When do you think the busiest shopping day of the year is? Most people would probably say it's Black Friday. This is the Friday after Thanksgiving, when massive crowds line-up around retail stores and practically come to blows with other customers to get their hands on the best "doorbuster" sales.
Traditionally, Black Friday would be a great answer. But Amazon is trying to change that with its annual Prime Day that happens every year in the middle of July.
In fact, Prime Day is right around the corner kicking off July 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern. This year, Prime Day lasts for 36 hours so you'll actually have a day and a half to shop. But you need to know how to score the best deals. No worries, we've got you covered.
Are you ready for Amazon Prime Day?
If you're not an Amazon Prime member, this is the perfect time to sign-up. That's because new subscribers begin with a free 30-day trial.
You can take advantage of Prime Day and cancel before the end of the trial period and not be charged. Unless you really love it, then you can pay a monthly fee of $12.99 or an annual fee of $119. (Psst! Prime is more than free shipping. Tap or click here to learn the 20 best perks you get with an Amazon Prime membership.)
Finding the best Prime Day deals
After downloading the app, you can get a sneak peek at some of the upcoming Prime Day deals. Here is how to get notifications of deals through the Amazon app:
First, make sure that notifications are turned on in the Amazon App. To turn on notifications, tap the top left menu icon, then tap >> Settings >> Notifications >> then enable Personalized Notifications.
You can also get to this page by searching "Sneak Peek" within the app.
On Prime Day itself, you can get a preview of many deals before they begin. Amazon will post upcoming sales on its site and in the app.
If you see something you want to purchase, tap the "Watch this deal" button under the item. Once the deal goes live, you'll receive a notification and can purchase it before the item sells out.
Even before the big day gets here, you can find savings. Tap or click here and you'll be taken to a page with a handful of Prime Day countdown deals. Those are Prime Day deals that are available right now.
What kind of deals to expect
On Prime Day, you will see plenty of deals on gadgets and tech accessories. There's usually big savings on things like headphones, and health trackers.
However, the biggest savings will be found on Amazon's own products. Fire tablets, Kindle readers, and Alexa-enabled speakers are usually deeply discounted on Prime Day.
Last year, the worldwide best seller on Prime Day was the Echo Dot. Other big sellers included the Instant Pot pressure cooker, a 23ANDME DNA test kit, and the Nintendo Switch.
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about this huge day of sales. But Amazon isn't the only place to find great deals.
Don't miss our own Komando Day sale
That's right, we're having our very own Komando Day sale! (PssT! We're actually doing 2 full days.)
Everything in the Komando Shop is being discounted by 20 percent. The sale begins Monday, July 16 at 12 a.m. Pacific and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Tuesday, July 17. Keep reading for some examples of the amazing deals you'll find in the Komando Shop.
Wi-Fi Security camera
Have peace of mind while you're away without setting up a complicated system. This Wi-Fi enabled security camera will show you what's going on at home through the smartphone app wherever you are in the world.
The footage is recorded on a loop to an internal SD card and can be viewed anytime through the app. With special infrared technology it can still show you clear video even at night. You can use one as a stand alone camera or get multiple and connect them all to your app to view multiple rooms.
Original price for this helpful security camera is $129.99. During the Komando Day sale you can get it for $103.99.
2-in-1 Productivity Laptop & Tablet by Komando
This isn't your run of the mill tablet. It's a portable Tablet and Laptop in one, a fully loaded productivity system you can use for everything from streaming your favorite shows to creating documents. This versatile PC Tablet is pre-loaded with Windows 10 and has the power and performance to keep up with your daily life.
This lightweight and compact laptop is the perfect travel companion. With its unique design, you can use it as a laptop to create documents then flip the keyboard over behind the screen and in seconds you can present them in a tablet format. The locked keyboard is a great feature to prevent any accidental typing while you carry it around.
Original price for this fantastic 2-in-1 is $259.99. During the Komando Day sale you can purchase it for $207.99.
50 Mile Indoor Antenna
This powerful indoor antenna can deliver HDTV channels totally free. It sports a 50-mile multi-directional range and a sleek curved design so it doesn't have to be hidden. Setup is as easy as plugging it in, turning on your TV, and scanning for channels.
Original price for this indoor antenna is $69.95. During the Komando Day sale you can pick one up for just $55.96.
Wireless TV Headphones
These comfortable wireless headphones will allow you to listen to your shows or music (or the Kim Komando Show Podcast) at any volume without disturbing others. Being cordless, you don't have to take them off to move about, with 100-foot transmission range you can keep them on.
With breathable knit earmuffs and a padded headband they are comfortable to use for long periods of time. The transmitter is also the charging dock so you don't even need cords to charge them. Rechargeable batteries are included.
Original price for these awesome headphones is $58. But during the Komando Day sale you can pick them up for under $47.
Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2018
By now you have probably heard of "Prime Day," in which Amazon posts some incredible deals online for their Prime members. It's a day in July where Black Friday and Cyber Monday take a back seat so that all eyes can be on the online retailer. We don't yet know what the exact date for Prime Day is, but we know it will not disappoint.