Amazon’s 2nd annual Prime Day is coming July 12th!
I guess you really know you’ve made it when you can make up your own holiday…and enough people celebrate it so it gets to a second year. 😉
Amazon did that last year with
which was on July 15th, 2015.
This year it is on July 12th (the second Tuesday…last year it was the third Wednesday, so we can’t predict for next year).
It was big…really big. According to Amazon peak sale rates were higher than for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year in the USA).
They said they sold 4,000
in fifteen minutes.
One of the best deals last year was a discount on
It worked out to $5.99 a month for the best deal…a great savings over the normal $9.99! Look for that again this year, at least on July 5th and July 12th.
So, what is Prime Day?
Very simply, it is special sales just for
The advice I gave last year
look to me like it should all still be valid.
In this year’s press release
they give us some hints.
One of the biggest thing is that, although it is Prime Day, they are going to have things happening starting tomorrow (July 5th) and running through the 12th.
I expect it will be even bigger this year. Prime members (even those on a free trial month) in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium, and Austria will have more ways to access…including through Echo devices.
There are special promotions for listening to Prime Music, uploading pictures…details are on that
and they may add new ones throughout the week.
I’ll be keeping an eye on it…my Amazon sense is tingling! 😉
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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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