Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of Prime Day 2018!
If you’re a regular here on The Birch Cottage blog, you know that my husband and I are BIG fans of Amazon Prime. What you may not know, is that each year since 2015, Amazon hosts an annual Prime Day in July.
Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sale of the year. Just like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Prime Day is a great time to find discounts on TVs, electronics, cooking, sewing and crafting gadgets galore! If you’re looking to do a little Christmas in July shopping, or just come away with some really great deals, or maybe you’re just wondering how it all works, I’m here to help! So, let me be your personal shopping assistant for Amazon Prime Day 2018!
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Prepare for Prime Day 2018
When is Prime Day 2018?
Amazon’s Prime Day will start on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) and will run through July 17 – a whole 36 hours with more than 1 million deals exclusively for Prime members. You’ll also find select deals at Whole Foods Market stores. You can find more information on the Amazon Prime Day page.
Who is Prime Day 2018 For?
Amazon Prime Day is only for Amazon Prime Members. In other words, you must be a member to take advantage of the great savings, deals and steals Amazon offers on this one day in July. You can become a member in a matter of seconds! Just be sure and sign up for your free 30 day trial membership, if you haven’t already.
A note about the trial membership. First, sign up for the trial membership. Do NOT purchase the membership. Why not just go ahead and purchase Amazon Prime? Well, Amazon will typically offer some fantastic deals leading up to Prime Day to convince you to purchase Amazon Prime. Wait for the Amazon Prime deal!
What is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is a subscription service offered by Amazon that includes free two-day shipping on many items sold on Amazon.com. As an Amazon Prime member, you will also have access to a huge library of streaming TV shows and movies called Amazon Video. Plus, you’ll have access to a little electronic assistant called Alexa.
For more information on the benefits of Amazon Prime, be sure to read this blog post where I talk all about why we just love Amazon Prime!
Are the Prime Day Deals Really “Deals”?
There will absolutely positively be some great deals on Prime Day. It really is just like Black Friday, in that regards. Amazon has already slashed the price on Echo Show by $100. Pretty much everything with the Amazon brand name will be on sale, like the Kindle devices, Echo Dot, Fire, Alexa enabled devices, smart phones and more! It’s a great time to start making your home a smart home!
Plus, just like Black Friday, there will be tremendous discounts and deals on not only TVs and electronics, but kitchen and home appliances like the InstantPot! If you’ve been on the fence about an electric pressure cooker, I’d be willing to bet the discounts and sale prices on Prime Day 2018 just might be the thing that convinces you to purchase one or two (they make great gifts)!
There are a lot of reasons to be a Prime Member, Prime Day is just one of the many (albeit awesome) perks of membership. So, what are you waiting for? Click here to sign up for your free 30 day trial membership and get ready to take advantage of all the great deals you’ll find on Prime Day 2018.
UPDATE: HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST DEALS I’VE FOUND
- Contigo 16 oz Travel Mug – $11.99
- Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alex Voice Remote – $39.99
- Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 – $58.99
- The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
- KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron with 1 Inch Titanium Ion Plates Hair Straightener – $28.04
- Cricut Air Explore 2, Rose Bundle – $194.99
Til next time…