Amazon prime day is almost here. This is a great time for prime members to find amazing deals. Here are some tips to help you maximize your prime day benefits.

About Prime Day

Amazon Prime day is a special day of savings for prime members. There will be more than 1 million deals for members available for a limited time. Once they sell out they are gone.  It is important to stay ahead of what you want so you can get your order placed in time.  Here is the scoop on this year’s sale.

Core Info

Here is the vital info you need to be ready for prime day.

Who: Open to Prime Members only. You can get a free 30-day membership, pay $13 a month or $119 for a year.

When: Prime day is on July 16-17, 2018 starting at 3 PM ET

Where: Use the Amazon App to keep up, go to or you can even go to Whole Foods for in-store exclusives

Why: The amazing deals of course!

If you are already a Prime member you are set. If not, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial and take advantage of the deals.  Remember with your prime membership you also get lots of other benefits like expedited shipping and access to prime music and video.

These deals will include price cuts and lightning deals.  The Lightning deals are the limited time deals with low prices that will sell out quickly.  Users have 15 minutes to complete lightning deals or they are gone.  You can also “waitlist” if you missed a deal.  If another member does not complete their order in 15 minutes, the members on the waitlist get a notification it is available and a chance at it.

Let’s Talk Deals

Ok so now you are a Prime member, have the Amazon app on your phone and are ready to shop.  At 3 pm ET on July 16 use the app, Alexa, or go to and start getting the deals.  You will get a preview of many deals before they start.  You can “watch” the ones you like by turning on notifications in the app, add them to the watch list, and then you will get notified when they go live.

There are deals across all categories, so check out the ones you prefer.  One thing that sells out fast is Amazon devices.  So if you want an echo or fire tv, make sure to watch for those and place an order quickly before they are gone.  The deals are very good on these devices.  The prices will change based on the deals available.

The best thing to do is go to the Amazon app or and click on the prime day banner.  This will show you the deals available to you now.  Once prime day starts, you will see a section for lightning deals with the time left to purchase at that price.  The items will also have a prime day deal badge so you know they are part of the sale.  Just remember the deals are for a limited time and you only have 15 minutes to complete the purchase before it is removed from your cart.

Quick tip: go to the Amazon app and search in sneak peek to see what deals are coming up and add the ones you like to your shopping list.

Good luck in finding the best deals.


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