9 Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals You Can’t Afford to Miss
This is how to get the ultimate bargains online on the big day—and even at Whole Foods.
What you need to know about Prime Day 2018
It’s that most wonderful time of the year: Amazon Prime Day. This year’s shop-a-thon starts July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and runs for a full 36 hours, making it the longest Deal “Day” ever. With so many amazing buys, Prime Day can be a little overwhelming to navigate through. To help you save without a single drop of stress, we narrowed it down to the best deals and shopping advice.
Get in on the savings
If you’re not one of the existing 100 million Prime members, you can start a free 30-day trial to be able to shop Amazon Prime Day. (Prime membership costs $119 a year.) You’ll also get the other perks that come with an Amazon Prime membership like free two-day shipping, deals at Whole Foods, and basic Prime Video and Music streaming. Another benefit: Prime Reading, where you select free book downloads for your Kindle. Here are some other Amazon Prime benefits you may not know about.
Tip: set deal alerts now
Pay attention, because this is crucial: You can use the watch tool on your Amazon app to stalk items you have your eye on. Just set it for anything you want and you’ll receive a notification if any of your must-haves go on sale. You can also tap the banner on the app from July 9 to 15 to see a sneak peek of Amazon Prime Day deals.
Echo Show for almost half off
Amazon is offering double the deals on devices this year. Starting now, you can get the Amazon Echo Show—like an Alexa with a touchscreen—for $129.99 (that’s $100 off!). You can also get a Kindle Paperwhite for $79.99 (that’s $40 off), as well as markdowns on Alexa-enabled Fire TV and Fire tablets.
Whole Foods for a whole lot less
Deals at Whole Foods? Yaasss. As part of Amazon Prime Day, members who spend $10 at Whole Foods between now and July 17 get a $10 Amazon credit to use on Prime Day (scan the Prime code on your Amazon or Whole Foods app at checkout). Members also get 10 percent off hundreds of sale items when they scan the Prime code on their Whole Foods app. Plus, there will be tons of great buys, such as two one-pound containers of organic strawberries for $5. If you have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa, you’ll save even more, because you’ll get 10 percent back on purchases up to $400 (hello, organic everything). Here are more things every Amazon Prime Day shopper needs to know about.
An incredible trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
No better time than July 16 to sign on and test out Amazon Music. The premium streaming service gives you access to tens of millions of songs, for next to nothing: A four-month subscription is now just 99 cents. (The only catch is you have to be a new subscriber.) If you like it and sign on after the trial, you’ll pay $7.99 a month.
Fab home finds
Does your space need some love? Amazon is slashing prices on furniture, bedding, lighting, and other home design goods. This space-age Rivet Modern Upholstered Orb Office Chair is only $125 (that’s 30 percent off). And while you’re on a smart shopping kick, check out these other ways to save money shopping on Amazon.
Amazon Prime Day will also include new launches—exclusives available to Prime members first. They range from an Audible show called Hi Bob! (legendary comedian Bob Newhart interviews stars including Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lisa Kudrow) to a Delta kitchen faucet that works through voice command. Also on the home front, you can score this Rivet Mid-Century Diamond throw pillow for just $34.99.
…and great looks for him
Tons of Amazon Essentials will be marked down, including women’s and men’s fashion. One must-grab for guys: Amazon Essentials Gingham Long Sleeve Button Down for only $12.60. It comes in multiples colors, so why stop at one?
Amazon Fresh coffee for pennies
Here’s one for all of us who spend way too much on takeout coffee: As part of Amazon Prime Day, Amazon Fresh 3 pack of Columbia ground is 30 percent off. Grand total: $12.38. That’s about three months of coffee for the price of three Venti coffees at Starbucks.
A work dress for so little money
You could spend hundreds of dollars on a wrap dress—or you could nab a Lark & Ro Cap Sleeved Wrap Dress on Amazon Prime Day for $31.50. Yes, you read that right. It gets 4 stars out of 5 from Amazon Shoppers and comes in eight colors and prints, including basic black, emerald, and a modern wine floral. Next, take a look at some of the weirdest things you can buy on Amazon right now.
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