Elite Deals Club: Up to 99% off at Amazon?

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If you’re looking for an Amazon coupon, there may have been a chance you came across a website called Elite Deals Club.  It’s said to be the “number one place to get premium Amazon products for discounts up to 90% off.”

To date, they have close to 400,000 members, offering them more than 100+ deals a day.  The club is free to join, but the question is how does it work and if it’s worth it?

As in most of my reviews, I like to sign up for the program, test it out and then report back to my findings.  If you have ever read any of my reviews, you know I’m 100% honest, only recommending products I would use.  I don’t push garbage products nor will you see me heavily promoting a product because I get paid.  I just don’t work that way.

With that out of the way, let’s jump in and see what this club is about and how you may be able to save up to 99% on Amazon products.

Who Runs the Elite Deals Club?

I couldn’t find much about the company when I first landed on the website; however, when I checked out the privacy policy, I did notice they are operated by a company by the name of Viral Marketing LLC, an LLC based out of Indiana.  And, when I dug even deeper, searching online, I could only find an open database, which noted the address and agent’s name.  You can find more information about the company here.

Keep in mind that companies don’t always talk about themselves; rather, they focus on the product. And, while this isn’t a bad thing, some people want to know more about who they are working with.  Just let it be known that just because you can’t find an “about us” page, it doesn’t always mean it’s a scam.

How Elite Deal Club Works

If you have ever been to an Amazon coupon-like site before, you may already know how it works.  It’s not much different with this site.

They work with a variety of sellers, who offer a unique coupon code, in which you can use to get a product a heavy discount, sometimes up to 99% off.

So, why do they give out these coupons?

It’s for a variety of reasons.

For one, Amazon’s algorithm will favor products that sell.  What’s known as the seller’s rank, the more a product sells, the higher it moves up the product list when someone searches for a term.  And, when someone searches and they see a product, especially ones with high reviews, they will be more apt to purchasing it.  So, in order to increase these sales, yes, you guessed it; they pretty much give away the product to increase these numbers.  Consider it marketing of sorts.

A lot of these companies exist, and it’s a great way to snag some great deals.  Just keep in mind that most products come from no-name sellers, so you really don’t know what you’re getting yourself into in terms of quality.

Signing Up

To sign up for an account, you can do so either by linking your Facebook account, which is optional, or you can enter your email.  Whichever option you choose, it will lead you to the same dashboard.

Once you confirm your email, you can then access your dashboard to start shopping.  It is 100% free to join.

Your Dashboard

Immediately after signing up and confirming your email, you will be prompted with the following message:

They specifically state that they are not a review site, which is a good thing because all of these Amazon review sites are highly unethical.  They pay you to leave a false positive review in exchange for the product.  It’s just not good business practice.

Once you agree to the prompt, you can then view the products available for purchase.  At the time of this review, there weren’t many.  In fact, there were only six options, which is a bummer because they claimed they had 100s per day.  This was far from the truth, however, the company did mention that deals go live at 10 am, 2 pm and 8 pm each day, so I don’t know how fast they go.  This was a screenshot when writing this:

If you were interested in any of the products mentioned, you will click on that blue link and then “get your coupon.”

After you get your coupon, you will be directed to the official product page, where you will make your purchase.  Make the purchase, add the coupon code and the product is yours.  As mentioned, you don’t need to leave a review.  In fact, you don’t have to do anything.

The nice thing about the website is that you can grab up to five products a day, so if you want more than one offer, you can take advantage.

What Others Are Saying

What struck me about the third-party reviews was that they were very poor.  For instance, on SiteJabber, it had a 1.5/5 rating.  While I expect to see some negative reviews, almost all of them weren’t good.  This is what people had to say:

  • limited products
  • impossible to reach customer service
  • used to be great but now everything is limited
  • multiple reports of being banned

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a deal, it seems pretty poor, and I believe the best is behind them.  None of the deals really struck out to me, and you still had to pay, so you won’t find any freebies per se.  Plus, the inventory was very low when I checked it out and the products weren’t all that great.

In the end, I think there are much better options and Elite Deal Club wouldn’t be near the top.  While it isn’t a scam per se, their reputation isn’t the greatest, the main reason I won’t be coming back.  But, on the positive side, you don’t need to leave a review, only a coupon is needed, so there’s little risk as long as the coupon works.

That does it for now.

As always, if you want to leave a review on this company or maybe you want to recommend one, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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