How to find the best deals on Amazon Prime Day

July 10, 2017 05:50 PM

It's Black Friday in July - also known as Amazon Prime Day. It's been such a big hit that Amazon has now extended the day to 30 hours beginning Monday, July 10th at 9:00 pm and ending at 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12th.

Here's some things you need to know: You must be an Amazon Prime member. Membership is $99, but there's a 30-day free trial, so you can drop it if you decide it's not for you.

Also, the big deals are in limited supply. If they run out of an item you want, you may have the option of joining the wait list. Often shoppers have the item in their cart, but they don't finish the purchase. If that’s the case, the item could be yours.

Some of the big deals are leaking out including TVs, Kindles, laptops, computers and speakers. As your consumer investigator, I want you to get the best bang for your buck. So with some help from the folks at Forbes, here's Deanna's do list for tracking the best deals on Prime Day.

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1. Ask Alexa. It's Amazon's Echo. Folks with this smart speaker will get a two-hour jump on the rest of us. By the way, during Prime Day, this is selling for $89 bucks. That's half price.
2. Get the Amazon shopping app then click notifications for the deals you want.

3. Get Amazon Assistant. It's a browser add-on that will notify you when there are new deals.

4. My favorite is It’s useful because not everything on-sale during Prime Day is the lowest price. This website follows the price history of all products on Amazon, so before you buy, copy the URL and paste it into camelcamelcamel's search field. It can tell you whether today's price is actually the best price.
5. Follow Amazon on Facebook. Last year they it Facebook to send out extra deal notifications.

There are other retailers trying to lure you away with great deals during Amazon Prime Day. They're offering some great bargains... and you don't have to be a member.

  • Toys 'R Us and Babies 'R Us are offering 20% off purchases for 36 hours on their website.
  • Target is offering back-to-back school bargains during the week of July 9th.
  • Best Buy is offering up to 40% off appliances through July 12th. It’s also putting select electronics on sale.
  • Macy’s is offering up to 60% off a select items July 10th and 11th.  
  • Sears has a "summer splash" sale. Everything form appliances to electronics are on sale up to 60% July 10th and 11th.
  • Office Depot: The 48-hour sale starts Monday, July 9th and includes office supplies, electronics, and furniture.


Deanna Dewberry

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