Y’all, Prime Day is upon us. At 9 PM Eastern tonight, Amazon will begin unleashing crazy deals for 30 hours.
Even if you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, it might be a great time to try it out for free. You can grab a free 30-day trial tonight or even tomorrow and still qualify for Prime Day discounts and deals. Amazon ships APO/FPO (just watch out– there are exceptions, depending on the products). If you’re cracking those textbooks open, remember that Amazon offers 50% off Prime for students–and that’s not a Prime Day deal. That stands anytime.
(Pro tip: You can save even more by using Ebates. Amazon is a store that offers a certain percentage back and coupons if you first use Ebates and then click through to Amazon. You get cash back. That’s real–I’ve gotten nearly $1,000 back over the past few years using Ebates for online shopping. You can sign up for free and start getting cashback now.)
Amazon only releases some of their deals ahead of time. Staring tonight at 9, they’ll be releasing deals throughout the next 30 hours– so if you’re looking for something specific, you’ll want to keep refreshing that page or checking your Amazon app. I’ll be updating this page with more products that make military life easier and less stressful.
If you use music to express your feelings (or you just need to keep the playlist fresh for your workouts), Amazon Music Unlimited can help you with that. Start a 30-day trial for free or sign up for four months for 99 cents.
And if your idea of a deployment bucket list is a bunch of books, you can get 40% off two years of Kindle Unlimited. (If you’re not ready to make that kind of a commitment, there are also discounts for 6-month and 12-month subscriptions, too.) Yassss.
Believe it or not, Amazon also has a Home Services section where you can put an order in for help in a bunch of domestic duties. Need a treadmill assembled? They have someone for that. Need your home cleaned? Yep. They’ve got someone for that too. I’m not saying that this is something that you’ll tap into often… but we’ve all been there during a deployment: Nothing is going right AND THEN something breaks, gets ruined, you name it… and you need back up. Amazon Home Services could be that back up. If you schedule certain services, you can get 20% off. (And you can use Ebates to get 3% cash back on Amazon Home Services, too.)
Super speedy delivery
If you really need fast service and the regular 2-day Prime delivery won’t cut it, you can get $20 off your first Prime Now order. Prime Now products will show up on your doorstep within two hours of you ordering. So if you’re stuck in a home filled with screaming toddlers and need that pint of ice cream (or diaper cream, or…), you might want to try this service out. Not all areas carry this service yet, but many metro areas and military-heavy areas do… including Virginia Beach, Washington, D.C., San Antonio, and San Diego.
For a small home
The Instant Pot is all the rage this year. It’s an all-in-one pressure cooker, slower cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute-er, warmer, and yogurt maker. I wouldn’t be surprised if it can sing the National Anthem and tap dance, too. If you’re stuck in a tiny home–or you just want to get rid of some appliances and make some space– this can help you get the job done and keep your family fed. Right now, you can grab an Instant Pot for $89.99 instead of the regular $129.99 price.
Save $50 today only on the Ninja Professional Blender. Instead of $199.99, you pay $69.99 and have a super duper blender for smoothies (or margaritas… we won’t judge).
For the trip
Gearing up for a lot of travel? Audible can make those hours in the car go by faster… especially while you’re listening to a great mystery novel or memoir. For the kids? Crank up Harry Potter or the Chronicles of Narnia for a road trip everyone will love. Get six months of Audible for 40% off. (This deal ends on July 11!) And if you sign up for the 30-day free trial, you can grab two books for free, too.
Restock your pantry
If you feel like Old Mother Hubbard (or if you’re really missing the tastes from home), a few clicks of your mouse will have a box of groceries popping up on your porch in no time. Prime Pantry often offers coupons and extra incentives for shopping–and for Prime Day, you’ll be able to get 35% off select items. You can also score free shipping by buying 5 qualifying items.
Deals that won’t go away soon…
Pregnant? Get a little extra cash for the necessities. Sign up for a baby registry with Amazon and grab $100 in credits for diapers and baby wipes. You can find out more here. (This promo runs until August 10, 2017.)
(Please remember that all of these deals are subject to change. Amazon’s policies and price changes are their decision and not mine.)