Published: Fri, July 12, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Amazon Prime Day: Heed these tips before you click

Amazon Prime Day: Heed these tips before you click

If Amazon's website does indeed crash on July 15 (Prime Day is running from July 15-16 this year), then the eBay "Crash sale" kicks in.

The made-up holiday, first held in 2015, has become one of Amazon's busiest shopping days, offering discounts on gadgets, television sets, and other goods.

Customers can use the Amazon Pay cashback on all their favourite purchases, bill payments and recharges on Amazon or at Amazon's offline and online partner merchants including BookMyShow, Swiggy, Domino's, Redbus and more where Amazon Pay is accepted.

This year, despite its name, Prime Day is happening on two days: Monday and Tuesday. The 60-second spot, which the San Jose, California-based company began airing on social channels on Thursday, features a real-life teenager named Alexa educating her dad about Prime Day. That reason is Amazon Prime Day.

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Target's main advantage over Amazon is that shoppers don't need a membership to have access to these deals. To get the deal, use the discount code "PISTACHIO" at checkout. Another tip is to have a plan and figure out ahead of time what you need before buying. "At least real parades don't charge a membership fee", she adds, noting that the deals include "random stuff nobody really wants".

Signing up is nearly too easy (and canceling is far harder): Create an Amazon account if you don't already have one and then click the "Try Prime" button in the corner.

Ahead of Prime Day sale, Amazon has announced a new "Youth Offer" for its Prime membership. It will take you to the Prime landing page, where clicking the "Try Prime" button will automatically charge your card - but you can cancel anytime.

Amazon Prime also gives users exclusive access to pre-sale deals, discounts and more. So don't forget to search around on other sites to make sure a product isn't cheaper elsewhere.

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