Get the most out of Prime Day
July 15th (2015), Wednesday, is Amazon’s first
Note that it starts at midnight (the middle of the night Tuesday) Pacific time…it might be Wednesday where you are when you get this, and the sale may not have started (I have readers all over the world).
They say it will be bigger than Black Friday (in the USA, the day after Thanksgiving)…and that’s big!
Unfortunately, it’s likely to be so big that some people will feel like they missed out on something…so I wanted to give you some tips to help you.
First, sign up for
This sale is just for Prime members (although I suspect that the sales for non-Prime members may be pretty good).
You can sign up for a free month, and cancel without paying anything. Amazon hopes (and I think it’s not unlikely) that you’ll enjoy the benefits so much you decide to stay with it.
With that out of the way…
Make sure you have your 1-click payment set up the way you want. You might be doing it just with a gift card balance, to budget. If you have a credit/debit card, check that you’ve defaulted it to the right one and that it isn’t expired. You can do that at
where it says, “Amazon Wallet”.
While you are there, check “Manage Address Book”. My guess is that there is going to be a lot of mail theft on Friday. Do you have your shipments going to a secure location?
What to buy?
Remember that this is a great opportunity to get gifts! Whether they are physical gifts and you are going to store them, or e-books on which you are going to delay delivery until the appropriate time, this will probably be an excellent shopping time.
Put things on your Wish Lists so you can keep track. I’m not sure how quickly you get this notification, but a Wish List item usually tells you when the price is different than when you put it on the list.
We already know some things that will be on sale:
- Fire TV Stick, fastest selling Amazon device of all time, $15 off
- Kindle, $30 off
- Fire HD 7, $60 off
- Fire HD 7 Kids Edition, $60 off
- 32-inch LED TV, $75
- 40-inch 1080p LED TV, $115
- Brand-name 32-inch Smart HDTV, under $200
- 50-inch 4K TV bundle, under $1000
- Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon
- Chromebook laptop, only $199
- Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
- Highly rated binoculars, under $120
- Two security camera-kits, $279.99
- K’NEX 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $35.99
- K’NEX Crossfire Chaos Roller Coaster Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $23.99
- Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure (Amazon Exclusive), $9.99
- iRobot Roomba Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot, under $300
- Husqvarna mower, under $300
- 40 lightning deals on DVDs up to 75% off
- Up to 50% off any of the Harry Potter books
- Save more than 70% on the Divergent Series Complete Box Set of books
- Save up to 70% on select kitchen products from top brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Foodsaver and Thermos
- Save up to 50% on select tools for the DIY auto enthusiast
- Connected Car and Scan Tool products starting at 60% off
- Road-trip-ready automotive products starting at 50% off
- Save more than 50% on Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
- 30% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
- 60% off Amazon Elements Baby Wipes with code ELEMENTS60
- Free luxury beauty sample box with $50 purchase of luxury beauty products, with promo code LUXSAMPLES
- Buy an Amazon.com Gift Card multipack, get $10 in Amazon.com promotional credit
- Get 25% bonus Amazon Coins when you buy 5,000 or 10,000 Amazon Coins
- Prime Now will also offer deals in the six cities where the service is offered
That came from this
I’ve seen multiple sources say that the
will be $50 off (making it $129.99, without the voice remote).
A lot of these deals may be lightning deals, and only be available for a short time. Checking the website is fine (and you can use that Prime Day link at the top of this post).
You may also want to check:
I’m going to be at work and will certainly miss some things. 🙂 You can check on a phone or tablet, so that’s an option for you.
I would also suggest that you jump on things, because some will certainly sell out. This is Amazon’s first time…they’ll overprice some items and underprice others. They may not have enough stock of certain items.
Oh, and one other tip: Prime Now (delivery in an hour) has to do with where it is going…not where you are.
Download that app…oh, and other Amazon apps shopping apps if you don’t have them.
Check movies, music, e-books…search far and wide. 🙂
Not exactly a tip, but I wanted to mention that some other sites are going to try to compete (like Wal-Mart). If you do shop other places, you might want to look for sales tomorrow.
See something you want to share with me and my readers? Comment on this post (I might do another post tomorrow, too). It won’t appear right away, but I’ll keep checking when I can to moderate them (as I do all comments).
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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help! By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.
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