Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 is only a few nights away, and Consumer Reports has released its tips and strategies to help you make the most out of the event. Prime Day 2019 will run through 12:01 AM PDT on July 15 for 48 hours, giving you more chances to score a few deals. Amazon has already started to offer and announce deals with more to come as the event comes closer.
Prime Day 2019 Deals are Already Available
According to Consumer Reports, now is the perfect time to start browsing Amazon’s millions of inventory for introductory deals for Prime members. Many, if not all, of Amazon’s exclusive devices, such as the Echo series or the Kindle Tablets are already discounted. Analyst Stephen Baker also mentioned that Amazon will also extend its discounts to new products and those that have integrated into their marketing and Alexa platform.
How to Shop the Sale
Amazon will run several promotions for Prime Day which will include Lighting Deals, Spotlight Deals, and Gold Box Deals. Lightning Deals usually last a few minutes when they go live, while Spotlight Deals will have the most inventory. Gold Box Deals last for 24 hours, but they get replaced after the allotted time or get sold out if the product is in demand.
Prime Day 2019 is also the perfect time if you want to enjoy the benefits and capabilities of the company’s voice assistant, Alexa. Alexa powered devices from Amazon itself along with compatible aftermarket devices will surely get discounts, along with the brand’s other platforms such as FireTV or Kindle. Alexa will even have exclusive deals which you can only avail via voice commands or by asking it “Alexa, what are your deals?”
Consumer Reports’ Prime Day Shopping Tips
- Download Amazon’s smartphone app to see sneak peeks and sign up for alerts, along with creating a Watch a Deal list.
- Use the “Join Waitlist” button for Lightning Deals that you want but are sold out.
- Use the Amazon Assistant plug-in for common browsers to help you compare products, prices, and get notifications for deals while browsing.
- Use the 1-Click order feature to speed up your checkout transition
- Use www.CamelCamelCamel.com to check a product’s price history to help you decide if the discount presented is worth it or note.
- Check other retailers since Amazon’s competitors like Walmart and Target will post counter offers for many items, including electronics.