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5 Ways to Save Money on Amazon You Probably Don’t Know About

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We’re all doing a lot more online shopping these days. New quarantine sweatpants? Add to Amazon cart. Noise-canceling headphones for your home office? Thanks, Amazon!

Here’s the thing though: You’re probably overpaying.

We always assume Amazon has the best price, but oftentimes, there are way better deals hiding out there. If you’re not tracking them down, you’re probably getting gouged.

Here’s are five Amazon secrets you may not know….

1. Use These Secret Coupon Codes

Wouldn’t it be nice if you got an alert when you’re shopping online at Amazon or Target and are about to overpay?

That’s exactly what this free service  does. 

Just add it to your browser for free, and before you check out, it’ll check other websites, including Walmart, eBay and others to see if your item is available for cheaper. Plus, they will automatically apply secret coupon codes for free.

In the last year, this has saved people $160 million.

Add the extension to your browser in two minutes to start getting secret coupon codes.

2. Copy This Strategy To Get a $526 Refund

Chances are you do a lot of your shopping online. Whether it’s pet food, toilet paper or even gifts, you’re probably leaving money on the table.

A free website called Rakuten  has the hookup with just about every online store you shop, including Walmart and Target, which means it can give you a kickback every time you buy.

In fact, since Denver resident Colleen Rice started using Rakuten, it’s sent her checks in the mail totaling $526.44. For doing nothing. Seriously. Rice says she uses Rakuten for things she already has to buy, like rental cars and flights.

It takes less than 60 seconds to create a Rakuten account  and start shopping. All you need is an email address, then you can immediately start shopping your go-to stores through the site.

3. Get $225 in Free Amazon Gift Cards

If we told you that you could get free Amazon gift cards by watching videos on your computer, you’d probably laugh.

It’s too good to be true, right?

But we’re serious. A website called InboxDollars  will pay you to watch short video clips online. One minute you might watch someone bake brownies and the next you might get the latest updates on Kardashian drama.

All you have to do is choose which videos you want to watch and answer a few quick questions about them afterward.

It takes about one minute to sign up, and you’ll immediately get a $5 bonus  to get you started.

4. Shop Amazon’s Outlet Store

Did you know Amazon has an outlet store? Seriously.

It works similarly to your traditional brick-and-mortar outlet stores; it stocks overstocked items and sells them at a discount.

You can find anything from pet supplies to clothing to electronics to grocery items.

5. Get $80 in Gift Cards — Just for Sharing Your Opinion 

Taking surveys might not sound like the best way to make money, but if you’re just vegging out on the couch — or pretending to be interested in your partner’s new favorite show — why not click a couple buttons? It could earn you up to $80 a month. Seriously.

There are a bunch of paid survey sites out there, but one of the best we’ve found is Survey Junkie

They’ll ask you questions about things like, what kind of laundry detergent you use, or if you prefer Pepsi or Coke. You get points for answering, and many people accumulate enough points to request a check within a few hours. 

More than 10 million people already use Survey Junkie, and it has 4.5/5 stars on TrustPilot. Starting getting free Amazon gift cards by visiting Survey Junkie and clicking the “Join Now” button. It’s free.

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