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DISCOUNT METHOD: How to manipulate your Amazon "Quick Picks" to save 5%-70% or more!

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Old 05-11-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default DISCOUNT METHOD: How to manipulate your Amazon "Quick Picks" to save 5%-70% or more!

Since several have asked me how I get my Amazon gold box quick picks to look like the image I attached I decided to post the write up that I read which shows how to manipulate whats picked for your quick picks. So here we go:

Basically your Quick Picks are your personal Amazon Deals of the Day (DotD) that have been catered to your past purchase history.

This takes a day+ to work and is definitely hit or miss on what is offered.

To see your current "Quick Picks"

* Go to http://www.amazon.com/ (make sure you are signed in)
* Click on "Today's Deals" next to the gold box at the top
* Scroll down to see Your Name's Quick Picks

Now onto the 'manipulation'

Step 1:
Let's say you want an Xbox 360, what you need to do is 'fake' Amazon into thinking you own something related to it, say an Xbox 360 Controller. So search for a Controller, and then at the details page do a search for "Rate this item to improve your recommendations" and next to Rate this item click on "I own it". What this does is link it to your recommendations

Step 2:

* At the top of Amazon's page, click on "Recommendations"
* This will list everything that is recommend broken down by category.
* Remove everything not related to Xbox by clicking "Not interested" this may take quite a bit of time if you've purchased a few items from Amazon. Another quick way to remove unwanted items is to click on "Fix This" on an item and then click on "Don't use for recommendations"

Step 3: Come back the next day and see what Amazon has put in your "Quick Picks"

Yesterday I did just this, I added that I owned an Xbox 360 Controller, cleaned up my non-related recommendations and then today I was offered a Quick Pick of 5% off the Xbox 360 Arcade bundle: $265.99 vs $279.99, a savings of $14

This should work for practically anything, be it a CD, a book, or whatever, just add something that is somewhat related to what you want and chances are it might show up the next day.

Resetting Your Gold Box Quick Picks

for those getting random crap in their Gold Box deals, here's a trick that will reset your picks to what you want.

1. Go to recommendations
2. Click link that says "These recommendations are based on items you own and more."
3. Click each product that you used to get items in your Gold Box.
4. Scroll down to "rate this item to improve your recommendations" and de-rate and de-own it (it will save automatically).
5. Search for a similar product and rate and own it.
6. Next day your Gold Box should be filled with what you want.

Note: It appears if you don't take advantage of the Gold Box deals, that's when you'll start to see random crap after several days. Just reset it and voila!

The nitty gritty:


Code:
Quick Picks

Every day, your Quick Picks will feature a new set of items selected specifically for you, accompanied by an additional savings coupon. You may only purchase one Quick Pick item per day, so be sure to review the items carefully. You must click the "Add to cart" button on the Gold Box page to be eligible for the Quick Picks coupon. Once you add one of the items to your cart, you have 60 minutes to complete the checkout process before the additional savings coupon expires. The coupon savings will display on the final order confirmation page under "Order Summary." The coupon for the other items automatically expires after you've selected one to add to your cart.

Terms and Conditions - Gold Box Quick Picks

* You must make at least one purchase through your Amazon.com account in order to be recognized as eligible to receive Gold Box Quick Picks offers. If you are a new customer, you should begin to see Quick Picks three business days after your first purchase.
* The Gold Box Quick Picks discount is only available for items added to the Shopping Cart from the Quick Picks section of the Gold Box page. [http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox]
* Only one Gold Box Quick Picks coupon may be redeemed per eligible customer per day. Once you add an item that is eligible for a Gold Box Quick Picks coupon to your Shopping Cart, the coupons for any other items that were eligible that day immediately expire.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons may only be applied to one unit of product (unless otherwise stated).
* Each Gold Box Quick Picks coupon expires 60 minutes after you add the eligible item to your cart.
* Offer good while supplies last.
* No substitutions or rain checks.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons are nontransferable, not for resale, and not redeemable for cash.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons are good only for specific products featured.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons cannot be applied to orders already placed with Amazon.com.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons do not apply to shipping and handling or taxes.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons cannot be combined with other promotions.
* If you return a product purchased using a Gold Box Quick Picks coupon, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product, subject to applicable refund policies.
* The Gold Box Quick Picks coupon must be redeemed through the Shopping Cart. 1-Click® checkout may not be used in conjunction with redemption of Gold Box Quick Picks coupons.
* Does not apply to any products purchased in Amazon.com's other sites, including Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.co.jp, or Joyo.com/Amazon.cn, in Amazon Marketplace, or from third-party merchants.
Now, this is rather tedious and can be very time consuming depending on how old your amazon account is and how many things you have bought, so creating a brand new account might be very helpful to you. Also if you do create a new account try to make each new account only focus on one type of items, say one just for photography equipment and one just for photography books and one just for wii games, etc.


I've been using this method for a while now, so I forget where I got this from, but I decided to share it anyways because it will benefit everyone. Enjoy!
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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Since several have asked me how I get my Amazon gold box quick picks to look like the image I attached I decided to post the write up that I read which shows how to manipulate whats picked for your quick picks. So here we go:

Basically your Quick Picks are your personal Amazon Deals of the Day (DotD) that have been catered to your past purchase history.

This takes a day+ to work and is definitely hit or miss on what is offered.

To see your current "Quick Picks"

* Go to http://www.amazon.com/ (make sure you are signed in)
* Click on "Today's Deals" next to the gold box at the top
* Scroll down to see Your Name's Quick Picks

Now onto the 'manipulation'

Step 1:
Let's say you want an Xbox 360, what you need to do is 'fake' Amazon into thinking you own something related to it, say an Xbox 360 Controller. So search for a Controller, and then at the details page do a search for "Rate this item to improve your recommendations" and next to Rate this item click on "I own it". What this does is link it to your recommendations

Step 2:

* At the top of Amazon's page, click on "Recommendations"
* This will list everything that is recommend broken down by category.
* Remove everything not related to Xbox by clicking "Not interested" this may take quite a bit of time if you've purchased a few items from Amazon. Another quick way to remove unwanted items is to click on "Fix This" on an item and then click on "Don't use for recommendations"

Step 3: Come back the next day and see what Amazon has put in your "Quick Picks"

Yesterday I did just this, I added that I owned an Xbox 360 Controller, cleaned up my non-related recommendations and then today I was offered a Quick Pick of 5% off the Xbox 360 Arcade bundle: $265.99 vs $279.99, a savings of $14

This should work for practically anything, be it a CD, a book, or whatever, just add something that is somewhat related to what you want and chances are it might show up the next day.

Resetting Your Gold Box Quick Picks

for those getting random crap in their Gold Box deals, here's a trick that will reset your picks to what you want.

1. Go to recommendations
2. Click link that says "These recommendations are based on items you own and more."
3. Click each product that you used to get items in your Gold Box.
4. Scroll down to "rate this item to improve your recommendations" and de-rate and de-own it (it will save automatically).
5. Search for a similar product and rate and own it.
6. Next day your Gold Box should be filled with what you want.

Note: It appears if you don't take advantage of the Gold Box deals, that's when you'll start to see random crap after several days. Just reset it and voila!

The nitty gritty:


Code:
Quick Picks

Every day, your Quick Picks will feature a new set of items selected specifically for you, accompanied by an additional savings coupon. You may only purchase one Quick Pick item per day, so be sure to review the items carefully. You must click the "Add to cart" button on the Gold Box page to be eligible for the Quick Picks coupon. Once you add one of the items to your cart, you have 60 minutes to complete the checkout process before the additional savings coupon expires. The coupon savings will display on the final order confirmation page under "Order Summary." The coupon for the other items automatically expires after you've selected one to add to your cart.

Terms and Conditions - Gold Box Quick Picks

* You must make at least one purchase through your Amazon.com account in order to be recognized as eligible to receive Gold Box Quick Picks offers. If you are a new customer, you should begin to see Quick Picks three business days after your first purchase.
* The Gold Box Quick Picks discount is only available for items added to the Shopping Cart from the Quick Picks section of the Gold Box page. [http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox]
* Only one Gold Box Quick Picks coupon may be redeemed per eligible customer per day. Once you add an item that is eligible for a Gold Box Quick Picks coupon to your Shopping Cart, the coupons for any other items that were eligible that day immediately expire.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons may only be applied to one unit of product (unless otherwise stated).
* Each Gold Box Quick Picks coupon expires 60 minutes after you add the eligible item to your cart.
* Offer good while supplies last.
* No substitutions or rain checks.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons are nontransferable, not for resale, and not redeemable for cash.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons are good only for specific products featured.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons cannot be applied to orders already placed with Amazon.com.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons do not apply to shipping and handling or taxes.
* Gold Box Quick Picks coupons cannot be combined with other promotions.
* If you return a product purchased using a Gold Box Quick Picks coupon, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product, subject to applicable refund policies.
* The Gold Box Quick Picks coupon must be redeemed through the Shopping Cart. 1-Click® checkout may not be used in conjunction with redemption of Gold Box Quick Picks coupons.
* Does not apply to any products purchased in Amazon.com's other sites, including Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.co.jp, or Joyo.com/Amazon.cn, in Amazon Marketplace, or from third-party merchants.
Now, this is rather tedious and can be very time consuming depending on how old your amazon account is and how many things you have bought, so creating a brand new account might be very helpful to you. Also if you do create a new account try to make each new account only focus on one type of items, say one just for photography equipment and one just for photography books and one just for wii games, etc.


I've been using this method for a while now, so I forget where I got this from, but I decided to share it anyways because it will benefit everyone. Enjoy!
bravo! thanks for the method mate, i have tried this before and it works like a charm! thumbs up

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Very clever indeed! Thanks for sharing this trick.
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