theSkimm's Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2018

confessions of a shopaholicPhoto by Robert Zuckerman - © Disney Enterprises, Inc.
PUBLISHED JUL 16, 2018

Prime Day, Amazon’s shop ’til you drop party, is here. Meaning blessings on blessings of can’t-miss deals are coming at you until midnight tonight. But before you get too excited to drop those dimes, we’ve Skimmed a few need-to-knows...

More is more

Prime Day is 6 hours longer than the previous three years, with sales ending at 12 am PT on July 17th. Jeff Bezos and Co say there are more products on sale than ever before. Over one million of them.

Join the club

In case the name didn’t tip you off, you’ve got to be an Amazon Prime Member to score these deals. But don’t cry, Shopgirl. If you’re currently not a member (or if you’re finally ready to leave your ex-roommate's account), you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.

There's an app for that

Ain't nobody got time to watch deals drop all day. Download the Amazon App to make it easier. Not only will it alert you when new deals drop, but you can also look ahead and keep an eye out for 'Lightning Deals.' Those are the ones that come and go as quickly as they sound. Here’s how to catch 'em all: browse for upcoming deals in the app. When you find one (or ten, or twenty) that you want, click "Watch This Deal.” You'll be notified right when it starts.

Now you're primed. Here are a few of our fave picks to get you started. Condolences to your wallet.

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For when your mom doesn’t believe you learned how to cook…
Feast your eyes on this. At $100, the Amazon Echo Show is on-sale for its lowest price ever. It’s a highly rated speaker and the first Alexa-enabled device that has a touchscreen and a camera. So you can give mom a video call and show off that Julienne technique.

Whole Foods AMazon

For when your friend's seeing a new guy…
Relationship status? ICYMI, Amazon and Whole Foods got together last year. So this is the first time you can enjoy the benefits of Prime Day. From July 11 - 17 you'll receive a $10 credit on Amazon when you spend at least $10 in-store at your local Whole Foods.

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For when you haven’t caught the reading bug…
Maybe this will kindle the flame. You can get three months of Kindle Unlimited for $1 — which would normally set you back $10 a month. Don’t have a Kindle? You can also snag $40 off a Kindle Paperwhite today. It’s got a built-in adjustable light, 2x as many pixels as the previous generation, and no screen glare.

levoit air purifier

For when you’re taking pics of your cat sleeping…
So pure. Make sure you and your fur baby are breathing air that's fresh AF with the Levoit Air Purifier. You can get it for $30 off ($59).

Fujifilm Instax

For when you’re caught staring at someone’s sneakers on the subway...
Take a picture it’ll last longer. Fujifilm Instax Printers are on sale for $100 (50% off). It lets you print images from your smartphone off in 10 seconds flat. They come out looking just like polaroids. Cue: all your nostalgia dreams.

instant pot

For when you eat the same thing every night…
I was braised on this. The internet’s favorite slow cooker is on sale for a cool $59. Get your big batch everything on here.

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For when your friends want to go camping…
I’m here for the s’mores. Make sure your chocolate doesn't get all melty in this Yeti cooler. Amazon is offering 40% off outdoor accessories from brands like Camelbak, Colombia, Igloo, Burton and more.

Roomba

For when you’ve got the Monday blues…
Give your week a clean sweep. The iRobot Roomba can help. It works with Alexa and there's an app for it. Meaning you can schedule cleanings from anywhere. Scoop it up for $230 ($120 off) today.

NO BS

For when someone snags the last open spot at the beach...
It’s a coal world. Here’s some shade-free skincare to make it better. Meet the No B.S. Charcoal Peel Off Mask. It launched on Prime Day and is made with just the good stuff (think: no parabens, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances).

Area Rug

For when you need to order a drink before HH ends…
Step on it. We mean this vintage-inspired area rug. It'll give your living room an instant upgrade, and you can snatch it for $80 today (35% off).

Keurig

For when someone compliments your mug collection…
Thanks a latte. Keurig’s K-Cafe Single-Serve Coffee Maker is $70 off and can brew it all. It comes with a milk frother attached, so you can make coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos. The world is your brown, bitter oyster.

Harry Potter

For when the forecast calls for a movie night in…
Accio couch. There are a ton of Prime Day movies for sale, including the Harry Potter 8-Film Box Set. Better bite your Parseltongue on this deal. At $23 (71% off), it won’t last long.

National Geographic DNA Test Kit

For when the humidity brings out the poof in your hair...
I got it from my mama. Find out what else is in your genes with the National Geographic DNA Test Kit. It’ll give you a full overview of your ancestry — down to the migration routes of your ancient relatives. Psst…if you’re interested in finding out how your genes play into your health, the v popular 23andMe DNA Test also got a price cut. At 67% off, you can get it for $100.

Black and Decker Drill:Drive

For when the apartment you’ve been eyeing finally becomes available...
This is not a drill. Make sure you stock your new home with a tool that can do it all. This Black and Decker Drill/Driver is battery-operated, comes with 35 accessories, and has a soft-grip handle. Plus, it’s 65% off today.

Clarisonic

For when your Netflix show starts to lag...
You’re buffering. Don’t wait to show your skin some love. Today you can get the celeb-fave Clarisonic Mia 2 for $110 (35% off).

PS: These are partner products, which means if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return

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