is almost here! Amazon’s biggest sale of the year features doorbuster savings on just about everything you could want including , and more. Prime Day features a mix of daily deals and limited-time, limited-quantity lightning deals on a wide variety of clothing, , , , Amazon-branded gear and more.
The only catch? You need to be an Amazon Prime member to take part.
Sign up ahead of Prime Day: Amazon Prime, $14.99 per month or $139 per year
There are plenty of unbeatable, but sorting through all of the options and getting the best deals before they disappear can be a challenge. The expert shoppers at CBS Essentials (that’s us!) have put together some shopping tips to help you get the best deals available during Amazon Prime Day 2023.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual two-day sales event created by Amazon. The e-commerce giant puts tons of top-selling products on sale exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers. Prime Day is an excellent opportunity for shoppers to score brand-name tech, kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, toys, beauty products, and more for Black Friday-like prices.
When is Prime Day 2023?
We finally know. Amazon Prime Day 2023 will begin at 3 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 11 and end on Wednesday, July 12. New daily deals and short-term flash deals will be rolled out throughout the weekend, so you’ll want to check back with CBS Essentials throughout the entire two-day sale.
Shop early Amazon Prime Day 2023 deals
Don’t want to wait until the summer to save? Get a head start on your Amazon Prime Day 2023 shopping with these early Prime Day deals. We’ll be updating this list frequently from now through the end of Prime Day 2023, so keep checking back for more deals.
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How to get the best deals on Amazon Prime Day 2023
Snag the best deals during the Amazon Prime Day sale with these five tips.
1. Join Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime Day deals have historically been available only to shoppers with an active Amazon Prime subscription. Those who have never been Amazon Prime members can get a 30-day free trial.
An Amazon Prime membership costs $14.99 per month (plus taxes) or $139 per year. It includes much more than access to Prime Day deals: You get free, two-day shipping on most Amazon products (and free same-day delivery in some areas), access to TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video plus special deals at Whole Food Market and more.
You can see a full list of Amazon Prime benefits by clicking here. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime by clicking the button below.
2. Shop early and check back regularly
The best deals on Amazon Prime Day often sell out quickly, so you’ll want to start early if you’re hoping to score a doorbuster deal on a big-name brand. However, it’s important to remember that new deals will be unveiled regularly, so keep checking back periodically for new lightning deals. Amazon also typically unleashes a new set of deals on day two of the sale, so even if you shop the first day of the sale, it’s worth circling back for more discounts.
3. Filter the deals
The main Amazon deals page can get a bit overwhelming on Amazon Prime Day with so many major discounts. Plus, as mentioned above, there will be deals from just about every product on Amazon available to shop. We recommend narrowing your deals search by category to get a better view of the deals that fit your needs. You can use the menu bar along the left side of the Amazon deals page to filter by category. You can also filter by star rating to make sure that you’re only seeing deals on well-rated products and don’t accidentally impulse-buy a poor-quality item.
CBS Essentials will also be publishing category-specific deals lists all throughout Amazon Prime Day 2023 to help you cut through the noise and find the top deals in each category on products with at least four-star ratings.
4. Use one-click shopping on Amazon
Make sure that you have up-to-date payment and shipping information in your Prime account and then consider using one-click shopping to complete your Amazon Prime Day purchases fast. The best stuff can sell out quick!
To use one-click shipping, select Buy Now on the product page of the item that you want to buy. A Buy Now pop-up will appear and you can double-check the selected shipping address and payment method and then confirm your purchase. This method is faster than the traditional “add to cart” option, so it’s useful when shopping lightning deals or low-stock items during Amazon Prime Day.
5. Let the experts at CBS Essentials do the work for you
CBS Essentials will be with you every step up the way to help you find the best Amazon Prime Day 2023 deals. Keep checking back to find the best deals roundups and our deals live blog.
What is Amazon’s invite-only deals program?
Amazon announced that there will be a new invite-only deals program during Amazon Prime Day 2023. Amazon Prime members can sign up for the opportunity to get exclusive access to Prime Day 2023’s best deals on brands including Lancôme, Kérastase, Peloton, Victoria’s Secret, YETI, The Drop, and Sony, and save on new Amazon-exclusive deals from D’Amelio Footwear, OPI, and Alo Yoga. New invite-only deals will happen every 30 minutes throughout the event. Amazon is warning that these deals are expected to sell out.
Amazon previewed a few of these top deals. A limited number of Amazon Prime members will be able to score 75% off Amazon Fire TV 43″ Omni Series, 60% off Bulova Men’s Marine Star Chronograph, 55% off JBL Live 660NC Noise Cancelling Headphones, and 50% off Foreo Luna 3 Facial Cleansing Brush. Instructions on how to score these deals will be forthcoming in the invitations.
Get free money at Amazon ahead of Prime Day
Amazon has a ton of opportunities for you to get free money today! We’ve rounded them up for you below. If you make this free money now, you can use it on Prime Day purchases in a couple of weeks.
Upload a photo to Amazon Photos and get $15 in credits
Here’s one of our favorite free money deals, because absolutely no purchase is required to get it. Simply download the Amazon Photos app and upload your first photo. Amazon will give you a $15 credit in your account to spend on Prime Day (or whenever you want).
It really is that simple. This deal runs now through July 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PDT (July 8 at 2:59 a.m. EDT).
Upload your first photo to Amazon Photos, get $15 free
Reload $100 on a gift card, get $12 free
Once you’ve downloaded Amazon Photos and scored your free $15 Amazon credit, why not earn yet another $12 credit? Reload any Amazon gift card with $100 or more in a single transaction and you’ll get $12 credited to the card for free.
Note that this reload offer only works once, and is limited to Amazon Prime members. The $12 award will appear in your account within three days. See the site for more details and eligibility.
Amazon gift card promo offer: reload $100, get $12 for free
Spend $50 on gift cards, get $5 free (deal starts July 3)
Amazon’s best gift card deal will soon be back. From July 3-10, first-time gift card customers can get a $5 promotional credit when they spend $50 or more on gift cards in a single order. The credit will appear in your account two days after purchase.
Note that you’ll need to redeem your credit by August 25, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT.
Amazon gift card deal: Spend $50 on gift cards, get a $5 credit
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