How to Get the Best Prime Day Deals and Discounts

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With Prime Day right around the corner on October 13 and 14th this year, there are already a few select pre-Prime Day deals available. However, do you know how to recognize what is actually a good deal and what isn’t?

Before the big shopping day officially arrives, you should read these tips on how to score the very best deals.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: How to Score the Best Deals and Discounts

To help you best navigate Amazon Prime Day 2020, here are a few tips to help you save money, and to buy only the things actually worth buying.

Sign Up for a Prime Membership

If you aren’t already an Amazon Prime member, you need to sign up in order to take advantage of Prime Day deals. It costs $12.99 a month, but you can sign up for a trial membership that will allow you to cancel before 30 days is up.

However, also keep in mind that if you have an EBT or Medicaid card, or if you’re a student, you are eligible for special discounts.

Don’t Settle on the Cheapest Option

If you’ve been eyeballing a certain tv for a while, for example, it can be tempting to jump on a cheaper deal for a tv with fewer frills. Thing is, you might regret this later, and remember that sometimes things are cheaper for a reason.

Instead, you should go with your gut and make sure you won’t later regret not buying the item you actually wanted.

Make a List Before Prime Day Happens

The thing about Prime Day is that it is designed to throw flashy options in front of you, hoping to encourage you to make a purchase. Unfortunately, this can lead to you splurging on things you don’t really need.

One way to fight this is by making a list beforehand of the items you want the most, and stick to it.

Wait Until Black Friday

Of course, Prime Day will most likely offer incredible deals, but don’t forget that Black Friday is also right around the corner—and so is Cyber Monday.

On the other hand, if you’re in the market for an Amazon-branded item, Prime Day will likely be the best time to secure a great deal on those devices.

Other Retailers Will Offer Similar Deals

While Prime Day is happening, you should also check out other retailers who will be competing with Amazon for sales. For example, Target has already announced their “Target Deal Days,” and Walmart has announced their “Big Save” event.

Be sure to shop around to ensure that you’re truly getting the best deal available on a given item.