A Guide to Prime Day 2019
It's that time of year again! Prime Day is coming!
According to a leaked PR email, Amazon Prime Day 2019 will take place on Monday, July 15. This is the fifth year that Amazon Prime members are able to access hundreds of thousands of deals—some of which last all day, and others disappearing after only a few minutes.
When Is It?
It's not official yet, but if the leaked email is correct, Prime Day will begin on July 15. This tracks with past years, as it usually takes place mid-July on a Monday. Last year, Prime Day lasted 36 full hours, beginning at noon Pacific Time and ending at midnight the following day.
What Deals Can I Expect?
There are a lot of Prime Day deals to look forward to. Let's break it down.
First, there are typically steep discounts on Amazon products, especially electronics like the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Echo Spot, and Amazon Fire TV Cube. Last year, there were also deals on Amazon services such as Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Music.
In 2018 Amazon also launched a number of "Rewards" for Prime Day shoppers, such as a $5 reward for installing Amazon Assistant, which pushes desktop notifications on deals you might be interested in, as well as a $5 discount on select Prime Day deals when you look for a product with "Camera Search" on the Amazon app.
A new feature of Prime Day in 2018 was that Amazon Prime members shopping at Whole Foods with their Amazon Rewards Visa Card received 10 percent back on their purchases (Remember, Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017). It's yet unknown if this will be the case again this year, but we'll be looking out for more information.
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! For a greater overview of Prime benefits, click here.
And There's More!
Look at some of 2018's top Prime Day Deals.