Prepping for Prime Day

One of the biggest sales of the year is almost here – Amazon Prime Day!! This annual deal event is held exclusively for Prime members and will take place on Tuesday, July 11th and Wednesday, July 12th. Navigating this sale can feel slightly overwhelming, especially if you’re new to it, but we are here to help! This guide will help you stay informed and inspired so you can make the most of this year’s event. See our prepping for Prime Day checklist below.

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Prime Members Only

This sale is only for Amazon Prime members, but if you’re not a Prime member yet, do not fret! Sign up for a free 30-day trial now so you can take advantage of these exclusive deals plus FREE two-day shipping – if you love your membership, you can keep it and you will be billed after your trial period is up, or cancel it at any time! If you haven’t been an Amazon Prime member in the last 12 months, you can sign up for a free trial.

Take Inventory & Set a Budget

We can all admit it’s easy to get carried away when it comes to shopping. You see those savings and you want more, more, more! To avoid over-spending or buying unnecessary items, take inventory of the things you know you need now. New kitchen appliances? Some of your favorite beauty products? Outdoor and backyard fun? Whatever it may be, put your thinking cap on and figure out exactly what you want. After you’ve decided what it is you’re looking for this year, set a budget! There are so many deals on similar items and setting a budget can help you get the most bang for your buck! Give yourself a little wiggle room, and definitely include a few dollars for a special treat or two, even if it’s something small…you deserve it!

Make Your Wishlist

Create a “Prime Day Wishlist” on your account (look in the top right corner under accounts & lists and create a new list) and add all those items you’re waiting to buy!! Then when Prime Day begins, all you have to do is go to your list and see the deals on those coveted items, add to cart, and buy! Items can sell out quickly, and we all know the really good deals never last, so it’s important to be on your A-game if you want to make the most of these sales! A new feature this year is the invite-only deals! These are popular deals that are likely to sell out. Here’s how it works:

  • Request an invitation. Prime members get exclusive access to invite-only deals – you’ll see the “request invite” button where “add to cart” usually is
  • Check your email. Check for email invites on Prime Day
  • Buy if invited. On Prime Day, you’ll get an email notification with a unique link that’s valid throughout the Prime Day event

Trending Items for Inspiration

Stumped about what you want to take advantage of during this year’s Prime Day deals?? Here are some of the hottest items this season for a little inspiration. Check out what’s trending in home, beauty, fashion, and more!

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This is a great time to shop electronics from Amazon. Whether you’re looking for a new TV, a home security system, or entertainment accessories, there will be tons of deals on these tech gadgets.

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Update your household and kitchen essentials! Think small kitchen appliances, cleaning necessities, and fun extras you wouldn’t normally purchase!

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Step up your beauty and wellness game – shop everything from makeup to accessories from premium beauty brands and new, emerging brands too!

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Summer is in full swing so get all the lawn and garden gear you need! Find deals on outdoor furniture, grilling essentials, and more!

Here are a few other popular categories to browse:

Get Social

And last but certainly not least, follow Frugal and Thriving on Facebook! Our team will be working around the clock to bring you the best deals Amazon has to offer, and this is the easiest way to see them all! Check out our Amazon storefront too so you can see some our favorite Amazon items that we know and love.

And there you have it! Everything you need to crush Amazon Prime Day this year, so get out there and get shopping xo.

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