Shopping Guide for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day Shopping Guide

Amazon Prime Day is here! Throughout today and tomorrow, Amazon Prime members will be able to shop exclusive prime sales and deals that you may not see for the rest of the year. This two day event includes everything from home decor to baby essentials to technology to fashion and everything in between.

I have been a prime member since my sophomore year of college (so, as of now about 8ish years), which is pretty much the entire time that Amazon Prime has been available. There are so many benefits of being a prime member including access to prime video (movies that you can stream for free), music, their wardrobe subscription, and free 2-day shipping.

If you currently are not an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can subscribe today and still shop the sale. You can pay early for about $130 or you can pay monthly for about $13. The yearly plan ends up costing you less in the long run, but if you can’t drop that huge amount right now, you can sign up for the monthly and then always change it to the whole year later.

In my opinion, this is the best time to stock up for technology and wardrobe pieces, but there are still great sales in every other category. An additional great thing about shopping this sale is that with the Prime membership, you’ll get your picks sooner than later because of the free two day shipping. So, if you haven’t burned all of your funds on the Nordstrom sale, definitely make sure that you take advantage of this sale!

I’ve rounded up some top picks from various categories for you to easily shop the sale over the next two days. Currently, I’m shopping tech sales and baby essentials to update our home and get ready for baby.

Prime Sales 2023

If you’ve landed on this post in 2023, you’re probably prepping for the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, which is coming up all-too quickly. Can you believe how this year is flying by?

While this year’s Prime Day has yet to be officially announced, last year, Prime Day fell on Tuesday, July 12th and Wednesday, July 13th, so this year it is assumed that Amazon will be holding Prime Day 2023 on Tuesday, July 11th and will run through Wednesday, July 12th. No one knows for sure, though, so I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for the official announcement from Amazon.

What is Prime Day, Anyway?

Amazon Prime Day is an annual event celebrated and hosted by Amazon each summer. It’s exclusive for Prime members, and runs for 48 hours. During these 48 hours, Amazon offers huge discounts on products across their site. Different sales and deals will drop over the course of the two day celebration, so there is always a new deal somewhere to watch out for. It’s chaotic in the best way possible, and you can find fantastic deals on products across departments. Amazon Prime Day is known as one of the best days all year to buy Amazon technology specifically, such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Kindle, and more. If you’ve been waiting to save up for something big, Prime Day might be your best chance to get it at the lowest possible price.

How Do I Participate in Prime Day?

In order to participate in Amazon Prime Day and take part in the Prime sales, you do have to be an Amazon Prime member. If you don’t have an account with Amazon Prime, however, there are still options! I would recommend signing up for Amazon Prime’s 30 day free trial – or, if you’re a student, their 6 month free trial. That way, you can take advantage of the Prime Day deals without the commitment. And if you end up liking it, you can always stick around after the trial ends! I’ve found that the savings I get through Amazon Prime are well worth the membership fee.

If you don’t want to sign up for the free trial right now, I would still recommend planning to do some shopping during Prime Day. Oftentimes other retailers jump onboard while they know their customers will be in the mood to shop and offer deals and discounts on their own – almost like a Black Friday event in the middle of the summer. I like to keep an eye on Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Wayfair, and Bed Bath & Beyond, just to name a few. You never know what other deals you will find!


Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to purchase any technology items you may need. There are usually fantastic discounts to be found on technology (I’m watching you, Apple and Amazon devices!), so it’s the perfect time to save.

As I mentioned earlier, other stores and retailers also jump onboard the Prime Day hype, so be sure to do your research if you are planning to buy something specific and make sure that you can’t find it cheaper somewhere else. Generally speaking, Amazon will have the best deals on Prime Day, but you never know! It’s always worth taking the time to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

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Looking to level up your home? Snag some cute home essentials and decor while the price is dropped. I love splurging on some fun pieces for my home that I might not otherwise buy when they’re full price.

This year, I have my eye on some new wall decor, as well as smaller home items like candles and cute plants. I’ll also be watching out for fun outdoor home essentials and decor as we all will be spending more time outside now that the weather is finally warming up. If you have big dreams of hosting more backyard parties and barbecues this summer, check on Prime Day to see if you can find any discounted supplies or fun backyard decor!

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I’m telling you, ladies – you just can’t sleep on Amazon’s clothing options. They have some fantastic pieces, so if you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, Prime Day is the day to do it.

As we head into the warmer months, it’s a great time to give your closet a quick refresh – even literally, if you want to take the time to invest in some new closet organizers or sturdier hangers. If your summer clothes are in need of some TLC, check out Amazon’s cute summer sundresses and coverups to throw in your beach bag on that upcoming vacation. And don’t forget the bathing suits! I always forget until the last minute when I’m packing that I’m in need of a new suit, so don’t let yourself be caught off guard – find a cute one on Amazon!

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Let’s be honest – beauty products can get expensive, especially since they have to be replaced regularly. I love taking advantage of the opportunity to stock up on items that I’m running low on, or even to buy some of my favorites in bulk while they’re on sale. Say it with me, ladies: we love a discount!

Whether Amazon happens to carry your favorite products, you need some new organizers for all of your beauty trove, or your makeup brushes are in desperate need of an upgrade, you can find some fantastic deals on beauty products and supplies on Prime Day. As we head into summertime, I’m also going to grab some new hair clips from Amazon. If you’re anything like me, you lose yours all the time, and summer is not the time to be without a good claw clip!

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