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One of the biggest online shopping days of the year, Amazon Prime Day, is almost here--and it's longer than ever before. The once 24-hour event was extended to 30 hours in 2017, but Prime Day 2018 will give you even more time to shop since it's 36 hours long --and you don't have to wait until July 16 to benefit from the amazing savings across all categories. The retail giant is already rolling out a slew of sales and since putting together a shopping strategy can seem overwhelming, we're offering up some tips to help you maximize your savings.
While prices will be slashed across all categories, try to stay focused and shop for items you actually need. Prime Day is also a great time to get some early holiday shopping out of the way, so make a list and check it twice before you get distracted.
Although a majority of the deals won't be revealed until Amazon Prime Day is here, the major retailer is sharing a preview a week ahead of the main event on the Amazon app. New users can get $10 off once they download the app and sign in for the first time. How's that for a pro tip?
See something you like? Set an alert so you don't miss out when the prices start dropping on Prime Day. The deals aren't just online, either-- you can also pop into your local Whole Foods location for exclusive, in-store savings.
It's like the holiday season in July, all thanks to Amazon Prime Day. In order to benefit from all the great deals and unlock extra savings, you have to be an Amazon Prime member. You can sign up here and start a free, 30-day trial, just in time for the big shopping event. In addition to FREE, two-day shipping a membership also grants you access to unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs.
Amazon also offers a Prime Family membership, which includes 20% off diaper subscriptions, exclusive baby registry benefits, exclusive coupons and deals strictly for Amazon Family members. The cost is $99 for the year, but new members can start a FREE, 30-day trial here.
While the main event will begin on July 16, you can get a head start thanks to new daily deals. Amazon is currently offering 20% off on home, kitchen, and AmazonBasics gear and 25% off Stone & Beam furniture. If you're interested in the Amazon Echo Show, you're also in luck: it's currently on sale for just $129.99.