I know how much you all love the hot deals you can score during Black Friday Week – so I’m excited to share with you another chance – before November!
Amazon is getting ready to celebrate it’s 20 year anniversary. How would they do that? But with amazing deals of course!! Starting the week of July 12th, you will be able to score various HOT deals — similar to some of those we usually see reserved for the holidays!
If you ever shop Amazon during that time of the year, you know how very difficult it can be to score a deal. It seems that you do all you can and STILL are not fast enough to place your order.
We’ve got a few tips you can use (some to set up right now) to help you make sure you get those items you want — before someone else is quicker than you!
Set up One Touch Ordering. This is a great feature because you can click one simple button and your order will be placed. No adding to your cart, going through checkout and then missing out because you were not quick enough.
To enable this feature, follow these steps:
- Log into your Account.
- Click on 1-Click Settings (under Settings)
- If your address is already entered, confirm it is correct. If you do not see it there, click the Enter a New Address button and fill out the form.
- Then, you will want to confirm your settings and payment options.
Shipping – choose standard (3 – 5 day); two-day or one-day as your standard method.
Payment – select or enter the credit/debit card you wish to use as your payment method.
- Finally, you will need to activate this feature. Just click that button in the upper corner.
Now you are set! When you shop, you will see a one-click button as an ordering option. Just hit that and your order will automatically be placed for you!
Sign up for Amazon Prime. There are many times that some of the best deals are only available to Prime members. They may also offer early access to lightning deals to members (which means if you are not one, you may miss out).
If you have not yet signed up, you can try it for free for 30 days. Absolutely no obligation and you get all of the benefits of the service, including that free shipping on any purchase. If you find that you use it frequently, you can continue annually for $99.
Amazon Prime is SO much more than free shipping! You can get free videos, music, photo storage….and more! I truly feel that it pays for itself for me time and time again every year. You may want to read more about How Amazon Prime is Worth the Cost, and then get signed up!
Always sign up for the Wait List. If you miss out on a Lightning Deal, don’t just walk away. There is still a chance for you to get that deal! Just sign up for the wait list as if that item becomes available, you can still buy it! There are things you need to do though, to ensure you don’t miss out:
- STAY ON AMAZON! Do not leave or log out. Instead, stay on your page because if you are given the chance to buy from the wait list, you will have just 3 minutes to finalize your purchase (this is when One Step Checkout is awesome).
- Keep refreshing your page every minute or so. That way, you will have the current information about the deal.
Follow Penny Pinchin’ Mom. When we have these types of events, we usually will post more frequently, to ensure that we help you score one of those fantastic deals! You don’t want to wait for the daily newsletter to come out, so you will want to make sure that you follow along and watch our site frequently so you don’t miss out. Here are some ways to do that:
- Follow us on Facebook. While we know Facebook shows you what they WANT you to see, you can still stay up to date and see every post we share. Just create a LIST and add us to that. You can also join our GROUP, which has a greater chance of popping up in your newsfeed.
- Catch us on Twitter. If you love to Tweet, you will want to follow us there as every post is shared that way – and we try to include a photo if we can (so you can see the deal before you click on over).
- Download the mobile app. If you are on your phone frequently, this is another way to just check the site and see if there are new posts. The app is completely free and can be found on both the Android and Apple Markets.
So now you know – so get ready! We will be watching on our end too and will do our best to get those hot deals sent your way as quickly as we can!!!