9 Amazon Prime Day Tips and Tricks

Amazon Prime Day is here with sales all day that offer up huge discounts and savings for Amazon Prime members. Check out the best Amazon Prime deals and our essential Amazon Prime day tips to score bigger and better deals.

For the rest of the day Amazon promises a collection of savings with, “more deals than Black Friday.” This collection of Amazon Prime Day deals includes Lightning deals that come and go quickly and others that last all day.

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Many of these Amazon Prime Day deals will not last all day and others will only last a few minutes. With this in mind we want to help you score bigger savings and make sure you get the items you want with our Amazon Prime Day tips and tricks.

Count on Amazon and Walmart Prime Day deals to go fast.

What you need to know about Amazon Prime day tips.

Make sure you check out the Amazon Prime Day Deals landing page for a look at the new deals as they arrive, but there are other places you need to keep an eye on so that you can get the most out of this one-day sale.

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A Walmart Prime Day deal extravaganza is also in the works as Walmart hopes to ride the excitement surrounding this shopping event and drive sales.

Amazon Prime Trial

You need an Amazon Prime membership to get access to the Amazon Prime Day deals. You can sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime membership online, if you have not already used one.

Signing up for the free Amazon Prime trial takes a few minutes and it will allow you to use all the Amazon Prime Day deals.

We have not discovered any Amazon Prime deals as part of Amazon Prime Day Deals

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Amazon Gift Card Deals

Get $10 with a Amazon Gift card purchase.

Get $10 with a Amazon Gift card purchase.

One of the biggest Amazon Prime Day deals you need to check out if you are a serious Amazon shopper is the option to get a free $10 credit when you buy Amazon gift cards. You cannot spend this credit or these gift cards today, which is a disappointment, but you are still getting free money.

When you buy a 3 pack of $25 Amazon gift cards you also get a $10 promotional credit that is good until the end of August. Make sure you enter the “PRIMEGCS” promo code at checkout.

Amazon Prime Day Deals

You’ll want to check out the Amazon Prime Deals landing page for the most up to date deals, but you can see a selection of exciting options below, including many that will last all day. You can also see some of the Amazon Prime day deals that will come later today in this teaser.

For the Amazon Prime Day Lightning Deals head to the landing page then sort by category. You can see the current deals and the upcoming deals so that you can plan.

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Buy Then Research

If you see an item you think you want, add it to your cart and then research. If this is a Lightning deal you only have 30 minutes or less to decide if you want to buy it. If you research then try to add to your cart it may no longer be available.

Don’t worry about checking out multiple times today. With free two-day shipping there is no need to combine orders and check out at once.

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If you buy something that does not live up to the deal you thought you were getting the standard Amazon return policy is in effect, so you can return it easily.

Amazon Prime Day Schedule

Research the Amazon Prime Day deals schedule.

Research the Amazon Prime Day deals schedule.

On the Amazon Prime Day landing page you can click on Upcoming Deals and Sort by category to see when items you want will start to sell. For many hot items you will need to be among the first to the page to add to your cart so it is a good idea to plan ahead.

Schedules only show the next few hours, so you will need to check back often, which is the point of this event.

Watch Out for Bad Amazon Prime Day Deals

Not everything that is on sale as an Amazon Prime Day Deal is a good deal. We always see retailers stack in fluff as part of these shopping events. Make sure you research the price and the product. This is especially important if you are buying a brand you never heard of or the deal looks too good to be true.

Super cheap tablets, smartphones and notebooks can break faster and may use very old technology that doesn’t work with the latest apps.

Use Amazon Prime Day coupons when available.

Use Amazon Prime Day coupons when available.

Follow Amazon on Facebook and Twitter

On Facebook  you can join the Amazon Prime Day event for information on upcoming deals and on Twitter you can follow Amazondeals to see tweets about new deals as they come out.

You won’t get access to any exclusive deals with these actions, but you can be the first to know when new deals appear.

Amazon Prime Day Coupons

When you are taking advantage of the deals, make sure to keep your eye out for Amazon Prime Day coupon codes that you need to enter or that you need to click apply on to get all the savings.

The gift card deal above is a good example of how you can save with an Amazon Prime Day coupon code, but there are many others.

Look at the product page before you add to cart and be sure to check out the Subscribe and Save Coupons for Prime day section to see where you can save up to 50% on some items.

Check for Walmart Prime Day Deals

Walmart Prime Day deals arrive to take on Amazon Prime Day.

Walmart Prime Day deals arrive to take on Amazon Prime Day.

Today isn’t all about Amazon. You can also find a collection of Walmart Prime Day deals as part of a major rollback offer that includes deals and discounts on electronics, home items and clothing at Walmart.

These are all online so you don’t need to go into the store and free shipping starts at $35 on Walmart. There is no membership needed to buy the Prime Day deals at Walmart.