The Ultimate Prime Day 2018 Shopping Guide

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 is one of the biggest shopping events of the year, and this exciting shopping bonanza is just around the corner. Prime Day 2018 gets underway on Monday, July 16, and will run for 36 hours this year.

Prime Day is Reserved for Prime Members

Only Prime members can take advantage of Amazon Prime Day deals, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial membership. However, if you don’t want to commit to a one year membership for $119, a one month subscription of Prime is only $12.99. Students can sign up for a free six month trial and if you have used that up, get 50% off a one year of Prime for $59 a year. Also, you’ll get free 2-day shipping on all Prime Day deals.

Visit Amazon’s Prime Day Hub Page

This page will be Amazon’s central Prime Day page. In addition to hosting current Prime Day deals, it will highlight the newest Lightning Deals.

Get 4 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 (normally $40)

This Amazon Prime Day deal is for new subscribers only. This is an excellent deal considering you normally pay $8-$10 per month for this service. It’s comparable to Spotify or Pandora Premium (paid) with millions of ad-free songs.

Get 4 Months of Amazon Music Unlimted for $0.99 with Prime

You must be logged into your Amazon Prime account to see this deal.

Amazon Echo Show for $129.99

The Echo Show is normally $229.99 and was $179.99 on Black Friday. The Show is a souped-up Echo with a 7″ touchscreen display, 5MP camera, 8-microphone array, and dual 2″ stereo speakers. You’ll be able to make video calls to people who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App. There’s alot of other useful things you can do with a screen, such as set up a calendar, live view a security camera, read IGN articles, watch YouTube, and more.

Get it on Amazon for $129.99

Get Free Games Every Day Until 7/18 with Twitch Prime

Amazon Prime members get Free Twitch Prime access. Signing up for just one month of Prime for $12.99 will give you access to Prime Day, Free 2-Day Shipping, and all these free Twitch Prime games for the next 30 days.

Now until July 18, Twitch Prime members will get a free PC game every day, including Brutal Legend and Pillars of Eternity.

Get Free Games with Twitch Prime

Get 3 Months of Amazon FreeTime for Kids for $3 (normally $30)

You must be logged into your Amazon Prime account to see this deal.

This is an awesome deal for parents with young kids (like myself). Amazon FreeTime gives you unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games.

Get 3 Months of Amazon FreeTime for $3

Definitely Check Back More Than Once

If you plan to only check in once, you’re going to be missing out on a lot of deals. Deals will be trickling in throughout the day, and Amazon has a tendency to spread out their best deals so that they won’t all sell out in the morning. Additionally, Lightning Deals only last for 3 hours or less, and then they are replaced with brand new deals.

Expect Deals on Amazon Branded Devices

Expect to see the lowest prices of the year on Kindle and Fire Tablets, Fire TV, Echo, and possibly the newly released Fire TV Cube. Because Amazon would absolutely love it if everyone bought an Amazon branded device, these deals may start a few days in advance of Prime Day.

Expect Deals on Amazon Subscriptions

Prime Day also boasts some of the best deals of the year on Amazon subscriptions like Amazon Music Unlimited, Audible, Kindle Unlimited, Prime Video, Prime Now, Pantry, and more. If we’re lucky, there might even be a deal on Amazon Prime memberships, but don’t hold your breath on that one.

Expect Deals on Amazon Gift Cards

If an Amazon gift card deal comes around, get it! Amazon gift cards are as good as cash. Even if you don’t shop there yourself, it makes a perfect (discounted) gift for any occasion.

Expect deals at Amazon Warehouse

Amazon Warehouse sells pre-owned goods, both from Amazon themselves and from third party marketplace vendors. During previous Prime Days, there have been a general coupon code that marks down these already discounted prices by another 20% or so.