kicks off on Oct. 13 this year, and then we’ve got Black Friday and Christmas shopping to tackle. The last few months of the year are going to be hectic, but there’s also going to be plenty of opportunities to save big. We know that these major shopping events can be overwhelming, but there are steps you can take to make things go smoothly.
Firstly, you need to be prepared. You should make a plan, put a list together, and then wishlist these products and set deal alerts within the Amazon app. This way you’ll be ready for when the prices drop. You should also familiarise yourself with how Amazon works, and how the site looks. These things might seem obvious, but they can save you a lot of time and hassle in the long run.
It also pays be aware of all the different ways that Prime members can shop and find big savings this Prime Day. We’ve rounded up the special tricks that you should know about:
Amazon App: Prime members can shop with the Amazon App, meaning you’ll never miss a Prime Day deal.
Shop with Alexa: New Prime members can get a £5 promotional reward when they sign up for Prime via Alexa on their Echo device by saying, “Alexa, sign me up for Prime.” This offer is valid until Oct. 12.
Treasure Truck: Customers can find hand-selected product offers at amazing prices. They can opt-in by texting ‘TRUCK’ to 65018 and will receive SMS notifications whenever there’s something new to share. There will be limited-time deals on must-have items which could include anything from the latest electronics and trendy kitchen gadgets.
Amazon Hub: Customers have the option to pick up and return their Amazon packages through the Amazon Hub. This is a contactless, click and collect service. And it’s free for Prime members.
Rewards for Prime members on Amazon Platinum and Classic Mastercards: From Oct. 1 to Oct. 25, if eligible Prime members apply and are approved for either the Amazon Platinum Mastercard or Amazon Classic Mastercard, a £30 Amazon Gift Card will automatically be added to their gift card balance.
Prime Day is just around the corner, so it’s worth gaming the system to ensure that you get the most for your money. The more you know, the better your chances of walking away with the product you want at a heavily discounted price.