Amazon Prime Day 2018 Tips & Wishlist

 

Monday is the day , Christmas in July or in other words — Amazon Prime Day 2018.  It’s the new Black Friday except you don’t have to wait in line, it’s not freezing cold and you aren’t stuffed with turkey!  Every year, Amazon ups their game.  The first year was kind of a flop but they learned their lesson and there are some really good deals to be found.  Last year my sister got a designer coat for under $20.

Today, I am going to share my best tips to help you make the most of the day as well as some items on my wishlist.  It’s Friday so this will be Amazon Prime Day Special list of Friday Favorites Don’t worry, I will be back on Monday with Life Lately (there’s been a lot of life happening around here ;).

 

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Amazon Prime Day Tips

Prime Day starts at 3 PM ET on Monday, July 16th but you can do a couple of things to get ahead of the game and make sure you don’t miss a deal on something you need or want.  Here are a few Prime Day tips!

  1.  Make sure you are a Prime member.  You can sign-up here.  You can get a free 30-day trial and participate in all the Prime Day sales.  We have found Amazon Prime pays for itself over a year’s time.  We use Prime Video, Prime Music streamed from our Amazon Echo not to mention the 2-day shipping!
  2. Download the Amazon App and enable notifications – You know I am not a fan of notifcations but there are always exceptions to the rule.  The app with notify you of special deals all day long.  Turn on and off notifications by going into your phone’s settings.  Scroll down and find the Amazon app and click on it.  Then, click notifications, and turn on or off notifications.
  3. Install Amazon Assistant and get $5 off your $25 purchase (read more here).
  4. Create a wishlist of items to see if they are discounted on Prime Day. (see my list below)

My Amazon Prime Day Wishlist

I went ahead and placed all of these items on an Amazon wishlist so I could easily look on Prime Day and see if they were on sale.  I wrote down the cost before Prime Day so I know if I really am getting a good deal ;)!

  1.  Amazon Echo Show – My sister and brother-in-law have one and it’s awesome.  This is on our shopping list and right now it’s on sale for $129.99 through Prime Day.  (Normally $229).  You can “drop in” video chat with other Amazon Echo owners as well as use it for a baby monitor and attach it to a bluetooth camera.  It also displays the daily news amongst many, many other features.
  2. Garment Steamer My sister-in-law told me her steamer has replaced ironing and that I needed one.  This is a best seller on Amazon (with 4000 reviews and 4 stars). The price before Prime Day was $19.99.
  3. Smart Plugs We got 3 smart plugs for Christmas that can be controlled remotely via our Amazon Alexa app or by voice command via our Amazon Echo.  We would like more for our bedroom and kitchen.
  4. Harry Potter Hogwarts Lego Set Solon has his eye on this for Christmas so I am going to keep my eye on it for Prime Day.  It’s currently $99.99 at Target and $179 on Amazon Prime.
  5. Label Maker I love to label all my storage bins so I don’t have to dig into them to remember what each one contains.  Mine has gone missing so I need to replace it.  This one is currently $17.88!
  6. Large Suitcase We are in need of another suitcase for our trip to China so I will be looking for a good deal on Prime Day!
  7. Wireless Iphone X Charger  The new Iphone X has wireless charging capabilty.  This charger is Amazon’s choice and currently $13.99!
  8. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – If the price is right, this might be a perfect option for our trip to China and travel in general.   They are currently $119.99
  9. Instant Pot – My mom wants one of these for Christmas.  They are currently $89.95!
  10. Electric Skillet – I just had to throw mine away I got as a wedding gift after 12 hard-working years.  This is a best seller on Amazon and currently $19.99.

So, what’s on your Amazon Prime Day wishlist?  I hope to snag a few items, fingers crossed!  I will be sure to report back, don’t you worry!  There’s also another HUGE sale going on – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Last year, I scored my super soft Patagonia pull-over for a great deal!  If you are shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, check out my friend Sarah’s blog for all her favorite picks.  Have a great summer weekend friends :)!

 

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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