Amazon Prime Day begins in less than 24 hours. Of course, it's never too early to start planning — and making a shopping list — for the big sale.
Prime Day is Amazon's annual sale event for Prime members only.
It usually includes one or two days of deep discounts on thousands of items from all product categories.
Amazon announced that Prime Day will take place on July 12 and 13 this year. Early deals beganon June 21.
In previous year, Prime Day was held in July, but due to the pandemic, the sale was moved to October in 2020.
Prime Day was held in late June in 2021, returning to its usual summer schedule.
First and foremost, ensure that you have an Amazon Prime membership.
After a 30-day free trial, your membership will cost $14.99 per month or $139 per year (up from $12.99 monthly and $119 annually in February).
In addition to fast, free two-day shipping, you'll have access to ad-free music streaming on Prime Video, unlimited photo storage, and unlimited reading.
Many of Prime Day's best deals, including Lightning Deals (more on that later), are exclusive to Prime members.
Once your membership is in order, you should take the time to ensure that your payment methods, including 1-Click settings and default delivery, are up to date so that you can get your desired deals in a timely manner.
Remember, Amazon Prime Day isn't the only big sale to keep an eye out for.
Other major retailers, such as Walmart and Target, are expected to hold massive, competing sales events of their own, though these have yet to be announced.
You should bookmark the Amazon Deals Page, where all of the items included in the sale should be listed. On the big day, make sure to check in early and often.
Prime Day deals are known for selling out quickly, and new deals will almost certainly be added throughout the sale period.