Christmas in July? Sort of.
On July 15, Amazon is hosting Prime Day to celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Thirty-one deals will be available to Amazon Prime members for 24 hours.
Beginning at midnight (PT), members will be privvy to "more deals than Black Friday," per the official Amazon announcement on its website. Deals range from discounts on Chromebook laptops and smart HDTVs to 30% off select clothing, shoes and jewelry.
Yesterday, Walmart announced its own sale on Wednesday. Shoppers will have access to 2,000 online-only discounts. These range from Apple electronics to kids' toys to power tools.
So, how can you score these deals? Keep reading.
Amazon & Walmart Checklist
Amazon Prime Day
When: Wednesday, July 15
How long can you get sale prices? 24 hours
How can you get these sale prices? An Amazon Prime membership ($99 annually) is required to buy the deals (though you can window shop for free!)
When: Monday, July 13. Walmart President and CEO Fernando Madeira announced the sales yesterday through a blog post.
How long can you get sale prices? 90 days (typical for Walmart Rollbacks)
How can you get these sale prices? All you need is a computer to access these deals. Walmart is also sweetening the pot by making $35 (instead of the normal $50) the minimum for free shipping all summer long.
I also like this shot in Madeira's blog post: "We’ve heard some retailers are charging $100 to get access to a sale. But the idea of asking customers to pay extra in order to save money just doesn’t add up for us." Burn, baby, burn.
Do you plan on shopping at Amazon on Prime Day? Have you already scored some good deals at Walmart? Are you bothered by this spectacle entirely?
Let us know in the comments!