Learn everything you need to know about Prime Day here!
What is Prime Day?
During the past three summers in July, Amazon has had it’s annual Prime Day. It’s turning into a bigger shopping day for Amazon than even Black Friday or Cyber Monday! The last two years, Prime Day was their largest shopping day in Amazon’s history!
When is Prime Day?
While we don’t know the exact day yet for Prime Day (although our guess is July 16th, based on an accidental leak), we can start getting ready now! We do know that it’s going to be 36 hours this year! It will start at noon PST the day before and run until midnight (PST) the next day. We plan on posting as many of the deals into the group as we can!
Although, we do still have to feed our kids that day, make sure they stay alive…..you know how it is 😜
Do I have to be a member of Amazon Prime to participate?
Yes, you do need to be a member of Amazon Prime in order to get these awesome low prices. However, if you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a FREE 30 day trial here! (The trial can be cancelled at any time, or else you’ll automatically be billed when your trial ends.)
What kinds of deals are on Prime Day?
An easier question to answer would be, what deals are not going to be on Prime Day! Amazon always leads off with awesome savings on their own devices, like Kindles and the Echo Dot.
As for other items, just imagine all of the deals from all of the stores on Black Friday in ONE location! And you don’t even have to go out and brave the crowds, stuffed with turkey! There will be low prices on TVs, appliances, Instant Pots, appliances, and more!
Last year, we saw the most deals on TVs and other electronics, home goods, kitchen accessories, and smart home devices.
There were also deals on phones, laptops, power tools, sporting goods, toys, clothing, groceries, and more. The problem in these categories was that most of the offers were either not very good discounts or not very good products, so the selection of worthwhile deals was much smaller.
How can I see what the deals are on Prime Day?
In order to not miss out on any of the deals, make sure that your notifications for the group are turned on for EVERY post that’s made. Also, the more you “like” and “comment” on posts in our group, the more we’ll show up in your feed.
You can turn on notifications this way:
How many deals are there going to be?
A lot. Tons. Hundreds. Possibly even thousands. Last year, we got about 10-20 new deals released every 5 minutes for 30 hours. You can do the math on that!
How will I know if an item is a good deal?
We are going to do our best to only show the best deals in the group, but since it goes so fast, we won’t be able to compare prices to large retailers like Walmart and Best Buy.
The best strategy would be to add the item to your cart. You’ll then have 15 minutes to check out, or the item will go back into the pool for someone else to grab. Use those 15 minutes to do a quick check at other stores to see if it really is a good deal.
How can I get ready for Prime Day?
The very first thing you should do is make sure you have an Amazon Prime membership (which we explained earlier).
After that, make a list of items that you want to get. This can be specific brands (like Instant Pot), or general items (like a new phone). You may want to download the Amazon app and make a Prime Day wishlist. Then if an item on your list comes up, you’ll get a push notification.
What tips do you have for Prime Day?
First, please add your friends to our Facebook group! The small affiliate income we make from sales is what allows us to spend the time to find deals and support the expenses of our blog!
Second, whenever you go to purchase an item, make sure you choose No-Rush Shipping. This means it may take a few more days for you to get your item, but you’ll get Amazon credit towards digital items (which stack!) or other Amazon purchases. You can check your No-Rush Shipping balance here.
Will other stores be “celebrating” Prime Day?
Actually, yes. The first year, Prime Day wasn’t a big deal. However, big stores realized that they wanted to compete against Amazon during these hours due to the increased interest for online shopping.