Amazon Prime Days start tomorrow and can make it tempting to buy all the things. Before you do, consider these 5 tips:
You Need a Membership
To take advantage of all the Prime Day deals, you must have an Amazon Prime membership. If you don’t, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial. If you decide it’s not for you, just be sure to cancel before that time is up.
Make a List
It’s easy to get sucked into the one click mentality. Maybe the item looks good. Maybe someone else you know posted on social media that they just got that *deal*. But do you really need it?
Before Prime Days begin, make a list of any items that you truly want or need. This will enable you to focus on specific items during the sale. Also, if you use the List feature on Amazon, you can watch anytime to see how the price changes and find a better time to buy.
Know Before You Buy
Refer to your list and research current prices so you know you are getting a good deal before you click. Sometimes a deal can seem amazing in the moment, but it’s really no better than it was yesterday.
Or another store might have the better price. Case in point, over the weekend I took advantage of a sale offered by the Disney Store and purchased an American Tourister carryon for $56.22 + tax. The same item was listed on Amazon for $79.99. Aside from cost, you can see below that I will have to wait longer for my purchase to arrive. Since I do not need this item this week, I’m okay with waiting to save 30% on the overall cost. (ETA: the luggage arrived on Wednesday! 4 days after I placed the order. Far faster than the 1-2 weeks indicated on the order summary.)
Check My List
I’ve started an Amazon List of my favorite deals I find during Amazon Prime Days. Some of these deals might have a specific time window and some might sell out quickly so plan to bookmark the list and check it throughout Amazon Prime Days.
Just Say No
Children of the 80s will recognize this tip. Just as First Lady Nancy Reagan recommended to the youth of my day to “Just say no” to drugs, it’s okay to say no to Prime Days. You don’t have to buy anything. It’s 100% okay to sit back and watch what others do or just turn it all off completely.
Have a tip or found an amazing deal? Let me know in the comments.