What you need to know about saving on Prime Day

OK! It's Amazon Prime Day! So, for 30 hours, Amazon is offering tech deals and other random bargains for the discerning sale shopper.


How do you get the most out of today?

Well, CNET.com has some advice for you.

1. Ask Alexa for exclusive deals.

Amazon already offers exclusive deals to owners of the Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and other Alexa-enhanced devices: You just say, "Alexa, what are your deals?"It should come as no surprise, then, that Amazon's gal is serving up Prime Day exclusives as well -- starting with a deal on Prime itself. If you're not already a subscriber, you can say, "Alexa, sign me up for Prime," and you'll get an annual membership for $79 instead of the usual $99.

2. Use the Amazon App to get deal notifications

Part of the challenge of Prime Day is keeping tabs on the deals that interest you, especially those scheduled to begin later in the day or "lightning sales". 

If you forget, you might miss out.

Fortunately, the Amazon App lets you track upcoming deals and receive notifications when they're about to begin. It's available for Amazon Fire Android and iOS in their respective app stores. (The app also affords benefits like voice-powered search and shipment tracking

3.Prime Now sales

There will also be deals on Amazon's Prime Now platform, which offers same-day delivery in some cities. Prime now shoppers get same-day delivery and a different selection of items, including perishable foods.

Amazon is also offering $10 off the first and second order for any first-time Prime Now customers with the code "10PRIMEDAY."

ARSTechnica has provided a list of some of the savings so far.


Amazon Devices

Amazon Services

Computers & Tablet Deals

Computer Components & Peripherals

Electronics & Tech Deals


Smartphones & Smartwatches


Deals for the Home & Kitchen


Sports & Outdoor

Entertainment, Games & Toys


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