Amazon Prime Day – 10 Picks You Don’t Want to Miss
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
Okay first things first: sale on Apple Mac products! I work off of a Macbook Pro and couldn’t imagine my school or working like without it.
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.
Who loves to cook? I either already have them and love them, or very much want them. Also, think organization and containers. Also consider that pretty new dish set you’ve been eyeing!
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!
July 16, 2018 @ 7:47 am
Best day ever!!!! Love all your picks! Need to head to Amazon, pronto.
July 16, 2018 @ 9:29 am
I’ve never shopped Prime Day before! Maybe because I’m not a prime member and my trial ran out haha 😉 These are great picks though! Happy shopping!
July 16, 2018 @ 2:32 pm
Just finished my Amazon Prime Day shopping!!! Ordered 23andme for 67% off – SCORE!!!! I’ll have to check out these home security product deals…look awesome! Thanks for sharing your sale guide!!!
July 16, 2018 @ 3:01 pm
omg that’s amazing!! need to have that!
July 16, 2018 @ 3:08 pm
I’m sitting out Prime Day this year since I just bought some stuff in the NSale- but it looks like there are so many good deals! Definitely a good time to buy anything with Alexa.
July 16, 2018 @ 4:07 pm
I absolutely LOVE Amazon, but I feel like I never find anything worth purchasing during their sales. I don’t really care too much about electronics, and I’m not able to invest in much else right now because I’m about to get married and move, so I’ll want to wait until AFTER I’m in a new place to decide on furniture and kitchenware haha! But I know they sometimes have fun deals on fashion, for sure, and last year I got some fun shoes and sunglasses! I love the bags you found!
July 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Such great picks!! These bags are so cute!!
July 16, 2018 @ 6:45 pm
Love your picks! So bummed the Amazon site is down!
July 16, 2018 @ 9:55 pm
Ugh, I love amazon but why do we have to pay for prime? I wish there’s no such thing as prime and everyone still get the deal! am i asking too much?
July 17, 2018 @ 4:41 am
Love Amazon and the deals going on right now are SO good!!
cute & little
Kenzi || Life of a Sister
July 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am
The fashion finds are so cute! These deals are all amazing, I want to see what else goes on sale to do one large purchase!
the sophia diaries
July 17, 2018 @ 8:21 am
wait they were having a sale off of mac products?! how did i not know this :O
July 17, 2018 @ 9:13 am
There’s too many good Prime Day deals! Ahhh! Love all of your picks!
July 17, 2018 @ 9:22 am
Great picks! I actually ended up getting an Amazon Echo on Prime day this year
July 17, 2018 @ 1:25 pm
This is a great post! I just ordered the Amazon FireStick for Prime Day!
July 17, 2018 @ 2:47 pm
I seriously love Prime Day! These are al great tips!
I ended up getting an Echo this year and I’m so excited for it!
July 18, 2018 @ 1:52 pm
I absolutely love Prime Day and I think I might have shopped way more than I needed haha
July 18, 2018 @ 2:58 pm
omg lol amazon totally took all my money on prime day! ordered so many things especially for our kitchen and home. great picks darl!
July 18, 2018 @ 3:32 pm
I absolutely love the fashion picks. Some of those bags are going on my wishlist.
Sami | The Classic Brunette
July 18, 2018 @ 7:50 pm
Amazon is the best! I love all those straw bags you picked out!
The Classic Brunette
July 21, 2018 @ 9:39 am
Oh I love Prime day! This year though, everything I wanted was already sold out by the time I tried to purchase it…. total bummer!
July 22, 2018 @ 3:52 pm
I definitely need to check out the Apple Mac products sale! Always in search of update electronics 🙂 xo, Suzanne