How to Get the Best Deals on Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

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Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on The Penny Hoarder.

Amazon Prime members, listen up: Amazon Prime Big Deal Days are set for Oct. 10 and 11, bringing with them a treasure trove of discounts and special offers.

This latest Amazon shopping extravaganza is a golden opportunity to snag deals on a wide range of products, from electronics and fashion to home goods and more.

Here’s a look at the event.

What Are Amazon Prime Big Deal Days?

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Amazon Prime Big Deal Days is a two-day shopping event exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

During these days, members can take advantage of massive discounts, lightning deals and exclusive offers across various product categories. Consider it a warmup for Black Friday.

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days run Oct. 10 and 11, offering a prime opportunity to kickstart your holiday shopping or simply treat yourself to some bargains.

To participate in this event, you must be an Amazon Prime member. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial to access the deals.

If you don’t feel like paying for an Amazon Prime membership after the free trial, you can just cancel your trial one to two days before it ends, allowing you to take advantage of all the deals now without spending on a membership — it’s a no brainer.

How To Take Advantage of Prime Big Deal Days

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Here are a couple of ways you can take advantage:

  • Early-access sales: Amazon often offers early deals in the days leading up to Big Deal Days, giving you a head start on your shopping. Keep an eye out for these early-bird discounts.
  • Lightning deals: Lightning deals are limited-time offers with a limited quantity of products available at a steep discount. These deals go fast, so be sure to act quickly if you spot something you want.

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days Deals

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the hottest deals and categories you can expect to find during Amazon Prime Big Deal Days.

There are even advance deals that you can get now, though some are time-sensitive and may change.

Electronics and Tech Gadgets

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Amazon Prime Big Deal Days offers discounts on electronics and tech gadgets.

From smartphones and tablets to smartwatches and headphones, you can expect to find top brands and the latest models at reduced prices.

According to Business Wire, early deals include deals on smart cameras, headphones from top brands, and steep savings on air fryers.

Some highlights include the Blink Outdoor (3rd Gen) HD Security camera for 60% off ($99.99), the Sony HTX8500 2.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Soundbar for 50% off ($198) and the Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless Earbuds for 56% off ($79.95).

Home and Kitchen Appliances

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Looking to upgrade your home or kitchen appliances?

You can score deals on items like the PHILIPS 3000 Series Air Fryer for 56% off ($79.95) or the Upstreman 1.7 Cu.ft Mini Fridge with Freezer for 15% off ($109.79).

Fashion and Apparel

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Whether you’re shopping for wardrobe essentials or eye-catching statement pieces, Big Deal Days offers substantial discounts on clothing, shoes and accessories for all ages and styles, even the basics.

Some deals include Amazon Essentials Men's Cotton Cushioned Performance Work Crew Sock, 4 Pairs for 25% off ($9.75) and Amazon Essentials Men's Slim-Fit Long-Sleeve Pocket Oxford Shirt for 30% off ($16.03).

Toys and Games

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With the holiday season approaching, it’s an excellent time to shop for toys and games for the kids in your life.

You’ll find a wide selection of toys, board games and video games on sale during this event.

Several highlights include the Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You! Blue's House Play Tent for 44% off ($41.99) and the Funko Pop! Disney: Dug Days – Carl for 50% off (just $6.50).

Beauty and Personal Care

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Treat yourself to some self-care with discounts on beauty and personal care products.

From skin care to cosmetics and grooming essentials, you can find deals to help you look and feel your best.

Highlights featured include Old Spice Men's Deodorant Aluminum-Free Deep Sea with Ocean Elements, 3 oz. (Pack of 3) for 17% off ($14.97) and the Wavytalk Professional Hair Dryer with Diffuser for 20% off ($31.87).

Make the Most of Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

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To make the most of Amazon Prime Big Deal Days (and to make sure you’re actually getting a good deal), consider these insider tips.

1. Create a Wishlist

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Before the event begins, create a wishlist of items you want to purchase. This will help you stay focused and organized during the shopping frenzy.

2. Set Notifications

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Enable notifications on the Amazon app to receive alerts about upcoming deals and discounts.

This way, you won’t miss out on time-sensitive offers.

3. Compare Prices

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While the deals during Big Deal Days are excellent, it’s still a good practice to compare prices across different sellers and websites to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal.

4. Check Reviews

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Before making a purchase, read product reviews to ensure the quality and suitability of the item.

Amazon’s user reviews are a valuable resource for this. Here’s our guide on how to spot reviews that may not be legit.

5. Use Amazon Coupons

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Amazon sometimes offers digital coupons that can be applied to the purchase of specific items, for additional savings.

Keep an eye out for these coupons on product pages.

6. Be Quick on Lightning Deals

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If you come across a lightning deal that interests you, don’t hesitate. These deals have limited quantities and can sell out within minutes.

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days: The Bottom Line

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During Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, with a well-thought-out shopping strategy, you can score big savings on a wide range of products, from electronics and tech gadgets to home appliances, fashion, toys and more.

Don’t forget to take advantage of early access deals and lightning deals while keeping in mind tips to make your Big Deal Days shopping experience a successful and satisfying one.

Happy shopping!

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