Shopping Tips on Amazon

Targeted at the deals

Amazon has a good place to putting their deals (e.g. Deal of the Day, Today’s Lightning Deals etc.), it was calledGold Box.

Using Coupons if available

Amazon provides 2 different kinds of coupons:
1. Coupon code based Coupons (See Latest Amazon Coupon Codes)
This kind of coupons normally valid for few days, and covers special group of products (e.g. shoes, bags etc.) sold and shipped by Amazon.

To use this kind of coupon, you need to fulfil the requirements (e.g. mini spending $xx on Shoes etc.) and enter the coupon code during check-out.

You can always check the latest coupon codes at

2. Link-based Coupons (See Amazon Coupon Center)
Besides normal coupon codes, Amazon also have its own coupon center with huge numbers of coupons. focused on single product or a serial of products.

To use this kind of coupon, you just need to click the coupon link and add the product into your cart. The promotional price will apply automatically.

Target at FREE shipping if possible

Amazon provided “FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping” if your order includes at least $125 eligible items.

Based on Amazon document, “most products shipped using the AmazonGlobal Program that are sold by are eligible for AmazonGlobal Saver”.

Generally, an item “Ships from and sold by” and “also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.” will be eligible for FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping.

To search for additional items that qualify for international shipping, you may do one of the following:

  • Go to the AmazonGlobal page.
    Keep the International Shipping filter selected in your search bar.
  • Go to the Home page and do the following:
    Use the drop-down in the main search bar to select a product category (e.g. clothing, electronics).
    Click the AmazonGlobal Eligible link along the left side of the page to view the items that qualify.

If you have to purchase items not eligible for FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping, you may checkout our article “Overseas Shipping: vPost, ComGateway, Borderlinx, and More“.

Pay by the right Credit Cards

Besides the normal Credit Card rebate, banks may run special promotions (E.g. S$75 Cash rebate with Maybank Card (min S$500 required) durng Jun 1 ~ Jun 28, 2015).

By using the credit cards at the right time, it may help you to save 10% or more!

Buy Amazon Gift Cards during Promotional Period

Are you thinking to enjoy both Amazon deals and special credit card promotion for your Amazon purchases, even through they are not running at the same time?
The solution is very simple:
- Buy Amazon Gift Cards (Email) during the promotional period of Credit Cards.
- Buy your favorite Amazon products during the Amazon deal period using purchased Amazon Gift Cards.

Note: Amazon Gift Cards (Email) you purchased will never expire. The below picture shows how to top-up your account using gift card: