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The Ultimate Guide to Prime Day 2019

The Amazon Prime Day event is almost here! Think Black Friday in the summer…  It’s where Amazon offers deals exclusively to their Prime members. It will start July 15th at 12 AM Pacific. And as always, Amazon is promising huge deals around the world. If you are not a Prime Member, now is the time to try it! It is considered a necessity for homeschooling by many of us. If you don’t have a Prime Membership, you can get a trial for 30 days FREE, just click here and sign up!

 

What is Prime Day?

Prime Day is a time that Amazon Prime members are offered lightning deals, price cuts, and promotions, exclusively for them. Amazon just announced that Prime Day will start on Monday, July 15 at 12am PT (3am ET) and will run through July 16.

Why Join Prime?

So the most obvious benefit that members receive, is FREE fast shipping for eligible purchases. If you are like me, getting my items quick now has become the norm. I buy groceries, home goods, office supplies, and textbooks via prime because I have become addicted to two day shipping. But besides fast and free shipping, we get a great assortment of streaming of movies, TV shows and music, not to mention the exclusive shopping deals and selection, and more.

Prime Day Launches

Did you know some brands actually launch new products around Prime Day? Click here to see products that are being launched!

Or if you want to shop by department, just click the name below to go to that list:

Early Deals

Did you know they already have early deals?  Yes!! Here are a few of them: 

Live Concerts

singers pictures for prime day

Prime day has become such a big deal, they even have their own live concerts streaming that day! You can find out who and when by clicking here. 

Did you know you can share your Prime Account?

Yes, you can with Amazon Household.  A Household allows you to connect and share Amazon benefits with the whole family. Two adults and up to four teens and four child profiles may link in a Household. Click this link to set up Amazon Household before Prime Day!  If you have a paid Prime membership under your personal account you can share your shipping benefits with your Amazon Business user account. Go to Amazon Prime and Business Accounts.

HOW TO SEE THE DEALS

Because this event is so popular and offers great deals, it is in your best interest to know what to do before Prime Day starts. If you tend to shop from your phone, go ahead and download the free Amazon app. If you are like me and you shop from your desk top or laptop, go to the “today’s deals” section and sort by only the upcoming deals box. It gives you the deals up to 24 hours before they go live.

Remember though, this event is exclusively for Amazon Prime members only. The good news is, you can still sign up to be a prime member before the event. If you’re not ready to commit to being a member and paying the annual fee, you can sign up for the 30-day free trial and unsubscribe before the first payment.

Shipping Benefits

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible items to addresses in the contiguous U.S. and other shipping benefits. For more information, go to Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits.
  • FREE Same-Day Delivery in eligible zip codes. For more information, go to Order with Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery. Oh how I wish we had this here.
  • Prime Now: Get FREE 2-Hour Delivery on thousands of items. Check your ZIP Code’s availability. For more information go to Prime Now. And can you imagine how convenient this one would be?
  • FREE Release-Date Delivery: FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the continental U.S. For more information, go to Release-Date Delivery.
  • FREE No-Rush Shipping: Don’t need your Prime order right away? Select No-Rush Shipping and earn rewards for future purchases.

Streaming Products / Benefits

  • Prime Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or FREE trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Video.
  • Amazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.

 

  • Prime Music: unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists and more than a million songs for members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Music.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members can get discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans and there are annual plans available exclusively to Prime members. For more information, go to Amazon Music Unlimited.
  • Twitch Prime: Members get exclusive discounts on physical games pre-orders and new releases. Twitch.tv users who link their Amazon Prime account get ad-free viewing on Twitch, a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content. For more information, go to Twitch.tv.


Shopping Benefits

  • Whole Foods Market: Exclusive savings for Prime members, 5% back for eligible Prime members with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, and 2-hour Delivery via Prime Now in select cities (with more to come). For more information go to Prime at Whole Foods Market.
  • Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card: Eligible Prime members earn 5% back every day on all Amazon.com purchases, in addition to rewards everywhere else you shop. For more information go to Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card.
  • Amazon Prime Store Card: Eligible Prime members can get 5% back every day on Amazon.com purchases and access to exclusive financing offers. For more information go to Amazon Prime Store Card.
  • Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button. For more information, go to Amazon Dash Button.
  • Amazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50. For more information, go to About AmazonFresh.
  • Prime Wardrobe: Prime Wardrobe is a Prime-exclusive program where you can try before you buy from eligible items across women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby clothing, shoes, and accessories. You get seven days to try-on the items at home and you will only be charged for the items you decide to keep. For more information, go to About Prime Wardrobe.
  • Prime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can shop for groceries and household products in everyday sizes and pay an additional delivery fee. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Pantry.
  • Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include up to 20% off diapers, baby food, and more through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry. For more information go to Get Up To 20% Off Diapers, Baby Food, and More or About the Completion Discount.
  • Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com. For more information, go to About Prime Early Access
  • Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials.
    Reading benefits include:

Reading Benefits

  • Prime Reading: You can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android. For more information, go to Borrow Books from Amazon Prime Reading.
  • Amazon First Reads: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Amazon First Reads picks. For more information, go to Amazon First Reads. You can also purchase hardcover titles at exclusive prices.
  • Audible Channels for Prime: Unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest. For more information go to Audible Channels for Prime.
  • Washington Post Free Trial: Enjoy unlimited access to The Washington Post with a six-month free trial.

Other Benefits

  • Prime Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage and enhanced search and organization features in Amazon Drive for you and the members of your Family Vault. For more information, go to About Prime Photos.

Prime Supplemental Memberships

  • Amazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50. For more information, go to About AmazonFresh.
  • Amazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.
  • Prime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Prime Pantry orders of $40 or more, or pay a flat shipping fee for each order they place under $40. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Pantry.

Please Note

  • Amazon Prime isn’t available for customers who purchase products for the purpose of resale or use Amazon Prime to ship products to their customers or potential customers.
  • We may change these benefits occasionally as provided in the Prime Terms & Conditions.
  • Some items are not available for Two-Day Shipping due to special shipping characteristics and instead will receive free standard shipping, which delivers in 4-5 business days.
  • Your Prime Membership may be subject to sales tax in some states.
  • Customers who are guests of another membership aren’t eligible for the following benefits unless they are eligible through their Amazon Household: membership sharing, Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Prime Video, Prime Music, and shopping discounts provided by Amazon Family such as 20% off diapers and 15% Baby Registry Completion discount. Customers who are guests of another membership aren’t eligible for Prime Photos.
  • Prime members with certain discounted monthly Prime offers can’t share their Prime benefits.
  • To use Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, the Kindle device must be associated with the Prime account that’s eligible for the benefit.

About the author

Trish

Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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