I always look forward to the amazing deals Amazon has to offer each season, but I am always tired of all the deals mainly being for tablets and streaming service devices. Yes! I know! This is the whole purpose of Amazon Prime Day but that’s just me.
This lady needs to feed her cravings for baked goods and tasty treats so this year I am looking to spend my dollars wisely. My excitement for Amazon Prime Day Is Coming is all about updating my kitchen appliances as well as a few new fun baking gadgets.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day kicks off on July 12 at midnight PDT (3 a.m. EDT) and runs through July 13.
What brands can you expect to find among this year’s Prime Day deals?
The two-day savings event includes must-have brands such as Beats, Casper, ELEMIS, Levi’s, iRobot, and SharkNinja; fashion styles from Amazon Essentials and Simple Joys by Carter’s; and Amazon’s lowest prices ever on select products from Sony, Bose, and GE.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest sales of the year, and while anyone can shop on Prime Day, some of the best deals are often available exclusively to Prime members. Amazon also offers Amazon Prime Member Early Access Deals, so members get a 30-minute head start to shop the hottest deals before everyone else (while supplies last, of course).
Alexa can also get you early access to some major Prime Day deals – no secret password or puzzle-solving necessary!
Become an Amazon Prime member
If you’re not an Amazon Prime member yet, it’s a great idea to sign up before Prime Day or even take advantage of Amazon Prime’s FREE 30-day trial. Either way, you’ll have the best shot at scoring all of the hottest Amazon Prime Day deals!
Shopping the Deals
Because Prime Day deals crop up every day — and even every hour, with Lightning Deals — it’s worth paying attention the entire time, especially if you’ve got a list of items you’re hoping to buy.
In addition to actual Prime Day deals, expect to see Daily Deals leading up to the event, typically a week or so before Prime Day starts. This is about when everyone is tired of me yelling, “Amazon Prime Day Is Coming” around the house. Hey, Passion is Passion!
Keep your eyes on competitors during Amazon Prime Day because of MAP pricing.
What the heck is MAP pricing? Minimum Advertising Pricing (MAP) is an agreement between retailers (like Amazon or Walmart) and direct sellers or vendors (think: Purina or GoPro) which keeps prices at a certain minimum amount. This pricing is in place across the board between vendors and Amazon, Walmart, whatever. It basically tells vendors if they go lower than the agreed upon pricing, they won’t be able to do business with that retailer anymore.
Amazon Prime Day (and other holidays like Black Friday) are considered “MAP holidays.” When these roll around, Amazon will allow vendors to drop their prices by a certain price point, not a huge drop, but let’s say 10-15%. This means vendors will have sales and deals on Amazon on Prime Day, but so will their competitors.
For this reason, check with Walmart, Target, Kohl’s or any other retailer offering the same product you’re eyeing on Amazon! Go with whatever has the best offer. Maybe Target has a Circle offer you can combine, or Walmart has it for same-day pickup? So if you are not a fan of Amazon Prime Day Is Coming, Maybe Walmart, Target or even Kohl’s has a deal or two for you.
Free No Rush Shipping
Earn an Amazon Prime digital credit when you choose free No-Rush Shipping
Don’t care when your item arrives? Amazon Prime Day shopping tips include choosing free No-Rush Shipping. Amazon will automatically apply a digital credit you can spend on a future Amazon order once your order ships. (when applicable or prompted during checkout, offer my be limited to availability)
If you’ve been shopping Amazon from your web browser, here’s a reason to download the Amazon app: you’ll get an Amazon coupon worth $5 off your first order of $10 or more. And you don’t have to be an Amazon Prime member to get it. Claim the $5-off first-time offer here. This may be a hard one to score since most use apps these days.
How to earn an easy $10 credit for Prime Day
Just visit Amazon Assistant to redeem your offer! For new Amazon Assistant customers, simply head here to install Amazon Assistant and click on the ‘a’ icon in your browser. You will earn a $10 credit by visiting Amazon Assistant five times within 14 days.
For existing Amazon Assistant customers, click on the ‘a’ icon in your browser to earn your $10 credit by visiting five times within 14 days.
Customers will need to visit Amazon Assistant no later than a week before Prime Day to earn their credit in time for Prime Day.
Did I mention Amazon Prime Day Is Coming? Just making sure you are paying attention!
Another way to score huge savings on Prime Day is to apply for an Amazon Prime Credit Card if you don’t already have one. This credit card is a team favorite among many Amazon buyers because the perks are truly the best. It’s a total no-brainer if you’re a Prime member and a frequent Amazon shopper!
When you’re approved for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, you’ll instantly get a FREE $100 gift card! Plus, you’ll earn 5% back every day on Amazon and at Whole Foods Market, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on all other purchases.
Prime members also get a whopping 20% cashback on rotating Amazon categories and products, so it’s easy to watch your rewards stack up fast.
PLUS, if you use your Amazon Prime credit card during Prime Day, you will be able to earn an extra 1% reward (total of 6%) with an eligible Prime Membership.
What deals am I excited about?
There are a few items I always have my eye on when it comes to keeping my kitchen well stocked with everything, I need to bake up my family's favorite desserts. Amazon is known for having these items listed on Amazon Prime Day for a sweet discount.
- Dash SmartStore™ Deluxe Stirring Popcorn Maker
- Wilton Ultimate Cake Decorating Tools Set and Tool Box Organizer
- Rachael Ray Brights Hard-Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set with Glass Lids
- KitchenAid Classic Mixing Bowls
- Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker (High on my list)
- Pyrex Simply Store Meal Prep Glass Food Storage Containers
- Cuisinart 10pc Stainless Steel ColorCore Color Rivet Set with Blade Guards
- KitchenAid Bread Bowl with Baking Lid (My absolute must have)
Hey, Smart Plugs and Echo Dots are nifty, too! But you will find me shopping deals that feed my stomach. No shame in a girl being hungry! Don’t forget to mark your calendar because why? You got it! Amazon Prime Day Is Coming!