Amazon Promo Codes for May 2016

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How to use an Amazon promo code to save money shopping online, get free shipping to Australia and return unwanted items.

Amazon sells pretty much everything. Go on, have a look yourself if you don't believe us - but before you do, make sure you read on to discover what promo codes you can use to access Amazon deals and product steals. If no one else has said it already, we will: Amazon offers one of the very best online shopping experiences on the internet. Once you start Amazon online shopping, it's doubtful you'll ever stop.

Amazon promo codes and coupons for May 2016

Gift Cards

Choose from millions of gift cards that never go out of style.

Shop Amazon for practically everything

Amazon sells practically everything from its online store. Browse now to see what's on offer.

Prime Instant - 30-day free trial

Enjoy unlimited instant streaming of movies and TV shows, free for 30 days with Amazon's trial.

Amazon - Tumble Leaf Now Available on Prime Instant Video

Get Tumble Leaf on Prime Instant Video at Amazon.

How do I use my Amazon promo codes?

How do I use my Amazon promo code?

  1. Copy your desired promotional code from above list of active offers.
  2. Add the items you wish to order into your Shopping Cart. Ensure coupon conditions are met - including the types of items and the total price of your selected products.
  3. Click the checkout button to continue with your order
  4. Enter the promotional code you wish to utilise and click apply. The stated price reductions will then be applied to your checkout total. .
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Reasons a coupon may not work :

  • The code was entered incorrectly or did not match the original
  • The items are not eligible for the discount or are not sold by
  • The sale offer has already ended or is not available in your country.

Note: If you are part way through an order and get to the checkout, where you enter and apply your promo code, but do not submit your order, the code will stay on your account. This allows you to come back at any time while the code is valid and complete your order and any subsequent orders.

What can I get from Amazon?

Toys & Games
Gift Cards

Pros and Cons of shopping online at Amazon


  • Peace of mind - when you order through, even if the item is coming from another merchant, you can trust that you will receive your products as described and on time. Due to the size, brand and reputation Amazon has and wishes to maintain, you can trust that your Amazon order will arrive.
  • Secure transaction - Amazon power their own payment processing system and this lives up to the expectations of customers ensuring your details are held safely. The payment system is also very easy to use making it an obvious choice.
  • Gigantic range - Amazon has an unbelievable range of products available to purchase.
  • Too easy - the search facility offered on Amazon is second to none and really makes it easy to find the products you are after.


  • These may seems petty, but some users are against shopping with Amazon as they believe they have too much market power. While this works favourably for the end consumer who gets to purchase items at great prices, some suppliers may not see it the same way.
  • Those who love to read hard copy novels may also see Amazon as a threat to the printed book and magazine industry, with the push for the Kindle.

What is Amazon Prime and is it available to Australian customers?

Sadly, no. Otherwise, it would be another option to get free delivery.

Amazon Prime is a membership option only available to US customers. It offers a range of benefits, such as access to Prime Music, Prime Instant Video, the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and – of course – free two day shipping.

We'll keep you updated if Amazon ever decides to allow Australian customers access to Amazon Prime.

What is the difference between Amazon and Amazon Australia?

Like we said, Amazon Australia is purely a Kindle marketplace., however, is a marketplace for everything. The US site stocks endless products, from homewares, to fashion, to electronics, to books. If there's something you can buy online, you can probably buy it on

What do you need to know about the Amazon Kindle?

The Amazon Kindle is one of the biggest ebook readers on the market. The most recent version comes with touchscreen display, wifi and the ability to download books in less than 60 seconds. They're lighter than a paperback, last weeks without recharging and can store thousands of books.

So what's the catch? Due to licensing laws, certain titles that may be available in the US are not always available in Australia. You'll need to make your purchases from to ensure the title is available in Australia.

How can you get Amazon free shipping?

Unfortunately, there's only one way for Australian customers to get free shipping from Amazon and that's with a free shipping promo code.

The good news is that Amazon releases these promotional codes frequently, so keep checking back to see if there's one live.

Amazon shipping rates and information

Shipping to Australia can be expensive but Amazon has worked hard to keep prices down. Keep in mind that different items will attract different rates.

Amazon offer three types of shipping - Standard, Expedited and Priority. Below are the rates for Expedited shipping

Product Category Per Shipment Per Item
Books, Software, Video Games, VHS videotapes$4.99$5.49*
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl$4.99$1.99*
Apparel, Shoes$6.99$3.99
Jewelry & Watches$4.99$3.99
Kitchen, Home, Beauty, Personal Care, Cameras, Electronics$4.99$2.99/lb
Baby, Sports, Toys$4.99$3.99/lb
Video Games Consoles$6.99$2.99/lb
Any combination of the above items$9.99As above

Track your package

To track your order, head to your orders page. Then click on the order and then Package next to your order.

Orders to Australia may be subject to customs approval and cause slight delays.

Are you having problems with an order?

If you have a problem with anything in your order from Amazon their resolution centre can help.

Amazon orders enter their shipping department as soon as possible. This is so you get your package quickly - so if you have a problem it is advised.

Check your shipping status - if it hasn't shipped and you can cancel via your account. If it has shipped then you can refuse to sign for your delivery, or return it when you get it.

Digital downloads such as MP3s, apps or videos you cannot cancel these once you've placed the order.

How can you return an item to Amazon?

If you have an item you'd like to return to Amazon, their policies vary depending on what item it is.

  • Items must be in the condition they were shipped
  • You must return all original packaging and accessories
  • Music, movies, software and video games must be unopened and still in their plastic shrink wrapping
  • Any consumer electronics must have a UPC or serial number to be returned
  • Any clothing and shoes must be returned unworn

You'll have 90 days from the shipping date to return any baby products you've bought. Watches must be returned with a trackable item number. This is to ensure safe delivery. Magazine subscriptions can generally can be refunded.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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26 Responses to Amazon Promo Codes for May 2016

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    rosalie | April 13, 2016

    hello mam,
    how can i get a coupon/promotion code for particular product in Australia?

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      Stephanie | April 14, 2016

      Hi Rosalie,

      You can find our full list of deals by product here.

      Hope that helps!


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    Lesley | December 14, 2015

    How can I purchase a Christmas gift card for my daughter. I am in australia

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      Stephanie | December 15, 2015

      Hi Lesley,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can purchase Amazon gift cards from Australia. Is your daughter in Australia or the US? If she’s in Australia, it’s better that you purchase an electronic gift card as shipping to Australia of physical cards isn’t available. If she’s in the US, a physical card can be sent to her postal address.

      Please note that Amazon gift cards can only be used on the Amazon US online store, not the Australian store.

      I hope this has helped,


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    Prashanth | November 12, 2015

    Would we have to pay import customs duty when ordering from an American website?

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      Mia | November 16, 2015

      Hi there,

      Thank you for getting in touch with us here at

      All items under $1000 AU will not incur an import duty when brought into Australia. Unfortunately, items over $1000 AU will incur a charge. The actual rate will depend on the type of item you are ordering.

      Thanks for your comment!

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    chrystal | October 29, 2015


    I have tried to purchase headblade shave cream off amazon but it wont let me. so I assumed that it was a site for americans only?

    • Staff
      Stephanie | October 29, 2015

      Hi Crystal,

      Thanks for your question.

      Certain items from Amazon can be posted internationally however some may not. When you are purchasing the item, you will be advised of whether it can ship to your location and, if so, how much international shipping will cost. If you are looking for beauty products that ship to Australia, you might like to browse our beauty coupon page.

      I hope this has helped,


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    Beverly | July 25, 2015

    Can I use this site from the United Kingdom?

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      Sarah | July 27, 2015

      Hi Beverly,

      Yes, you can use this site from the UK, but please bear in mind that shipping costs may vary.


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    Iain | April 25, 2015

    How do you gift a Kindle ebook to someone using the

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    Mel | February 10, 2015

    Hi, how can I get priority shipping to Australia?

    • Staff
      Shirley | February 10, 2015

      Hi Mel,

      Thanks for your question.

      Upon checkout, you can choose the ‘priority courier shipping’ for your items. Please note an extra fee applies for this.


    • Staff
      Stephanie | February 10, 2015

      Hi Milica,

      Thanks for your question.

      Amazon does offer expedited and priority shipping to Australia. You can see a guide to their shipping costs here:

      You’ll be able to choose your desired method of shipping while in the checkout.



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    Colin | December 30, 2014

    I am trying to buy a 2 set DVD of european train journeys from Amazon UK but it will only show free shipping to UK and needs a UK post code. why can,t I get a quote to send to Australia

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      Stephanie | December 31, 2014

      Hi Colin,

      Thanks for your question. does not have any restrictions on DVDs being delivered to Australia, so you shouldn’t have a problem purchasing this item direct from

      I’m unsure which exact product you’re seeking to purchase, but even though the product page has an offer for free shipping to the UK and its surrounding countries, you should still be able to add your item to the basket and follow through the checkout where shipping options to Australia should become available. You may have to become a registered customer of Amazon to complete this.

      Alternatively, if you are purchasing the item from an individual who is selling the item through Amazon (so not Amazon directly), then it might be that the seller does not offer international delivery. If this is the case, you might still be able to get around this by contacting the seller personally and requesting a quote for delivery to Australia.

      I hope this helps.


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      Colin | December 31, 2014

      It does many thanks I will go through to check out and see what transpires. The items are in my basket at this time
      Thanks, Colin

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    Jennifer | December 30, 2014

    Can I buy a printable Amazon/Kindle gift card on

    • Staff
      Stephanie | December 30, 2014

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately at this moment, Amazon gift cards are only available for purchase on the website. The emailable and printable versions can be purchased by overseas customers, however the vouchers themselves are only valid for purchases made on the website and not the Australian site.

      You can see the full terms and conditions of these cards here:

      I hope this answers you question.

      Warm regards,


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    Jenny | October 17, 2014

    Hi is there any code that I can use to buy a winter coat and a dress from AMAZON? I’m ready to purchase but would like to see if I can get some $ off/

    Thank you

    • Staff
      Shirley | October 17, 2014

      Hi Jenny,

      Thanks for your question.

      You might want to try the following deals:

      - Free shipping over $35 on select items
      - 20% off clothing, shoes, jewellery, etc.

      Otherwise, we have a lot of other fashion retailers that may have a coupon code to help you save money.

      All the best,

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