Hints for Amazon Prime Day Deals – Starts TODAY!

It’s almost here!  I’m so excited about the great deals to be had at Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer’s giant 36-hour extravaganza.  This year, starts at noon PT (3 p.m. ET) on Monday July 16 and runs through Tuesday July 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT (Wednesday, 2:59 a.m. ET).  You can get some amazing deals!  But, of course, you need to be a Prime member to get them!  I’ve compiled some hints and recommendations for you to help you take advantage of the deals, even if you aren’t a Prime member yet!


1.  If you are not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial.  This will let you try Amazon Prime free for 30 days. You will need to input a credit card, but if you cancel by the end of the 30 day trial period, your card won’t be charged.  This free membership will qualify you to take advantage of the deals!  Of course, with the FREE two-day shipping, unlimited streaming of popular movies and TV shows (we watch constantly on the Prime Video app!), and the ad-free music streaming, you might just find it is worth continuing! 


2.  Join Prime Student if you are a college student (or going to be one in the fall – congrats!).  This is a great deal offered and the annual fee can be as low as $5/month if you want to extend past the 6-month free trial.  College students will love the Prime membership, with its unlimited music streaming, and reading on any device!  


3.  Once you’ve got your Amazon Prime membership squared away, download the free Amazon App.  You can review sneak peeks of select deals on the app and start a wishlist.  It will be so easy to get the most updated pricing when Prime Day kicks off!  The deals go fast, so your wishlist will be a great way to keep track of things!  (hint: in the app, if you press and HOLD an item listed in the ‘Upcoming Prime Day Deals’, then you can drag it to the shopping list that shows up at the bottom of the screen).  There are some directions on the Prime Day page in the app that show you how to do this, as well as how to enable notifications so you find out right away when your favorite products are live on the Prime Day sale!


AND here’s another big deal – Amazon Prime customers who want to try Amazon’s Mobile shopping app for the first time can get a $10 promotional code off their next qualifying $20 order by signing into the app by July 31, 2018!  


I was excited to see pantry staples like these baby food pouches or K-Cups on the deal list as well as more premium items like these awesome Sennheiser Noise Canceling Headphones or this STEM-focused Computer Kit. This is a great time to stock up on things you use every day (or all those things on that back-to-school list you’ve been ignoring!), a
s well as any gifts you need to buy for your loved ones (or yourself!).  I’m definitely keeping my eye out for deals on Amazon’s smart home products like the Echo Spot and the Echo Show!

I’m hoping Amazon Prime Day has great deals on the Amazon Show!


4.  Take a look at some other awesome Amazon programs which are offering special deals.  For example, if you sign up for Prime Pantry BEFORE Prime Day, new-to-Pantry customers get $10 off $40 Pantry order and Free delivery! 
If you love to read, I don’t think you’ll find a better time to sign up for Kindle Unlimited.  New subscribers get their first 3-months for only $0.99 (regularly $29.97)!!  This is a great way to take a ton of books on your vacation without packing anything more than your mobile device (using the Kindle app on your smart phone or tablet).  Of course, you can cancel any of these subscriptions at any time. 


Don’t miss out on the Amazon Prime deals!  Let me know in the comments what your favorite deals are – I’ll be sure to be checking Monday and Tuesday!

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

1 Comment

  1. Fiddlin' Dandi
    July 18, 2018 / 1:06 am

    Sounds like you can get some really great deals!

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