It’s no secret that lots of us turn to Amazon for everything, from big ticket items to ‘need-now’ purchases and last minute gifts (thank goodness for Prime delivery). However, navigating the behemoth of a website is no small ask – with hundreds of thousands of products ready for you to shop at the click of a button, finding the best product at the best price can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.
So often we don’t scroll any further than the the first few rows of a search page, assuming these are the ‘best match’ to what we are looking for. But if you look closely you can see these are actually all sponsored items from brands who have paid to appear in that top spot.
If a good deal is what you’re after (and let’s face it, that’s what we all go to Amazon for), there’s a nifty hack that helps you bypass all of this and gets you straight to the best deals on the website.
In a Channel 4 documentary aired last night called The Truth About Amazon, presenters Sabrina Grant and Helen Skelton revealed a code that, when added to the end of an Amazon search URL, will push all the best offers with at least 30 per cent off to the top of the page, as well as remove all the sponsored and promoted posts that clog up the search pages.
To use the Amazon discount hack, simply search for whatever you’re looking for on Amazon, then add ‘&pct-off=30-‘ to the end of the URL and voila – all the best deals will appear right in front of your eyes.
Helen and Sabrina demonstrate how easy it is to use the hack on the show – straight away Sabrina finds hair straighteners with 50 per cent off and Helen finds a pair of headphones with a huge 61 per cent discount. Without using the Amazon discount hack, these products may have otherwise been buried deep within the site’s search pages, never to be found.
You’ll never pay full price for anything on Amazon ever again.