How to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day, THE shopping event of the year, is almost here so get your wishlist and Amazon App ready for some amazing deals.

Do you wait all year in anticipation of Amazon Prime Day, or are you reading this thinking ‘What the heck is she talking about?’

It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year (actually it’s two days, but more about that in a minute).

You can do a good portion of your yearly shopping on Prime Day, including some of your Christmas shopping. Keep a running list of gift ideas and bigger ticket items you want. Then you can take advantage of the Prime Day prices.

Keep a list of those amazing kitchen gadgets and time-saving housekeeping tools you really want but can’t bring yourself to spend that much money on.

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What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a ‘once a year’ two-day online shopping event that features deep discounts and phenomenal deals. Prime Day’s discounts rival those of many Black Friday deals! You can read all about Prime Day here.

Prime Day was created by Amazon in 2105 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. It was intended to be a one-day sales event, available only to Prime members. The sale is how Amazon celebrates and thanks its Prime members.

It so popular, it’s morphed into a two-day event that’s held yearly.

When is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is typically held in mid-July but was postponed this year because of the increased demand for everyday items due to the pandemic. It’s finally been rescheduled and starts October 13th at 12:00 am PT and ends October 14th at 11:59 pm PT.

Prime day is my favorite shopping day of the year. I love the fact that I can shop from anywhere as long as I have my smartphone available, no crowded shopping malls and no long checkout lines.

I do at least half of my yearly shopping on Prime Day, including some of my Christmas shopping.

What if I’m Not a Prime Member?

Not a Prime Member, no worries. You can sign up for a Amazon app, and you’re in business.

The free trial makes you eligible for all of the same shopping benefits, including the Prime Day deals, and you can cancel any time before the end of your 30 days.

How Does Prime Day Work?

Amazon will run all thousands of different deals during the 2 days of Prime days, and the week leading up to them.

Early Offers

In the week leading up to Prime Day, Amazon likes to release Early Offers throughout the week.

Some of the early deals this year include 33% off of select smart TV’s, and up to 50% off Amazons popular Echo Dot. If you’re interested, you can find early deals here.

Daily Deals

Amazon updates Daily Deals throughout the day. These will be some of the deepest discounts of the day.

These deals are often available in limited quantities or for a limited time frame. If you think you want one of these daily deal products, you’ll need to complete your purchase before the product runs out or the offer period expires.

You can check out the daily deals here.

Launch Products

Prime Day Launch Products are brand new, never before seen products.

These products are from companies that have chosen the Amazon platform to launch their new products. The products are available to Prime Members only for a limited time.

Amazon starts releasing these products throughout the week leading up to Prime Day.

Coupon Deals

Amazon also offers coupon deal discounts. You go to the Coupon Deals page, select the ‘clip coupon’ button and it adds the coupon to your cart.

You’ll still need to click the link to the product you want and add it to your care also.

Product Deals

Amazon will have deals on a variety of different products ranging from household supplies to the latest tech gadgets on the market.

Prime Day deals aren’t always announced. Sometimes they just show up as a discounted ‘Prime Day Deal’ when you click on the item.

If you’re looking to buy a specific product, just check it during Prime Days to see if the price has been discounted.

Some of the best sellers in years past have been the Amazon Kindles, 4k tv’s, and streaming devices. Just a few of the products I’ve bought during Prime Day include my Instant Pot, wireless headphones, and my beloved Roomba.

This year I’m looking for a good deal on a Ninja Foodie Pro and a carpet cleaner. Wish me luck.

Don’t Miss Out

Considering all of the issues with limited stock this year, grab the deals and check out as soon as you see them so you don’t miss out.

Shopping Pages for Your Home

Here are the pages to some of the types of products to help make keeping up with your home and life a little easier.

Don’t forget Amazon offers other programs besides Prime, including Twitch, Unlimited Music, Audible, Kindle, Fresh Food, Unlimited Music, and Home Services including housekeeping.

Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day

Want to know more about Prime Day, you can check out Amazon’s Prime Day Guide here.

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