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This year is Amazon.com‘s 3rd annual Prime Day. This has become an annual online Amazon shopping event with deals to rival that of Black Friday. We can all score some amazing deals so here is how we can prepare and get ready for Prime Day 2017.
When Is It?
Prime Day officially starts July 11, 2017 with some deals available as early as 6pm ET July 10. Specific deals can be watched starting July 9 – up to 24 hours before they are live. Customers can also get exclusive deal reveals by going to amazon.com/primeday starting July 5. Plus, special offers will be available in the days leading up to Prime Day:
- July 5 – Voice Shopping
- July 6 – Amazon Music
- July 7 – Prime Video
- July 8 – Everyday Essentials
- July 9 – Reading with Prime
How Can I get the Deals?
First things first, you must be an Amazon Prime member to score the deals. Not a member? Not to worry, you can still sign up for a 30 day free trial and still be eligible to purchase all the exclusive deals.
Next, Amazon suggests downloading the free Amazon App so that you’ll never miss a deal. The app however will allow you to view the upcoming deals 24 hours before they are live and click “watch this deal.” The app will then send you a phone notification when that deal is starting. You can also watch videos here showing more how the app works for Prime Day. Don have a mobile device? Set up Amazon Assistant on you PC to help you watch for deals.
Amazon will be organizing all their deals by the most shopped for themes so customers can find what they’re interested in faster. And if you happen to miss a deal, you can join the waitlist so if it becomes available again you will receive a notification.
In addition, Prime members with an Alexa device such as the Amazon Echo will have access to exclusive Alexa Prime Day voice shopping deals.
What Types of Deals Can I Expect?
There will be 2 major types of deals. These are Spotlight Deals and Lightning Deals. Spotlight deals will feature top brands and popular items that will last until stock is gone. Lightning deals will be watchable 24 hours ahead of time but will only run for a limited time and with limited quantities. New lightning deals will be available as often as every 5 minutes. Both of these deals can be accessed at amazon.com/primeday.
In addition those with Prime Now available in their area will be able to access additional deals that can be delivered in one hour.
Plus, here are a few of the offers that are being featured leading up to Prime Day:
- 40% off a Kindle Unlimited membership
- 40% off Audible for the first 6 months
- $0.99 for 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited
- 35% off select items in Prime Pantry