If you know me, you know I don’t like to leave my house much. I also like things that are convenient. So Amazon Prime Day is basically a holiday. My favorite holiday.
It’s not in most people’s calendars, but it’s in mine. In 2021, it falls on June 21st and 22nd. Like any important holiday, you need to prepare and that’s exactly what I’m going to help you with here.
Remember to scroll down to the bottom of this page to grab my favorites on Amazon. You’ll thank me later 😉
Become an Amazon Prime Member
First, it helps if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
To do this, you will pay $119 a year or $12.99 a month. (Trust me. It’s sooooo worth it.)
If you’re not a member, you will want to sign up for a trial for you can take advantage of the Amazon Prime Day deals.
Shopping on Amazon Prime Day
1. Compare Prices on Amazon
Oh yes, the deals aren’t just happening on Amazon.
These big-box stores like Walmart and Target are starting to catch on that people like to shop online, so they are being competitive!
Some online sites like eBay are also trying to drive you away from Amazon.com.
So while something may look like a great deal on Amazon, it’s worth doing a Google search to see what you can get that same thing for somewhere else.
Remember, we’re talking about online shopping here. This will take you 30 seconds. You’re not driving to another store to price check.
2. Track Prices on Amazon
You can also use online tools to see if the deal really is a deal.
This happens all the time before Christmas.
Retailers make things look like deals, but they’re really not.
With Amazon prices changing daily, these are must-haves year round!
Some of those tools can also automatically apply coupons you didn’t know existed at checkout.
3. Read the Amazon Reviews
This is also something you can’t do in a store.
I will read a review before I buy almost anything… and they are very helpful.
But, buyer beware.
Anyone can put anything on the internet. (Yes, people are still learning this.)
Personally, I’ve been offered products for free in exchange for leaving a positive review.
I would never say something positive about something I had a negative experience with, but many will.
For this reason, I always look at the number of reviews something has.
If it’s just a few, I take it with a grain of salt.
If it’s hundreds or thousands, then I’m a believer.
4. Amazon Prime Day Deals
So, what should you buy on Amazon Prime Day? Well, I’m about to get a little link happy, and yes, some of these links are affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission if you purchase something after clicking on a product below. If that’s you, I thank you kindly in advance.
Here are my suggestions:
Echo Show 5
To save up to 50% on all Amazon devices, click here.
To save up to 20% on daily essentials like groceries, personal care, and wellness items, click here.
To save up to 20% on books (my favorite!), click here.
Get two months off your Amazon Music subscription by clicking here.
Okay, now are you ready to talk specifics? Here we go!
FLÎKR Fire – The Original Isopropyl Alcohol Personal Fireplace
Ampere Unravel 3-in-1 10W Wireless Travel Charger for Apple and Android Device
Organic-Cotton Percale Sheet Set
If you want to be sure you don’t miss a deal, you can sign up for notifications from Amazon by clicking here.
Another very cool thing Amazon is doing this year is giving you 10% back when you purchase something from a small business. Not only is the breakdown of how this works outlined here, but they also share links to great products created by small business owners to make supporting them easier.
5. Don’t Forget About the Other Amazon Prime Features
My mom has been an Amazon Prime member for years and she had no idea she had access to Prime Video.
You also get Alexa deals, Whole Food discounts, music streaming, free e-books, and the list goes on and on.
You can also share the annual membership with others in your family, each person getting their own account and payment methods.
What are you shopping for? If you need some ideas, just scroll down and grab my list of 18 must-haves on Amazon!