Amazon sales in Australia in 2024: Big Smile Sale is over but some offers are still available

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The Amazon Big Smile Sale kicked off on Monday, March 18 in Australia and, although it ended at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday, March 24, there are still some great offers to shop.

The next time we'll see Amazon host is another sale like this is likely going to be in June to coincide with our End Of Financial Year (EOFY) sales. Called the Amazon Mid-Year Sale, there'll be plenty of tech being discounted and it would be a good time to pick up a laptop, camera or anything else work related as they will be tax deductible.

The best discounts, however, are typically during the bigger sales like Amazon Prime Day and Amazon's Black Friday sale. That said, there are always offers on Amazon to browse.

You might also considering becoming a Prime member (if you aren't already) so you can maximise your savings. Not only do you get free and fast delivery on several eligible products, but you also get exclusive deals, early access to some of these deals and free access to some of Amazon's other services like Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming. You can sign up now and get a 30-day free trial . You can cancel any time and it will cost you AU$9.99 a month after the first 30 days.

For a more in-depth look at what this subscription entails and if it's worth it, check out our guide to What is Amazon Prime in Australia.

Best Amazon Big Smile Sale deals

Gaming

Meta Quest 2 (128 GB) | AU$440 AU$360

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2Fdp%2FB08V51TP2C%3Fth%3D1%26tag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Meta Quest 2 (128 GB) | AU$440 AU$360 (save AU$80)

It may have been rebranded since, but our<a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/oculus-quest-2-review" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU""> review of the Meta Quest 2, in which we called it possibly “the best VR headset ever”, still stands. At the time it was a personal debate of raw power versus comfort, but one thing that was never a downside was the price. More than two and a half years on from release, the Meta Quest 2 might no longer be <a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-vr-headset" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">the best VR headset, but it’s a fantastic entry-point into virtual reality. At just under a 20% discounted price, now is the time to snap it up and start your VR adventure.

Logitech G G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel for PC, PS5 and PS4 |AU$549AU$325

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FLogitech-Driving-Force-Feedback-Racing%2Fdp%2FB076P3QK6K%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Logitech G G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel for PC, PS5 and PS4 | AU$549 AU$325 (save AU$224)

A superbly generous discount on this highly regarded racing wheel's RRP. Logitech is a market leader for racing peripherals across all platforms, and while this G29 model is marketed heavily towards PlayStation users – it bears the PlayStation logo – it plays very nicely with PC as well. The G29 comes boasting pressure sensitive pedals, lifelike 900-degree wheel rotation, and a robust form factor. Doubles as a masochistic way to play Dark Souls.

Save up to 65% on PS5 &amp; Xbox Series X games

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There isn't a huge selection of games discounted during Amazon's first big sale of 2024, but with titles including EA Sports FC 24 and Stars Wars Jedi: Survivor, this could be your best chance to snap up some big titles for less.

Laptops & PC peripherals

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UM3402) | 14-inch / AMD Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,799AU$1,439

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FASUS-14-0-inch-Processor-RadeonTM-UM3402YAR-KN465W%2Fdp%2FB0C2Z18PMC%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UM3402) | 14-inch / AMD Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,799 AU$1,439 (save AU$360)

We haven't reviewed this exact ASUS Zenbook model here at TechRadar, but our colleagues at <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/asus-zenbook-14-oled-um3402y-review-beauty-and-brains-with-all-day-endurance" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" target="_blank">Laptop Mag have. Over there, they gave it a four star review, praising its stunning 14-inch OLED display, its portability thanks to weighing next to nothing and a long battery life. This model on offer also gets the slightly more powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor (the listing does say Ryzen 5, but the 16GB/512GB combination is only available with the Ryzen 7) allowing it to be a true powerhouse when you're on the move. 

MSI GF63 Thin (12UCX-889AU) | i7-12650H / 8GB / 512GB SSD / RTX 2050 |AU$1,399AU$899

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This MSI may not have the most powerful components, but if your gaming budget is seriously tight, this could be a good deal to consider. Admittedly the RTX 2050 isn't the talk of the town, but it's a step up from integrated graphics and the 12th gen CPU has little impact for gaming. You get 8GB of RAM and a 144Hz IPS-level 1920 x 1080 screen. It's highly portable too, weighing in at just 1.86KG. It offers great bang for your buck.

SanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD | AU$699 AU$428

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FSanDisk-4TB-Extreme-Portable-SDSSDE61-4T00-G25%2Fdp%2FB08RX4QKXS%3Fth%3D1%26tag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">SanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD | AU$699 AU$428 (save AU$271)

SanDisk is a go-to in the harddrive world for a reason – quality. The 4TB Extreme is no different and at 40% off RRP, there are few better deals out there. Thanks to read and write speeds of more than 1,000MB/s, the Extreme SSD is perfect for backing up content. Moreover, with two-metre drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance, you can breathe easy when travelling. There’s even 256‐bit AES hardware encryption that enables password protection to keep everything inside safe.

Samsung 32-inch S39C FHD curved monitor |AU$429 AU$327

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FSamsung-Curved-Monitor-1920x1080-Freesync%2Fdp%2FB0BYNFZWM5%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Samsung 32-inch S39C FHD curved monitor |AU$429 AU$327 (save AU$102)

Almost AU$100 cheaper than it's ever been, Samsung's S39C curved monitor is a decent investment at AU$310. A minimalist design, Samsung allows the screen to do all the talking while ensuring the build quality is premium. With a 75hz refresh rate, 32-inch screen, built-in 5 watt speakers and 1000R curvature, this monitor can be enjoyed while performing any task. If you're in the market for a beautiful monitor that doesn't do permanent damage to your wallet, look no further.

Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed AU$109AU$69

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2Fdp%2FB09KH6NFXG%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed | AU$109 AU$69 (save AU$40)

You don’t need to pay a fortune to get yourself a good gaming mouse – the Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed might be a bit older, but it’s still a great peripheral especially with a 37% discount. We reviewed the wired <a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/razer-deathadder-v2" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Razer DeathAdder V2, and found it to be a versatile choice for both work and play, offering a comfortable design and buttons that you can customise to your needs.

HyperX DuoCast |AU$159AU$99.34

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2Fdp%2FB0B119XZBK%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">HyperX DuoCast | AU$159 AU$99.34 (save AU$59.66)

We're fans of this entry-level mic here at TechRadar, with the <a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/hyperx-duocast" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">HyperX DuoCast review getting an impressive 4.5 stars. It boasts great audio performance and its RGB lighting gives it oodles of personality. Our only complaint was its price, but a nearly AU$60 discount makes it highly recommendable.

TP-Link Deco AC1200 mesh Wi-Fi system | AU$169AU$126.41

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TP-Link is regularly a reliable choice for upgrading your home Wi-Fi, and this Deco mesh system is a perfect example. It's capable of removing dead spots in your home network coverage which should result in faster speeds the further you get from the main router, and while the saving here isn't huge, it makes an affordable system even more accessible. 

Audio

Apple AirPods Pro 2 (MagSage USB-C case) |AU$399AU$345

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We've seen the second-gen AirPods Pro drop to AU$339 on Amazon, so this isn't the best price, but it's close. In fact, when it comes to Apple products, you don't scoff at a 14% discount. So if you're keen to upgrade your iPhone's best friend, you can take advantage of this offer and save AU$54.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3AU$399AU$298

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While we haven't tested the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds ourselves, our colleagues over at What Hi-Fi gave them a <a href="https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/sennheiser-momentum-true-wireless-3" data-link-merchant="whathifi.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" target="_blank">full five stars. If that isn't enough to make you sit up and pay attention, maybe you'll be swayed by their balanced sound, good noise cancellation and compact design. Now with a discount of AU$101.

Beats Fit Pro | AU$299.95AU$248

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FBeats-Fit-Pro-Cancelling-Built%2Fdp%2FB09Q3PBQJ2%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Beats Fit Pro | AU$299.95 AU$248 (save AU$51.95)

It's not a huge discount but the <a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/beats-fit-pro" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Beats Fit Pro are excellent workout buddies. They offer a far more impressive list of features compared to the Powerbeats Pro, particularly ANC and Spatial Audio. They're remarkably similar in features to the AirPods Pro, but if you don't want Apple's buds to get sweaty, you might want to consider this one instead.

Bose TV Speaker | AU$419 AU$266

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There is a never ending number of items that allow you the best possible movie-watching experience from the comfort of your own home. <a href="https://www.techradar.com/au/news/audio/home-cinema-audio/tr-top-10-best-soundbars-1288008" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">The best soundbars today have clear audio, stylish designs and features like  accompanying subwoofers and Dolby Atmos, but they don't come cheap. If all you're looking for is a simple and easy-to-use soundbar that improves TV sound, clears up dialogue and doesn't take up too much space, then at 37% off this is the deal for you.

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 | AU$1,400AU$799

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Bose doesn't list the Soundbar 900 on its own website anymore, it seemingly being replaced by the Smart Ultra Soundbar instead. That doesn't mean you should disregard it as this is a talented performer that does a good job of delivery Dolby Atmos soundtracks. It is a single soundbar, i.e. there's no wireless subwoofer included, but you can add the <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FBose-Bass-Module-700-Black%2Fdp%2FB07G9JGP2D%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Bass Module 700 and/or <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FBose-809281-5110-Surround-Speakers-Black%2Fdp%2FB07G9JW1YW%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Surround Speakers for full home cinema immersion. Our colleagues at What Hi-Fi? did feel there were slightly more accomplished 'bars at its price, but this AU$600 saving fixes that niggle.

Wearables

Garmin Forerunner 745 |AU$899AU$499

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2Fdp%2FB08JQJW7PF%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Garmin Forerunner 745 | AU$899 AU$499 (save AU$400)

There have been newer Forerunner models released since the 745 came into being, but that also means you can get it for cheaper. Despite its age, we still think it's a great multi-sport watch, with our tester giving the <a href="https://www.techradar.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-745" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Garmin Forerunner 745 review 4.5 stars. Our main gripe is its battery life, but everything else about it is pretty good. This isn't the best price we've seen and it was cheaper only days ago, so if you are willing to wait, Prime Day might be a better opportunity to buy.

Appliances

Philips Essential Airfyer XL 3000 Series (HD9270/21) |AU$299AU$189

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There are so many different air fryers, even from just the one brand, that it can be hard to make a choice. This particular model stands apart from the crowd by promising better airflow – and thus heat distribution – to ensure your food cooks uniformly, with juicy insides and crispy outsides. With 7 presents and 14 functions, this is a heck of an investment, although it was down to just AU$169 during Big Smile Sale last week.

Instant Vortex Plus 5.7L air fryer AU$269AU$169

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FInstant-Vortex-Plus-5-7L-Fryer%2Fdp%2FB08LKRTR6T%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Instant Vortex Plus 5.7L air fryer | AU$269 AU$169 (save AU$100)

It doesn't quite match its lowest ever price of AU$110, but this Instant Pot air fryer is still one we have to recommend. Gifting you with a decently-sized 5.7L basket and continuously excellent results, it makes a great first step into the world of air frying if you've previously been holding off. It may see its price come down further during Prime Day or Black Friday later this year, but if you're not keen on waiting that long, this is still a stellar price to pay. 

Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni | AU$2,499AU$1,997

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If you really want to automate your floor cleaning, then you're going to need something like this Deebot X1 Omni. It not only vacuums, mops and empties its dustbin, it can also empty its dirty water tank and refill it. The mop pads also get an automatic dry using hot air so they don't begin to smell. Available in <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FECOVACS-Auto-wash-Auto-Empty-Interactive-StrongSuction%2Fdp%2FB0B7G64LPR%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">white and <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FECOVACS-Deebot-Robotic-Vacuum-Cleaner%2Fdp%2FB09PFYMR3V%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">grey, both colourways were down to AU$1,399 during Big Smile Sale, but there's still a decent 20% discount to be had.

Smart home

Amazon Echo Pop |AU$79AU$39

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FIntroducing-sound-compact-speaker-Charcoal%2Fdp%2FB09WXH9BH7%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Amazon Echo Pop | AU$79 AU$39 (save AU$40)

This little Alexa smart speaker was down to AU$29 last year for Prime Day and Black Friday, but if you missed out then, a 51% discount isn't bad at all. It punches above its weight and, while we'd find it hard to recommend at full price, it's definitely worth a second look for just AU$39 a pop (pun intended). Available in four colourways at the same price.

Philip Hue smart lights | from AU$27.06

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No one does smart lights better than Philips Hue, with Apple HomeKit support along with Google Assistant and Alexa. They're full featured, with an app that's easy to use too. This, however, makes them quite expensive, so when they're discounted and you've been holding out to upgrade your lights, you should jump at the chance. There's up to 40% off select Philips Hue products, with some highlights listed below, but be sure to buy the correct fitting:

• Philips Hue White A60 B22 bulb: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2FPhilips-Hue-White-Lumens-Fitting%2Fdp%2FB09V2DD9M4%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">AU$34.95 AU$27.06
• Philips Hue White & Colour Ambiance B22 bulb:
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• Philips Hue Play LED bar:
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Arlo Essential 2K Outdoor security camera (4 pack) | AU$579AU$463

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We haven't reviewed this latest outdoor home security camera from Arlo, but we have reviewed previous generations and found them to be excellent. This new model, the 2K Outdoor with integrated spotlight, appears to fix some of our previous niggles – on paper at least. This 4-pack of security cameras can be installed indoors or outside and records in 2K video quality, including in colour at night. Each has its own spotlight to light up any unwanted guests, and you can talk through them via the companion smartphone app. A subscription is all but essential still, which does mean an additional cost, but it also ensures full home security. 

Miscellaneous

Apple AirTag (4 pk) | AU$165AU$148

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com.au%2Fdp%2FB097QL9W35%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-22%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-22" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">Apple AirTag (4 pk) | AU$165 AU$148 (save AU$17)

It's only a 10% discount but it's quite rare to see any kind of offer on the AirTag. While a single unit is still full price on Amazon, the 4-pack of AirTags is now AU$148, which brings the price of an individual Bluetooth tracker down to just AU$37 a pop compared to the usual AU$49. So if you've been holding off on grabbing Apple's popular tracker, now might be a good time.

That said, <a href="https://t.cfjump.com/14042/t/72917?UniqueId=hawk-custom-tracking&Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.digidirect.com.au%2Fapple-airtag-4-pack-mx542x-a" data-link-merchant="digidirect.com.au"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"">DigiDirect is stocking the 4-pack of Apple AirTags for AU$147, a dollar cheaper.

Sandisk 128GB Extreme Pro SD Card (128GB) | AU$79AU$38

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Powered by SanDisk’s quickflow technology, this 128GB SD card is capable of read speeds of up to 200MB per second. Perfect for high-definition burst photography or shooting 4K video, SanDisk’s Extreme Pro, a product of this quality at this price point makes it a must-have no matter the use case. If fast, trustworthy storage and quick transfer speeds is what you’re looking for from a SD card, look no further.

Vantrue N4 4K Dash Cam | AU$399.99 AU$309.99

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Simultaneously recording the front, rear and inside of the vehicle at 4K resolution and 30fps, the Vantrue N4 is a steal at almost half the regular price. With no risk of deterioration from heat or cold thanks to its SuperCapacitor and lack of lithium battery, you don’t have to worry about the N4 having its life cut short. Thanks to infrared night vision and (with an external battery) a 24/7 parked mode, the Vantrue N4 ensures there’s an extra set of eyes on your vehicle at all times. Be sure to check the coupon box on the listing page to get the full discount.

Renpho Massage Gun (black) |AU$199.99AU$109.99

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Whether you're sore from the gym, sports or long sessions at a desk, and you just want to feel better, the Renpho Massage Gun can ease your pain without breaking the bank. Sitting at just over AU$100, Renpho's offering provides five speed levels, multiple head types, portability and easy charging; all while making noise acceptable in a library. If your quads ache as you read this, take the plunge on this massage gun before your next lunge.


Amazon sales calendar

Amazon hosts a few sales through the year and while Prime Day and Black Friday are its more important, below is a list of all the usual sales we know of and when they typically take place.

  • Big Smile Sale: previously in March/April
  • Mid-Year Sale: usually in June
  • Prime Day: typically held in July
  • Prime Big Deal Days: previously only held in October 2023
  • Black Friday: takes place in November
  • Boxing Day: takes place in December

How to save money when shopping on Amazon

1. Become a Prime member

While it might cost you a monthly (or annual) fee to be a Prime member, it's the best way to maximise your savings, particularly if you think you're going to shopping on the platform regularly. If you're not a Prime member yet, you can sign up now for a 30-day free trial and, if you do so just before a big sale and cancel the subscription before the trial ends, you get the full benefits without having to pay anything extra, albeit for a short period of time. 

Benefits include free and fast shipping, exclusive and early access to select deals, plus free subscriptions to some of Amazon's other services like Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming. Find out more about this subscription service in our guide to what is Amazon Prime.

2. Use Amazon coupons

We've got a dedicated page that lists a lot of Amazon coupon codes to help you save on your next shop, but there are always select items on the site that have a little check box that you can tick to bring the price down a little. These coupons can save you anywhere from 5% to 20% off a particular item, and occasionally there's a specific amount of money that gets deducted (e.g. AU$5 off a AU$20 portable power bank), so keep an eye out of them when shopping on Amazon.

Note that when you use these little boxes, the discounted price will only appear when you finally check out – not when the item is sitting in your virtual cart.

3. Track your cart

If you aren't in a hurry to buy something specific, you can always add it to your cart and click "save for later". Amazon has a handy functionality that automatically lets you know if an item in your cart has had a price change.

4. Set up alerts

If you don't want to keep logging into Amazon to check your cart, you can use a site called camelcamelcamel.com to see an item's price history. You just have to copy and paste the URL of the Amazon item you're interested in into Camelcamelcamel's search bar and voila, you get the price history represented by an easy-to-understand graph.

Monitoring this manually, though, can be annoying, so the folks behind this tracking site have created a handy browser plug-in that you can install to receive email alerts when a specific item gets a discount. This is particularly useful during Amazon's big sales if you know what you're after.

5. Use Amazon's Subscribe & Save program

If there are certain products you know you will buy regularly, particular pantry staples and toiletries, you can use the Su