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How to Get the Best Prime Day Deals (Amazon Prime Day 2020)

Amazon Prime Day 2020

Set your alarms, mark your calendars, clear your schedules! Amazon’s Prime Day is just around the corner!

Prime Day 2020 is October 13-14!

Here’s the skinny on Prime Day:

Prime Day is like Black Friday in October. It’s (typically) a two-day event when Amazon and independent Amazon sellers deeply discount thousands of items.

These deals are ONLY available to Prime members. You can get a FREE 30-day trial Prime membership HERE (you can cancel at any time before the 30 days is up).

There will be three types of deals running through Prime Day:

  • Deal of the Day Deals — These will be available the entire time (not Lightning Deals) but they may sell out. There will most likely be deals launched on Tuesday and then different ones on Wednesday.
  • Regular Discounts — These are items that have a deep discount that you can purchase at any time, though sellers may have limited quantities. We refer to these as “hidden deals” because they aren’t advertised on any official Amazon Prime Day page. This is why it’s super important that you join our FB group.
  • Lightning Deals — These are items that are on sale for a limited time with limited quantities. They will pop up at various times over the two-day sale period. Really good Lightning Deals will go fast, but get on the waitlist if you missed it. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to get the deal if someone else bails. The Lightning Deals will post on this Amazon page HERE.

What types of deals can you expect?

Honestly, everything under the sun. Deep discounts on Amazon’s devices (Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, Echo, Echo dot, Fire Stick, Ring, etc.), kitchen, household, electronics (especially TVs), clothing, video games, laptops, groceries, household items, food, diapers.

In addition to all the deals, last year Amazon offered deep discounts on their digital services and products (you can cancel these memberships at any point during your trial period with no penalties), like Audible, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Kindle Unlimited memberships.

Here are the promotions already running ahead of Prime Day that you can take advantage of right now:

Spend $10+ at select small businesses on Amazon’s platform from September 28-October 12, Get $10 to spend on Prime Day!

Go here to find the participating small businesses and make your $10+ purchase.

Limit one $10 credit per customer. Each Amazon customer in an Amazon Household can receive the $10 credit by making a qualifying $10 purchase. After you make a qualifying purchase from a small business, you will receive an email with information to claim your credit. Go HERE to check if you have the $10 Prime Day credit after you make the qualifying purchase.

Get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99¢ (new customers only)

Spend $20 on ebooks and get a $5 ebook credit (I can’t find a link for this right now)

Get 12 months of Audible for $99.50 (this is $50 off and you get 12 book credits upfront)

Four Ways to Get the Best Prime Day Deals


I find shopping from my desktop or laptop computer to be far easier than my phone. I can move faster (which matters with Lightning Deals) and I can see suggested products easier (which is where I find so many discounts).


You actually have 15 minutes to purchase a Lightning Deal once it’s added to your cart and a lot of people never end up buying that item. So if you see that a Lightning Deal item is “sold out” and you really want it, join the waitlist. There’s a chance that enough people will fail to purchase and you can get the deal.


Unless you absolutely NEED that item in two-days, always select the “No Rush Shipping” option. Your item(s) will come in a week or two, but Amazon will give you a prize for waiting. It’s usually a credit for a Prime Now delivery, but sometimes it’s a $1 Amazon video or music credit.

Here’s another secret reason you want to select “No Rush Shipping”: you now have a little time (usually 1-2 days) to cancel your order if you change your mind. Sometimes it’s hard to not get deal happy on Prime Day and if you select the Prime Two-Day Shipping option, that item goes into the system to get shipped really fast. But if you select “No Rush” you have time to cancel without penalty.


The deals during Prime Day are BONKERS but if you try to go it alone, you’ll miss out on most of them. This is because the promoted deals on the Prime Day page (Deal of the Day and Lightning Deals) represent a small fraction of deals available.

There are THOUSANDS of third-party sellers that deeply discount during Prime Day but don’t have a way of promoting them. Amazon also discounts more items than they could possibly list on their Prime Day pages. Most of the time, you only find these deals if you stumble upon them.

That’s why you need expert assistance.

Our Prime Day team are PROS at finding and sharing the very best deals. Our goal is to deliver the deals you want as quickly as possible. We do the work. All you have to do is buy.

We will share a list of curated deals on throughout Prime Day, but we actually share everything we find in our special Prime Day Facebook Group. It’s totally free to join and it’s a super fun place to hang out during Prime Day.

This is the place where we will be posting deals we find in real time and the only place we’ll be posting Lightning Deals.

Join our special Prime Day Deals group on Facebook HERE.

I will also be posting lots of deals on the Frugal Living NW Instagram page. Make sure you’re following us here.

Our team will post on the blog, but it will be a curated selection and not necessarily throughout the day.

Plus, we’re doing a BIG gear-up to Prime Day and will be doing fun giveaways as well as sharing any pre-Prime Day deals we find over the next couple of weeks, so make sure you join this FREE Facebook group NOW.

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