Everything you need to know to get the best deals!
By now you’ve probably heard of Amazon Prime Day, but just in case you haven’t, this post is everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day including what, and how, you can access their great deals.
What is Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day is 2-day, global, can’t-be-missed shopping event. It’s basically the Black Friday of shopping for Amazon exclusively. With deals starting about every 5 minutes it’s a “do-not-want-to-miss” 2-day sale.
This years Prime Days are October 13-14, 2020
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Expect to find the best deals on Amazon products and services such as Alexa devices, Kindles, etc., and besides physical device deals, expect deals on Amazon services and memberships like (Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Video, Audible, etc.) and grocery shopping (Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pantry, Whole Foods, and more.)
But this sale is far from just sales on Amazon products and services. With millions of brand name products going on sale right along with them, this is the time and the place to get all your holiday shopping done.
Amazon Prime Day is for members only!
Sure, you can view the deals, but you won’t be able to purchase at the sale price unless your a member! But… you can join for free now, shop Prime Day, then cancel if you wish!!! So, don’t miss out on these deals. Here’s the link for a 30-day free trial.
Why would you want an Amazon Prime Membership?
This is a lengthy section because there is so many reasons to get a Prime Membership. So if you already have a membership and know all there is to know about what your membership includes, then scroll down past this section for more important tips for shopping Prime Day! But if you are curious, there’s a lot of information and links to services below that you might want to know about! So don’t cheat yourself.
Amazon Prime membership has many, many benefits. But, the most important one for me is the FREE, PRIORITY SHIPPING! You will get free shipping on EVERYTHING! It doesn’t matter if it’s one box of pens or a new sofa. IT’S FREE! And to make that offer even better you will usually get your items within 2 business days or sooner!
This has been a game changer for me because I am the type of person who wants everything NOW! Before I joined Amazon Prime I would shop at a store rather than shop online because I just couldn’t wait to get my items. But now, with 2-day shipping and no shipping costs, I order items regularly and get them in no time at all. I love it!
Just the fact that you have * FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items * No minimum order size * Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows * Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, is more than enough to pay for the cost of membership.
Standard Amazon Prime membership costs (not including sale prices)
A standard Amazon Prime membership costs $119 per year, or $12.99 a month (Get free 30-day trial with link), and an Amazon Prime Student membership costs $6.49 per month. (Get free 6 mo trial with link).
If your interested in seeing what deals Amazon has right now, even before Prime Day, you can check out some things that I have found just for you. On this page I will be updating deals regularly right up to, and thru, Prime Day. So be sure to click over and check out the sales.
There are many more perks to being an Amazon Prime Member such as Amazon Fresh. Amazon Fresh is your one stop grocery shopping destination. Shop for all your fresh grocery items from organic meats and fresh produce to every day essentials with free shipping right to your door (you schedule delivery) for a low monthly fee. Amazon Fresh isn’t in every neighborhood just yet so be sure to check and see if they deliver in your area.
If you love music you will love Amazon Music. Listen to millions of songs on any device, anywhere, available for both Prime and Non-Prime members.
Do you like to read? Then Kindle Unlimited is for you. Kindle Unlimited has 6, 12 and 24-month membership plans. Get *Unlimited reading from over 1 million ebooks *Unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks *Read on any device *Membership plans are also giftable.
Amazon Home Services
Need services? Amazon Prime has house cleaning, product assembly, and more. Click the link to find out more.
Amazon Wedding Registry
Getting married? What could be better then an Amazon Wedding Registry? With millions of products to choose from you can be sure to get exactly what you want for your big day.
Audible audio books are plentiful with a Prime membership.
With Prime Video you can watch hundreds of Prime originals, movies, and TV shows all included with Prime!
With Amazon family you can get lots of discounts on kid and baby items like diapers!
Amazon’s Baby Registry
Having a baby? Sign up for an Amazon Baby Registry! With millions of items for baby and mom you can’t go wrong.
Amazon Student Membership
Are you a student? Amazon even has a discounted membership just for you so you can stock up on supplies for school and your dorm room. And wait, what? A 6-month trial membership!
Gifting a membership
If you already have a Prime membership then you know how amazing it is so why not give the gift of membership to a friend? With Prime day right around the corner, this is the perfect time to give an Amazon Prime membership.
Amazon Prime Day Guide
Amazon has put together a guide to help you navigate Prime Day. To access the Amazon Prime Day Guide click here.
The Amazon Prime App – A must have for Amazon Prime Day!
Another tool you can use for Prime Day is the Amazon App available on IOS and Android. You can get that free app below The Amazon app is one of the quickest, easiest ways to prep for Prime Day. It allows you to see deals before they go live, and will alert you when the deal you want goes live.
From this app you can simply click the menu drop down bars on the top left of the screen and you will see Today’s Deals which is broken down by “Right Now, Upcoming, and Watching” If you see something your interested in then simply click “Watch this deal” under the item and Amazon will alert you when the item goes live.
Under the “Watching” tab you will be able to see when your items will go live so all you have to do is wait for that time or for when Amazon alerts you it’s live.
Another way to use the app is to type “sneak peak“ in the search bar and you will get a sneak peak into the Prime Day deals.
To get notified when sneak peek deals start, make sure that you have your Amazon App notification turned on. To do this, tap the app’s main menu (three bars in the upper left corner). Then tap “Settings”, then “Notifications”, and enable “Personalized Notifications”.
You can also search to see if a specific item will be going on sale by looking to see if it has a special Prime Day Badge on it. See the photo below for an example of a badge.
For a few really unique gift ideas from Amazon check out my post “13 Cool gifts for everyone on your list“ You can even add the products to your watch list and see if they go on sale during Prime Day!
Here are just some of the great deals Amazon had last year during Prime
Amazon has been known to repeat a lot of their deals every year so it helps to take a look at what they had on sale before.
Crafting Machines and Supplies
Cricut Explore 2 Fuchsia Bundle with Basic Tool Set and Two Vinyl Samplers
ARTEZA Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat, 24″x36″ with Grid & Non Slip Surface for Fabric, Paper, Vinyl, Plastic, Eco Friendly, Durable & Flexible, Great for Crafts, Quilting, Sewing, Scrapbooking different sizes available
Cricut Standard Cutting Mats 12×12 – 3 pack
Cricut Maker Champagne Bundle: Single Scoring Wheel Tip with Quick Swap Housing, Knife Blade, Rotary Blade, and Fine Point Blade
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System for a Professional Finish, Laminate up to 9″ Wide (TL901)
For current sales on arts and crafts machines and tools click here
Many area rugs on sale now click here
Sauder 419228 Canal Street 5-Shelf Bookcase, L: 29.53″ x W: 15.51″ x H: 70.00″, Northern Oak finish
Christopher Knight Home 235249 Deal Furniture Charlie Industrial Metal Design Tractor Seat Bar Stool, Brown
Donco Kids 790AAG_750C-TB Louver Loft Bed, Twin, Antique Grey
Not your style? Find more furniture on sale click here
Home accents and more
Superbpag Wire Metal 5 in 1 Desk Organizer Set – Letter Sorter, Pencil Holder, Stick Note Holder, Hanging File Organizer and Letter Tray
nuLOOM Hand Braided Tammara Cotton Round Rug, 6′ Round, Multi
AeroGarden Harvest (Classic) with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, My son has this Herb Pod Kit and he loves it!
Latent Epicure Battery Operated Salt and Pepper Grinder Set (Pack of 2 Mills) – Complimentary Mill Rest | Bright Light | Adjustable Coarseness
For more home accents click here
Electronics and more
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
eero Home WiFi System (1 eero Pro + 2 eero Beacons) – Advanced Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System to Replace Traditional Routers and WiFi Ranger Extenders – Coverage: 2 to 4 Bedroom Home. I have this system and it has helped my WiFi signal in the far corners of my home tremendously!
3andMe DNA Test – Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service – includes 125+ reports on Health, Wellness, Ancestry & More
Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit – Home Security System with optional 24/7 Professional Monitoring – No long-term contracts – Works with Alexa $119.00 was $199.00. I have this system and I love it. It’s easy to install and use!
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD Security Camera with Built Two-Way Talk and a Siren Alarm, White, Works with Alexa – 2-Pack
Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in Satin Nickel, Works with Alexa
Ring Video Doorbell 2 + Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt, Works with Key by Amazon
For more home electronics on sale now click here
Well, that is everything I can think of to help you navigate the Amazon Prime Day world. As always, if you have any questions at all about Prime Day don’t hesitate to leave a question or comment below.
I’m looking forward to finding some awesome deals with you this year!