It may not be a real holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas that warrants a day off of work, but there’s no denying how excited people get about Amazon Prime Day. It’s quickly becoming one of the biggest shopping events of the year for snagging great deals on hugely discounted products. The even better news? This year it’s been extended over two days – Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16.
Prime Day, which is exclusively for Amazon Prime Members, is an opportunity for folks to score massive savings on everything from home goods to clothes to electronics. It’s a great way to get a big head start on holiday shopping, or just treat yourself to something you’ve had your eye on.
Tips and Tricks for Prime Day
Since you don’t know what will be on sale ahead of time, it’s difficult to plan ahead and easy to find a ton of things you want. It may be a good idea to set a budget for yourself before diving into purchase mode to prevent spending more than you may have liked. Remember, just because something is on sale doesn’t mean it’s a great deal, so always do some comparison shopping before you buy. And just because something is a great price doesn’t always mean you really need it.
Navigating the sale is easy. You can sort items based on department, availability, Prime shipping eligibility, price, average customer review or discount percentage (some items are reduced by more than 70%).
For products that will be part of the sale but aren’t yet available for purchase, you can set a “watch this deal” alert. Amazon will then send you a notification when the sale for that item begins. It’s a pretty handy feature, as it will prevent you from sitting and refreshing your webpage over and over again.
Want to play but don’t yet have a Prime membership? You can sign up today for a 30-day free trial and get access to all the deals right now. If you decide you love it and want to keep it, no problem – you’re all set. If you’re signing up just to participate in Prime Day, don’t forget to cancel your membership. Set a calendar reminder to ensure you aren’t hit with the $12.99/month or $119 annual fee.
Amazon Prime Day ends on July 16 at 11:59 p.m.