Amazon Prime Day 2017 is official! It’s the day in which Amazon celebrates it’s “birthday” by treating its Prime Members with loads of discounts and savings on some of the hottest selling items available.
It has finally been announced that Amazon Prime Day 2017 will be on Tuesday, July 11. And the deals will actually begin the night before, on Monday July 10 at 9pm EST. That means we have 30 glorious hours to buy (and sell!) thousands of different products at a huge discount.
So what is Amazon Prime Day?
This year marks the third year Amazon has picked a day close to its “birthday” to celebrate by offering Prime Members incredible savings on a plethora of products.
There are an insane amount of deals for buyers and numerous opportunities for sellers.
Some of the deals already announced include:
- 40% off 6 month subscription to Audible (so you can keep up with your “reading”)
- 40% off Kindle Unlimited members (access to over 1 million books for less than $10/month)
- 4 months of Amazon Music for $0.99 (includes tens of millions of songs!)
- up to 20% cash back if you have the Amazon credit card
…and there is soooo much more to come!
Do I have to be an Amazon Prime Member to get access to the deals?
YES! You definitely do!
If you’re already a Prime member, then you’re good to go. Just sit back and wait for Monday night and get ready to start shopping.
If you’re not yet a member, I highly recommend you at least give it a shot. If you sign up through my affiliate link, you can try it out for free for 30 days. You don’t even have to be a paying Prime member to access these deals on Prime Day.
Pretty cool, huh?
A 1 year Amazon Prime membership costs $99 and include free 2 day shipping, access to free ebooks, thousands of movies and TV shows, millions of songs and even cloud storage.
If you aren’t already a Prime member, you’ll want to sign up right about…NOW!
I’ve been a member since 2012 and every single year it has been worth it. I would’ve paid hundreds of dollars more than that on shipping alone, forget the videos and ebooks they include too.
I’ll never forgot the first time I went shopping with both of my kids. It was fairly recently, actually, since my son is only one.
We went to Walgreen’s because my daughter’s pre-preschool class (yes, that’s a thing…for 2 year olds) was having a party and all the kids were required to bring a treat of some sort.
I figured it couldn’t be too bad. I thought it would be a quick in and out. Boy was I wrong!
The act of getting a 2 year old and a baby out of the car in a parking lot is never an easy task and when you’re a newbie at the whole more than 1 kid game. It really makes it completely necessary to strategize your every move.
When we finally got in the store, the baby car seat didn’t fit in the cart. Walgreens has these abnormally small carts. Much smaller than regular shopping carts. What a pain.
Then my daughter, who is used to riding in the cart, had to touch everything as she walked around the store with me. And anything that had a Mickey Mouse on it (a toy, a card, a ballon) she would run to, beg me to buy her and then throw a little tantrum every time I said no.
And that was just Walgreens!
Had I taken them to the grocery store or dare I say
the mall? Well, it may have scarred me for life. (Hahaha, I’m kidding…or am I?) 🙂
So yeah…I buy everything I can on Amazon. It just makes my life easier.
Since I’m technically a suburbanite right now, so Amazon Fresh doesn’t deliver to my area just yet. But let me tell you that as soon as they do (and I’ll know because I’ve turned the alert on to be notified) I’ll be ordering my groceries regularly online, too.
Special Amazon Prime Day 2017 Pro Tip
If you have a wishlist on Amazon, it will actually alert you when a deal pops up for something on your list. That means you can actually go shopping right now (add to your Amazon Wish List) and then wait for the alerts to come in on Monday/Tuesday for the items you already want.
So start adding to your Amazon Wish List today and make sure you don’t miss out on the huge opportunity to save a ton of money on items you already want or need.
And if you want to enter for a chance to win a full year membership of Amazon Prime, make sure you register for the Smart Business Mom June Giveaway.
Contest ends Friday, July 7th where one lucky winner will be announced in the Smart Business Mom Facebook group.