(BPT) - With many facing rising costs on essential needs, people are looking for deals and new ways to save money, now more than ever. As we enter the holiday season, what is meant to be a joyful time can become stressful - especially if money is tight! Luckily, it's possible for everyone to enjoy the holidays and stick to a budget when shopping on Amazon. This season, try these 4 tips to save on everything from food, gifts and home entertainment.
1. Check out new ways to save on the Amazon Access hub
Everyone knows Amazon Prime can help save time and money, but did you know that Amazon now offers a one-stop shop for customers to explore the programs, discounts and features that make shopping on Amazon easier than ever - including for those shopping with SNAP EBT and other forms of payment? This new hub even includes information on Amazon's growing discounted membership option, Prime Access, which offers all of the shopping, savings and entertainment benefits of Prime for just $6.99/month (reg. $14.99/month). Last year, Prime Access members saved an average of more than $1,600 from shipping savings, coupons and membership discounts alone. To learn more or start a 30-day trial, visit amazon.com/primeaccess.
2. Make a budget and shop early deals
Budgets are your best friend, especially during the holidays! After paying your monthly bills, determine how much money you have left over and divide that among the loved ones you want to treat this year. Then filter by price when shopping online at Amazon so you stick to that budget. Also, take advantage of Amazon's daily Lightning Deals, as well as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday events to score the lowest prices of the year on gifts for everyone on your list. Plus, Prime members get 30-minute early access to select daily Lightning Deals throughout the holiday season - and year-round.
3. Enjoy free entertainment
The traditions that cost little to nothing are often the ones that make the best memories - like cozying up on the couch for movie night with friends or loved ones. Get in the holiday spirit by streaming award-winning movies, Amazon Original series or even live sports on Prime Video. Or, host a family carol sing-along night by streaming the 100 million songs available ad-free now for Prime members on Amazon Music - including the global playlist 'Merry Mix,' featuring iconic holiday classics.
4. Make a holiday feast or order take-out - for a fraction of the cost
So much of the holiday season centers around food. Rest assured you'll be able to fill the table and everyone's bellies without breaking the bank when you get your groceries through Amazon Fresh. Find consistently low prices on your favorite brands, with weekly deals delivered to your inbox and 20% off on select everyday favorites, essentials, and more in store for Prime members. As an added bonus, get some precious family time back when you use same-day delivery or pickup options. Prime members in the U.S. can also get $10 off a Grubhub order over $25 using code GiveMe10. To score this deal, available November 25-28, Prime members must be signed up for the existing free, one-year Grubhub+ membership trial, available at amazon.com/grubhub.