The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2019

Score incredible deals on the biggest shopping day of the summer

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Amazon Prime Day is here! Whether you're looking to furnish your first apartment or simply stock up on some cleaning supplies, this is a great time to score the best deals on home and kitchen products (plus so much more).

Don't wait—top deals will sell out and the sale is only available through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.

What Is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is a global shopping event that allows you to shop for top-rated products at discounted prices. From vacuum cleaners to Instant Pots, thousands of items will be marked down. Besides the great deals on home products, expect to see markdowns on Alexa-enabled devices and other smart home products. And if you only need basic household supplies, Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh can stock you up on groceries, laundry products, and more.

Not a Prime member? Sign up for a 30-day free trial before committing to the monthly fee and still take advantage of these great promotions. 

When Is Amazon Prime Day?

The incredible savings will start on Monday, July 15 (midnight PT), and continue through Tuesday, July 16. If you've been eyeing a particular item but haven't taken the plunge, Prime Day is the best time to shop, so be sure to mark your calendars. The deals will last for 48 hours only.

If I’m not an Amazon Prime member, can I still shop Prime Day deals?

Unfortunately, no—you must be an Amazon Prime member to shop Prime Day deals. However, there is a workaround: Amazon offers a free Prime membership trial for 30 days. If you sign up for this trial, you can take advantage of Prime Day. Afterward, you can either cancel your trial before your 30 days run out, or you can keep your membership and pay $119 per year.

Do keep in mind that you won’t qualify for the free trial if you’ve canceled a Prime membership in the last 12 months. If this is the case for you, we’d suggest opting for a one-month Prime membership for $12.99—just remember to cancel it before the next month begins.

I’m a Prime Student member. Can I still take advantage of Prime Day deals?

Definitely! Prime Student members have many of the same perks as regular Prime members, and access to Prime Day deals is one of them. Not a Prime Student member yet? No problem. If you’re a college student and you sign up now, you’ll get six free months of Prime (instead of 30 days)—all you need to sign up is an edu-based email.

Can I use Alexa to shop Prime Day deals?

Yes—just make sure you have Alexa voice shopping enabled on your device. On Prime Day, you can ask Alexa to do a number of things, including finding top deals and making purchases. However, be aware that by asking Alexa about the best deals, you’re essentially putting all your eggs in Amazon’s basket—her responses won’t price-compare with other retailers that may be selling the same items for less. The bottom line: if you’re looking to make a quick purchase, shopping with Alexa might be the way to go, but if you want to be sure you’re getting the best deal, do your research online first.

What is price adjustment and does Amazon offer it for Prime Day?

Price adjustment refers to a sales policy that grants customers a partial refund for an item they bought at full price, provided they can show that it went on sale within a certain time frame after they bought it. Unfortunately, Amazon does not offer price adjustment for Prime Day. So, for example, if you buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite right now for $249.99, and on Prime Day it drops to, say, $229.99, you won’t be able to get that $20 price difference back. However, if you find yourself in this situation, Amazon recommends that you return your item and buy it again at the lower price during Prime Day. Do note that you’ll have to pay return shipping on that first item, so consider that cost and make sure your savings are worth the extra effort.

Which countries will take part in Prime Day 2019?

This year, 18 countries will take part in Prime Day—up from 17 last year with the addition of the United Arab Emirates. The other participating countries are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

I ordered an item during Prime Day. How fast will my package arrive?

Amazon Prime members have access to a variety of delivery options during Prime Day. Free same-day delivery is available on more than 3 million products (in select cities and on qualifying orders over $35). Free one-day shipping is available on more than 10 million products (no minimum purchase required). Otherwise, free two-day shipping is available across the site for Prime members. There’s also two-hour delivery via Prime Now, which is best for items like food and Amazon-brand devices.

What are other ways to save money on Prime Day?

Deals aren’t the only way to cash in. Amazon offers two credit cards, both issued by Chase, that provide rewards perfect for shopping on Prime Day. First is the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card, which offers 3 percent cash back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods. There’s also the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card—a great option if you have particularly good credit—which offers 5 percent cash back at both retailers. Amazon also offers store cards, which are perfect if you’re building your credit. Make sure to take note of monthly interest rates, just as you would with any credit card.

How do I make sure to avoid fake deals on Prime Day?

Prime Day has some fantastic deals, but it’s easy to get carried away—the truth is, not every deal is actually as great as it seems. Thankfully, there are resources to help you sort it out. The site CamelCamelCamel, which tracks the price history of many Amazon products, can help decipher if a deal is real or if it’s actually a true price drop that’s advertised as a deal. Another great site is Fakespot.com, which can help you determine the authenticity of Amazon user reviews for any given product.

Do other retailers have their own sales to compete with Prime Day?

Yes! Since Prime Day debuted in 2015, many of Amazon’s rivals have held sales of their own to get in on the action. Retailers include Target (its Target Deal Days starts July 15), Walmart (its saving week event starts Sunday 7/14 with big deals on electronics, home, toys, and more ), and Dell (with its Dell Black Friday in July sale, happening now).