I love Amazon Prime. I’m an addict. I’ll be the first to admit it. Browse the internet, throw it in my cart and two days later I have it arrives with its famous FREE 2-day shipping. I purchase many items there from activity books for the kids for car rides to birthday presents, household goods and once a fantastic deal on a laminator, that I love to use for my Printables!
There are a couple of times a year I get even more excited for Amazon.com shopping. In the month of December, when they have daily deals for the holidays and in July when they have a day and a half of amazing deals for Amazon Prime day. You may already know that Amazon has special deals every day, but these are the two times I am most excited to shop because the deals usually can’t be beat!
The annual Amazon Prime day is almost here and here is what you need to know!
There will be giveaways, amazing deals of on items that you will need! Christmas shopping in July? Yes! Amazon prime day will kick that off for you! Here are some of the deals going on now before the day! By the way the big day for 2018 will begin on July 16th at 3pm ET and ends 36 hours later. That’s it!
First off, you need to have Amazon Prime to take part in these events. There are many kinds of deals on Amazon.com. There are Gold Box Deals as well as Deals of the Day, Lightening deals and my favorite Prime Early Access Deals. During the holidays, it is these Prime Early Access Deals, that can make the difference between getting and item and not. I have seen it sell out in the first thirty minutes to Prime members.
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Let’s get started with some Before the Prime Deal Deals!
Love to read? Get Kindle Unlimited for $0.99 a month for 3-months! This is normally $9.99 a month which is still an amazing deal. On Kindle Unlimited, you get access to over 1-million books to download and can read them on either a Kindle or the Amazon Kindle app which is available on both the iTunes Store and the Google store, as well as audio books and magazines to browse through. If you have children, they also have so many fun kid books to download and read together. I love my Kindle Unlimited subscription. One of my favorite things to do is to bring up the kid’s unlimited book selection and let my son pick out a bunch of books that we read together. Just like a virtual library! This offer is for new Kindle Unlimited subscribers only.
Amazon has a few more deals going on but unlike the Kindle Unlimited, I myself have not tried them – yet. Amazon Prime Pantry is where you can shop thousands of everyday household products where they offer low prices and coupons for everyday sized items. You shop on the Prime Pantry site filling a box. Prime Pantry members will get 30 days of Free Shipping and after the trail, it is $4.99/month for unlimited shipping on every Prime Pantry order over $40.00. The product categories include such items as pet food, grocery items, household, beverages to name just a few. If you are always buying the same cat litter and same dog food or the same laundry detergent – compare the prices of what you are getting at your grocery store and Amazon and you may want to give this one a go! The best thing about the Amazon trial is that you can try it for the 30 days and then cancel it before it renews.
Amazon’s newest Echo product is called Echo Show. This is where Alexa can show you things instead of just telling you. From the Amazon website, “Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free—just ask.” From now until Prime day, you can get Echo Show for $129.99, which is a $100 dollar discount!
Download the Amazon App
When you download the Amazon App to your tablet or smart phone, you will get the ability to shop Amazon from anywhere (well that has a wireless connection). And you will also be able to set up notifications of when the giveaways begin. Download the app from your iTunes or Google App Store, Amazon has a how-to right here on their website on how enable notifications.
Another benefit of a having the Amazon App on your phone is to use it when you are shopping at regular stores. If you are trying to compare a price of an item at a store to the price on Amazon, all you need to do is open the app. And next to the search box there is an icon that looks like a camera. Touch that and then select bar code scanner. Now scan the bar-code of the product in your hands and it will tell you what the price is on Amazon.com. This has saved me a ton of money!
July 16th – Prime Day!
My goal today is to give a glimpse of the what’s to come goodness that Amazon Prime day has in store for us very soon.
We don’t know yet what all the amazing deals on Amazon Prime Day is yet, however if you have the Amazon App, you will be one step ahead of everyone else and ready to go!
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