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Similarly with Black Friday Deals, the Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals are promising to be amazing, but not everything is worth buying. Your hard earned coin is not to be wasted on every shiny sale deal that comes across your screen. Instead I’ve put together a “how to” of sorts to help you figure out what you should consider purchasing (only if you need it TBH) and deals you really can pass on.

If you’ve never participated in Amazon Prime Day, this is all the info you need to know. Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts on Monday July 16th at 12pm PST (3pm EST) and will run until July 17th 11:59pm EST. This will be the longest Prime Day we’ve had so far. Over a million items will be discounted throughout the course of the day at different times. There are regular deals, and lighting deals that are dramatically dropped for a short period of time. This means you have 36 hours of deals coming your way, but not all deals are created equally. Let’s dive into what is actually worth your coin.

It’s worth noting that some of the deals have already started since Monday (the Echo Show is on sale for 129.00 a whole 100 dollars cheaper than it usually costs) You do have to be a Prime member to participate in Prime Day, but you can try a 30 day free trial to take part in Amazon Prime Day 2018.


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How To Find The Best Deals On Amazon Prime Day 2018

1. Do Your Due Diligence First: You have truly figure out that the deal you are trying to get is truly a deal. There are price tracking tools like Honey and CamelCamelCamel that will tell/show you whether or not this item is at its lowest cost, or if it has had a lower price in the past. The tracking tools also will show you if the item has a lower price elsewhere on the web. If the item has had a lower price in the past there is a chance that it will drop again. So I suggest you wait instead of making the purchase.

2. Do You Really Need The Item: Before you make this purchase in Prime day really stop and think do you really need this item or do you want it because you see that it is now on sale. Remember that just cause the product is on sale doesn’t mean you’re saving money if you had no intention in making that purchase in the first place.

3. Amazon Prime Day 2018 Hub: Besides using the price tracking tools, you also want to head to your Amazon Prime Day 2018 hub. This hub is going to be a key player in grabbing the absolute best deals before they sell out.  The Amazon Prime Day 2018 hub will have all of the lowest prices across a range of categories. Amazon posted a new deal every 5 minutes, so this hub will be essential for you to have a fighting chance at getting the best deals.

4. Amazon Assistant: Besides parking yourself in the Prime Day Hub, you can also use the free browser plugin. Similar to doing your due diligence with Honey and CamelCamelCamel, you can use the Amazon assistant that allows you to watch for price comparisons and sends you notifications to your desktop when the deals you are interested in/ watching go live. The Amazon assistant is certainly going to be a useful took for you to download to snag bomb deals on Amazon Prime Day 2018 or any other Amazon shopping days as well. The plugin works for all major browsers so whether you’re using Safari or Chrome you’ll have access to it.

5. Prime Early Access Deals: Prime day is notorious for having really great Lighting deals that last all of five seconds before the sell out. These deals usually have the best/ most deeply discounted prices and are usually on very popular products. You should certainly download the Amazon app (this will help you gain access to deals 24 hours in advance) and sign up for alerts, (can you tell I take shopping for deals seriously because I certainly do). Make sure you’re in tuned and signed up to be notified for the Gold Box Deals of the day, the lightning deals, and prime early access deals.

There you have it! Happy Amazon Prime Day 2018! I hope you get the best deals and save the most amount of money possible! Happy shopping/saving!

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