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I don’t know about you guys, but I had some unexpected medical expenses come up this month and I have been looking for ways to get more value out of the upcoming Prime Day. If you’re also pinching pennies, here are some ways you can free up extra money for Amazon’s Prime Day which is the second week of next month.
Shop with Points – If you have a credit card from Citi, Chase, American Express or Discover you can use your points to pay for items at Amazon. Amazon also has their own credit card that you can get rewards on with a FREE gift card if you are approved! I pay my CC bill on time and then use my points to pay for things like toilet paper, laundry supplies and paper towels – which all end up being free! FREE is the ultimate deal. 🙂
Credit Card Rewards – Some credit card companies, such as Wells Fargo, have point reward programs that you can cash in for gift cards. If you cash them in today there’s a good chance your gift card will be delivered before Prime Day.
Get an Amazon Wedding registry (even if you’re not getting married!) – Amazon always seems to give extra discount to use on anything to those who have wedding registries so I always have one going and I enjoy the extra discounts. Sign up for one here >>>
Register for the Amazon Visa Credit Card – Amazon always offers extra discount on Prime Day to Visa card holders. 🙂
Don’t have an Amazon Visa Card? If you register for one here and you can be eligible for this discount on Prime Day. Do be careful to pay it off within the grace period as the fees are huge if you don’t.
Return items that are unused – If you have some shoes or jewelry lying around that you purchased from Amazon within the last 30 days and you don’t think you will get any use out of them then just return them by following the steps at Amazon.com/returns. Amazon offers free return shipping on jewelry and clothing and you can get credited back in the form of a gift card within one day of mailing your returned item.
Rebate cards/Visa gift cards etc – Everyone has at least one of these things lying around. Usually from a Verizon or AT&T promo, or even a Visa Gift card that you didn’t use the whole balance and there are only a couple of dollars left.
Use the number on the back of the card to check the balance and then buy an Amazon email gift card and email it to your self. You can then redeem it here back to your own account. I think it’s the 2016 digital equivalent of finding coins in the couch cushions. Hey, every little helps!
Cash in any other rewards programs – I work somewhere that encourages you to be active via a program called Virgin Pulse. You sync up your steps from a pedometer and when you get enough points you can redeem them for an Amazon Gift Card. Just got $25 for waking up and rolling out of bed! 😉 If you are a member of similar programs now is the time to cash this in.
Check out other Amazon Credits – Go here to check out other Amazon credits you may have from no-rush shipping. While it doesn’t list all the credits you can see things like how much video credit you have an Amazon will have lots of digital TV and Video on sale during Prime Day.
Checkout with no-rush shipping – If you buy anything in the next couple of days definitely check out with no-rush shipping if you don’t need it right away. These credits may even double on Prime Day when you checkout via no-rush — they sure doubled last year! Right now on select items you can get a $1 digital no-rush shipping credit or even a $5.99 Prime Pantry shipping credit. Not bad!Details. This post may contain affiliate links which support this site. Read our disclosure policy here.