It's almost here! Tips and tricks for shopping Amazon Prime Day 2019

All the details on Amazon's biggest shopping event of the year — and how to take advantage of the savings. (Photo: Getty Images)

By Adrianna Barrioneuvo, Yahoo Lifestyle

Amazon Prime Day 2019 begins July 15 — and runs for two whole days! This year, some incredible deals have already started, and it’s all a countdown until the big event kicks off in jut a couple of days.

If you’re not a Prime member, sign up for a free 30 day trial, here.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day, which began five years ago, is Amazon’s biggest shopping event for its Prime members. This year, the sale will last for 48 hours. That’s a full 12 hours longer than last year’s Prime Day. It kicks off on Monday, July 15 at 3 a.m. EST, and includes markdowns on thousands of products — electronics, apparel, household items and more. Last year, the top-seller of Prime Day in Canada was a was a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter — so expect to see best-sellers and top-rated favourites on sale this year as well.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?

A 48-hour event, Amazon Prime Day will begin on Monday, July 15 at 3 a.m. EST and concludes on Wednesday, July 17 at 2:59 a.m. EST.

Do I need to be a Prime member?

Yes, you do. But if you’re not a Prime member, there’s still time to sign up and take advantage of the savings. Prime plans are $12.99 per month (or $119 per year), and all members get a free 30 day trial at sign up.

Prime member benefits include free delivery and unlimited two-day, same-day or two-hour shipping for select items and locations. It also comes with access to Prime Video, Amazon Music, and Prime Reading for all your entertainment needs.

How do I find the best deals?

There are a few things you can do to score deals on your favourite items. The first is to get familiar with the popular pages across the site because they’ll likely house the best deals:

We also recommend setting up a Wish List. That way, you’ve identified your must-have items before Prime Day, and once the sales are live, you can add to your cart seamlessly.

If you haven’t already done so, downloading the app is a must, as it allows you to snag some early deals up to a week in advance. Believe it or not, you can also ask Alexa to search for secret sales!

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