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Amazon Prime Day is just a few short days away and we are so excited!
If you have explored my Blog at all you already know that I am a huge fan of Amazon so, of course, I had to share my love of it with you and let you know my favorite time is almost here and it involves the ever-popular Amazon Prime Day.
First of all, you should know, Amazon Prime Day starts at 3pm EST on Monday, July 16th, and lasts for 36 hours ending on July 17th at midnight.
There are multiple types of deals to take advantage of, and it is always a good idea to do your research ahead of time since many of Amazon Prime Day’s deals will run out quickly or only last a certain amount of time!
The Types of Deals That You’ll Find
These deals go live at the very start of Prime Day and will stay active until they are sold out. Amazon claims these are the best deals you will find on Prime day.
These deals are only available for a short time and sell out quickly. You have to act fast with these deals. However, you are able to at least see the items that will eventually be going on sale at the start of Prime Day.
This is why I highly recommend to not only download the Amazon app but to also set alerts for these items
Lightening Countdown Deals
There are many lightening countdown deals leading up to the launch of Prime Day. You can view all the active deals here.
Deals going on Now:
How to Participate
Become a Prime member – If you are not already an Amazon Prime member, you are going to need to do that in order to take advantage of the deals. Not wanting to spend your money on a Prime membership? Try a free 30-day trial membership!
Set an Alarm – Prime Day begins on July 16th at 3pm ET.
Make sure to set a reminder on your phone because deals and items come and go very quickly, and you do not want to miss out!
Download the App – The Amazon App will allow you to not only see exclusive deals ahead of time, but it will allow you to set alerts to your phone when products you have selected go on sale. It also allows for easier checkout and tracking on items you do purchase.
Get a Sneak Peak of the deals – Amazon will be releasing sneak peeks of items going on sale for Prime Day about a week before Prime day. You can access these by searching ‘sneak peaks’ in your search bar on the app, or you can sign up for alerts and Amazon will notify you when new sneak peaks are released. You can set up notifications by going to “settings”, then “notifications”, and then by turning “personalized notifications” on.
Get alerts When Items you Want go On Sale – The Amazon App makes it super easy for you to get alerts when items you want to purchase go on sale. This is extremely handy when it comes to taking advantage of those lightning deals. Up to a week ahead of time, you can add items you want to purchase to your shopping list. When you are looking at an item, underneath the “add to cart” button, you will also see a link that says “add to list”.
After you have added items in your list, make sure you have your notifications on for “Your Watched & Waitlisted Deals” and then you will get an alert on your phone when any of those items go on sale for Prime day!
How to Purchase – Once you see a deal you want to take advantage of, you just simply add those items to your cart! Once you are finished with your shopping, just click “proceed to checkout” and follow the directions.
Turn on Shipping Notifications – Find out when your new purchases are on their way by turning on shipment notifications! Just go to your app, click “settings”, then “notifications”, and turn on “shipment notifications”.
Prime Day Launches
There are also various products that are launching exclusively for Prime Day with amazing deals. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Some items that you may want to pay attention to:
- Of Course, any Amazon product may well be cheaper than usual so if you want an Echo smart speakers, Kindle, Fire Tablet, Fire Kids Edition Tablet, Fire TV Stick then definitely check them out on Prime Day.
- If you already own an Echo there will surely be a bunch of deals that can be ordered through Alexa, so be sure to ask Alexa “What are your deals?” when as Prime Day gets closer (there are always daily Alexa deals, so do this whenever you think of it).
- Discounts and sign-up offers for Audible, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Fresh, and the like, as Amazon offered special deals if you signed up during Prime Day last year too.
- Big-ticket items such as TVs and other electronics, home goods, kitchen accessories, and smart home devices.
- Plus offers on phones, laptops, wearables, power tools, sporting goods, toys, clothing, groceries, and more.
I hope these tips help you make the most of Amazon Prime day. Remember this sale is exclusively for Amazon Prime members. But if you are NOT already a prime member, you can get a FREE 30-day trial membership here!
What are your Prime Day tips and tricks? What are you hoping goes on sale? I can’t wait to hear the awesome deals you find!