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 gift voucher and top up offers, including:
- Amazon Prime offers, including:
- Amazon Business offer
- Amazon sales and offers, including:
- Amazon money savings tricks including:
- Always get free delivery
- Earn up to 1.5% cashback on every penny spent
- How to get Lightning deals
- Where to find Amazon coupons
- Up to 15% off with Subscribe and Save
- Amazon discount finder
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Amazon gift voucher and top-up offers
There are some decent offers throughout the year to watch out for.
Free credit when you top-up your account or buy a gift card
It’s worth trying each of these. The same offers come and go, so it’s worth checking the links even if you’ve tried a similar promotion. However you can normally only qualify once every couple of years. Check the offer is displayed when you click through. If not, it could mean it’s ended or you’re not eligible.
> Top up by £25 and get an extra £5 added – due to end 31st May 2019
2% off digital gift cards
There’s a great trick where you can save 2% off on digital Amazon gift vouchers, and there’s no limit to how many you can get.
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
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 year but you can get a free 30-day trial. You used to be able to do this every 12 months, but it’s recently changed to once per account. You can always try your luck (you never know), but if you’ve not yet taken out a trial, I’d wait until you’ve a lot of spending coming up, or a big sale such as Prime Day or Black Friday (more on these below).
£10 off a £50 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 PRIMENOW10 to get £10 off. Min spend is £50 – 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 when it launched and bought some nice gin – though sadly I’ve been informed by a few readers that the deal now excludes booze.
Free Kindle book every month
Prime members can also nab one of six titles every month for free. There’s normally a mix of genres and once you pick your book you can send it to your Kindle.
Amazon Business offers
50% off your first purchase up to £100
If you have a small business and tend to put your purchases through your own Amazon account then it might be worth opening up a companion business account – and this deal is worth up to £50.
You’ll get 50% off your first purchase, up to the value of £100. Sign up before
14th May 2019 14th June 2019 (it’s been extended) to take advantage of this deal.
Amazon sales and coupons
Echo Speaker, Fire TV and Kindle discounts
There are offers most months, so if it’s at full price you should wait. For the Echo speakers I’ve benchmarked a good price based on the deals I often see. I’d aim to pay under £60 for an Echo (rrp £89.99) and under £35 for an Echo Dot (rrp £49.99).
Get an Echo Dot for £15.98
A new deal from Amazon gets you an Echo Dot speaker for 99p when you sign up to it’s Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service. Like the recent Spotify/Google Home offer it needs to be the £14.99 Family subscription. So in total you’ll spend £15.98 and get a speaker with an RRP of £49.99.
You’ll be offered a 30-day free trial, and then once you’ve made the first full payment you can nab your 99p speaker. So it does mean it will take a while to get your speaker. And remember to cancel the plan if you don’t want to keep paying £14.99 a month!
The offer has been extended until the 24th June 2019, and you have until the 31st July to claim your speaker.
Black Friday & Prime Day 2018 deals
Prime Day – Amazon’s biggest sale – happens each year around July 11th (Amazon’s birthday). In 2018 it took place over 36 hours from 16th July until midnight 17th July. Meanwhile 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 list the best Black Friday deals in November on my Black Friday deals page.
How good are Prime Day and Black Friday on Amazon?
In 2017 and 2018 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, even though there were deals to be found.
With both sales 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
My top Amazon money saving tricks
I’ve written a separate article about how to save even more money at Amazon, including the following:
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.
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.