Amazon Prime Day is like Christmas in July. Well, more like Black Friday in July. It is Amazon’s gigantic one-day-only midsummer deals holiday. Just like in the two years past, hundreds of thousands of items will see their prices drop precipitously – but only for Amazon Prime members. If you do it right, you can save hundreds and hundreds of dollars and even knock out a lot of holiday shopping well in advance.
For a few weeks now we’ve heard rumblings of when Amazon Prime Day 2017 will be, but as of today we have an official date: Tuesday, July 11. Mark your calendars, folks. This year, presumably due to the high demand seen in Prime Day 2015 and 2016, Amazon is actually commencing the deals at 9 p.m. ET on July 10.
How to prepare? First of all, make sure you are a Prime member. Being an Amazon Prime member is a great deal to begin with – it’s only $99 a year for unlimited free two-day shipping plus a comprehensive TV and movie library and other perks. One of those perks is exclusive access to Prime Day discounts. You can make up the $99 in savings on Prime Day alone. Anyway, if you don’t want to shell out the cash, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial. You can just cancel in a month and still take advantage of all the discounts on July 11. Seriously, I’m not sure why Amazon lets people do that.
Here at the Daily Dealer, we will feature constant updates in the next two weeks on what deals to expect. And make sure you have us bookmarked for July 11, since we will be extensively covering all of the deals you will not want to miss.