Amazon Prime Day 2019 is coming—here’s everything you need to know
Mark your calendars for the Black Friday of the summer and get ready to save.
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Online shoppers and deal hunters, get ready. Amazon Prime Day 2019 is just around the corner and you’re going to want to mark your calendar for this huge shopping event.
This will be the fifth year that the online retail giant is hosting its annual Prime member-only sale. It’s basically the Black Friday of the summer and is chock-full of incredible products at some of their lowest prices. Each year since Amazon first announced the shopping event in 2015, the sales on Prime Day get bigger and better, so we're pretty excited about what this year’s event will bring.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Even though Amazon hasn't announced the exact date of the shopping “holiday,” and typically doesn’t make it official until late June, we have a pretty good guess based on what Amazon has done in previous years. We can expect Prime Day 2019 to fall on the second or third week of July and last at least 36 hours.
Last year, Amazon Prime Day began July 16 at noon and lasted for 36 hours. It was a little later in the month than years past, and many including us have guessed this was because the World Cup ran into mid July. We’re not certain if Amazon will stick to the mid-month schedule this year or go back to holding their event on the second week of the month. But we are confident that this year’s Prime Day will most likely take place around either July 9 or July 16 this year and last just as long—if not longer.
What kind of deals can you expect?
While we haven’t gotten word of any deals (yet), there are a few products that we can pretty much guarantee will be on sale. The biggest discounts have typically always been and will continue to be on Amazon products like Echos, Kindles, Fire Tablets, and Ring Doorbells during Prime Day. There will also more than likely be discounts on Amazon services like Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Music as well as special offers in-store at Whole Foods for those with Prime memberships, too.
You can also expect deals on popular cooking products like the coveted Instant Pot, 4K HDR TVs, headphones, vacuums, DNA test kits, and much more. We’ll continue to update this post as we get word of any major deals.
To prepare yourself to sift through the plethora of deals that will be available, your best bet is to make a list of the items you want and need. We also recommend getting the Amazon app and creating a Prime Day wish list so you can get push notifications when any of the items you want go on sale.
How do I prepare for Prime Day?
The best thing you can do before Prime Day is to make sure you have a Prime membership—you literally can’t access the hundreds of deals otherwise! The membership costs nearly $119 for a yearly subscription or $12.99 for a monthly subscription. But there are plenty of benefits to having a Prime membership other than Prime Day (i.e. free two-day shipping, Whole Foods discounts, Prime Video), so you might want to consider getting one anyway. And if you’ve never signed up for Prime before, you can always sign up for the free 30-day trial right before Prime Day and cancel it before you get charged
But if you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free trial right before Prime day to take advantage of the deals—just make sure you cancel after Prime Day so you aren’t charged with any subscription fees.
Will other retailers have sales too?
Prime Day may be an Amazon “holiday,” but their success has led other retailers to hold their own sales around the same time. Most refer to their savings opportunities as Black Friday in July and others hold their own annual events, like Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale.
We'll continue to update this post once we get more news about dates, deals and everything else, so check back for the latest information.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.