Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Amazon Prime Day

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, we're not talking about Christmas. We're talking about the sale of all sales: Amazon Prime Day. But this year it's not just one, but two whole days filled with limited-time offers starting at midnight PST on Monday, July 15. It's your chance to get some of the best deals on the internet on more than a million products including housewares, small appliances, and more. But we're not going to lie. A sale this big can be a bit ... overwhelming, so we went ahead and compiled everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day.

How to Shop Prime Day

For starters, you need to be an Amazon Prime member. If you've never been a member before, you're in luck: Amazon offers a free 30-day trial where you can get all the benefits of Prime members including fast and free delivery — and it's still not too late to sign up. If you've been a Prime member before, you sign up for memberships for $119/year or $12.99/month. If you're a student, you can get a membership for $59/year or $6.49/month.

What to Look for

Next, you're going to want to pay attention to Amazon's latest Prime Day feature, Lightning Deals. These deals have limited quantities and, as the name indicates, they can sell out lightning fast. Be sure to check back in constantly so you don't miss out!

Be Strategic

Lastly, there's no such thing as being too prepared for Amazon Prime Day. Get specific about the names and models of any items you want. Based on last year's Amazon Prime Day, there were major deals on kitchen appliances and electronics, plus on all in-house Amazon brands, from furniture and home decor to Alexa gadgets, so shop around beforehand to get an idea of the best picks for you.

Now that you’re ready, here are a few deals already happening:


Pauline Lacsamana

Pauline Lacsamana

Pauline is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. When she's not writing, you can find her at her local yoga studio or scoping out hidden gems at flea markets and thrift stores.