Y’all, Prime Day is upon us. And it’s two days long this year!
Even if you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, it might be a great time to try it out for free. 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 Prime at $6.49 a month for students–and that’s not a Prime Day deal. That stands anytime. (You can also try it out as a student as a six-month free trial.)
But first, two pro tips.
Pro tip 1:
You can save even more by using Rakuten (formerly 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 more than $1,000 back over the past few years using Ebates for online shopping. You can sign up for free and start getting cashback now.)
Pro tip 2:
Use Ibotta to purchase from Amazon and get cash back, too. I’ve also gotten more than $1,000 back in purchasing through Ibotta and it stacks on top of coupons and sales, too. (And yes! It works at the Commissary!) Cash out instantly through PayPal or Venmo when you hit $20, or choose gift cards from retailers like Starbucks, Amazon, and Target. Don’t have Ibotta yet? Sign up now and get a cash bonus the first time you use it.
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.
If your speed is more binge-watching, get 50% off Amazon Channels, where you can get on-demand access to channels like Starz, Showtime, and HBO.
And if your idea of a deployment bucket list is a bunch of books, you can get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free. Usually, that’s $9.99 a month. Yassss.
For a small home
The Instant Pot is all the rage. 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 $49.99 instead of the regular $99.99 price.
Save $50 today only on the Ninja Professional Blender. Instead of $99.99, you pay $49.99 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 three months of Audible for $4.95 a month (and save $30) if you’re a new subscriber. If you’re looking at a long-term commitment and are a current or past subscriber, you can save $30 on an annual membership and get an Echo Dot for $0.99. 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 after this latest PCS (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 save $10 on orders of $40 or more by using the code “PANTRY.”
Help that won’t go away
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. While there isn’t a Prime Day special, you can use Rakuten to get 3% cash back on Amazon Home Services.
(Please remember that all of these deals are subject to change. Amazon’s policies and price changes are their decision and not mine.)