Prime Day is an annual sales event for Amazon, the world’s third largest retailer, that offers more than one million deals worldwide. Prime Day has regularly been the busiest day of sales for the online retailer, surpassing even Black Friday sales totals.
Here’s what we know now about Prime Day 2019:
When does it start?
The sale starts at 3 a.m. ET July 15 and continues through July 16.
How do I shop the sale?
The sale is aimed at Amazon’s Prime members. Prime membership is $12.99 a month. With the membership comes Prime Video benefits and free two-day shipping on many items.
If you don’t want to become a member and pay monthly fees for the extra benefits, but you want to participate in the sale, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial membership.
What’s so special about the sale? What can you get?
Deals on Prime Day often include deep cuts on electronics, home goods, laptops and phones.
What are some big deals this year?
Amazon hasn’t released its list of deals yet, but if you just can’t wait until July 15, here are a few deals available for pre-order:
Chefman TurboFry airfryer for $79.99
Kygo Life A9/600 over-ear Bluetooth headphones for $229.00
Proscenic M7 robot vacuum cleaner for $459.99
Journey Girls 18" doll - Kyla for $34.99
In the run-up to Prime Day, Amazon will post previews of deals to come. You can monitor the ones you like and be notified when they go live so you never miss a deal.
Is Amazon the only one offering a summer sale?
No, other retailers are joining in the July sales fun. Target has announced its summer sale for the same days. Here’s the information they tweeted:
Also, for the second year, Target is offering teachers a 15% discount on select items.
To get the discount, teachers must submit a teacher ID and other identifying information through an online form. Teachers will then receive a coupon via email that can be used in store or online.
Walmart has also run a special summer sale – usually on the same days as Amazon’s Prime sale – for the past few years. Currently, Walmart is running a sale that includes Apple Watches for $199, and a TCL 32-inch Roku TV for $118.
Check back here for more information on summer deals from Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers.