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With one of the best cyber days of the year starting today, here's everything you need to know for Amazon Prime Day.
What Is Amazon Prime Day?
Launched in 2015, Amazon Prime Day is the sitewide sale of all sales. Prime Day has deals on everything from makeup to electronics, to Amazon products. In order to purchase a Prime Day deal, you must be a Prime member. If you're not a member yet, now is the time to sign up. If you are hesitant about committing for a year, then sign up for a 30-day trial so that you have access to all of the Prime Day deals.
If you're a college student, you can try a 6-month trial of Amazon Prime.
When Is Amazon Prime Day?
This year, Amazon Prime Day lasts for 36 hours. Starting today, at 3pm EST, the sale continues through July 17.
Are The Deals Worth It?
Yes and no. If it is an item that you have been eying for a while, now is the time to go for it. You most likely won't see deals like these again until Black Friday. While there will be a ton of things that you actually want to buy, don't get lost in the bottomless Amazon hole.
Are There Any Deals Going On Right Now?
Yes! When Amazon announced Prime Day 2018, they also announced tons of deals. Make sure to check out our round-up of the best Prime Day deals for college students, which we'll continually update as new deals are released.
What Is Going To Be On Sale?
No one knows for sure until the day officially kicks off, however, we already know that many Amazon products (Amazon Echo and Alexa devices, Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Show etc.) are on sale. There are countless lightning deals throughout the day, so make sure to keep checking for updates. On top of all that, there will also sizable discounts on Amazon services like Amazon Music ($0.99 for 4 months), Audible (66% off 3-month membership) and Kindle Unlimited ($0.99 for 3 months), as well as free games on Twitch.
Tired of hearing about Ibotta? Me too. When it comes to saving money (usually for travel), I always look for the quickest and easiest ways to be rewarded. It’s hard to get much easier than taking some quick pictures of your receipts, right? Ibotta serves its purpose, but it always took me far too much time to search for offers, and I didn't like having to earn $20 to cash out. I decided to test out some alternatives, and these three came out on top as far as earning the most with the least effort.
Snap a picture of your grocery receipt in the app and it will assign your points based on what you bought (no need to search for offers!) Redeem the points for gift cards to Amazon, Sephora, Best Buy, Regal, Fandango, Xbox, Athleta, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more. No need to add offers before shopping; the app is smart enough to recognize based on your picture of the receipt.
2. Receipt Pal
Snap a picture of ANY receipt (doesn’t have to be from a grocery store) and once you fill up 4 boxes, you will earn 100 points. I like that this app has a wide range of redemption levels – you don’t have to bank a huge amount of points to redeem them. I've redeemed a bunch of Amazon gift cards from this one already. This also has an option to automatically credit you for any e-receipts you receive if you enter your email address.
3. Receipt Hog
This one also accepts receipts from any store. The rewards involve coins which you earn from receipts, taking surveys, and winning their slots game. The goal is to feed the Receipt Hog each week to earn more rewards. As you can see, the graphics are amusing.
What are your favorite apps for saving money?