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Amazon Prime Day Will Feature Limited-Time “Lightning Deals” Throughout The Day

Here’s Some Of The Top “Lightning Deals” Amazon Prime Day, a shopping bonanza for Amazon Prime members, will actually go on for two days this year: Monday, July 15th...

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Here’s Some Of The Top “Lightning Deals”

Amazon Prime Day, a shopping bonanza for Amazon Prime members, will actually go on for two days this year: Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th. The online retailer plans to offer “lightning deals” lasting a limited amounted of time throughout the 48-hour Prime Day.

Of course, it’s easy to go overboard during events like Prime Day, and blow your budget on items you don’t truly need or want simply because it’s a good deal. The Verge, a technology news site, has some tips for savvy online shopping. The editors suggest creating price alerts for items you’re already interested in, instead of frantically browsing random items on Prime Day.

“There are a few different online resources for making price alerts, but Camelcamelcamel is my favorite,” Cameron Faulkner of The Verge writes. “It’s a fast, handy tool that lets you create as many custom alerts for products as you’d like, which means that it’s perfect for Prime Day. As soon as one of the products falls below the amount set on your price alert, you’ll instantly get an e-mail. And if you already have a wishlist saved on Amazon, you can import it to Camelcamelcamel.”

Also, just because an item is part of a “lightning deal” on Prime Day doesn’t mean it’s not cheaper elsewhere. Walmart, Best Buy, and other retailers are competing with Amazon on Prime Day and might be offering even lower prices. Instead of getting sucked into the excitement of a discount blitz on Amazon, it’s smart to shop around.

“If Amazon’s sale doesn’t have everything you want, or if you just want to make sure you’re getting the best deal, shop around a bit,” Faulkner writes.

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