The famed day, Amazon Prime Day, has finally arrived! For 36 hours beginning at 3 pm EST/ 12 pm PST, the deals will be plenty. Follow these tips to get the most out of the day as you can.
#1. First and foremost, make sure you have Amazon Prime. Prime Day deals are only available to Amazon Prime members. If you aren’t ready to commit to the $119 annual Prime fee, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial or pay $13 for a one-month membership if you’ve had Prime within the past 12 months. This will make sure you are eligible for all of the Prime Day deals.
#2. Shop through Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile is the same platform as Amazon.com, but they will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase price to a charitable organization of your choice. We fully support this, as this ties back to our mission too – doing social good through your everyday choices.
#3. If you are in need of new electronics, take advantage. The biggest ticket sales are likely going to be in the electronics department. Think Kindle, Fire streaming products, TV’s, games and more. Early Christmas present anyone?
#4. Use Alexa to your advantage. If you already own Alexa, be sure to ask her what’s on sale today. Previously, Amazon has done some Alexa-exclusive sales, so Prime Day seems like an ideal time to ramp up Alexa’s allure. Not only that, look out for sales to buy Alexa if you don’t have it yet.
#5. Earn 2% rewards on your purchases. Enable 2% rewards by refilling your gift card balance in Amazon. This is as simple as signing up with your banking information and driver’s license number, and then enjoying your 2% back.
#6. Set up deal alerts. If you are interested in specific items, set up a deal alert so that you will be notified when that deal goes on sale. It’s a good way to make sure you secure the deal before inventory runs out.
#7. Download the Amazon app. Before Prime Day even begins, the app will have sneak peeks of the deals that will be running.
#8. Check for Lightning Deals, but be quick. Lightning deals with heavily discounted items will be available only for about an hour. Be sure to act if you see something you want because items will sell out quickly. Once you put an item into your cart, it will remain there for 15 minutes, but if not purchased, it will go back on the shelf.