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Prime Day is upon us again! I don’t know about you but I love it!  It can be a great day to get some brilliant deals, but it is also one of the most tempting times to blow whatever budget we have on that thing that we’ve been craving for. Amazon do well to make us hit “buy” as the offers are on for only around 24 hours and the fear or missing out (FOMO) is strong, especially when there is a deadline.

This year, I’ve seen more and more Prime Day adverts than ever before. Whilst I am excited, I am also trying to cut back on my spending at the moment so I need to get the balance right.

But I’m not a Prime member!

Do not fear! Amazon offer the option of trying Prime free for one month with no commitment. Find out more here. As long as you cancel before the end of the month, you can get access to the Prime Day deals, as well as all the other perks of Prime Membership, but at no cost. In that month you will have access to Prime delivery, Prime Video and Prime Now – and that’s just a few of the perks! Find out more about why I love Amazon Prime on my post all about it. 

Here are some of my top tips to get the most out of the day.

Top Tips

  1. Never heard of that item before Prime Day? Then you don’t need it when it is reduced on the day.
  2. If your budget allows for a treat for yourself, have an idea in mind of what you want. Also have a think about what you are prepared to pay. I really want an Amazon Echo Dot. They are currently retailing for £49 – that’s a bit out of my budget. If it comes down to around £30 during the promotional period – that’s within my budget and I will purchase it.
  3. Research before the day. I am also in the market for a new vacuum cleaner. If I haven’t researched before the day – how do I know that the one reduced from £200 to £75 is actually a good deal? How do I know it is even worth the £75?
  4. Will power is key! Worried you might accidentally make a purchase (and yes you can do that)? Log in and get someone to change the password for you. You can then only make a purchase if that person approves it!
  5. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you need it or just want it? If you want it (rather than need) can you afford it?

Whether you decide to make any purchases on Prime Day or not – I would still recommend trying out Amazon Prime free for a month anyway.

 

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