Are you ready for 30 hours of amazing Lightning Deals? Amazon officially announced Prime Day 2017 will be on July 11, with deals starting at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on July 10. Deals will be posted every 5 minutes for 30 straight hours. An added bonus this year is that Amazon is giving current Prime members exclusive promotions leading up to Prime Day starting July 5 on music, videos and reading essentials.
While you eagerly await July 11, here are a few quick tips on how to make the most of your Amazon Prime Day this year by planning ahead. Click the blogs to the right to see the full list of pro tips.
1. Become an Amazon Prime member
If you aren't already a member, you can grab a coupon for a free 1 month Amazon Prime trial membership
. Click offer on the right. Remember, you MUST be a Prime member to take advantage of Prime Day deals.
2. Download the Amazon Prime app
Available in all app stores - just download and sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
3. Sign up for Amazon Assistant and utilize their lists to help you watch deals on the items you want to purchase
Make sure you have a plan so that you don't impulse buy. Make a list of people you want to buy gifts for during the holidays and search for ideas ahead of time. Bonus: it saves you time and stress at the end of the year!
4. Check the price
Make sure it really is the lowest available. PriceJump
is a great source to compare prices to see if Amazon truly is the lowest.
5. Get Alexa
Any Alexa enabled device like Echo Dot or Amazon Echo will have access to exclusive Alexa Prime Day voice shopping deals.
6. Use an Amazon coupon or coupon code to save even more
For us, this is a no brainer. Amazon coupons are usually arranged by product types, so make sure to search for offers in different categories.
We'll update this page when we have more information on when (and for which items) 2017 Prime Day will happen - make sure to check back.
Still not sure what else you would use an Amazon Prime Membership for? There are a ton of extra benefits you can use aside from getting the best deals on Amazon.com during Prime Day.
Here are a few of our favorites Amazon Prime Membership benefits:
▶ Free Same Day and 1-2 Day Shipping
▶ Free 2-hour delivery on items available from Amazon Prime Now
▶ Free access to thousands of movies and TV shows through Prime Video
▶ Stream 2 million songs through Prime Music
▶ Free Washington Post subscription for 6 months
▶ Free unlimited photo storage
▶ 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals
▶ 40% off audio books from Audible for 6 months
▶ 35% off everyday essentials from Prime Pantry
▶ 40% off Kindle Unlimited memberships.
Don't forget, if you use Amazon Smile
, you can still get all of the same deals on Prime Day, but a portion of the purchase price will be donated to your favorite charity, courtesy of Amazon and with no cost to you.
For a full list of benefits, visit Amazon.com