It’s time again for the bonanza of Amazon deals also known as Prime Day. It actually should be called “Prime Days” as the event has expanded to 2 shopping days. Here’s everything you need to know so you can decide if you’ll participate this year.
How Long Will “Prime Day” Last?
48 hours to be exact.
Prime Day will last from July 15-16, 2019 and is only for Prime members.
That’s 48 long hours to take advantage of flash deals that will last for a limited time frame.
If you’ve never tried Amazon Prime, you can get a 30-day free trial starting now. And since we now know when Prime Day officially is, we can confirm that your free trial will carry you through the event which is kinda cool.
What Deals Are Being Anticipated?
Just yesterday Amazon launched a sneak preview of some of the deals they’ll have available on Prime Day. (see screenshot above)
If history repeats itself, the best deals will be on Amazon devices like Echo and Echo Dot, as well as a plethora of bargains on electronics, toys, home decor, and apparel.
Depending on what you’re shopping for, the deals will be hit-and-miss.
As always, I only recommend buying an item in cases where you’d buy it regardless of Prime Day.
Bonus Tip: For even extra savings, consider opening an Amazon Rewards Signature Visa and score unlimited 3% cash back on all your Amazon and Whole Foods purchases moving forward. If you want more information, Money Crashers did a thorough review of the card recently that’s worth checking out.
Does Amazon Offer 1-Day Shipping on Prime Day?
Yes, but it all depends on your zip code.
Amazon has recently invested $800 million in improving their shipping and logistics channels so they can offer even more products with 1-day Prime shipping.
But as of right now it depends on where you live as to whether you’ll score free 1-day shipping.
While Amazon is making every effort to increase the number of items available for 1-day shipping by Prime Day, expect most of the changes to come later in the year.
Will Whole Foods Have Prime Day Deals?
They had deals last year so I’m sure Amazon owned Whole Foods will again participate.
In 2018, they offered Amazon credit card holders 2x the reward points during “Prime Day” week.
Also, look for specific discounts on groceries at Whole Foods that will coincide with the event.
But most importantly, look for a $10 Amazon credit to use on Prime Day. You’ll only have to spend $10 at your local Whole Foods to score the free $10.
Will Other Retailers Participate?
In a bit of sportsmanship, other popular retailers have gotten into the act and offered their own deals on Prime Day.
In recent years this has included Best Buy, Walmart, Macy’s, and Target.
These stores tend to discount the same type of items as Amazon so look for deals on electronics, kitchen appliances, clothing, toys, laptops and more.
This is a great way to quasi take advantage of Prime Day and never have to pay a cent to Mr. Bezos and Amazon.
Ask the Reader: What, if anything, will you be shopping for on Prime Day?
By Kyle James
Photo courtesy of Amazon.com.