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We are coming up on Amazon Prime Day 2019, and so with a few weeks to go, I thought I would write down a bit of information on what you need to do to get ready for Amazon Prime Day. All Amazon links in this post and throughout the site may pay me a commission if you purchase through them. Thank you for the support – it’s how we keep the site going.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day started back in 2015 as a way to celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary and has gotten bigger every year. In 2018, traffic to Amazon’s site was so intense that there were intermittent glitches (anyone remember the dogs error page?). Nevertheless, Prime Day 2018 still had a record high amount of sales – by some reports over USD$1 billion!
When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?
If you’re wondering when is Amazon Prime Day 2019, it starts on July 15, 2019 and will run for 48 hours. This is different from Amazon Prime Day 2018 which lasted for only 36 hours. Amazon has not yet specified exactly how the deals will be portioned out but if past Prime Days are any indication, I would expect lots of tie-ins with Alexa, Amazon branded products and Whole Foods.
Who is eligible for Amazon Prime Day deals?
You do have to be an Amazon Prime Day member in order to participate in Prime Day 2019. Amazon Prime membership is $119 / year but if you’re not yet a member, you can sign up for a free 30 day membership here, and that would cover you through Amazon Prime Day.
Both regular Amazon Prime members as well as Amazon Prime Student members are eligible for the Prime Day deals, and there are now 18 countries that are participating in Amazon Prime Day: The United States, U.K., Spain, Singapore, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.
What are the Amazon Prime Day early deals?
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is over but as always, you can be sure to check out all current Amazon deals here and the Amazon Prime Day headquarters page. If you find anything else already on sale, leave a note in the comments!
Where to shop on Amazon Prime Day?
Of course there will be many deals on Amazon itself, but Amazon Prime Day is such a big deal that most other large retailers will also be participating in counter-sales. I would expect to see competing Amazon Prime Day 2019 sales from places like Walmart, Target and Best Buy.
What credit cards should I use on Amazon Prime Day?
Ah of course the most important question for a miles, points and credit card site! The best credit card to use is one that you’re meeting the minimum spend on for a good welcome offer! (See our Top Credit Card offers here)
But if you aren’t doing that, then Amazon purchases classify as online purchases, so if you still have the old AT&T Access More card that offers 3x on online purchases that would be a good one. Another option would be to buy gift cards at a store where you get a bonus (like 5x at office supply stores with the Chase Ink Cash or 4x at grocery stores with the American Express Gold Card – read more about the Gold card here)
What are your best Amazon Prime Day tips? Leave them in the comments!