Amazon’s biggest event of the year Prime day on is fast approaching. If you are new to Prime or this day of deals take a minute to do these nine things below so you are ready for the day.
“For its third annual shopping event, the 30 hours of deals will begin on
Monday, July 10th at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET .
*We do not know the date yet for 2018. Most are speculating it will be July 9th or July 16th 2018. This article will be updated accordingly when the information is available. It’s a good idea to pin this or bookmark it.
A tech leak has said it will be midday July 16th and the official day will be the 17th.
New deals could be appearing as frequently as every five minutes. If you have an Alexa enabled device, you can get a head start and begin ordering at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET on July 10th using voice ordering.”
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I’m going to use whatever super skills I have to share all the best deals with you BUT there are so many coupon blogs and deals that I know you can’t stick to just one SO if you see super awesome Prime deals we want to know! I will be posting one major best deals post here to this blog, BUT you can join our Online Only deals group where my brother and I ( who helps me run my other deal blog) will be sharing all the deals we find.
Become a Prime Member
You must be an Amazon Prime Member. Sign up for Prime so you can get the deals. You can get a FREE 30-day trial here.
Make a List
The thing that is awesome about couponing and looking for deals is buying things at the right time. That means getting an item you need on sale, even though you MAY not need it for another month. Now is the time to think about Christmas, Birthday’s, Showers and more that you will need a gift for. Make a list of possible gift ideas for events you know are coming up.
Make a list of things YOU NEED. If you know you need a laptop this coming school year put that on your list. Then if the right deal comes along you can snatch it up. It’s important to make lists of needs so when you see a deal you don’t have to waste time thinking and thinking if you should get it or not.
Make a Budget
Sure I could tell you to make this huge long list and then buy all the things on sale on Prime day, but I wouldn’t feel right if you put it all on your credit card. Now that you made your list you can make your budget and see where you want to spend your money first. Sure you may pay it off before Christmas and that’s one thing, but don’t get carried away. It’s always a good idea to take a look at how much you can spend RIGHT NOW on some of these gift ideas.
Early Bird Gets The Worm
This year Prime Members will enjoy 30 hours of shopping early 6PM PST/9PM EST on Monday, July 10th! If you are up late at night this is perfect!
We are guessing this will be the case again this year.
Amazon Prime Reload
If you have big ticket items check out the 2 percent bonus Prime Members get when reloading their gift card balance from their bank accounts. Just load the desired amount onto your account gift card balance and receive a 2 percent bonus
to use on Prime day or whenever you prefer.
Alexa Will Give You Deals
If you have an Amazon device you might want to invite Alexa over for the day. There is a talk that there will be Alexa exclusive deals again this year.
Get in our Group
Taylor and I will be working as hard as we can on Prime Day sharing deals here to the blog but MANY deals will be going into our Facebook group. Be sure to join it.
Check out the Lightning Deals
Don’t forget if you can’t keep up with all the coupon/deal blogs to check the lightning deals section right on Amazon. These deals sell out quickly so stay on top of it and order as soon as you see something you need.
Be Open to Change
If you made your list and you have on there a certain brand name item and a competitor brand has a killer deal for the same item consider buying it. Sometimes you will get the same quality for far less. Always check the reviews before purchase. Don’t be afraid to go for it and give it a try if it has good reviews.
P.S. If you used your Amazon Prime Free Trial you can get a Membership deal with the Ibotta App. If you are new to Ibotta you will get a $10 Welcome Bonus giving you a potential of $30 Savings and then all the savings on Prime day!
*This Ibotta offer may be coming again in 2018. Keep an eye out for when we confirm.
Here’s What You Do:
- Sign up or Login to Ibotta
- Search “Amazon” in the search bar
- Click the “Shop” Button on the deal page
- Register for your Amazon Prime Account, Cost is $99 (excludes existing customers)
- Get a $20 Amazon Gift Card pending within 72 hours
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