Traditionally, Amazon shopping takes place at a PC, but there are other options as well. For example, if you own any kind of Alexa-compatible device (Fire tablet, Echo smart speaker, etc.), you can ask Alexa for Prime Day deals — some of which might be exclusively available via voice purchase.
The Amazon mobile apps, meanwhile, will let you grab deals while you’re on the go. And if you happen to be in the vicinity of a Whole Foods, you might be able to score an extra Prime Day discount. In 2018, Prime subscribers received a $10 Whole Foods credit.
Finally, don’t forget to get charitable: The Amazon Smile program is a free and easy way to donate a portion of your purchase to just about any charity. Just start your shopping experience at smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. (While you’re at it, read about other ways to give to charity without even trying.)
Naturally, you can log on to Amazon.com via your laptop, but here are some options to consider, too
Should I sign up for Amazon Prime now?
The big sale is exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers, and an annual subscription costs $119 (or $13 per month if you don’t want to pay all at once).
Worth it? If you’re getting it just for Prime Day, then probably not. But Prime affords a whole bunch of other benefits, not the least of which are free two-day shipping on most products and lots of movies and TV shows from Prime Video.
If you don’t want to pay for Prime but do want access to the Prime Day deals, here’s one strategy: Sign up for Amazon’s free 30-day Prime trial a few days before the sale. The only catch: That’s for new subscribers only, so if you’ve done the trial or been a member before, you can’t get another trial.
I can’t wait for July. Where can I find good deals now?
Yes, July is still weeks away, but there are deals to be had. Here are some worthwhile destinations:
Check out Amazon’s Deals Page, which is updated daily.