Happy Prime Day, you guys! Well technically it’s tomorrow but it’s kicking off six hours early this year at 6pm PST tonight. I’ll be here all day & night sorting through all the deals and sharing all the not-to-be-missed ones with you guys here and on Facebook, so be sure to be following along there too.
In preparation of Prime Day, I thought I’d let you guys know what Prime Day is, how to best navigate the sale, & do a giveaway! But first, a quick run-down on why Amazon Prime is LIFE, especially for new parents. The #1 benefit for Prime Members has to be the free two-day shipping on millions of items (and one-day shipping on over a million items in select cities). This alone will make Prime your BFF when you have a baby. If you realize in the middle of the night that you need extra pacifiers, onesies, diapers, pumping supplies, or nursing pads, you can order them to your door in two days, maybe sooner!
The shipping benefits alone make Prime well worth it to me, but there are other benefits too. Like access to exclusive deals for Prime Members only (if you follow me on Facebook you know there are lots of these!), early access to Lightning Deals, unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows (including tons of options for kids), and unlimited photo storage through Prime Photos. You also need to be a Prime Member to become a member of Amazon Family, which offers 20% off diapers when you subscribe, a 15% off registry completion discount, and access to exclusive coupons & deals. You also have to be a Prime Member to take advantage of the deals on Prime Day, which of course leads us to…
Amazon Prime Day!
Prime Day started a couple of years ago to celebrate Amazon’s 20th birthday (and obviously encourage people to sign up for Prime), and it’s been so successful they’ve made it an annual thing. Here are the important things you need to know to navigate Prime Day.
There are two types of deals included in Prime Day – Spotlight Deals & Lightning Deals. Spotlight Deals are the hot big-ticket items that are expected to sell out really quickly. In the past this has included items like Roombas, Fitbits, the Amazon Echo, & more. Lightning Deals are promotions that launch every five minutes and last for a few hours (or until they sell out). There will be thousands of these in multiple categories starting at 6pm PST tonight. You can see the Lightning Deals ahead of time, so you can “watch” them & grab them as soon as they go live. I find it easiest to sort through the Lightning Deals by department, which you can easily do on your computer or mobile device. And of course I’ll be sorting through them and posting my hand-picked favorites here and on Facebook.
In addition to Spotlight Deals and Lightning Deals, there will also likely be coupon codes in select categories and on select brands. Last year this included coupon codes for select baby brands too! I’ll let you know about those as soon as they go live!
And because I love Prime Day so much (it’s seriously like Christmas around here!), I’m celebrating by giving away TWO $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Enter now through Wednesday morning at 6am PST. Good luck!