Making the Most of Amazon Prime Day 2020

Just when I’d given up almost all hope that I’d be able to stock up on my Amazon favorites this year, Amazon announced that Prime Day is still happening! And it’s in just a few days!

There aren’t many things in this world that make me as happy as a good Amazon haul. And with it less than 2 days away, I’m looking to score deals on my favorites like Cinemood, Amazon products (the Echo 5 is on sale early – 50% OFF),  and

Below, I’m dishing out the details on everything they’ve posted so far about this year’s big blowout; including when it’s set to go down, how to shop it, and what goods will be marked down — plus a few deals that you can score currently score in the meantime.

STEP 1: BE A PRIME MEMBER

So, if you’re not a Prime Member already (the only way to get access to all of these deals) you should click HERE to join. Or you can pick up a 30-day free trial right now. That means you’re covered for Amazon Prime Day itself and you’ve got a good few weeks of speedy delivery as well.

If you haven’t experienced the magical world of an Amazon Prime membership, let me show you. For $119 a year (or $39 for 3 months) you get to enjoy:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items
  • Access to thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video
  • Millions of songs and thousands of playlists that you can stream
  • Get free Kindle e-books, unlimited photo storage, exclusive access to deals, Twitch, and much more

SHOP MY AMAZON FAVORITES

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After that, there’s really only one other piece of advice I have for a Prime Day newbie: Shop with a goal in mind. One of the biggest challenges for any shopper during Prime Day is that so many products will be discounted. In fact, “more than one million deals globally from top brands including Panasonic, Keurig, Under Armour, Coleman, Simple Joys by Carter’s, adidas, Lacoste, Marvel, and many more.”

And it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of “Buy! I need this! Can’t live without this one!” and forget that you don’t, in fact, have a money tree or a limitless bank account, and that you don’t actually need a vacuum that also doubles as a leaf blower…

Bottom line: don’t go down the Amazon Prime Day rabbit hole. Stick to my guide below and you can be in and out in no time!

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD THE APP

The Amazon App is the fastest and most convenient way to shop Amazon Prime Day. ‘Watch A Deal’ notification lets you know when your deal is about to start. Tap the options icon in the bottom menu to navigate to view your Settings. Scroll to your “Programs and Features” and tap on “Today’s Deals”, then tap the “Upcoming” tab. Find a deal that you want and tap “Watch this deal” to get notified when it starts.

Step 3: LOOK FOR DEAL BADGES

Amazon has made it super simple for us to spot the deals. Prime Day deals are badged in blue – spot them, save them, and shop them when they pop up!

Step 4: Create a wish list to curate what you want, as there will be loads of deals

I find creating a wish list ahead of time helps me stay on track. It helps me remember what to keep my eye on and how much everything costs. This will give you a head start. You’ll be able to see which deals dropped in price and which did not.

The best deals usually sell out in a matter of minutes – keeping your eye on your list also ensures that you get your picks first!

Step 5: CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION

In all the Amazon Prime Day 2020 craziness, don’t forget to check out rivals Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. They’ve already announced that they plan to have their own sales and many of them price match or beat competitor pricing!

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EARLY PRIME DAY SHOPPING

And you can’t forget about early Amazon Prime Day deals – there are definitely some worth checking out:

* Echo Show 5 Charcoal with Blink Mini Indoor Smart Security Camera, 1080 HD with Motion Detection

• Kindle Kids Edition Essentials Bundle including Screen Protector and Power Adapter

Kindle Essentials Bundle including Kindle, now with a built-in front light, Amazon Printed Cover, and Power Adapter

• Certified Refurbished Echo Show (2nd Gen) – Premium sound and a vibrant 10.1” HD screen – Charcoal

* Certified Refurbished Echo Plus (2nd Gen) – Premium sound with built-in smart home hub – Dark Charcoal

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SHOP ALL MY AMAZON FAVORITES

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