I talk a lot about tips and tricks to save you money when shopping. I actually have a whole post dedicated to ensuring that you save money when shopping online. It also comes with a super cool and FREE money-saving checklist for you to grab!
But some websites can be a little fickle with their discounts and we don’t want that for your wallet.
Which means I’m here to give you as many tips, tricks and hacks to help you get the most out of Amazon Prime Day!
What to do BEFORE Amazon Prime Day gets here
- Know that Prime Day 2019 begins at 12 a.m. PT on July 15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 16
- Sign up for an Amazon account (get the FREE 30-day trial!)
- Acclimate yourself with the layout and shop around
- Be aware of the Deal of the Day sections and Prime Day information
- Read this post about 9 Tips To Help You Save Money Online
- Read this post about What you SHOULD buy on Amazon Prime Day.
- UPDATE: This is our Prime Day Best Deals of 2019 post
A few things that are ALWAYS on sale for Prime Day!
- Amazon Brand Technology
- Amazon Brand Products
- Amazon Brand Services
- Instant Pots/Pressure Cookers
- Air Fryers
- Kitchen Accessories
How to Shop
Save yourself the headache and download the Amazon Shopping App. This app is gold for Prime Day deals. You always have your phone at your fingertips, so you’ll always have access to the deals should you step away.
I don’t necessarily suggest purchasing on the app, just shopping. Here’s why:
- Some of the apps that we mention below do not work on mobile, so you may be missing out on money-saving offers.
- You can head to the Prime Day Deals Page on the app and “Watch” deals. Your phone will then alert you when these deals go live.
- The app will also give you exclusive Amazon Prime Day tips to get the most out of your Prime Day experience.
- In my opinion, it’s a lot easier to maneuver between tabs, check prices, and have Honey (see below) accessible for coupons when you’re on a laptop/desktop.
Apps that can help you save money on Prime Day
The point of Prime Day is to save money on great products! If you’re looking to get the most out of Amazon Prime Day, don’t forget to use those apps and extensions to be sure that you keep that money in your pocket!
This is a great app to help ensure that you get the best price when you’re shopping. When using the Honey extension with Amazon, it gives you real-time price information to tell you if you’re getting a good deal.
Did you know that Amazon also has exclusive coupons? Don’t scrounge the web to find them! Honey will ask if you want to check for coupons on items in your cart and automatically apply them for you so that you get the best available price!
CamelCamelCamel is a free Amazon price tracker. All you have to do is add the product you want to track and wait for an email from the site to tell you the price has dropped!
If you think you’re getting a good deal on something, use the brand’s Price History Charts to track the last 18 months of sales for that product.
Paribus is an amazing feature that takes very little effort from the consumer. If you buy something online, Paribus makes note of it and watches the price for you.
If the price drops within a certain time-frame of purchase, they’ll contact the company and works out a refund for the difference on your behalf!
You can see lightning deals 24 hours in advance. Browse through as many pages as you can and add anything that you think you might want to your cart.
These deals go SUPER FAST. You’ll want to have immediate access to them so you don’t miss out!
If you do miss out on something that you really wanted, add yourself to the Waitlist so that you’ll be notified should more become available.
Get price drop notifications on items you want!
If there are certain items and brands that you’ve been keeping an eye on for a while and you’re wanting to know if they’ll be on a price drop for Prime Day, then this tip is for YOU!
Simply add those specific items to your cart, or to your Wish List. Amazon will then alert you in real-time if that item goes on sale or has a price drop! Easy, peasy!
Fun Question: What’s the craziest thing that you’re willing to do to get the most of Amazon Prime Day?
Be sure to check competitor prices
Last year, Target really gave Amazon a run for their money when it came to some deals. If you’re wondering if you’re getting the best price, check Target, Kohls, and Walmart just to be sure.
Last year, Target offered a limited-time deal on Instant Pots which made them 12% cheaper than Amazon’s prices. Don’t forget about that extra 5% off and Free Shipping if you have a Target RedCard!
Kohls also had a crazy stack deal on a popular Keurig Coffee Maker that slashed Amazon’s price in half.
Stores offering sales like Prime Day
Don’t think that Prime Day is exclusive to Amazon. Their competitors want in on the action too!
Walmart will offer special sale prices while Target does their “for everyone” deals. Old Navy always runs a good sale on back-to-school and jeans while Kohls is most likely going to do a crazy triple stack coupon deal that you won’t want to miss.
Macy’s, Sears, and JcPenny are also known for producing some good “Black Friday in July” sales. Keep an eye out for those while you’re shopping!
Whole Foods Offers
In the past few years since Amazon purchased Whole Foods, they’ve offered some great deals there too! Last year on Prime Day, members got $10 Whole Foods voucher offers when they made particular Prime Day purchases.
I don’t know for sure, but I expect that there will be another good deal like this one.
Amazon is notorious for giving you the option to get your items at a slower pace. While Prime allows you to get your two-day free shipping, you can also choose delayed shipping for extra perks!
Look for virtual, pantry, furniture, and video credits if you don’t mind getting your items a few days late with “no-rush shipping”.
Get deal alerts!
I’ll be shipping for my own family, but I also got you covered girlfriend! You can find a mass post here on our blog, but you can also follow us over on our Facebook Page- Mission: Mama – to be sure that you get great deals!
I’ll be sharing great things for Homemaking, Homeschooling, Tech, Gifts, Kid Fun, for mamas, and so much more!
Bookmark these posts for easy access
I know, it’s a little bit of information overload. But we want you to work smarter, not harder. I really hope that this post helps you to get the most out of Amazon Prime Day! One way to help you remember all of these tips is to have these posts easily accessible to refer to.
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- Amazon Prime Tips, Tricks and Hacks
- What you should buy on Amazon Prime Day
- 5 Things to do Before Amazon Prime Day
- for reference Amazon Prime Day 2018
- UPDATE: Prime Day Deals 2019