Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day is quickly approaching and you’re going to want to get in on the action before the big day (July 10 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET and runs all day Prime Day July 11). Lucky for you, you can try Amazon Prime free for 30 days as soon as you sign up, if you’re a student you can get a six month free trial. Prime Day is Amazon’s annual deals event just for Prime members. Amazon wants Prime Day to be one of the world’s best days to shop, with awesome prices on everything you’re into. Amazon is bringing the masses hundreds of thousands of deals, new deals starting as often as every five minutes, and special offers across everything included with Prime—from music and video to reading and voice shopping.

Amazon Prime Day – Start your Amazon 30 Day Free Trial TODAY

Amazon Prime Day - Start your Amazon 30 Day Free Trial TODAY

When you sign up (note you can also cancel your membership at anytime) you’re given access to the BEST of Amazon instantly. Nothing needs to be approved and your trial begins right away.

To make the most out of your first Prime Day (as a Prime member! Woo!) I suggest downloading the Amazon Prime App. You’ll have easy and quick access to every deal right at your finger tips on your smartphone or tablet.

Then begin watching for Prime Day Deals on the designated page on Amazon.

  • This year Amazon is categorizing their Prime Day Deals according to their most shopped for themes. Think Pets, Beauty, Back to School….get what I’m saying now?
Amazon Prime Day Categories

Amazon Prime Day Categories

  • Some deals sell out but that’s okay, you can put yourself on the Waitlist and Amazon will notify you if the item becomes available.
  • Spotlight Deals – These are special deals that feature top brands, popular items and deep discounts that last until the very last item is gone. Find Spotlight Deals through the “Shop All Deals” link on or on
Amazon Prime Day Spotlight Deals

Amazon Prime Day Spotlight Deals Example

  • 30 Hours of Prime Day: Spotlight Deals that start on July 10th may return on July 11th. Product detail pages will indicate which Spotlight Deals may return, while supplies last.
  • Lightning Deals – These deals are viewable 24 hours before they are live but they only run for a very short time and the quantity is very limited. Again you’ll want to watch your Prime Day Deals page for up to date information as well as a timer on each deal as well as a status bar showing availability until the deal is claimed.
Amazon Prime Day Lightning Deals Example

Amazon Prime Day Lightning Deals Example

Now that you’re a Prime member take advantage before Prime Day starts and check out some of these awesome deals:

Members can explore their benefits and exclusive promotions on starting on June 29. Below are some of the featured offers.

1) Kindle Unlimited
Prime Members can save up to 40% on a Kindle Unlimited membership. Enjoy unlimited reading from more than 1 million titles on any device. Learn more

2) Audible
Enjoy Audible for 40% off your first 6 months (just $8.95/mo for 6 months). Learn more

3) Amazon Music Unlimited
Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get the best deal in Amazon Music history: For just $0.99, enjoy four months of the full catalog, on-demand service with access to tens of millions of songs. Learn more

4) Everyday Essentials
Save up to 35% off with coupons on select everyday food and household items in Prime Pantry. Learn more

5) Prime Video
Get $10 to spend by Prime Day when you stream a Prime video for the first time on your TV on or before July 7. Restrictions apply. Learn more

6) Warehouse Deals
Take an additional 20% off select brands including Sonos, Le Creuset, Crock-pot, Samsung, TVs, Amazon Tap, Fire HD Tablets, and more on Amazon Warehouse Deals. Learn more


Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.