Amazon Prime Day 2018 – Best Deals, Early Deals

It’s almost here!  One of the most anticipated events of the year.  Is it the Olympics?  Is it the World Cup?  No, it’s Amazon’s annual Prime Day celebration and sale.  For 36 hours beginning at 12 noon PST / 3 pm EST on Monday, July 16 you can get your Amazon shopping fix on BIG TIME!  Amazon holds this event every year in celebration of their highly popular Amazon Prime program.

Amazon Prime Day deals are only available if you are an Amazon Prime member.  But don’t worry.  You can sign up for a free trial using the banner below and that will be enough to make you eligible for all the deals. 

While Amazon Prime Day does not officially start until July 16th at 3 pm Eastern Time, Amazon has extended some offers early.  Most of these offers are on their subscription services, but there are also some great deals on some Amazon Fire and Echo devices.  These deals are important because there will be deals available during Prime Day that are only available when you use Alexa to place the order.  If you don’t have a device that supports Alexa, now would be the time to go ahead and take advantage of the best prices you will see for a while.

Something new for 2018 is the additional deals you will get at Whole Foods locations across the country.  On Prime Day, you will get an extra 10% off of items in addition to the 10% discount that Prime members already enjoy at Whole Foods.  While this is a great deal, all the best deals will be found online for the most part.  And to make things interesting Amazon will be announcing new deals every day leading up to Prime Day.

Early Deals

Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR – Fire TV Edition

This is an insane deal!  Not only is this a top-of-the-line Toshiba 50-inch 4K TV, it also has all the functionality of Amazon’s Fire TV devices.  This is great news for anyone looking to jump into the 4K video world.  And, best of all, you can install Kodi, Terrarium TV, Mobdro, etc. right onto the TV without having to use an external Fire TV device.  

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Amazon Fire TV Devices

Amazon Fire TV Stick – Only $19.99 (save $20)
Amazon Fire TV Pendant – Only $34.99 (save 50%)
Amazon Fire TV Cube (BRAND NEW) – $89.99 (save $30)

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Nvidia Shield – 2017 Version – $139 on with remote & $179 with remote and controller.

Home Theater Experience -Enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality and the most immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound pass-through.

Cut the Cord -Apps like YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue give you access to live TV and sports without the mess and stress of a cable box.

Smart Home Ready -Use your voice to dim lights, turn up the temperature, view your Nest cam on the TV, and more. Add SmartThings Link to turn your SHIELD into a Zigbee and Z-wave smart home hub.

NVIDIA-Powered Gaming -Stream games from your GeForce-powered PC to your TV in 4K HDR at 60 FPS. You can even get NVIDIA-powered cloud gaming on demand with GeForce NOW and explore SHIELD-exclusive Android games.

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Echo Show

This is one of the best deals you are likely to find at the moment.  The Echo Show is one of the coolest little devices you will find anywhere.  I find that this device makes the perfect control center for everything Amazon.  Since it incorporates Alexa with the addition of a touchscreen, this device makes itself right at home in your Living Room or Den and can be used to retrieve any information that Alexa has to offer.  You can also control many smart home devices with the Echo Show.  One of the most awesome uses I have found for the Echo Show is in the kitchen.  Its hands-free design makes it ideal for looking up recipes and asking Alexa questions as you go.  To get this early deal, click the banner below.

Amazon Music Unlimited

If you are into music, it doesn’t get much better than Amazon Music.  With access to millions of titles and lots of great features, you will always find something to listen to.  For Prime Day, Amazon is offering an incredible 4-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited for a mere 99 cents.  To take advantage of this offer, click the banner below.

Kindle Unlimited

If reading is your thing, then Kindle is the service for you.  Choose from thousands of book titles and read as many as you want, whenever you want.  And, thanks to the Prime Deal that Amazon is offering, you can get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for just 99 cents.  Click the link below to jump on this offer while it lasts.

Get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for 99 cents – Prime Day Early Deal

Audible Audio Books

If you don’t have the inclination to read a physical book, then maybe audio books are more your style.  “Read” a book while you commute or exercise.  Audiobooks make reading fun and easy.  Right now you can snag an incredible 66 percent off of a 3-month subscription to Audible.  Listen to an unlimited number of audiobooks for one low price.  Click the link below to start listening.

66% discount on a 3-month subscription to Audible – Prime Day Early Deal

Best Deals

The best deals during Prime Day are almost always on Amazon-branded merchandise.  Kindle, Fire TV, and Echo devices are sure to be deeply discounted.  Already Amazon is offering one of the best deals I’ve seen on the Echo Show.

Prime Day Shopping Tips

Get Amazon Prime

Of course, in order to take advantage of Prime Day and all the great deals, you will need an Amazon Prime membership.  Luckily Amazon offers a 30-day free trial so you can jump right in.  Amazon also offers discounts on memberships to Prime in some cases.  Below I have put a list of banners and links to some of the discount programs Amazon offers.

Turn on 1-Click Purchases

You are going to want to be able to quickly make purchases on Prime Day.  There will be lightning deals that pop up, and you will have to be ready to buy.  1-Click ordering is an essential tool for this purpose.  Your 1-Click settings contain the default payment method and shipping address so you don’t have to enter that infor every time you shop.  To set this up, log into your Amazon account and click the “1-Click settings” link.  

Amazon Prime Reload

If your plan is to purchase some big ticket items in the near future, you should take advantage of the 2% bonus you receive as a prime member when reloading gift cards from your bank accounts.  Just load the amount into the balance of your account’s gift card and you will get an automatic 2% bonus to use whenever you want.  You can use this to get a little more spending power during Prime Day.

Make a Wishlist

Everyone needs to buy things throughout the year.  Of course, we need stuff for ourselves, but there are also birthdays, anniversaries, etc. that we usually make purchases for.  Why wait?  Go into your Amazon account and create a Wishlist.  Fill it up with all the things you might need over the year.  Then, when Prime Day kicks off, you can easily look at that list and see if any of the prices dropped on any of the items on your list.  I believe this is one of the best Prime strategies to use to save money throughout the year.

Be Flexible

Not everything you want will go on sale during Prime Day.  If you are looking for the price to drop on that new Samsung TV, it might never do it.  But I’m sure there will be deals on TVs.  Maybe the price drops on another brand that is comparable in specs and has great reviews.  Remember, it’s Amazon, and they offer a very flexible return policy.  So, being flexible will allow you to jump on the good deals and still get what you are looking for.

Do Your Research

Know what things cost.  People get caught up in the emotional aspect of buying and sometimes they end up paying more than they should.  If you can buy something at your local Walmart or Target for less, then don’t buy it from Amazon.  That sounds logical, but sometimes you can get caught up in the frenzy and sometimes overpay.  Take a field trip to your local big box store, buying club or mall and get an idea of what a deal really is.  Then when you are online, you won’t be tricked by large percentage markdowns that aren’t real, etc.

Conclusion

Prime Day is going to be incredible as always.  And, since Amazon keeps everything secret until the last minute, it can be daunting to find your deals and get them bought.  Making a list and stick to it.  Avoid impulse buys unless it’s something you really want at a price you can’t refuse.  Use the tools Amazon makes available to speed up your checkout process.  All of these tips will help make your Prime Day a great day.

 

 

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