Amazon Prime Day, an annual shopping event for Prime members, comes up on July 1
We are still two weeks away from the big midsummer sales event, and while some good deals have already begun, there are some things you can do to get the best deals for you and your family. Here are some ways to make sure you're a pro to use Amazon before Prime Day.
Share Your Prime Benefits
There is no need to pay full price for multiple Prime accounts in your home if someone already has one. You can share with another adult and you can even give your children access (kids will need your permission for any purchase). You share the same benefits, like free next day or two-day shipping and Prime video streaming.
Use the 30-Day Free Trial
If you just want to use the Amazon for Prime Day offers, sign up for the 30-day free trial. You have the same benefits as paying Prime users for the entire trial period. You can always cancel after Prime Day is over to avoid membership fees. Insert a calendar reminder if you plan to cancel.
Get on the waiting list
It is typical that a popular brand with a fine sales code quickly goes into shopping carts. But buyers get 15 minutes to check out, and if they don't have that time, the item is removed from their carts. To secure your point in line for the next available item, you must join the waiting list group. While waiting, keep checking back to see if the item has become available.
You can also sign up for alerts on Amazon so you don't miss any Prime Day deals.
Check the price history before you buy
Make sure you actually get the best price by checking the price history of the item you are thinking of buying. You can use a site like Camelcamelcamel or Keepa to follow the price history of a product you want to buy. The sites will even notify you when the price drops. You can also check PriceBlink to see if prices are cheaper at another store.
Get a student or Medicaid discount
If you are a student or have Medicaid, you can get a discount on Amazon Prime. So, instead of paying $ 13 each month, you pay $ 6. You must confirm your qualification by submitting the appropriate documentation. If you are a student, you can scan a copy of the transcription or student ID. For the Medicaid discount, enter your EBT number and send a photo of the card – or submit the Medicaid documentation.
Consider Amazon Credit Card
Sign up for Amazon's credit card if you make a big purchase. You can earn 5% cash back on an Amazon purchase, but you also need a Prime membership. There is no annual credit card fee, and the Income Act is unlimited.
Skip two-day shipping
Amazon offers you rewards if you choose free, no-rush shipping at checkout instead of standard two-day shipping. Once you've added a qualifying item to your shopping cart, you'll see shipping options such as one-day delivery, Amazon Day delivery and no-rush shipping. The rewards will vary depending on the item you have selected. You can redeem your rewards on digital items, such as music, ebooks, and applications.
For more on Amazon Prime Day 2019 you will find the best deals on kitchen utensils and appliances, TVs and media streamers and game equipment.  Originally published June 29, 2019. Update, June 30 .