It’s that time again! Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner, and this year it’s bigger than ever, thanks to an added six hours of sales and over a million deals online. Let the craziness begin!
When Is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon announced that the sales will kick off at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, July 16, and run through Wednesday, July 18, until 3 a.m. EST. For those who haven’t participated in the online shop’s annual sale before, this is the year to start. Prime Day is the Black Friday of summer, and there are deals on everything you can imagine, especially highly covetable Amazon products.
Because we’re still waiting on the specifics of what million-plus items will be on sale, we can help you prepare before the big day so you can make the most of it!
Amazon Prime Membership
For starters, if you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, sign up. Not so sure you want to commit? Sign up for the 30-day trial, and you’ll still be able to access all the deals. For a year-long membership, it's only $119, which is totally worth it for all the deals you'll get on Prime Day and beyond. Plus, you can't beat 2-day shipping. #heaven
Once the deals begin on July 16, you’ll find on the homepage a mix of Lightning Deals and Spotlight Deals. Amazon says they'll be releasing new ones every five minutes, so you'll want to refresh, refresh, refresh that browser!
The Lightning Deals only last for a set amount of time, so get them before time runs out. You’ll be able to see the individual time remaining on each Lightning Deal, too.
The Spotlight Deals last until the item is sold out, so shop quickly — once they’re gone, they’re gone. Depending on the item and sale price, these can sometimes sell out rather quickly, so if you want it, get it!
You Can Save at Whole Foods, Too!
For Prime Day 2018, you’ll also be able to save big offline at Whole Food Markets across the U.S. In stores, there’ll be 10% off hundreds of sale items and popular products. If you’re an Amazon Prime rewards member with an eligible Prime membership, you’ll also get 10% back when shopping at Whole Foods from July 14 through 17. Download the Whole Food Market App or Amazon App and present the QR Prime Code to your cashier.
You Don't Even Have to Wait — Sales Are Happening Right Now!
- $100 off an Echo Show
- 25% off furniture and decor from Rivet and Stone & Beam
- Up to 20% off AmazonBasics items
- 30% off everyday essentials (from Presto!, Mama Bear, and Solimo, among others)
- Up to 50% off on popular movies and TV shows on digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray
- Try Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99
- $0.99 for three months of unlimited reading with Kindle Unlimited
- Get a $10 Prime Day credit, valid toward ebooks, print books, and Audible after you buy your first Kindle book
- Get three months of Audible at $4.95
And that's just a taste of the deals you'll find on Prime Day. Check back for updates as we get more info.
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