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If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’re probably aware by now of Amazon Prime Day. If not, but you’d still like to get the scoop, I will tell you everything you need to know.
Basically, it’s an annual sales event that Amazon promotes for its Prime members only, where you can get amazing deals from electronics to fashion to beauty to home, and everything else in between.
This year Amazon Prime Day was pushed back from the usual July date due to the Coronavirus pandemic to October 13-14. And even though we’re just a few days away, there’s still time to prepare and even shop earlier for some of the deals.
If you’re already a member, this is a great opportunity to get a head start in your Holiday gift shopping. If not, don’t worry, there’s still time to become one until Prime Day. Here are some of the benefits you get with Amazon Prime:
- Free two-day shipping
- Free one-day delivery for more than 10 million items with no minimum purchase
- Free same-day delivery of over 3 million items on qualifying orders over $35
- Free ultra-fast grocery delivery
- Free release-date delivery: Be among the first to get new video games, books, music, movies, and more
- Enjoy exclusive brands and early access to deals available only to Prime members
- Stream thousands of movies and TV shows, including exclusive Amazon Originals
- Unlimited access on any device to more than a thousand eBooks, popular magazines, comics, books with Audible narration, and more
The membership costs $12.99 a month. If you don’t want to pay for it, you can always sign up for a free trial, and you won’t be charged as long as you cancel within 30 days. So now that you’re in the know, you might be asking yourself:
What are the best deals on Prime Day?
A few days before Prime Day, Amazon lets you have a sneak peek of some of the deals of the event. This year the best deals seem to be in the electronics and home department. But they’re not limited to those of course. It also depends on what specific item you’re looking for. But here are some of the deals we’ve seen so far:
Apple Airpods with wireless charging case $159.00 (orig.199)
Apple Airpods pro $219 (orig 249)
All New Insignia 43-inch Smart TV $199.99 (orig 299.99) 33% off
Toshiba 32-inch Fire TV – Smart TV $119.99 9 (orig $179.99) 33% off
Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera $24.99 ( orig. 34.99)
Echo Auto- Hands-free Alexa in your car with your phone $ 19.99 (orig. $49.99)
Echo Show 5 — Smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling – Charcoal $49.99 (orig. 89.99)
Shark ION Robot Vacuum AV751 Wi-Fi $149.99 (orig.219.99)
GOOVI Robot Vacuum $.152.99 (orig. $269)
BedStory Full Mattress, 12 Inch Cool Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress $314.99 (orig. $349.99)
Dyson V7 Allergy HEPA Cord-Free Stick Vacuum Cleaner $268.95 (orig.329.99)
Calvin Klein Men’s Liquid Touch Polo $29.97 (orig. $65)
Calvin Klein Men’s Monogram Logo Crew Neck Sweatshirt$18.85 (orig $29.99)
Adidas Originals Women’s 3-Stripes Leggings $28.46 (orig. 49)
Adidas Women’s Grand Court Sneaker $49.97 (orig $65)
SWAROVSKI Women’s Angelic Solitaire Stud Earrings $68 (orig. $79)
Some of the other fashion brands that will be featured on Prime Day are Levi’s, Citizen, Bulova, Anne Klein, Fossil, Shopbop, and more. You can expect to see discounts of 35%, 40%, and up to 50% on these brands.
In the Beauty Department, some of the brands you can expect to see at a big discount are Conair, Aquafor, Coppertone, Eucerin, Nivea, NuFace, Paul Mitchell, Bioderma, Oribe, Redken, Mario Badesco, Pureology, Nioxin, Stila, PMD Beauty, and more.
These are just some of the amazing deals featured in the preview. Every day prior to Prime Day, Amazon updates its landing page with new deals. So keep checking in often.
I recommend bookmarking the landing page because that’s the page you’ll use as a reference to find the deals once Prime Day kicks in. There will be a lot more deals come Oct 13, including some bigger ticket items.
Regardless of how good of a deal an item seems to be, always do your own research first. Check other retailers for the same item to see if the discount you’re getting is in fact a good deal compared to the original retail price. I recommend doing this a few days prior, as items do sell fast, so you don’t want to wait too long before hitting that purchase button.
Another tip to help you save even more money is using Rakuten (formerly known as Ebates) to get cashback off your entire purchase.
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