Holiday Shopping 2017 is in full effect right now. If you’ve left your list to the last couple months of the year, don’t worry. Plenty of people are still procrastinating their annual check-in with Santa and his elves. But when you do get around to making your purchases, what will you buy, and how much will you spend?
Survey Junkie polled over 8,000 people on their habits for the gift giving season, including how much money they plan to spend and what gifts they intend to buy.
Just over half of respondents (52.27%) say that they plan to spend between $101 and $500 on gifts this year.
And when it comes to purchasing items, The percentage of people planning to buy toys, technology products, and clothing is just about equal.
If you’re looking to spend within your means for the gift-giving season while still crossing off the right items, Amazon will undoubtedly have great deals on the bulk of your holiday shopping list.
The e-commerce giant knows that saving money is a huge priority during the holiday season, lest your wallets thin out faster than you can say Santa Claus. That’s why they launched their Black Friday Deals Store in advance of the infamous day after Thanksgiving.
Money-Saving Tips on Amazon For Holiday Shopping 2017
Besides the Black Friday store, there are other secret ways to save money on Amazon this holiday season. Here are a few tips if you want to get the most bang for your buck:
Head to Amazon Family: Shopping for kids? Amazon Family features deals on everything from infant supplies to children items.
Check Out the “Today’s Deals” Link: Most Amazon pages feature a “Today’s Deals” link at the top, as well as limited-time offers such as “Lightning Deals” and “Deals of the Day.” If you click “Watch this deal,” you can keep your eye on it if you decide it could be the perfect holiday present.
Use The Ebates Portal To Shop Amazon: If you want to get cash back on your purchases, use the Ebates site to make your purchases. You’ll get anywhere from 3 percent to 7 percent back. And it all adds up.
Choose No-Rush Shipping To Get Credit: Of course one of the many benefits of Amazon Prime shipping is the two-day delivery option. But if you forego the quick delivery for no-rush shipping instead, you’ll get complimentary credits to put towards future purchases. Just don’t leave your holiday shopping to the very last minute!
Shop at the Amazon Outlet: There’s nothing like a good outlet brimming in discounted treasures. For the best sales, head to the Amazon Outlet, where you can even find designer products for reasonable prices.
Use Your Survey Junkie Gift Card: Discounts are great, but free money is better. Sign up for Survey Junkie and share your opinion in exchange for points. Then cash out with an Amazon gift card.
Check out Amazon Warehouse: The Amazon Warehouse is another option for purchasing items like TVs, home goods, and laptops. Plus, they sort each product by its condition, so you can know what to expect when you open the box.
Clip Amazon Coupons: Clipping coupons is a tried-and-true way to save money on purchases. All you need to do is click the “clip coupon” button before adding the item into your cart.
You Can Save On Amazon Any Time of The Year
Subscribe and Save: Amazon’s subscribe and save feature is a handy option for any regular purchases you make. You can save up to 15% on the items you need to buy every month, like laundry detergent or baby products. And you’ll get free shipping too.
Donate to Charity Through Amazon: Jeff Bezos hasn’t yet joined Giving Pledge, but there is a way to use Amazon for your own philanthropic efforts. If you shop via Amazon Smile, they’ll donate .5 percentage of your purchase to the charity of your choice. That way you can save money by streamlining your charitable donations and online purchases into one.
Visit the Amazon Trade-In Program: Amazon will let you trade in certain items in exchange for gift cards. That includes products like TVs, cell phones, DVDs, books, and video games.
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