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Amazon Prime Day 2019

It’s almost here! The “savingest” day of the year! Actually, Amazon Prime Day 2019 is two full days. 48 hours of the best deals online, July 15th and 16th, starting at midnight (PST) July 15.

This is your opportunity to stock up on back to school supplies, get all your dorm room essentials, buy gifts for upcoming birthdays, weddings, or even Xmas!

Keep reading to find everything you need to know to score the best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals!

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DEAL OF THE DAY! Shop the hundreds of other items on sale TODAY ONLY!

Are you reading this from Canada? You too can shop all the deals at Amazon.com and ship your purchases north. But also read my Amazon Day 2019 Canadian Edition to see the bargains especially for you on Amazon.ca!

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon’s first Prime Day was in 2015, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. It was so successful, they have been increasing and extending it ever since! Prime Day is now in 18 countries, and has grown to 48 hours of amazing deals.

Prime Membership

Just to be clear, Amazon Prime Day is a savings event exclusively for Amazon Prime members. So if you’re not yet a member, I have a deal for you! Here’s a link to your FREE 30-day trial! There’s no obligation to keep your Prime membership if you don’t love it.

Are you a student? Your deal is even better! You get a 6-month free trial!

Why Should I get a Prime Membership?

Of course the obvious answer is to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day 2019. But what about after the sale is over?

Amazon Prime membership gives you many other great benefits!

  • Free delivery in as little as 2 hours!
  • Stream thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video
  • Stream more than 2 million songs with Prime Music
  • Free game content every month with Twitch Prime
  • Shop with Alexa and receive additional discounts on select deals
  • Discounts on AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry, and Amazon Family
  • Unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos
  • Book lovers will enjoy free books with Prime Reading, and being able to read one of next month’s new releases now, with Amazon First Reads.

These are just the highlights! There are far too many benefits to list them all here. Want to know more? Check out Amazon’s Prime Membership Benefits

Free Concert July 10th Featuring Taylor Swift!

Amazon is kicking off the celebrations on July 10th at 9pm (ET) with a free concert! It features Taylor Swift, with Dua Lipa, SZA, Becky G, and host Jane Lynch. This is presented by Amazon Music exclusively for Prime members. Watch the trailer!

Amazon Prime Day 2019 free concert, featuring Taylor Swift
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Free Events for Gamers July 11-13

Amazon Prime Day 2019 APEX Legends gaming event July 11-13
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Twitch Prime is teaming up with EA to create the Twitch Prime Crown Cup in Las Vegas on July 13th, 2pm (Pacific Time). The Crown Cup Finals start at 7pm and concludes with a trophy ceremony and music by Murda Beatz. Practice rounds air on July 11th at 8:30pm and July 12 at 6pm.

On July 13th, tune in for the Twitch Prime Crown Cup in London featuring EA Sports titles. The excitement begins at 10am PT hosted by streamer Castro1021.

Amazon Prime Day 2019 features exclusive gaming deals available only to Prime members. Check in on July 15th to see what they are!

Your Prime membership includes Twitch Prime, giving gamers in-game bonuses – weapons, characters, skins, boosts, upgrades, and more; free games which are yours to keep forever, and a free monthly channel subscription on Twitch.

Some Prime Day Deals are Available NOW!

Prime Day is less than a week away, and Amazon is building the excitement now with their preview deals. These are for Prime members only, so remember log in or get your free trial now.

One of the biggest deals is a full $100 off Fire TV Recast! This is the DVR for people who have cut the cable cord and watch TV over the air. Watch and record live sports, late night shows, local news, and other can’t miss shows. Record 2 shows at once, and store up to 75 hours of programming! Naturally it’s compatible with Alexa.

Love the Marvel movies? Amazon Prime has rentals of all your favourites for just $1.99! That’s half price, exclusively for Prime members.

Amazon Prime Day 2019 Marvel movies $1.99 to rent at Prime Video
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Should I Purchase Now or Wait?

What if you see something you want on sale now? Should you buy it before Prime Day? That’s tough to answer. Amazon will not price match if the price drops after you buy it. However, they will take returns. You can buy the item now, then if the price drops at Prime Day buy it at the new price and return the original one. Keep in mind, though, that you’re on the hook for return shipping. This strategy might work for a small item, but the cost of shipping a large item might be more than the savings from the price drop.

A Wedding or Baby in your 2019 Plans?

Create a wedding registry or baby registry at Amazon this week, and send your loved ones over to Amazon Prime Day 2019 to help you stock up!

I’m not an Amazon Prime Member. Can I still get these Deals?

Prime Day is Amazon’s “thank you” to their members. If you’re not currently a member, you can get a FREE TRIAL and either keep it if you find it useful, or cancel it by the end of the free month.

If you have already had a free trial membership within the past year, you can get a 1-month membership. Your savings could more than pay for the cost of the membership. Just remember to cancel it, because 12 months of monthly membership costs more than a 1-year membership. You get a discount for committing for the year.

Remember, if you’re a student, you get 6-months of free Prime membership. That’ll take you from Prime Day, to back-to-school-shopping, textbook trade-in, and right through the Christmas gift giving season. Amazon is advertising Prime Day savings of up to 30% on items in the Off to College category.

Be the First to get New Products

Amazon is releasing dozens of new products during the Prime Day event! Items range from clothing to toys, electronics to home and kitchen gadgets. These will be available exclusively for Prime members.

Amazon Prime Day 2019 Cheat Sheet

  • Prime Day starts midnight on July 15th. That’s 3am Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Prime Day will last for 48 hours.
  • Amazon has promised over a million deals!
  • The deepest discounts will likely be on Amazon devices.
  • Look for additional discounts on Amazon subscription services.
  • Some amazing deals have already started!
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