What You Should Know About Amazon Prime Day

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How to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is less than a week away! Are you ready?!

Raise your hand if you’re excited for Amazon Prime Day 2018!!! {ME!!!} I honestly don’t know how moms survived in the days before Amazon Prime. It has saved my life sooooooo many times when life is crazy busy. Need to plan a dinosaur birthday party for your 3 year old this weekend? No problem! No need to load all the kids in the car and drag them around to 5 different stores all day long looking for everything like you used to. Just hop on the computer during nap time, click around Amazon to get your fun, themed decorations, party favors, presents, and/or games- add to cart. And done! I seriously planned my son’s last party in less than 30 minutes. {Without having to pay for gas money or shipping! BAM!} Motherhood requires a whole lot of balancing and juggling, especially when it comes to time- so I LOVE how much time Amazon Prime saves. Plus getting to shop the sales and check out the reviews makes me a total Amazon-lover! Back to school shopping for 4 kids? I got this! {If you haven’t tried doing your back to school shopping online– girl! You NEED to!}

But my VERY favorite thing about Amazon Prime is, of course, AMAZON PRIME DAY!!!! It’s like Christmas in July with all of the killer deals {some of them better than Black Friday!} and I love using it to stock up for future birthday parties, gifts for the holidays, etc. And every year it just gets better. This year it will be a full 36 hours chock-full of deals.

The Amazon Prime Day deals start July 16th at 3pm EST and will continue through July 17th at midnight EST!


You definitely don’t want to miss out on the Amazon Prime Day deals! So make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter and following us on Facebook and Instagram where we’ll be sharing our favorite deals of Amazon Prime Day 2018!  But, did you know there are some deals that you can take advantage of RIGHT NOW?! AND things you can do RIGHT NOW to prepare for Amazon Prime Day?!

Here are our BEST Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Day Tips and Tricks!

Everything you should know about Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Deals You Can Take Advantage of RIGHT NOW!

You might be surprised at some of this lesser-known Amazon Prime deals:

  1. FREE TRIAL! That’s right! You can try Amazon Prime for FREE! If you are not an Amazon Prime member already you should definitely sign up for a free-trial of Amazon Prime right now so you can take advantage of all of the upcoming Amazon Prime Day deals! Right now is honestly the PERFECT time to test it out and enjoy the benefits.
  2. AMAZON APP! FREE $10! If you haven’t already downloaded the Amazon app- you need to get on that! You’ll get a FREE $10 credit to Amazon when you download and sign-in to the Amazon app for the first time. This is valid for existing as well as new Amazon Prime members! (Good toward any $20 in-app purchase.)
  3. AMAZON FRESH! FREE $30! If you’re an Amazon Prime member and have never tried Amazon Fresh- get on that!! You can get $30 off your first order with code 30FRESH at checkout!!! This isn’t available in all areas just yet, but you can put in your address HERE and see if it’s available where you live. It’s available in most bigger areas and who wouldn’t wanna save $30 on groceries being delivered to their door?
  4. AUDIBLE! FREE $30! Have you discovered the joys of audible and audiobooks? If you have any long road trips or plane rides coming up- you need this! But I also love to use it when I’m working out or cleaning. Right now Amazon Prime members can sign up for an Audible Trial for just $4.95 a month for 3 months. And if you’re not already a member, test out a 30-day FREE trial here! (Oh and if it’s been over a year since you last canceled your membership, you can still take advantage of this deal!)
  5. AMAZON MUSIC UNLIMITED! FREE $30.97! Have you tried Amazon Music? Guys! You can get unlimited access to tens of millions of songs! It’s a total lifesaver on long road trips and perfect for family dance parties! And you can’t beat 99¢.
  6. AMAZON ASSISTANT! FREE $5! You can get $5 off your next $25 purchase when you install Amazon Assistant on your desktop! This is valid for both existing and new Amazon Prime members! (Keep in mind, it must be used by July 23rd and takes us to 48 hours to show up in your account.)


Here’s a quick recap of your Deal To-Do List for Today:

  1. Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime (if you’re not already a member)
  2. Download the Amazon mobile app HERE on your phone or mobile device.
  3. Sign into your Amazon account on the app and you will receive a $10 credit to your email within 7 days! 
  4. Next, click HERE to see if Amazon Fresh is available in YOUR area. If so {lucky duck} use code 30FRESH at checkout and save $30!
  5. Next,  join Audible (if you love books) and enjoy 2 free audiobooks. 
  6. Next, join Amazon Music unlimited (if you love music) and load up your phone with your favorite songs and soundtracks.
  7. Finally, install Amazon Assistant on your desktop to get $5 off your next $25 purchase. 


How to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2018!

The deals go live starting on July 16th at 3pm EST but here is how you can prepare to take advantage of all the savings… 

Amazon Prime Day Preparation

  1. AMAZON PRIME DAY 2018 GUIDE! If you really want to be prepared for Amazon Prime Day- click here to read Amazon’s Prime Day Guide for 2018! It includes instructions on HOW to get sneak peeks, how to set up sneak peek notifications on your phone, and even how to utilize your Wish Lists so you don’t miss out on any of the deals!
  2. COUNTDOWN DEALS! Even though the real Amazon Prime Day deal aren’t live yet- you can still shop the Prime Day Countdown Deals starting right now!
  3. CAMERA SEARCH! FREE $30! Unlock a $5 discount on select Prime Day deals when you look for ideas with Camera Search on the Amazon App! Up to $30 off! The deals change every 6 hours and you can complete a qualifying action once for every six-hour period. Each coupon may only be used once and only applies to eligible Prime Day deals during that six-hour period through the Amazon app. Starts at 3pm EST, July 16, 2018.
  4. WHOLE FOODS MARKET! 10% BACK! If you shop at Whole Foods Market on Prime Day, use your Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card to receive 10% back! (Up to a total of $400 in purchases!)
  5. ITEMS TO WATCH FOR! Of course any Amazon product will be cheaper than usual so if you want an Echo smart speakers, Kindle, Fire Tablet, Fire Kids Edition Tablet, Fire TV Stick definitely wait until Prime Day and keep your eye on those deals! Other big-ticket items are TVs and other electronics, home goods, kitchen accessories, and smart home devices.

Most of all, make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter and following us on Facebook and Instagram where we’ll be sharing our favorite deals of Amazon Prime Day 2018!

Amazon Prime Day Favorites


  • Apple MacBook Air– Save almost $600 on this silver 13.3″ Apple MacBook Air!! We LOVE how thin and lightweight this design is and how fast the hard drive is. Plus you can go 12 hours between charges!
  • Instant PotSave 40%! Get a 6 quart Instant Pot for only $58.99!!!! If you haven’t discovered the joys of the Instant Pot yet- TODAY IS YOUR DAY! It is magical! And you will thank us for it! Will sell out!
  • Ring Video Doorbell– SAVE $75 on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro! See, hear and speak to anyone at your door from your smartphone, tablet or PC. If you haven’t seen these before- they are awesome! I personally have one and I think it’s crazy how much I’m in love with my doorbell… but it’s seriously the best thing ever! I love being able to see who is at the door from my phone.
  • Anker Portable Charger THIS is one product that is already in my cart! If you’ve never heard of it before- just check out those reviews! (Over $12K amazing reviews!) I’ve heard so many people rave about these. It’s always a top seller. It can charge your iPhone almost 7 times! A MUST have for traveling! I snagged one for both me and my husband as soon as the deal went live!
  • Clarisonic Up to 43% off Clarisonic! They clean your face sooooo well! I use mine every single night.
  • Eye Cream– For the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and bags! 44% off! We pretty love anything anti-aging!
  • Moisturizer– Anti-aging moisturizer for face and eye area! 65% off and check out all those reviews!
  • Lip Mask this lip mask is ah-mazing!!! It makes your lips soooo soft! Perfect little gift idea for any of your girlfriends.
  • Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Killer deal! 59% off! Save $71! Once you use an electric toothbrush- you’ll never go back!
  • Bath Bombs– Love these things so much and they make great birthday gifts for girlfriends or teacher gifts too!
  • Gel Polish Starter Kit if you’ve been wanting to try (or already love) gel nails- this is a great starter kit!
  • Eyelash Serum get 30% off this popular Grandelash eyelash serum! Longer, thicker lashes in just 4-6 weeks.
  • Wet Brushes– If you have girls- you NEED these! 41% off but going quickly!
  • Portable At-Home Spray Tan Machine If you’ve been wanting to get your own spray tan machine- definitely check this deal out! St. Tropez has a portable option that my best friend swears by! Save over $70!
  • Fire HD Kid Tablets– If you’re looking ahead to Christmas or birthdays you might want to snag this bundle of two Fire HD Kids Tablets! They come with protective cases and everything! (Or save $70 with this 3-pack that is perfect for road trips!)
  • Amazon Devices– If you have had your eye on ANY Amazon Devices– TODAY is the day to snag them while they’re on a killer sale! Echo & Alexa devices are especially top sellers, along with the Kindle Paperwhite and Fire Tablets(which are under $30)!
  • Amazon Cloud Cam– Have you heard about this?! You can have live video of your home when you’re away (to check on babysitters, your pets, etc.) It also has two way audio so you can talk to your kids, check in with the babysitter, or tell the dog to stop barking. Lol. It has great reviews so if you’re in the market for a security camera- this is a great deal!
  • Toys & Games– Save up to 40% on select indoor toys and games! Browse through the selection and stock up on your favorites for future Christmas presents and birthday gifts! Magformers are always a hit but they also have a giant Dollhouse and all sorts of fun toys and games for the kiddos!
  • Play Kitchen– Save over $100! This would make the perfect Christmas present and is one of the “most played with” toys!
  • Complete Harry Potter Movie Collection– Save over $70 on the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection! (Only $28.99 usually $99.98)
  • Cricut Rose Bundle– If you’d had your eye on a Cricut for awhile- THIS is the bundle you need to get! It is a great started set and we just love the color!
  • Brother Sewing Machine I love my Brother Sewing machine and this is such a great price- I might just get one for my daughter for Christmas.
  • Brother Laser Printers Big savings on laser printers! (It saves SO much money on ink in the long run!) This one is only $80 or you can upgrade to the better model for only $180! (A savings of $70!) LOVE our laser printer for black and white prints!
  • Nugget Ice Maker– We can’t be the only people who LOOOOOVE nugget ice! This machine is $100 off! I seriously might just ask for it for a Christmas gift- lol. 
  • FitBit Save $60 on the Fitbit Alta HR! Pick your size and color!
  • Meal Prep Containers– This are AWESOME for meal prepping and planning if you’re trying to eat healthy like we are. They are also perfect for packing work lunches.
  • Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum– You guys- this is over $100 off! It’s so pricey but it’s sooooo worth it. Don’t believe me- check out the reviews! 
  • Roomba– Save $120 on the iRobot Roomba! A wi-fi controlled vacuum with voice control! What will they think of next?
  • Xbox One S Console Starter Bundle– Save $70 with this starter bundle on Prime Day! Perfect idea for a future Christmas gift or birthday present.
  • Brush Pens– If you are into hand lettering or art- make sure you grab these brush pens and save over $14!
  • Vitamix– We looooooovee our Vitamin! It’s amazing for making your own healthy smoothies and I honestly don’t know what we’d do without ours.
  • Samsonite Luggage 64% off! You can save $210!! This is a killer deal! If you have any trips coming up- snag this!
  • Coleman Tent get an 8-person screened tent for only $86.89 and save over $160!
  • Yeti Cooler Save $75 on a Yeti Cooler! These things are amazing! It keeps ice cold for days!
  • DNA Test Save almost $200 (67% off) a DNA Test from 23andMe! This makes a unique and meaningful gift idea.
  • JOOVY Caboose Baby Stroller Save $100 on this amazing, high-quality baby stroller! With 17 different configurations- it’s perfect for growing families and will last through all of your children!
  • 7-in-1 Game Set Save $20 on this game set that includes 7 different games! Perfect for game night date nights!

HINT: Don’t just add to cart- remember to check out before the deal is over or they sell out! Oh, and don’t forget to use this for back to school shopping! I just grabbed a whole ton of dry erase markers on sale and saved $40!


Besides my amazing husband, I love a good book, sappy love songs, chick flicks, musicals, cute crafts, and all things chocolate. I have four kiddos at home and they definitely keep life at home FUN!

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  1. Ibotta savings app now has Amazon too. You have to go through Ibotta to purchase not after like usual in-store savings but still has great deals.