Prime Day

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Amazon’s Prime Day 2022 is coming up soon on July 12-13!  

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What is Prime Day?

Prime Day is one of the biggest sales of the year, when Amazon offers deep discounts on all kinds of products.  It’s your annual opportunity to save big–especially on high-priced items like smart-phones and smart TVs.  Prime Day discounts take many forms, including special sales that last for the whole time and “Lightning Deals” that last as little as 15 minutes.  It’s also something of a misnomer, as it officially lasts for two days–and there are lots of lead-up deals as well.  Prime Day is an annual tradition that Amazon began in 2015 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.  

What do I need to do to get in prime shape for Prime Day?

1. Join Amazon Prime.

You need to be a Prime member to qualify for the Prime Day sales. Not a member? Not a problem. Click here and sign up for a free 30-day trial. That’s right: You can reap Prime Day deals before you even pay for Prime!

2. Apply for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card.

The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card earns you 5 percent cash-back at Amazon.  And there’s no annual fee.  Click here to apply.  (Wallet already full of cash-back cards?  Don’t worry:  You can still use the major credit card you prefer.)

3. Build Your Wish List

When you spot an item you want on Amazon, click the “Add to List” button (below the orange “Add to Cart” and “Buy Now” buttons).  You can add the product to your miscellaneous Wish List or create a special list just for Prime Day.  Amazon will notify you if there’s a Prime Day deal on an item you list.

4. Stay up to date.

Every day leading up to Prime Day, Amazon will highlight exclusive offers and deals.  To stay in the loop, click here frequently through Prime Day.  You’ll even find lots of lead-up deals, so you can start saving before Prime Day.  

Happy Shopping! 

Prime Day