Amazon Prime Day: How to score the best deals on Prime Day

Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 21:57:31-04
It's a little like Cyber Monday, but without the Thanksgiving leftover hangover. So we'll call it Christmas in July?
Monday, July 10 at 9 p.m. you can start taking advantage of Prime Day deals! Amazon Prime Day is actually Tuesday, July 11 -- 30 straight hours of discounted merchandise!  
Prime Day consists of deals just for Prime members. According to Amazon: 
We’re bringing you hundreds of thousands of deals, new deals starting as often as every five minutes, and special offers across everything included with Prime-from music and video to reading and voice shopping.   
So which items will have the deepest discounts? According to Deal News, "While many of the Prime Day deals will be a surprise, you can pretty much count on solid discounts for Amazon-brand products - especially anything new. This year, those new things include the latest Fire HD 8 Tablet iteration and the Echo Show."
But that doesn't mean there aren't other brands with hot sales. Just look at the stats in these categories!
Toys: Over 2 million sold during Prime Day 2016
Shoes: Over 1 million pairs sold
Headphones: Over 200,000 sold
TVs: Over 90,000 sold
Source: Deal News
Already have an Amazon Echo?  You can get a $10 credit just by ordering an Alexa deal if it's your first time using voice shopping.  
So what should you do if you want to shop the sales?  
First, sign up for the free 30-day trial membership now if you aren't already a member.  But don't forget to cancel if you don't want to keep it because you'll be charged $79 for the annual membership.  
Then, download the Amazon app on your phone.
Search for upcoming deals for things you're interested in.  If you add the deal to your watching list, you'll get a notification through the app when that deal is about to go live. If you get that notification, add it to your cart immediately and complete the purchase because the best deals are gone within minutes.