Amazon Prime Day: what to expect and how to prepare

Amazon Prime Day: what to expect and how to prepare

July 13, 2019 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

Will Amazon Prime Day deals be a deal or a dud?

Amazon Prime Day is not just one day and is very much an extravaganza that seems to involve some heavy competition. Although the official days are July 15th and 16th, both Walmart and Target are also getting into the arena.

Walmart is offering deals on Electronics and Fashion but their sale starts on July 14th and ends on July 16th. Target is touting no membership fee to score deals on July 15th and July 16th.

Click here to check out Offers.com  list of deals being offered by Amazon competitors.

Amazon has turned this into an epic event. They even had a concert on July 10th with Taylor Swift to kick things off. At the end of the day, are you really going to find deals? I always say, just because they say it is a deal, it doesn’t always mean it is. You will be overwhelmed with sales for the next 2 days. Don’t be impulsive. Do your research and verify that it’s actually a deal before buying anything. If you are looking for something specific, do the research right now. See what the going price is and when the sale days hit, if you see it for less you know it is a deal.

A couple of things I would avoid buying on Amazon during Prime is school supplies. I have never seen incredible prices for those items on Amazon and with back to school sales coming in a week, just hold off. Retails like Target, Walmart and Office Max usually hit it out of the ballpark and that includes laptops. In addition, I hear there will be a few deals on TVs. If you can find them and you know it is a fantastic price then buy it. If you only see ok deals, wait until the Black Friday shopping season—that is usually when you will find the best prices.

Lastly, if you are a regular Whole Foods shopper you might want to cash in on this deal that Amazon has going on. You will get a $10 Amazon credit if you spend $10 or more at any Whole Foods Market or on Prime Now between now and July 16. At checkout, your Amazon account will automatically have the  $10 credit. Note: This credit can only be used online and is valid from July 15 through July 17. Make sure to use it before it expires.