You know how hot fudge takes something good and makes it even better? I'm about to do the same for Amazon Prime Day. If that massive midsummer sale (happening July 15 and 16 this year) is the ice cream, allow me to serve as your gooey chocolate sauce. See, while Amazon will undoubtedly serve up some great deals -- in fact, some Prime Day deals are available already -- you may be able to score even lower prices. Below I've rounded up a few of my favorite money-saving secrets -- some of them borrowed, unsurprisingly, from Black Friday, which is the year's other major everything's-on-sale season. Don't like reading? Click the accompanying video (below) and I'll share some of these tips and tricks in person. And note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Use Amazon's credit card to save an extra 5%If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber (and you need to be to maximize your savings on Prime Day), consider getting the Amazon Prime Rewards … [Read more...] about How to save even more on Prime Day 2019
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Amazon Prime Day 2019 is set to run July 15 and 16, so now is the the time to start mapping out your approach to the expansive 48-hour shopping event. This is your chance to score a new TV or Amazon Echo Show for a fraction of the everyday price. Over two days this year, Amazon puts tens and tens of thousands of products on sale for Prime Day -- some on sale for a short period of time and others available in limited quantities. CNET will closely monitor all the Amazon Prime Day deals as they pop up, so if you follow along with us, you'll be sure to not miss anything. But if you'd rather see the action for yourself, you can set alerts for Amazon to notify you when an item goes on sale, so you can snap it up at the appropriate moment. You can grab a Prime Day deal if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, so make sure you are a member in good standing before the deals start. And if you're not a paying member, don't worry: You can sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial, which gets you all … [Read more...] about Don’t miss a single Prime Day 2019 deal when it starts July 15
Amazon's annual Prime Day sale will be back in two weeks and include more deals, come to more countries and last longer than in past years. Plus, the company is giving away a new Lexus.The sale will kick off on Monday, July 16, at noon Pacific and go on for 36 hours, up from 30 hours last year. Australia, Singapore, Netherlands and Luxembourg will join in on Prime Day for the first time, along with the US, UK, Spain, Mexico, Japan, India, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium and Austria.Prime Day will include more than 1 million deals worldwide, an increase from "hundreds of thousands" of deals last year and over 100,000 the year before. Those deal will include twice as many Amazon device sales.A handful of sales are already starting today, including a $100 discount on the Echo Show smart speaker and four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents. Now playing: Watch this: Amazon wants to make it easier to start your own delivery... 1:02 "We … [Read more...] about It’s official: Amazon Prime Day starts July 16
Is it July already? Not quite, but Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner. And it's never too early to start planning, because these are deals we're talking about!Although the company has yet to announce the exact dates of the big event, which promises site-wide discounts on par with Black Friday, here's what we know, based on the patterns of the past few Prime Days:It will almost certainly happen in mid-July.It will probably span more than one day. In 2017, Prime Day started late on a Monday and ended early on Wednesday. Last year, it lasted 36 hours, starting on Monday, July 16.The biggest discounts are likely to apply to Amazon's own products and brands, including the full range of Echo speakers, Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, Kindle readers, Blink cameras and so on.Obviously we'll keep you posted once we get more news about dates, deals and everything else.What kind of deals should I expect?Good ones -- especially on the aforementioned Amazon gear. It's a good bet Amazon … [Read more...] about When is Amazon Prime Day 2019, what’s coming and how can I get the best deals?
Amazon botched Monday's kickoff of its fourth annual Prime Day sale, with a broken website and app redirecting customers to pictures of dogs on its error pages. For many shoppers, the problems persisted for hours.But the screw-up didn't change the final outcome: a third Prime Day in a row that broke all previous Amazon sales records.On Wednesday, Amazon said his year's Prime Day surpassed all prior sales records in the e-commerce giant's 24-year history, including every Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For apples-to-apples comparisons, that record was weighed against other 36-hour periods since the sale this year was a day and a half.This record shouldn't last long, though. Due to Amazon's rapid growth, the company is likely to break the record again during the upcoming holiday season. Prime members worldwide ordered over 100 million products during Prime Day 2018, Amazon said. The best-sellers this year were Amazon's own devices: the Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick with Alexa … [Read more...] about Despite glitches, Amazon Prime Day 2018 manages another record