What is Amazon Prime Day & How to Save BIG

What is Amazon Prime Day & How to Save Big

Black Friday is notorious for having some of the best sales of the year. Even Cyber Monday is starting to make a name for itself in that department.

But what if I told you Christmas is actually in July???

That’s right, online retail giant, Amazon, has managed to top Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals with it’s now-famous Amazon Prime Day!

What is Amazon Prime Day, you ask?

It is the biggest sale of the year over at Amazon and you can take advantage and save BIG on nearly every category.

Here you will learn:

  • What Amazon Prime Day is
  • When Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts
  • How to Sign Up to be eligible for Prime Day
  • How to Save additional money with some of Amazon’s services

What is Amazon Prime Day

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is an annual event that Amazon offers it’s Prime Members. 

Hundreds of thousands of deals are offered on everything from Baby Items to Music and Pet Items. Lightning deals start as often as every 5 minutes (and go fast!). They offer special deals across everything offered on Prime. 

Amazon started this annual tradition in 2014 and every year seems to get better and better!

For those looking for Baby Items – You will find a lot of baby items go on sale to record lows. Strollers, car seats, accessories, furniture, toys, etc are all good examples of things you will find deals on.

Last year we saw Sarah Wells pump bags, breast pumps, strollers, bottles, nursery furniture, clothes, diapers, etc, etc, etc go to amazingly low prices! It is so worth following the deals!

When is Amazon Prime Day?

Traditionally, Prime Day has been held in July of each year. Amazon typically releases the date just a few weeks prior to the actual event.

Prime Day is literally ONE day. 24 hours. That’s it. Though they do run some pre-Prime Day specials on select items in the hours before Prime Day begins. Or at least they did in 2017…

In 2017, we got 30 glorious hours of deals!

And if you are an Alexa user, you will likely be getting deals in the days leading up to Prime Day! 

How do I Participate in Prime Day?

To make the most of the deals offered on Amazon Prime Day, here are a few things you need to do.

Step 1 – Become a Prime Member 

Amazon Prime Day deals are for Prime Members Only. So you won’t be able to play unless you signup to become a Prime Member.

The good news? There is still time!

You can sign-up for a FREE 30-day trial, here. 

There are a ton of perks that come with a Prime membership, including:

  • FREE 2-Day Shipping on Prime Items year around 
  • Access to Prime Video
  • FREE Books and Magazines to Download
  • Prime Music
  • and more!

Of course, one of those perks includes access to Prime Day deals!

Get started today with Amazon Prime, here!

Step 2 – Consider an Amazon Prime Store Card

If you use Amazon often, this is the time of year to have an  Amazon Prime Store Card.

The store card gives you 5% back every day of the year on eligible items (items sold by Amazon) when you purchase them with your store card but on Amazon Prime Day, you get even more back! 

For Prime Day 2017, Amazon gave Prime Store Card holders 20% back! That’s HUGE!

You don’t need a store card to get access to Amazon Prime deals but it certainly does pay to have one! If you are interested in getting even more savings, getting the store card is the way to go!

Click to read more and sign up for an Amazon Prime Store Card.

Step 3 – Start Your Amazon Baby Registry!

If you are expecting a baby, I will let you in on a secret…You can save BIG on your registry items on Amazon Prime Day!

Here’s how:

  1. Start an Amazon Baby Registry  
  2. Add all your needed items to it
  3. After you have added the items to your registry, you can check it on Prime Day to see if the prices have gone down on any of your Prime items
  4. Purchase the items!

Pro Tip: Most Prime items on Amazon Baby Registry are eligible for a one-time completion discount. If your timing is right, you may be able to apply it to your Prime Day purchases on your registry! Read more about the Amazon Baby Registry Completion coupon, here.

 Start your Amazon Baby Registry here.

Step 4 – Get Alexa Ready!

As I mentioned above, Alexa users have gotten deals before anyone else in the days leading up to Prime Day.

If you have thought about getting an Alexa enabled device like the Amazon Echo or Dot, now is a great time!

Why have Alexa? 

If you use Prime a lot, Alexa comes in handy when it comes to reorders, order status, purchasing a new product, etc. All you have to do is ask her and she will give you the Amazon choice for the product and order it for you. 

It’s great for when you are in the middle of something and don’t want to forget batteries, laundry detergent, soap, etc.

 Click here to learn more about Alexa and how you can save!

What is Amazon Prime Day & How to Save Big

Echo Dot

Step 5 – Watch Lightning Deals and Daily Deals

Once Prime Day begins, you will want to start watching the Lightning and Daily Deals. 

You can set your filters to look at the categories that interest you.

Lightning Deals are deals that are on sale for a specific period of time and typically have a limited number available so they sell out fast.

Daily Deals will last the entire day of Prime Day.

You can see a preview of some items that will be available for daily deals and watch for Lightning Deals here!

Step 6 – Follow Along LIVE with The Pumping Mommy!

We will be updating this site LIVE with the best Prime Day deals of 2018.

Join us for a fast-paced, deal-flying day!

Prime Day 2018 is Coming Soon…

We cannot wait to bring you the full details of Prime Day 2018!

Stay tuned for more information! We will update this page as dates, times, and deals become available.

Until then, don’t forget to grab your Prime Membership today and get your Baby Registry started so you are ready to go!

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