A Guide to Prime Day 2019
It's finally here! Today kicks off Prime Day 2019, which is actually TWO days, July 15 and 16. This is the fifth year that Amazon Prime members are able to access hundreds of thousands of deals—some of which will last all 48 hours of Prime "Day" and others disappearing after only a few minutes.
Tell Me About the Deals!
There are a lot of Prime Day deals to look out for
Among those deals are the Echo Input, which is on sale for $14.99 (typically $34.99) and the Amazon Fire TV Recast, which is going for 129.99 (usually $229.99). The new Echo Show 5 is just $50 and the Fire TV Stick is an insane $15.
There are also huge deals on Amazon-branded products, including up to 15% off on clothing brands like Lark & Ro, and Goodthreads.
There are also a lot of "Rewards" for Prime Day shoppers who aren't yet totally plugged into Amazon's apps. Prime Members can get a $10 Amazon credit when they sign into the Amazon app for the first time, as well as a second $10 credit after their first in-app purchase. Members can also earn $10 back on their next order of $50 or more for installing Amazon Assistant, which pushes desktop notifications on deals members might be watching.
Prime members who spend $10 or more at Whole Foods today and tomorrow get a $10 reward for Prime Day. (Remember, Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017).
Kindle enthusiasts should also know that Prime Members are entitled to two free Kindle books through Prime's First Reads program in July. First Reads allows Prime members to choose a free book from a collection of editor picks at the top of each month. July's selections are particularly juicy, so be sure to take advantage! Beyond free books, there are a ton of discounts on popular novels, so be sure to browse for your next beach read.
There have also been major events tied to Prime Day. On July 10, there was a live-streamed Prime Day Concert featuring Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G and hosted by Jane Lynch. Prime Members can watch the concert on-demand through their Prime Video accounts.
July 11-13, gaming platform Twitch hosted two competitions, the Twitch Prime Crown Cup - Las Vegas and the Twitch Prime Crown Cup - London.
And There's More!
Look at some of 2018's top Prime Day Deals.
Not a Prime Member?
What are you waiting for? Now's the time to sign up! Amazon Prime members are charged $119 a year or $12.99 a month, and subscriptions begin with a 30-day free trial period, meaning you could cancel after Prime Day if the service isn't for you. That said, with Prime, members get free two day shipping, access to the Prime Video and Music libraries, early access to select digital books, and more. We at The Guide are big fans of Prime and do recommend it!