It's time to start preparing.

By Alexis Bennett
Updated: Jun 11, 2019 @ 3:08 pm

There is no need to wait until Black Friday to receive the best shopping deals of the entire year. Amazon's biggest discounts take place long before Thanksgiving on Amazon Prime Day. It's sort of like the Olympics of sales for the massive retailer and the epic sale will be here again before you know it.

This year is touted to be the biggest ever. How big? Well, there are rumors that there will be epic lead-up deals the week before the big event. But you'll need to have a strategy in order to make sure you don't miss out on the best discounts. We've got all of the details to help you finalize your game plan below.

What Is Amazon Prime Day?

It all started as a sort-of birthday celebration. On the eve of Amazon's 20th anniversary (back in 2015), the "everything" store celebrated the first Prime Day. Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Austria were given the opportunity to shop exclusive offers that started as early as midnight. The event has expanded to more countries since then — like the Netherlands, Singapore, and Australia. And the discounts are extremely steep.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?

Well, its not exactly one day anymore. Amazon Prime Day officially started on July 16 last year and lasted for a total of 36 hours, so even procrastinators had a chance to score some amazing deals. There were also hundreds of lead-up deals during the week before the Amazon Prime Day, so this year's event could kick off in early July.

What are the best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals?

This is the perfect time to invest in major electronics, like a big-screen television or a new computer. Amazon Prime Day is also the best moment to grab an Amazon device like a Fire TV or a Kindle. As usual, people also go in on household products like Instant Pots and mattresses. And yes, there are some fashion jewels hidden in the sale. This is the time to stock up on undies, bras, and all of the other basics.

How can I get the best deals during Amazon Prime Day?

You can't participate in the sale if you're not a Prime member, but signing up isn't hard at all. Membership's only $13 per month (and you can cancel anytime). Besides the epic discounts on Prime Day, members get unlimited, free two-day (sometimes just one day) shipping all year long and tons of free movies to stream, books to read, and music to download. Sign up on Amazon now and get ready for Prime Day.