Every shopper’s favorite time of the year is right around the corner. The annual shopping holiday Amazon Prime Day is happening on July 15th and 16th and shopping lovers around the globe are getting ready for some serious shopping. And yes, it is reserved for Amazon’s Prime users only, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to take advantage of the best deal ahead of you.
Although Amazon Prime Day offers discounts and special prices on everything you might (or might not) need, it’s important that you shop smartly and avoid throwing your money away. If you’re not quite sure how to save money on Amazon Prime Day, the guide below will help you do it.
Let’s break it down together.
- Avoid Fake Deals
You have to be aware that, during Amazon Prime Day, you’re not the only one looking for a great deal. More than 2 million sellers on Amazon will try to make the best out of these two days, and sell as many items as possible.
To enhance their chances, some Amazon sellers will use tricks and set up fake deals.
For example, they’ll change and increase the original price of an item, and then lower the price offering a fake discount.
This way, they’re tricking you into thinking you’ve found a great deal when you’re actually paying the regular price.
To avoid fake deals such as these you need to:
- check the price history of the item in question
- use apps to track the pricing of desired items
- double check any deal that sounds too good to be true
Don’t let them trick you with imaginary deals.
- Compare with Other Stores
Just because it’s Amazon Prime Day and you’ve found something that seems to be a great deal, you should still check other stores and compare the prices.
Therefore, you should stick to this routine:
- add items to your shopping list
- before you purchase, run a little investigation
- visit other stores and look for those exact items
- compare the prices to ensure you really did find a great deal
It’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Sneak Peek Deals Notifications
To make sure you’re well-informed and know where to look first, you should:
- download the Amazon App
- enable personalized notifications
- get notified when sneak peek Prime Day deals start
This way, you’ll be one of the first to get the great deals and shop the items you desire at lower prices.
- Prime Day Launches
Amazon always walks the extra mile for its users, so for Prime Day, they offer special Prime Day Launches.
What are these?
- products never seen before
- available for a specific time period
- available to Prime users only
Check out Amazon’s Prime Day Launches section even before the actual Prime Day to get the best deals.
- Get Your Credit
If you plan on doing shopping via Amazon, it’s certainly the best idea for you to download their app. The app will make the whole process easier, but there’s more to it than just convenient shopping.
Let’s take a look at how you can get shopping credit on Amazon:
- download the Amazon App and sign up for the first time to get a $10 credit
- download the Amazon Assistant app and sign up for the first time to get another $10 credit
- spend at least $10on Whole Foods Market, and you’ll get a $10 discount on your next Amazon purchase
Make the most out of your shopping and claim your credits and discounts.
- Twitch Sells Out
If you’re a gamer, then you must know about the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers called Twitch.
In collaboration with Amazon, they’ve prepared an event called Twitch Sells Out: A Prime Day Special Event, and it starts July 15 at 10 am PT.
Watch this stream to get notified about the best Prime Day deals for gamers and get in on all the incredible deals they’ve got lined up.
- Non-Tech Deals
Amazon Prime Day may be primarily focused on tech deals and allowing you to purchase all those gadgets you’ve always wanted at a lower price.
However, it’s not a tech-exclusive event.
On the contrary, you can find products and items of all kind so make sure you keep your eyes wide open for anything that comes to your mind
- Shop with Cashback
Another great way to save money while shopping on Amazon Prime Day is to use a cashback service for each of your purchases.
You can get a 10% or 15% of your purchase back or be awarded in coupons and gift cards.
Find a cashback service your trust and make sure to use it on Prime Day.
- Amazon Alexa
Finally, you can always use that extra set of hands to find just the items you’re looking for during Prime Day.
There’s no one better to help you out than Alexa.
Use Alexa to:
- find what you’re looking for
- search for best deals
- select items and make purchases
- set reminders to yourself
Get ahead of others with the help of Alexa and you’ll be the first one the find the best deals and save money.
With Amazon Prime Day 2019 coming up, you better get ready for shopping and saving your money. All you have to do is know what to look out for, how to find the best deals, and how to spend your money wisely.
Hopefully, this guide will help you shop smartly, save money, and enjoy your newly purchased items.
About the author: Daniela McVicker is an editor at Top Writers Review. She is fascinated by technology evolution and is constantly keeping an eye on corporations to check so that she can be the first to spread the news when a new product is launched.