How to Shop Amazon Prime Day Like a Boss in 7 Easy Steps
FORGET Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon Prime Day is coming y'all! Yes, the behemoth online store which climbed the ranks to become a household name is slashing prices on thousands of merchandise.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
I thought you'd never ask. Amazon Prime Day is a 36-hour, global, online shopping event set aside exclusively for active members of Amazon Prime. Put simply, Prime Day is the Black Friday of Summer. A Prime subscription service includes perks like FREE 2-day shipping on qualified products, streaming of TV shows, movies and music, unlimited reading, FREE 2-hour shipping in some areas, and lots more.
According to one source, Amazon.com carries an eye-popping 353 million products on its site. With numbers like that, NOW would be the time to take a second look at your list of things to buy to see if your most desired items will be marked down.
But you don't want to go about this in a haphasardly way. Noooo...You need a strategy my friend. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? No worries. I've created a step-by-step guide to help you get the most out of the busiest shopping days at Amazon.
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A Step-by-step Guide to Navigating Amazon Prime Day
1. Mark Your Calendar
This year Amazon Prime Day launches on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 3PM ET. Right now... pick up your phone and mark that date in your calendar. (I'll wait here patiently while you do that.)
2. Sign Up for Amazon Prime
REMEMBER this event is for subscribers of Amazon Prime ONLY. If you don't want to miss amazing deals on items that are probably already on one or more of your Amazon wish lists, you'll need to do this. The good news is, Amazon will give you 3O days to pay the nominal membership fee. Click the green banner to the right (below if you're on mobile) to get started.
3. Download the FREE Amazon App to Receive a $10 Credit
Well lookie there... you're already saving money and you haven't even bought anything yet! This deal applies only to first time downloaders of the app.
Do you already have the Amazon App installed? Well here's a little something for your loyalty. Install the browser extension called Amazon Assistant and get $5 off your next $25 purchase.
4. Check Out the Sneak Peak Deals Before the Sale Starts
5. Take Advantge of Lightning Deals
6. Don't Forget to Do This on Prime Day
Did you know that Amazon will offer exclusive in-store deals at Whole Foods Market on Prime Day? Be sure to use your Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card along with your membership to get an additional 10% back on your purchases that day. Also remember to check with Alexa for access to the latest deals. And of course check the Amazon App Check for Specific Deals on Specific Items: Shopping for a specific item? Simply look for the Prime Day badge to see if it's on sale.
7. Share Your Prime Benefits
Did you know that you can invite another adult or teen to share your Prime benefits, at no additional cost? Yep! It's true. To learn how you can add them click here.
And there you have it folks! Everything you'll need to take advantage of Amazon's hottest shopping day. Please let me know in the comments below:
- What's on YOUR Amazon wish list?
- Which Echo product are YOU eyeballing right now?
- Will you be scouring Amazon's Mid-Century Modern line, Rivet? (Did you know it existed?)