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How to Use Amazon Promotional Codes

Updated on February 23, 2012

Have you discovered Amazon promotional codes yet? When I first learned how to get discounts on Amazon products through promotional codes I realized that I could save quite a bit of money on my online shopping. Other than groceries, I do most of my shopping online because it’s so much easier than driving to busy shopping malls. When it comes to buying gifts, electronics, jewelry, makeup – and often clothes, too – I always know that I can rely on Amazon to deliver quality products at affordable prices. And now that I know how to apply Amazon promotional codes, my savings are even more substantial.

Finding Online Coupon Codes

When looking for online coupon codes, you’ll often find a good selection of valid discount offers that can be applied against your purchases. Each of the Amazon promotional codes will be valid for a specific amount of time. Depending on the type of coupon you are looking for, you may have to use it within a week, month, or sometimes even a year. Each online coupon will display an expiry date so you can plan your online shopping accordingly. It is worth mentioning that new Amazon promotional codes become available all the time, and so it’s wise to check back frequently for the latest and greatest deal.

Stacking Amazon Promotional Codes

When choosing from the array of Amazon promotional codes, you may get lucky enough to find a deal that combines multiple savings. I recently got the opportunity to save over 60% on jewelry in the Amazon Valentine’s Day Sales, and received free shipping, too! I couldn’t wait to tell all my friends and family about all these incredible savings.

How to Redeem Amazon Codes

Redeeming an Amazon code is very simple and straightforward to do. Simply start by making a note of the promotional code and then go shopping on As you shop, add items to your Shopping Cart, ensuring that you are selecting products that are valid for that particular promotion. Amazon states that you must select items that have a total cost that is either the same, or greater than the minimum purchase required for the promo. Proceed to the checkout and then look for the “promotional code” box. Simply enter the code in that box and then click “Apply”. As long as the promotional code is valid for the products that have been added to the cart, the savings will immediately be deducted from the total of your order.

What to do if your Promo Code is Rejected

On some occasions, I have experienced some minor difficulties when entering my code at the checkout, but these are easily rectified. Should you experience an error code and your promo code is refused, start by checking that you have typed it into the box correctly. Make sure that each number and letter is correct, paying particular attention to the letter O versus the number 0. If you are certain that it has been entered correctly but the code is still rejected, check to make sure that you’ve added eligible products to your shopping cart. Finally, it is possible that the promo code you are using has expired and you may need to find a new one. You may also be interested to know that should you apply your Amazon promotional code but not fully complete your purchase, the code will remain in your account until next time you shop with Amazon. Provided that the code remains valid, the savings will be instantly applied to your next eligible order.


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    • Cloverleaf profile image

      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Thanks, Enlydia!

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      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      Great article...thanks so much for the information.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi randomcreative, I amaze myself at how much money can be saved by shopping online at Amazon. And you're right, there are many deals without even using coupons.

      Teaches12345, Iampankaj, if you need any assistance finding online coupons please give me a shout - I'll be happy to help out!

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      Iampankaj 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi, Visit to this hub can help me in saving money on my next purchases on amazon. Thanks for this informative article. Thanks for sharing information.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I will have to take advantage of this cost savings with Amazon. I love their website and they are pretty reliable with their ratings on sellers. Great advice and I will look into this next time I make a online purchase.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I order so much more than just books from Amazon now and have gotten some great deals there, even without coupon codes. Thanks for the great information!

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      Debbie Roberts 5 years ago from Greece

      We buy from Amazon a lot, especially coming up to Christmas, the service they give is excellent!! I'm now kicking myself that I've never heard about their promotional codes before. I will be checking them out for sure.

      Thank you for sharing this information.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I did not know about this, so thanks for the heads-up. I'll check out the code links as well. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Such great information. I have learned so much about Amazon Promotional Codes from you. I am always looking for ways to save money, especially for Amazon as I am a frequent shopper there. I hope I will be able to find plenty of promotional codes. Thanks so much, Cloverleaf.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, useful, and awesome Cloverleaf. Such a well written article my friend. In this day and age, every penny counts. It is simple, what you save goes back in your pocket. Great share. Hope you have a great evening and take care.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Awesome information, well done amd thank you so much.

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Cloverleaf.

      Yes, I am looking forward to saving money :). I will keep you posted! Thanks again!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Ruchira, I am happy that you found this useful, now you can surprise your husband!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi tammyswallow - I have to admit I'm quite the opposite and don't know much about eBay! Amazon just seems to offer everything I need. Glad you found this helpful :)

      Riaha, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much money you might be able to save on your books, with online coupon codes. Let me know how you get on!

      larcaustin46, thanks for your comment - here's to saving with online coupons!!!

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      larcaustin46 5 years ago from Austin, TX

      This is valuable information--thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to slashing my next Amazon purchase costs!

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Thanks for sharing this hub. I also buy books from, so I will be looking for those online coupon codes to help me save some money! Voted up, interesting and useful!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I have been a big Ebay'er but the more I learn about Amazon, the more I am starting to like it better. Well done and very helpful!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States


      My husband will be delighted if I learn how to save

      I am a frequent amazon shopper and I have bookmarked your hub for my future purchases...THANK YOU!

      Voted way up and useful.