Spend with Amazon - strategy for best value/rewards?

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Hoping this is a somewhat suitable place for this one.

I've been reviewing our cc statements over the last couple of years for big merchants & trends, and I am not proud to admit that my wife & I spend a rather obscene amount of money with Amazon (in multiple markets) 🤓 I'm then [further] pained, as a 'player' in the loyalty game, as I know this spend generates next to no returns for us, beyond whatever QFF points the cc we use would give us for the dollar amounts.

I research the individual purchases quite carefully to ensure the total cost associated is the best or nearest to best it can be for the things I need or want, so I'm not really looking to change where I buy from... but what more could or should we consider, as it relates to how we buy, if Amazon spend and transactions are to remain plentiful?

I'm aware of a few things, like gift cards through Entertainment Book that might give us maybe a 3% saving... but then these tend to have higher cc fees, and so can be lost to some degree with that. What else is out there?

Anyone doing anything clever with regard to Amazon spend - if you use them - with greater value or returns in mind?

Cheers,
Matt.
 
I find that once a month or so Cashrewards or Shopback will have buy a $30 Amazon gift card get a bonus $3 cashback (limited to one card only). However if you are spending thousands of dollars a year it isn't going to make much of a dent. I also use Cashrewards, Shopback and TopCashBack if the Amazon category I'm buying from is one that they pay cashback on.
 
I find that once a month or so Cashrewards or Shopback will have buy a $30 Amazon gift card get a bonus $3 cashback (limited to one card only). However if you are spending thousands of dollars a year it isn't going to make much of a dent. I also use Cashrewards, Shopback and TopCashBack if the Amazon category I'm buying from is one that they pay cashback on.
Thanks! Yes I should look at those cashback types of things - not really used them before, but may come in handy for a few things actually.
 
Thanks! Yes I should look at those cashback types of things - not really used them before, but may come in handy for a few things actually.
Just be aware that not all categories are eligible for cashback on Amazon. Also pay attention to days like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday/Cyber Monday as the cashback programs will often have special cashback deals which give up to 15% cashback on all Amazon categories. If you haven't signed up for Cash Rewards, Shopback and TopCashBack they normally give a signup bonus if you are referred.
 
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I find that once a month or so Cashrewards or Shopback will have buy a $30 Amazon gift card get a bonus $3 cashback (limited to one card only). However if you are spending thousands of dollars a year it isn't going to make much of a dent. I also use Cashrewards, Shopback and TopCashBack if the Amazon category I'm buying from is one that they pay cashback on.

Thanks! Yes I should look at those cashback types of things - not really used them before, but may come in handy for a few things actually.
The $3 credit bonus for $30 Gift Card purchase CR offers have dried up somewhat lately but are excellent if you are quick enough to grab them when they show up. Generally it's first few thousand to activate then the offer is done, normally an hour or so after the initial post. These are mostly for generic gift cards that you then swap for Amazon GC's so essentially whatever you buy at Amazon is already 10% off before any additional discount(s).
 
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