HOUSTON – The popular Amazon Prime day has led to stores like Target and Walmart creating their own days of deals and specials, leading to an all-out sales war. There are a few things to know before the sales kick off later this week. We are going to help you prepare so you can save the most money and how to earn an extra $10 Amazon Prime credit.
Preparing for Prime Day sales
Colanda Bates is preparing for this year’s Amazon Prime Days like a soldier prepares for battle. She’s taking notes, doing her research, and scoping out the battlefield to make sure she gets the best deals possible.
“I basically shop all of the time. Like daily online, I’m always trying to find deals. I go to you know Walmart, Amazon, Target, all of them,” said Bates.
As a hard-working wife and mother raising two teenage daughters, saving money is critical, so this coming June 20th, like Target and Walmart each launch epic summer sales to compete with Amazon’s prime day on June 21 and 22, Colanda will join millions of shoppers wold wide for what could become one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
Colanda has set her sights on big-ticket electronics, cellphones, and Christmas gifts for the girls.
“I saw that they have tv’s going for really cheap so definitely want to check that out. Definitely, Christmas presents, definitely laptops, school is coming up,” said Colanda.
How can I save money on Prime Day?
Step one: Join
To participate in Prime Day, you must be an Amazon Prime Member. You can join Amazon Prime for free.
“They offer a 30-day free trial, so there’s absolutely no investment in at least trying it and then you can take part in all these great deals,” said Stippel.
Step two: Start now
Don’t wait for these huge sales to start, look for early deals on the items you want now so you don’t miss out.
“They’re already doing a ton of early prime day deals,” said Stippel. “Something else to remember is when Prime Day rolls around there are certain items where they only have a certain amount of quantity. So maybe there’s a thousand, maybe there’s a hundred, once they’re claimed, they’re gone.”
Step three: Compare
Once the sales start, make sure you compare the price of what you want before buying on all three websites: Target, Walmart, and Amazon.
“You just want to feel like you are getting the best deal, the deepest discount,” said Stippel.
“I always tell people to do that research,” said Michael Garfield, the High Tech Texan.
Garfield, the high-tech Texan on KPRC Radio, recommends using a website called Keepa, which tracks the price of the items you want and shows how low that item has sold for in the past. This way you can be sure you are getting the best deal.
“What it does, it goes out and it has loaded the price for the past three months and it has a day-to-day scale to see what the highest and lowest point is,” said Garfield.
Sign up for deal alerts (for all stores)
You can sign up for deal alerts so you can be one of the first to know about potential savings.
Target Deal Days - June 20- 22
Online only. This year’s event will span three full days! Expect thousands of online deals from electronics and home to essentials, toys, beauty and grocery. New deals will be added each day of the sale, including special limited-time deals. Sign up for email or text alerts.
Walmart Deals for Days - June 20 - 23
During the “Deals for Days” savings event, customers will find Black Friday like savings on top items from Walmart and its Marketplace sellers in electronics, home, toys, beauty, fashion and more. The “Deals for Days” event will include online only deals, special store-only savings, and Rollbacks on items available in-store and online.
You can sign up for personalized Amazon Prime Day alerts.
*Many other retailers like Best Buy do price match.
How do I claim my $10 Prime day credit?
You can earn a $10 store credit to use during the Amazon Prime Day event. Amazon has made an effort to support small businesses in the community. In an effort to support small, Amazon is rewarding customers for buying from small business owners. If you spend $10 at select small businesses on Amazon, you will get $10 to spend at any other Amazon store in the future.
Customers can shop tens of thousands of eligible products from a variety of categories such as home & kitchen, grocery, beauty & grooming, pet supplies, toys & games, electronics, jewelry, books, and more. Customers can find qualifying products at Amazon.com/supportsmall.
The $10 credit is valid for the duration of Prime Day – 12:00 am (PT), June 21, 2021, to 11:59 pm (PT), June 22, 2021. Prime Day Deals start June 21. The credit won’t be applied to purchases on Amazon.com prior to 12:00am (PT), June 21. See all deals at Amazon.com/primeday.
KPRC 2 is helping your family save money!
This Friday, on KPRC 2 This Morning, KPRC 2 Consumer expert Amy Davis is looking into a few top items all moms should consider putting on their summer sale wars shopping list. She will also show us how to personalize the deals you are getting so you don’t have to spend a lot of time looking around for something you might need.