I’m rounding up my top picks for this year’s sale, along with several other awesome deals that I think you’re going to love! I will continue to update this post throughout the sale to add in offers, so be sure to check back! Happy saving!
Prime Day Details:
- Amazon Prime Day 2019 will officially begin at 12 a.m. PST (3 a.m. EST) on Monday, July 15.
- Prime Day 2019 will last a full 48 hours, ending at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.
- Prime Day Whole Foods deals and Prime Day Twitch deals have already started.
- Expect sales from Amazon competitors like eBay, Target, and Walmart.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Is Prime Day?
Prime Day is a global shopping event that allows you to shop for top-rated products at discounted prices. From vacuum cleaners to Instant Pots, thousands of items will be marked down. Besides the great deals on home products, expect to see markdowns on Alexa-enabled devices and other smart home products. And if you only need basic household supplies, Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh can stock you up on groceries, laundry products, and more.
If I’m not an Amazon Prime member, can I still shop Prime Day deals?
No—you must be an Amazon Prime member to shop Prime Day deals. However, there is a workaround: Amazon offers a free Prime membership trial for 30 days. If you sign up for this trial, you can take advantage of Prime Day. Afterward, you can either cancel your trial before your 30 days run out, or you can keep your membership and pay $119 per year.
I’m a Prime Student member. Can I still take advantage of Prime Day deals?
Definitely! Prime Student members have many of the same perks as regular Prime members, and access to Prime Day deals is one of them. Not a Prime Student member yet? No problem. If you’re a college student and you sign up now, you’ll get six free months of Prime (instead of 30 days)—all you need to sign up is an edu-based email.
Can I use Alexa to shop Prime Day deals?
Yes—just make sure you have Alexa voice shopping enabled on your device. On Prime Day, you can ask Alexa to do a number of things, including finding top deals and making purchases. However, be aware that by asking Alexa about the best deals, you’re essentially putting all your eggs in Amazon’s basket—her responses won’t price-compare with other retailers that may be selling the same items for less. The bottom line: if you’re looking to make a quick purchase, shopping with Alexa might be the way to go, but if you want to be sure you’re getting the best deal, do your research online first.
What is price adjustment and does Amazon offer it for Prime Day?
Price adjustment refers to a sales policy that grants customers a partial refund for an item they bought at full price, provided they can show that it went on sale within a certain time frame after they bought it. Unfortunately, Amazon does not offer price adjustment for Prime Day. So, for example, if you buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite right now for $249.99, and on Prime Day it drops to, say, $229.99, you won’t be able to get that $20 price difference back. However, if you find yourself in this situation, Amazon recommends that you return your item and buy it again at the lower price during Prime Day. Do note that you’ll have to pay return shipping on that first item, so consider that cost and make sure your savings are worth the extra effort.
Which countries will take part in Prime Day 2019?
This year, 18 countries will take part in Prime Day—up from 17 last year with the addition of the United Arab Emirates. The other participating countries are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.
What are other ways to save money on Prime Day?
Deals aren’t the only way to cash in. Amazon offers two credit cards, both issued by Chase, that provide rewards perfect for shopping on Prime Day. First is the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card, which offers 3 percent cash back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods. There’s also the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card—a great option if you have particularly good credit—which offers 5 percent cash back at both retailers. Amazon also offers store cards, which are perfect if you’re building your credit. Make sure to take note of monthly interest rates, just as you would with any credit card.
Do other retailers have their own sales to compete with Prime Day?
Yes! Since Prime Day debuted in 2015, many of Amazon’s rivals have held sales of their own to get in on the action. Retailers include Target (its Target Deal Days starts July 15) and Walmart (its saving week event starts Sunday 7/14 with big deals on electronics, home, toys, and more ).