Prime Day is just a few days away and we're doing our best to make sure you're adequately prepared. Amazon, the virtual shopping destination for, well, everything is known for rolling out slews of flash deals throughout the two-day event and on the regular— featuring everything from its more accessible Deals of the Day to its more elusive Lightning Deals.
If waiting around for Prime Day sounds too laborious, you can already get a head start on its current deals like saving 47% off a sleek milk frother and steamer, 10% off Needle & Tuft mattresses, and 15% off a tripod ring light that will help backlight all those Tik Toks you've given in to creating.
Below read up on our guide to becoming an Amazon-deal-shopping pro.
What are Lightning Deals?
Lightning Deals are time-limited (between two to six hours) discounts on select top-selling Amazon products. These fleeting items are allotted to one purchase per shopper and last until the time limit expires or the stock sells out — meaning it's best to add that Lightning Deal to cart and checkout immediately before it disappears.
What are Deals of the Day?
Deals of the Day are discounts on select Amazon products that last the entire day (instead of a limited hour or stock window) and are available year-round on Amazon's Today's Deals landing page.
When and where can I shop Lightning Deals?
Can I get Lightning Deals and Deals of the Day notifications?
In addition to signing up for Amazon's daily deals email for sale alerts on specific items, you can also watch Lightning Deals before they go live by selecting the "Watch This Deal" option while browsing upcoming sales. Any selected items will appear in a personalized "Watched Deals" section of the Today's Deals page along with an automatic alert sent to Amazon App-enabled phones for when the deal is going live.
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