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Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day 2017

Are you ready for Amazon Prime Day 2017?

Do you like to get your Christmas shopping done early? Well there’s no time like July! You might want to mark your calendars, because starting at 6pm PST/ 9pm EST July 10 it’s Amazon Prime Day 2017! It’s kind of like Black Friday in the middle of summer. And you don’t even need to stand in line or risk getting punched in the face for that $200 television.

Who really wants to stand in line to get a bargain?
Who really wants to stand in line to get a bargain?

But in order to celebrate Amazon Prime day, you have to be a Prime member.  So I’m going to explain some of the benefits of joining prime and show you how you can try Prime free so you can take advantage of Amazon Prime Day!

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What is so great about Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is a paid service that gives Amazon shoppers some amazing perks.  For only $99 a year (or $10.99 per month) you can get items fulfilled by Amazon with free 2 day or even 1 day shipping in eligible zip codes. If you are a frequent Amazon shopper, the membership fee alone will pay for itself with how much you will save in shipping.

Here are some of the benefits of being a Prime member:

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  • Save up to 20% on diapers or other baby and toddler products.  Amazon Family is included FREE for all Prime members. All you need to do is create a child profile when you sign up. You can also get a 15% Baby Registry completion discount.
  • FREE Music streaming. Amazon Prime offers unlimited commercial free access to over a million songs,  personalized stations, and thousands of playlists. There are even exclusive albums only available to Prime members.

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  • Access to Amazon Prime Pantry. Prime Pantry is a store where Amazon Prime members can shop for groceries and other household items without having to buy in bulk. However, Prime Pantry items do not ship for free and expedited shipping is not available. They charge a flat delivery fee of $5.99 per box (you can fill one box with several items), but you get the convenience of not having to leave your house.
  • Major perks for college students. College students can enjoy FREE two-day shipping on textbooks, special deals and promotions exclusively for students, and enjoy the same advantages as regular prime members for 50% off the regular price. Yeah, that’s only $49 bucks a year for you young whipper-snappers.

 
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Why I love Amazon Prime

Membership sharing

One of my favorite things about Amazon Prime is that two adults living in the same household can share Amazon Prime. So technically if you split the cost between yourself and your spouse or roommate, that makes your membership only $49.50 per year!

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Two adults living in the same house can share Amazon Prime
Two adults living in the same house can share Amazon Prime

And if you already have Amazon prime, why not share the love by giving Amazon prime as a gift to a loved one or family member? For $33, you can get 3 months of Amazon Prime. And for $99 you can hook them up for the whole year!

 


What is Amazon Prime Day?

To celebrate Amazon’s 20 year anniversary, they created something called Amazon Prime Day. Prime Day is a one-day only global shopping event exclusively for Prime members. Prime day features over 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members in nearly all departments and categories.

Amazon Echo is one of the hottest sellers this year!
Amazon Echo is one of the hottest sellers this year!

And because it was so successful last year, that they are doing it again this year.  The hot sellers were things like computers, electronics, home goods, and toys. But you may also see sales for weird or unique items that you never knew you wanted.

Amazon Prime Day 2017 runs from 6pm pst/9pm est July 10 for 30 hours through July 11.


What kind of deals can you expect on Amazon Prime Day 2017?

Amazon Prime Day hosts what they call “Lightning Sales”. These sales feature bargains that last for a short period of time, changing as fast as every 5-10 minutes. You gotta be quick! So if you have been saving your hard earned cash for a new television or computer, or maybe you need supplies for back to school, you can stay up to date with the latest sales by setting up alerts with the Amazon App.


The Good and the Bad about Amazon Prime Day

The Good: Summertime is usually the slowest time of the year for many businesses. People are out enjoying the warm weather and often going on vacations. Therefore lots of e-commerce businesses can feel the brunt of the slower economy. But since Amazon Prime Day occurs in July, this temporarily boost sales helping Amazon sellers get over the summer slump.

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The Bad: I work for a shipping company that is contracted with an Amazon seller and I am dreading it. Right now I should be enjoying the slower season, but with Amazon Prime Day, I’m going to be working super long hours and go a little crazy for the next several weeks. Boo! But of course, this is a personal problem.


How you can get in on Amazon Prime Day for FREE

To get in on Amazon Prime Day, you have to be an Amazon Prime Member – at least temporarily. Just sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial before July 10, 2017.

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

Then after you’ve nabbed all the deals, you can simply cancel your membership with no strings attached. So what do you have to lose?

Are you excited for Amazon Prime Day 2017? What kinds of things are on your wish list? Leave me a comment and let me know!


Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for writing this post, but it does contains affiliate links which means I may be compensated a small amount if you click through and purchase. Full disclosure policy here.**

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36 Comments

  1. I love my Amazon prime membership. I use it a lot when I’m ordering on amazon too.

    • Agreed. I think it’s totally worth it. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. I love love love my amazon prime membership! I can’t wait to see what fun and random things go on sale July 12 – should be an expensive day for me lol!

  3. I love my prime membership the music and videos are worth it alone, i also buy alot of things from amazon too regularly and love getting them the next day even when ive ordered late. Marie

    • Totally! That’s my favorite thing about Prime is the speedy shipping.

  4. staciesayzso staciesayzso

    I’ve seen so much about this but didn’t really think twice about it. But now, you have me considering it. Especially since I can try it free.

    • Totally! There’s nothing to lose. Just make sure you remember to cancel your membership if you no longer want it. 🙂

  5. I have so many subscriptions that I”ve been debating signing up for prime! I’ll definitely think about joining!

  6. This must be nice.. I’m looking forward for Amazon Prime day!~

  7. I love my Amazon Prime membership! It is so much more than just my 2 day shipping. Our new favorite feature is their music.

  8. I’ve been seeing this advertised a lot. And guess what! I don’t have a Amazon Prime membership. =-( I need to get with the program. #ProductReviewParty

  9. I love amazon prime. You cannot beat free 1 day shipping. It makes it bearable when I run out of my coffee pods!

  10. I literally live in the most remote area (the nearest target is over two hours away!) so Amazon Prime is my jam! I never considered the reason why they started was to boost sales for lagging summer output.. interesting!

    Good luck with the shipping rush, though!

  11. This sounds awesome.I have to see whether it’s available in India. Thanks for the wonderful description of prime. I think everyone reading this will be signing up😊

  12. I’m really excited about Amazon Prime Day. I look forward to the great deals every year!

  13. Erica Erica

    I bought a Kindle on Prime Day last year. Ahh, I’m such a sucker. But I use it all the time. I use Amazon Prime all the time. I especially use the free monthly books and the kindle lending library. I’m sure that my use of that makes up for the cost of membership every year. Plus I love that I can get a lot of the things I order same day for free

  14. We love our amazon prime membership. I think we will always have it as long as it is affordable!

  15. I can’t wait for Prime Day. Been a Prime member for so many years and want some deals!!

  16. I’ve heard of Amazon prime but am not a member. However I’m totally tempted now to do the 30 day free trial to get some amazing discounts!

  17. There is no Amazon Prime here, hardly Amazon really. Ordering anything from Amazon here takes forever and gets stuck at customs but I know my American friends really like their Amazon Prime!

  18. I do most of my shopping online, mostly via Amazon Prime. I am hoping for an awesome coupon like last year.

  19. rememberkimverizonnet rememberkimverizonnet

    I’ve gone back and forth with Amazon Prime. I know lots of people have a membership, but as of right now, I just can’t justify having it. With Amazon buying Wholefoods I may change my mind.

  20. This seems like a great sale. I’ve actually never shopped there or experienced it but this seems so interesting I might look into getting something from there now. Thanks for sharing and great post.

  21. I am very much ready for this big sale! I think it’s going to be awesome and there’s plenty of deals to watch out for especially since it’s Amazon!

  22. karahyvarinen karahyvarinen

    I love Amazon Prime! I already have all of my purchases ready and waiting to see what deals they have available!

  23. Christine Christine

    I didn’t know there was such a day. However, it sounds like it’d be well worth checking out! I’ll have a look and see what deals I might find for sure! 🙂

  24. Rosey Rosey

    Oh yeah, I’m ready to shop. 🙂 I love Amazon Prime and I’m glad it has a day.

  25. last year i was disappointing in prime day. i hope this year is much better

  26. I’ve had Prime for a LONG time and used it a lot for reviews and stuff like that. Excited to see what all is offered this year!

  27. Oh wow, seems I have to sign in! Definitely a convenient way to have fun shopping online!

  28. Andrea Andrea

    WHAT! I have to be part of this, I have had prime and honestly LOVE LOVE it. I wonder what it will offer this year. Speaking of I just realized there were a lot of mega sale.s

  29. For a non-USA citizin, the Amazon prime day is difficult to understand 😛

  30. Amazon Prime is a great service to have for anyone. I love the 2 day shipping along with the free movies with shows you can watch. There are so many benefits to have Amazon Prime for just $99 a year or $10.99. Thanks for sharing the information.

  31. I LOVED Amazon Prime this year! Loads of stuff on my wishlist dropped by at least 50% so I got some fab deals 🙂

    Louise x

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