Shopping on Amazon Prime Day? Here's how to find the best deals

Posted at 7:19 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 07:19:04-04

CLEVELAND — Tis the day for doorbuster deals and two-day shipping.

Amazon Prime Day is finally here. The big day was delayed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the online retail giant is still set to deliver some of the best deals just a month or so before Black Friday.

Coupon blogger, Rachel Krych, says you can expect markdowns of up to 70% off on Amazon devices, but she says there are some things you need to know before you start adding things to your cart.

First things first, be sure to keep an eye on Amazon’s deal page. Krych says that’s where you’ll find the deals of the day and Amazon calls lightning deals.

“Once they run out they run out, so what’s nice is that if you are always on that page or you pull that page up you’ll be able to see all those deals at once,” Krych explained.

Next, Amazon’s newest feature called the “watch this” button. If you have your eyes set on a specific item, this may be the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on any discounts. Krych says, “when that item goes on sale, you’ll get alerted.”

Krych says you should make sure your shipping and payment information is updated and ready to go. She also suggests setting up the “one-click buy” feature to help speed up the checkout process.

“You just never know how many of the items Amazon has. Sometimes they’ll last three hours and some of them will only last a few minutes,” she said.

That’s why knowing exactly what you’re shopping for is important.

They’re hoping that you may overbuy a little, so leave some extra cash in your pocket by creating a list and knowing what you want going into Amazon prime day so you’re not over shopping,” Krych said.

Of course, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to be able to access those exclusive deals today and tomorrow but signing up is the least of your worries. Amazon is constantly promoting membership deals, including free trials that last up to 30 days.