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 sales and offers, including:
- Amazon Prime Day – 16th July 2018 – Deals include:
- £10 free when you buy £80 of gift cards
- £15 off a £60 spend for Amazon Student members
- £100 off Echo Show, £30 off Echo, £30 off Echo Spot, £15 off Fire Stick
- 30% off spirits
- Up to 54% off certified refurbished products,
- Three months Kindle Unlimited for free,
- Four months Amazon Music Unlimited for £0.99
- 20% off selected Amazon Warehouse items
- 20% off Amazon Basics
- Black Friday
- Amazon device offers including Kindle, Fire and Echo
- Full list of all Amazon coupons
- Amazon Prime Day – 16th July 2018 – Deals include:
- Amazon delivery tricks including:
- Amazon discount finder
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, though you can normally only qualify for one and some may have expired. Check the offer is displayed when you click through. If not, it could mean it’s ended or you’re not eligible.
* £10 bonus when you top up in store by £40
If you’ve not topped up in store before this is a great deal to grab. You need to get a barcode from your Amazon account, then go into one of the many participating stores. Here you show the barcode and pay in cash to add money to your Amazon account. It’s all very easy.
Do this by £40 before 5th August and you’ll get a bonus £10 credit added. This £10 can only be spent on Amazon sold products (so no third parties), and you’ll have to use the credit before the end of August 2018.
*Save £5 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 £5 with the code CLEVERCASH. There’s a minimum spend of £45.
At the moment there are quite a few £50 or £100 Amazon vouchers. They don’t have a discount, but the code above will save you money – 10% on the £50 gift code. Watch out though for any added processing fees.
If Amazon codes aren’t available, have a look at the other retailers including John Lewis, iTunes and ASOS.
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 year 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.
*£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 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
* Black Friday & Prime Day 2018 deals*
Prime Day – Amazon’s biggest sale – happens each year around July 11th (Amazon’s birthday). In 2018 it’s set for 16th July and will run 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.
Here are my picks of the best 2018’s Prime Day offers which will run until midnight Tuesday. There will be plenty of lightening deals which will have limited stock or time.
£10 free credit when you top up with £80 of gift cardsFINISHED
- £100 off the Echo Show device
- £30 off other Echo devices such as the Spot and normal speakers
- Echo Spot and smart plug for £39, or two Spots for £60
- £35 off Kindle Paperwhite and £50 off Kindle Oasis
- Save between £20 and £50 on Fire tablets.
- £30 off the 4K Fire TV stick and £15 off standard
- £15 off for Amazon Students when you spend £60 (see above on how to get Student Prime, even if you’re not a student). Use the code STUDENT15\
- 20% off Amazon Warehouse
- 30% off selected whisky and rum and vodkas and gins
Other deals include:
- Up to 54% off certified refurbished products, eg a Kindle Paperwhite for £65
- Three months free trial of Kindle Unlimited
- Four months Amazon Music for £0.99
- 20% off Amazon Basics
There will also be discounts at partner sites such as See Tickets if you pay using your Amazon account.
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 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.
* Best deals on Amazon devices – including Echo, Fire and Kindle*
Amazon really wants you to buy some of their hardware – if you do that you’ll be more likely to buy other stuff from them. Fortunately they’re all pretty good. I’ve got a Kindle and a couple of Echo speakers and enjoy using them. So I’ll share the top deals I spot here. Plus don’t forget to stack them with the other deals listed on this page.
*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.