Is Amazon Prime Day Even Worth It? Here Are 5 Reasons You May Want to Skip the “Deals”.
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Amazon Prime Day is coming!
At Hip2Save, we love Amazon Prime Day. That said, we’re not ignoring the logic behind ditching at least certain aspects of it. Here are some reasons why Amazon Prime Day 2020 might not be totally worth it if you’re really looking for the best deals.
Amazon Prime Day is October 13th-14th, 2020.
1. Some things just shouldn’t be shopped for in October.
It’s important to know the best times to shop for items year-round. From food to baby products or home goods to baking goods – there’s a science behind when to buy & stock up to get the best prices possible. Luckily for us, Amazon Prime Day is closer to the holidays than ever before so we expect to see some bigger sales on items that are hot buys in October!
On the flip side, this might mean we need to practice patience for the best deals closer to Black Friday on items we might be trying to score for Christmas. Typically, top wish list items like toys, clothing, or electronics will have the most anticipated sales a month later in November. But only time will tell!
Hip Tip: Here are the top Christmas toys for 2020 this year!
2. Walmart is ready to compete… and a couple of days earlier than Amazon!
According to a recent news release, Walmart’s having a huge Big Save Event with “Black Friday-like savings” which starts on October 11th at 7 PM EST and runs all the way until October 15th – making it during and two full days longer than Amazon’s Prime Day! 😱 Whoa!
We expect to see deals on smart TVs, Nintendo Switch games, and other items perfect for gifting this Christmas season, so maybe Amazon Prime Day isn’t the place to be after all? 🤔
3. Target is also having a huge two-day sale this year.
We’re anxious to see this year’s deals since Target announced they’ll be rolling out hot deals on electronics, home, toys, beauty, and so much more!
Even more exciting… if you wait until after Target Deal Days or even skip out on Amazon Prime Day, Target announced they’ll be offering Black Friday pricing throughout the whole month of November! They even said they’ll be adding almost 1 MILLION more deals than last year throughout the holiday season!
Almost all of them will be available for free drive-up and in-store pickup! 👏 Best of all, you don’t even need a membership to shop for these great deals! Sweet!
Read more about Target Deal Days here (including exciting new on their extended price match guarantee)!
4. We’ll be texting the best deals of all.
Speaking of all these great sales, if you haven’t been texting with Collin yet, you need to get her number! New this year, we’ll be covering all of these huge events including Target Deal Days, Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and basically whenever we find the hottest deals ever!
By simply texting “HOT” to (775) 204-0125, she’ll know to text you whenever a can’t-miss-it deal for Christmas pops up. And we can certainly assure you, they’ll be rolling in all season long, so that’s all the more reason to shop even after Prime Day’s over. 😏
5. You might end up buying just for the sake of buying.
We’ve all been there… you see a deal you just can’t pass up, but just because something’s on sale doesn’t mean you need it now – like this super large bag of cereal marshmallow bits. 😉 Instead, you could be saving up for a bigger splurge, padding your holiday budget, or just socking it away in a rainy day fund instead.
If you do decide to shop Amazon Prime Day sales, here are our best shopping tips:
- Sign up for Amazon Prime now for exclusive access to Prime Day info, upcoming deals, and awesome membership benefits.
- Start building your wishlist before the deals go live to have discounts automatically applied.
- Score more than $60 in FREE Amazon credit to use on Prime Day purchases! They’re all super easy, and you won’t want to miss these!
- Bookmark our Amazon deals page so you don’t miss any of their best deals this year!
Take me to the best Amazon Prime deals now!