Amazon’s big Prime Day Sale will start this year on 7/15 and run through 7/16 (although we are already seeing some deals roll out early) and they always tout this as the Black Friday sale in July! There will be tons of deals. Amazon will feature more than 100,000 deals in electronics, toys, video games, lawn & garden, outdoor items, kitchen & more. New lightning deals will happen every 5 minutes!
The deals will only be available for Amazon Prime Members, so if you’ve been debating about signing up for Amazon Prime, this is the opportunity to test it out – so you can take advantage of these sales tonight & tomorrow.
There is a 30 Day Amazon Prime Free Trial that you can sign up to try it out & this means you would have Amazon Prime during Amazon Prime Day too. You could also sign up for a 3 month Amazon Prime Day service for $33, too.
We wanted to share some tips with you on what to expect with Amazon Prime Day deals!
Here are early Prime Day deals available right now::
Get a $5 ebook credit when you spend $20!
Amazon Music Unlimited – free 30 day trial!
Audible – Get 66% off 3 months of Audible (that makes it just $4.95 per month, which is a super price)! Enjoy the world’s largest library of audiobooks plus original audio programming from Audible
Kindle Unlimited Books– Get 3 months FREE right now! Enjoy unlimited reading from over one million titles on any device.
Get $10 to spend on Amazon on Prime Days when you spend $10 in store at Whole Foods!
Get Magazine Subscriptions for as low as $1.99!
Find lots more deals already available here too!
How to Shop the Amazon Prime Day Sale::
1 – Sign up for Amazon Prime – sale is only open to Amazon Prime members!
The most important thing to remember that this is a very special sale on Amazon in that it is limited to only Amazon Prime Members this time. So these deals will only be available if you’re a Prime member. It’s not too late to sign up, though – if you want to try a free 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial
2 – Make sure to follow the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Page and Facebook Group
We will be posting deals in both our Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page as well as the TNWM Facebook group. Definitely make sure to follow the TNWM Facebook group in addition to the page as Facebook lowers the number of folks who see our posts if we post too often on the Facebook Business page, so we only post every hour or two in there, but we can post the deals as frequently as they come in the Facebook group, so these will be the most real-time updates and I will also share lightning deals in here as well direct from Amazon as they go too fast to be able to write up on the blog!
We also try to ask folks what they are looking for in the Facebook group & will be trying to search for specific deals that people are requesting in the group as well (time-permitting) so that’s a great way to let us know if you’re looking for something specific.
3- Make sure notifications are set to “on” in Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Deals group AND the Thrifty Northwest Mom Facebook page.
Make sure that you have selected to receive notifications for “all posts” in the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Deals Group and on the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page This will help ensure that you will see the updates faster as we post them during the Amazon Prime Sale tonight & tomorrow!
4 – If you miss a Lightning deal, get on the wait list right away!
Unfortunately Amazon’s lightning deals have gotten so popular that they often get 100% claimed within moments of going live. This is something that many people don’t know to do – if a Lightning deal sells out & goes to 100% claimed, it’s still not too late (unless it says that the wait list is full). If it just says that it’s 100% Claimed, you can still get on the Wait List! You may click on it & a box may pop up right away, saying they put the deal in your cart or you may have to wait till one becomes available – which could be 2 minutes or 10 minutes.
Once you put a Lightning Deal in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide if you want to buy it (use this time to research the item & decide if you really want / need it!). If you decide not to buy it & take it out of your cart or it expires in your cart, then it will go to someone who is next in line on the Wait List.So, always, always get on the Wait list if there is still room on a Lightning Deal! You still have a very good chance of buying that item! Just make sure to not leave your computer as an alert will pop up letting you know that you are off the wait list & can buy the item but you only have 15 minutes from when you move off the wait list.
5 – Types of Deals to Expect from Amazon Prime Day
There will be several types of deals available on Amazon Prime Day, but the important thing to remember is that prices can change at any time. We are already seeing that today before the official Prime Day sales start that prices are changing very quickly. So, you do need to make decisions quickly but have a plan in place before you start shopping for what will work for your budget. But then do your research quickly if a deal becomes available as it may not last long, especially the really hot deals such as TV deals. Lightning deals make sure to sign up for them quickly & then you have 15 minutes to research & decide.
The type of deals we’ll be seeing are:
Spotlight / Deal of the Day Deals – these are the big promotions which *should* be available for most of the day (but we have seen that the really popular deals can definitely sell out early, so buy them early if you really want it. Just because it is their Deal of the Day does not mean it will be available all day.
Lightning Deals – These are the deals that will go very quickly – some of them will be announced ahead of time with start times (or hints of the deal) while others will just pop up. You’ll want to scroll thru the different categories to see what they have available. Once you put it in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide.