What's Amazon Prime Day? Everything You Need to Know About the Biggest Sale of the Year
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is almost here, and trust us: you're not going to want to miss out on these huge savings.
The fifth annual Amazon Prime Day is almost here, and to say we're getting excited would be a huge understatement. Here's everything you need to know about the sale—and make sure to keep an eye on this page, as we'll continue to update it with the best deals as soon as we learn about them.
What is Amazon Prime Day and when is it?
First launched back in 2015, Prime Day has become one of the biggest sales of the year, with major markdowns on everything from electronics to fitness gear to smart home gadgets to kitchen essentials (last year, the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker was one of Amazon’s best-selling products on Prime Day).
The exact details of Prime Day change from year to year. This year, the sale will begin at 12 a.m., PT on Monday, July 15 and conclude at 11:59 p.m., PT on Tuesday, July 16. But you don't have to wait until then to save: Pre-sales will be announced a few days before the actual event (more on that below).
What should I know about Amazon Prime Day 2019?
If you spot a great deal, you should definitely click "Add to cart" ASAP. Many Prime Day sales have a short time limit, and others, called "lightning deals," end when the item is out of stock. Some sales are also announced throughout the day, so keep checking back to make sure you don't miss anything.
Last year, we saw some great savings on workout and sporting gear (including must-have brands like Reebok, Adidas, and Fitbit), home and electronics (tons of Amazon devices were marked down), kitchen essentials from brands like Keurig and Calphalon, and even some rare luxury beauty discounts.
How can I find the best Amazon Prime Day deals?
The first thing you need to do is make sure you're an Amazon Prime member; all Prime Day sales are exclusive to members. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial during your first month of Prime, and it's then $119 a year. If you're not already a member, trust us, it's worth every penny: you get access to tons of freebies (music, videos, e-books, and audio streaming services), as well as free 2-day shipping on qualifying items.
The best early Prime Day 2019 deals you can shop now
Want an insider tip? Have your credit cards ready, because you can actually score some amazing deals before Prime Day goes live on July 15. Amazon has already launched a ton of money-saving sales you can shop right now—but they won’t last long! Here, the best early Prime Day deals we’re adding to our shopping carts ASAP.
• Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Plaque Control Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush ($50, marked down from $70)
• Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker ($80, marked down from $100)
• Apple Watch Series 3 ($199, marked down from $279)
• Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner ($270, marked down from $400)
• iRobot Roomba 690 Self Charging Robot Vacuum ($279, marked down from $375)