9 Amazon Prime Day 2019 Secrets That Will Save You Even More Money

Prime Day, Amazon’s biggest sale of the year, begins July 15, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. PT and ends July 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. There will also be a number of pre-Prime Day promotions in the weeks leading up to the main event. To help you get ready, I’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you get the best deals.

If you’re not already a Prime member, now is a great time to sign up. If you haven’t been a Prime member in a while, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial and cancel after Amazon Prime Day with no charge.

Now you’re ready to shop. Here are a few Amazon Prime Day secrets to consider:

  1. Spend $10 at Whole Foods (either in-store or on Prime Now) and get a $10 credit to spend on Amazon during Prime Day.
  2. Download the Amazon app and get a $10 credit when you sign in for the first time, and another $10 after your first in-app purchase. Click here for full details and note that you must be a new app user to get this offer.
  3. Install the “Amazon Assistant” browser extension and get $10 off your first order of $50 or more, plus push notifications when items you like go on sale.
  4. Earn a $10 bonus when you reload $100 or more to your gift card balance for the first time.
  5. Download the app to see the “sneak peek deals” and add your must-haves to your list to get notified when they go on sale during Prime Day. (Here’s how to do it.)
  6. Split the cost of a Prime membership by adding multiple people to your “Amazon household,” which allows you to share the benefits of your membership.
  7. Check out new Prime Day product launches that are exclusively available to Prime members.
  8. Tune in on July 10, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. ET to the Prime Day Concert, featuring a free live show with Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G.
  9. Check out the full Prime Day shopping guide here for even more advice.

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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