Amazon plans to bring back its popular “Prime Day” sale on July 11, offering 30 hours of deals to members in 13 countries.
Check your account settings
Prime Day starts at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Monday, July 10 – and Amazon said new deals will be offered as often as every five minutes. FatWallet’s experts recommend checking your account settings now to make sure you’re ready to shop.
Deals can sell out within seconds, so FatWallet offered these tips to save you time at checkout:
- Let Amazon know all of your information (billing/shipping) so it’s much easier and faster to purchase an item
- Add your billing, shipping addresses and credit card(s) Once those are saved it’ll be
- Enable 1-Click Ordering (some Lightning Deals do not allow 1-Click Ordering)
- Make sure that your cart is empty before you start shopping
- Clear your browser’s cache to help avoid any issues during checkout
Amazon’s Lightning Deals do not have a visible price until they become available, so it can be tricky to know if it’s a great deal in the moment, FatWallet says. The website recommends making a list of upcoming deals you’re interested in and scouting around the web for competing prices. You can also use a website like camelcamelcamel.com to check pricing histories to help you buy with the confidence you’re saving money.
Check for a preview of deals
Over the past two years, Amazon has held off until the day or so before Prime Day to provide a significant preview of deals, according to BestBlackFriday.com. The website expect Amazon to wait until early in the day on July 10 or sometime on July 9 to release this year’s list.
Use your desktop or laptop computer for purchases
While Amazon’s app is a great tool for browsing and finding upcoming deals, BestBlackFriday.com recommends purchases on a computer. It is quicker and allows you to have more than one window open, which is essential for comparing prices and looking up third-party reviews for products.
Watch for sales at other stores
Don’t forget sales from competitor stores. While Amazon is the star on Prime Day, BestBlackFriday.comsays competitors like Walmart, eBay, and Best Buy are likely to have strong sales themselves.