All honesty upfront – I’m highly addicted to Amazon. They have everything! Insert my new found love for Prime Day.
Alas, Prime Day has arrived. The sale starts at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, July 16 and runs through Wednesday, July 18 at 3 a.m. EST. Are you a Prime member? I love it just for the fact of incredibly timely deliveries. But this year, the sale is rumored to be bigger and better than ever with over one million deals online.
If you’re new to this Prime Day sale (because I didn’t know what it was last year), a little info: This is Amazon’s big annual sale event for Prime members — my favorite sale of the year because Amazon has anything and everything from food, fashion, home goods, and just about anything else you can think of! Imagine illustrious sales on TVs and electronics, smart home devices and systems, kitchen cookware, bakeware, and appliances, groceries, all things for kids, all things fashion, furniture, appliances, back-to-school supplies, and everyday essentials that run over the course of 36 hours.
Here are my tips for shopping the sale and my picks I can’t live without.
How to Shop Prime Day
Firstly, you must be Amazon Prime member. Become an Amazon Prime member. But no worries, if you’re skeptical – you can sign up for a 30-day trial that still allows you to shop all of Prime Day’s steals. Don’t forget to cancel after your month is up, or you will get charged. But.. I suspect you’ll be hooked just like me.
Like before, Prime Day will offer a mix of “Lightening Deals” and “Spotlight Deals.” Lightening Deals start every five minutes and run for a set amount of time, while Spotlight Deals last until an item is sold out. That means, you should plan to check in often and shop quickly. Beats the crazy lines at Black Friday, right? I’ll take e-shopping any day of week.
Deals you can Shop before the Launch
Amazingly, Amazon has already trickled deals for Prime members to tease out the desire.
- Save $100 on an Echo Show. (totally adding to my list).
- Save big on Amazon Brands including 25% off furniture and décor from Rivet (mid-century modern furniture) and Stone & Beam (elegant cozy comfort), up to 20% off AmazonBasics items, and 30% off everyday essentials from Presto!, and Solimo, among others.
- Save up to 50% on popular movies and TV shows on digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray.
- Try Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99.
- Try Kindle Unlimited and eBooks for three months of unlimited reading for just $0.99 (my favorite).
- Try Audible for three months at $4.95 a month (also awesome!).
TV & Electronics
Smart Home Devices
We’re currently building a new home. Just about everything in it is “smart” which helps me feel a little safer when I’m there alone.
Helloooo grocery delivery! Have you heard of Prime Pantry? It’s how I get all of my groceries, it’s amazing!
For the Kids
Okay I LOVED play-doh growing up and hated sharing with my brother – he always got the colors mixed up!
All I’m going to say here is mattresses. I’m currently in the market for a new king-sized mattress, and I’m SO getting one from here!
From refrigerators to air purifiers to air conditioners – this is your one stop shop.
Back to School
Back to school shopping needs everything from supplies to tissues. Sneakers, jackets, clorox wipes – all of it can be found here.
What do you hope to get out of the sale? I’m super excited to see the lightning and spotlight deals, you never know what might grab your eye!