Prime Day 2021 is almost here! I know you know things about Prime Day. It’s not new anymore. You know how it works. However, in this episode, I go over some setting reminders to ensure you’re all set for those Lightning Deals, so you don’t miss out on a good deal! I also offer up quite a few questions to ask yourself before ultimately buying that item you just have to have. The Prime Day shopping extravaganza is something I look forward to, but my oh my, do I need to keep myself in check!
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What You Need To Know:
–Sign up for 30 day trial if not a Prime Member..set a reminder in your calendar to cancel before that so you don’t forget.
-Remember to check out Walmart, Target, Best Buy..in fact thanks to seeing an instagram post from TheKrazyCouponLady they outlined some important dates to know for the week. I want to give them credit for this information for sure. So here it is….Target Deal Days 6/20-6/22; Walmart Deal Days 6/20-6/23, Amazon Prime Day 6/21-6/22, Kohls Wow Days 6/21-6/22, Macy’s Epic Specials 6/21-6/22, Best Buy Bigger Deal Savings Event will go through Tuesday 6/22, and Costco…because always check costco
-Amazon App is crucial. Open Amazon App>Go to Menu>Tap Settings>Notifications>Turn on Watched and Waitlisted Deals Then just find an upcoming deal and simply add it to your watchlist. Once they are live, claim your deals and checkout before they expire. You typically have 15 min to complete checkout. JUST BECAUSE YOU ADD IT TO YOUR CART, DOES NOT MEAN YOU GOT THAT DEAL.
-Make sure your default mailing address is correct ahead of time.
-Watch deals and get notified when they start……Watch A Deal notification lets you know when your deal is about to start.
The questions I ask myself before I purchase:
-Is this Free Returns? I feel safe with free returns when it comes to my impulse buying
-I also have a preset discount rule in my brain. 30% off is my typical threshold. I’ll entertain 20% off, but anything below a 20% discount is completely dismissed for me. I can just buy at another time if I need. I advise you come up with a strategy as well.
-I check Walmart, Target, and Best Buy (if it’s a technology item)
-Is this even a pondering purchase I’ve had? Why do I want this? Will I use this within a one month time? If not, dismissed.
-Am I buying this for a Christmas present for someone? If you answer yes, abandon…it’s July! No! Is this a birthday present for someone within a one month time? Yes, then get it.
-reminder…look at reviews. like around the page 3/4 mark. what are the dates? counterfeit products are a real thing.
Special Deals That Jump Out At Me:
-Save $10 on Prime Day when you spend $10 with small business…now this is only available if you are listening to this today on 6/20. Before the end of today, if you spend $10 on products from small businesses (Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card Members 6% back on amazon.com for Amazon and Whole Foods Market purchases made from 6/21 to 6/22 (normally 5% back)
–Amazon kids+ 3 month subscription for $.99 gives access to more than 20,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, Audible books and educational content.
-21 free photo prints with AmazonPhotos (code PRINTS21)
-There are some deals on subscription networks, for instance, I saw a Discovery+ offer for $.99/month for 2 month and then $6.99 after. There were some other STARZ, SHOWTIME, PARAMAMOUNT+ etc. I’ll like to the page in show notes.
–Wondery+ 4 months free of Wondery+ Ad Free Premium Podcasts (annual price is normally $34.99 plus tax) find under Amazon Music
I don’t like people taking away deals from me! I stay away from Ebay for this very reason. And heaven forbid I attend an actual live auction. Can you imagine??
What I’m looking for: very random! make your list!
–outdoor security camera
–outdoor platform swing
–tv for playroom
–blue light glasses (felix gray for girls)
–new lunch box for ellie
–back to school stuff (I could get behind this reasoning)
–podcasting related (so your hobby)
–berkey water filter system
Now, I’m a sucker for hanging out on Amazon to watch this whole Prime Day event unfold. I do this, mainly because I love it. haha. So, if you want to come hop on over to the Shortcut Shopper Facebook Page….facebook.com/shortcutshopper, that’s where I’ll post any deal updates I think you might be intrigued on. I’ll also post about other stores if I see anything as well. So….normally I’m trying to hang out on instagram, but for these shopping events, I find Facebook is just easier for me. So, come like the page!
Happy Shopping Monday & Tuesday! Hey, you be smart, you be careful. Put those pondering purchases to good use. Guard yourselves. 🙂 If you mess up and buy 10 packs of fairy lights, a garden gnome, and a new bottle opener just because…well, there’s no shame coming from me. In fact, I have a feeling I’ll be putting my new future segment “Laura Confessions” to good use after Prime Day is all over. I have struggles. We’ll see!