Overwhelmed trying to map out your digital battle plan for Amazon Prime Day? Don’t be! I’ve rounded up all the must-know Prime Day shopping tips to make the next 30+ hours a success.
When does it start?
It’s being advertised as starting on June 11th, but it really starts TONIGHT at 9PM ET! The sale will last for 30 hours with new deals being offered every five minutes. So set those alarms!
Do I have to have a prime membership to shop?
Yes. You must have an Amazon Prime membership in order to take advantage of the Prime Day sales. Luckily, for a limited time, you can try the service with no commitment to test out the benefits for yourself. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial for free here! Yep, that’s enough time to download it for the sale… and then kick it to the curb if you so decide. Although, you probably won’t want to. The Prime membership program offers special benefits, like instantly watching thousands of movies and TV episodes, borrowing Kindle books, and getting unlimited free two-day shipping with no minimum order size, for $99 per year. That’s a little over $8 a month.
Also, if you know someone who should have an Amazon Prime membership but doesn’t, you can give the gift of Amazon Prime for $33 for three months of $99 for the year!
Any other worthy promos?
So glad you asked! Amazon also offering $10 off the first and second order for any first-time Prime Now customers with code “10PRIMEDAY.”
What’s on sale?
So much good stuff! Here are some recommended things to snag ASAP–
Prime Exclusive Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing will be MAJORLY discounted! We’re talking 40-50% off all Prime Exclusive Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Amazon Fashion. Here are some of my favorite dresses from their exclusive clothing lines below!
(Row 1, L to R) PARIS SUNDAY Cross Back Spaghetti Strap Lace Sheath Dress | PARIS SUNDAY Women’s Off Shoulder Fit and Flare Dress | Lark & Ro Sleeveless Bow-Front Dress | Lark & Ro Sleeveless Cascade Ruffle Neck Tie Dress
(Row 2, L to R) Lark & Ro Women’s Dresses Three Quarter Sleeve Shift | PARIS SUNDAY Flounce Sleeve Striped Lace Dress | Lark & Ro Collared Three Quarter Sleeve Wrap Dress | Lark & Ro Sleeveless Color-Block A-Line Dress
(Row 3, L to R) Lark & Sleeveless Color-Block A-Line Dress | PARIS SUNDAY Women’s Jumpsuit with Tie Detail | Lark & Ro Women’s Dresses Three Quarter Sleeve Shift | PARIS SUNDAY Spaghetti Strap Midi A-line Wrap Dress
2. HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES
A handful of select Women’s handbags are up to 30% off, too! Many of them look strikingly similar to $1,000+ designer bags, and I’m all about the dupes! Here are a few of my favorite bags and brands on sale.
(Top to Bottom, L to R): Vince Camuto Leila Small Travel Tote Bag | Anne Klein Perfect Tote Convertible Satchel | ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Mini Top Handle Crossbody with Micro Grommet Strap | COCIFER Women Top Handle Satchel Handbags Tote Purse | Betsey Johnson Pearl of a Girl Bow Satchel | Aldo Weliri Tassel Crossbody | Kattee Women’s Leather Bucket Crossbody Bag Tassel Drawstring Shoulder Bag | Aldo Katty Shoulder Handbag
Also, to get your accessory fix, both men and women’s Fossil Watches are on major sale! Get up to 40% off Fossil Q Smartwatches while supplies last.
3. BEAUTY PRODUCTS & ORGANIZERS
If you’re a beauty buff, you aren’t being left out of the Prime Day fun! Check out all the Prime deals for beauty fans, but act fast. These go SUPER fast!
As far as highlights go, I think the best deal is the Clarisonic Mia 2! Clarisonics rarely go on sale, and today you can score 35$ off on three different colored Mia’s (pink, sea breeze, and white)!
4. HOME DECOR
Prime Day deals on items are extending to the bedroom, living room, dining room, office, and more. Get 40% off on an impressive amount of Select Furniture, including desks, chairs, rugs, and mattresses.
As for items that I’ll be ordering for myself, hundreds of adorable little home decor knick knacks, like these fun Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase and Geometric Wall Decor Container, are on sale! These are great for succulents, air plants, on-wall storage, you name it. No wonder they’re so darn popular!
Also, a ton of home improvement gadgets, like the iRobot Roomba 652 Robotic Vacuum Cleanerare on major sale, too! Get $125 off today only!
5. AMAZON PRODUCTS
If you’ve had your eye on any Amazon products, there’s no better time to stock up than right now! This includes Amazon Dash Buttons, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Fire Tablets, and Amazon Kindles! Audible audiobooks will also be majorly marked down.
Be sure to periodically check the Amazon Prime Day Spotlight Deals to see what’s back in stock and what (if anything) is on special discount for the current hour!
Is it better than last year? Better than Black Friday?
Yes. Also, no. According to Forbes, the Amazon Echo, which has dropped to $90, is $40 cheaper than it was on Prime Day 2016 and $50 less than it was on Black Friday 2016. The Echo Dot, which costs just $35 will be $5 less than Prime Day 2016 and Black Friday. Another product to snag is the Kindle Paperwhite. At $90, the Paperwhite costs the same as it did on Prime Day last year, but it’s still $10 cheaper than Black Friday.
However, if you’re hoping to pick up a sweet new TV, Prime Day probably isn’t the best day to do it. Of the HDTVs Amazon has announced pricing on, the site’s actually posting a number of price increases. What?! For example, an Element 55-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV is selling for $400 on Prime Day 2017. That’s $120 more than an equivalent TV on Black Friday. The trend continues with smaller smart TVs and other large electronics, as well.
Basically, now’s the time to buy Amazon products. This includes fashion brands exclusive to Amazon Prime members, like Lark & Ro, Paris Sunday, Ella Moon, and Coaster Blue. For anything else, Forbes recommends consulting price tracking sites like Camel Camel Camel to make sure you’re not ignorantly succumbing to your impulses.
I think that just about does it! Be sure to check back periodically for updates and new deals! If you have any additional questions about Prime Day shopping tips, drop me a line in the comments! Happy Shopping– and keep an eye out for a similar guide to shopping the Nordstrom Sale later on this week!