Amazon Prime Day is the annual discounted shopping window that comes at around the mid of summer holiday and is exclusive to Prime Members. In 2019, the Prime Day starts on 15th of July at midnight PT, Monday, and runs through July 16th for 36 hours!
Those are 2 days of great deals on all of your most coveted gear for camping, hiking and even backpacking.
You can specifically take advantage of the two kinds of deals on Amazon:
To really take advantage of the Prime Day without room for regrets, follow this guide that we have curated:
Since the huge discounts are exclusively for Prime Members, the first step to getting ready is to sign up for the Amazon Prime membership.
And it's not a big deal since you can simply start your 30-day free trial and choose to either retain the membership or cancel at any time. Signing up for the free trial will help you grab the big discounts which would otherwise have been left on the table.
Often, experts in different niches will try to figure out the best Prime Day Deals for their readers.
You are actually on one such deal page!
To easily find worthy deals, search for recommendations already curated by experts. This will help you land quick deals and avoid landing on unworthy deals such as those with fake reviews! And that brings us to our next item:
Tools like ReviewMeta and Fakespot will help you filter out fake reviews on different products selling at Amazon. They use different approaches to come to their conclusions but, reliable as they are, the end justifies the means for these tools.
Make sure that you are truly getting a worthy deal by relying on these tools rather than rushing blindly into purchasing a product just because it is on offer.
If you are familiar with a certain product, you already know how it usually costs and whether the price tag indicated on the Prime Day reflects a discount. As it were, a majority of items will sell at huge discounts (some up to 70% off!) during the Prime Day window but that will not be without fakes.
Traditionally, some unscrupulous sellers have been known to hike prices just before the Prime Day so their discounts will appear huge on the Prime Day.
A tool like Keepa comes in handy in tracking the price of a given product over time. Just copy the product link on Amazon and paste it into the search field of Keepa to see historic price of the product.
Prime Household allows one to share their $119 annual fee with their family. Specifically, one can share their membership with one other adult and up to four kids or teens in their account.
Each of these members can use a separate login but the same Prime Memnbership to shop for Prime Day deals.
With a simple approval of the shopping by the parent, the teens and kids can shop using their independent logins.
After you have settled for a specific product, you can buy it via either Ebates or RetailMeNot. For both platforms, you can earn cash back for the first purchase and get a $10 welcome bonus!
Still, the two platforms help you get some of your cash back on items purchased. A sweet deal if you asked me.
Instead of shopping directly via the Amazon platform, you can shop via AmazonSmile which donates 0.5% of all eligible purchases to charity.
Not a huge percentage but when combined, all eligible purchases can accrue billions of dollars which go to charity. And you will have done your part in changing the world albeit in a subtle way. Awesome, right?