July 11, 2017
Are you ready? Amazon Prime Day is finally upon us and that means some pretty sweet deals could be heading your way.
The online mega-retailer began the sale, now in its third year, a bit earlier than usual at 9 p.m. Monday, and it will last until 3 a.m. Wednesday, with more than 100,000 deals to choose from starting every five minutes.
Interested in taking advantage? First, you have to get a Prime account – those cost $99 for the year – if you don't have one already. Students can still sign up for Amazon's six-month free trial, or if that time in your life has passed, try the usual 30-day free trial here.
To find out about the best deals first, TIME recommends downloading Amazon's smartphone app that'll be sure to send notifications of the sales as soon as they go live.
If you're too overwhelmed, offers.com has a solid guide to other stores, like Kohl's, Dell and Nordstrom, that also have some mega-discounts today.
Nonetheless, it never hurts to look. Below are a handful of steals that could be yours:
• 50 percent off the Amazon Echo, now at $89.99
• Amazon's Fire 7, its "best-selling tablet," for $29.99 instead of $49.99
• 35 percent off the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II, now at $129
• 25 percent off some TCL Roku TVs, ranging from $119-$214 instead of the usual $189-$359
• $15 off the Echo Dot at $34.99
• 40 percent off the first six months of Amazon's Audible membership for $8.95 per month
• Up to 30 percent off select beauty and personal care items
• 42 percent off select power and hand tools
• Up to 50 percent off select grocery items
• "Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6" for $74.99, instead of its usual $123.27
• 68 percent off FlyHawk RFID Blocking Genuine Leather Wallets for Men Biford Wallet for $15.19
• 30 percent off Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack for $70
• 70 percent off Mighty Rock Car Mount Universal Smartphones Car Air Vent Mount Holder Cradle for $10
• 20 percent off ban.do Women's "After This We're Getting Pizza" Work It Out Water Bottle for $16