look for free no-rush delivery. It’ll take three to five days, but in return, you’ll get credit to spend elsewhere on Amazon.
Right now it’s £1 to spend on MP3s, Kindle books, digital movies and TV shows and apps.
You can get a £1 credit per delivery, so order things separately rather than together to get the most credit.
Amazon sales and coupons
* Echo and Alexa deals*
In the run-up to Christmas, Amazon is discounting it’s smart speaker devices. You can get the following:
Echo dot – £34.99 (save £10)
Echo speaker – £69.99 (Save £20)
Echo Plus speaker & smart light bulb – £109.99 (save £40)
Echo Show – £129.99 (save £70)
Fire TV Stick – £29.99 (save £10)
Fire TV (4K) – £54.99 (save £15)
* Black Friday 2017 deals*
Prime Day – Amazon’s biggest sale – happens each year around July 11th or 12th (Amazon’s birthday), while the Black Friday week of deals is at the end of November.
You need to have a Prime membership to get the best deals, but the 30-day free trial will give you that.
I’ll be listing the best Black Friday deals once we learn more over on my Black Friday deals page.
How good are Prime Day and Black Friday on Amazon?
In 2017 there were some great offers on Amazon tech on Prime Day such as the Amazon Echo (47% off), Amazon Fire TV and Kindles. You could also try additional Prime services such as Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Dash for far less than normal. There were also decent offers on TVs, stand mixers, booze, DVD, clothes and much much more. There are also hundreds of special Lightning Deals. You can see some of the 2016 deals here.
Black Friday 2017 however wasn’t as good, though there were deals to be found.
With both it’s important to remember that not all the deals are the best price. Some are simply old stock that needs clearing, while other items are often as cheap throughout the year. I’d recommend using uk.camelcamelcamel.com to see the price history before making any purchase.
*Hundreds of coupons to use at Amazon *
This page lists loads of coupons you can use to save at Amazon. You “collect” the voucher and the discount is automatically added to checkout. When I added this there was a typically random collection of products including chocolate, WD40 and hair straighteners.
Get free delivery every time*
These little tricks will give help you save money on delivery if you’re shy of the £20 minimum order.