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Is Amazon Prime Day worth it? Read to find out!

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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 2023 might not be totally worth it.

Amazon Prime Day is July 11th and 12th, 2023!

1. Some things just shouldn’t be shopped for in July.

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Are Prime Day deals worth it? Not always. It’s important to know the best times to shop for items year-round. From food to baby products to home goods & even baking goods – there’s a science behind when to buy and stock up to get the best prices possible.

Luckily for us, Amazon Prime Day is just about halfway to Christmas so you might be starting to plan for the bigger purchases we expect to see mega sales on this year, such as savings on Amazon devices and smart TVs!

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, and some electronics will have the most anticipated sales a month later this year. But only time will tell!

2. Target is also having a huge sale and it starts the week before Amazon Prime Day.

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Is Amazon Prime Day worth it? Target is certainly giving Amazon a run for its money! Once again, Target will be rolling out the red carpet to host its Target Deal Days, which this year will be called Target Circle Week.

It’s not only coinciding with the same days as Amazon’s Prime Day, but Target’s sale will run longer from July 5th to July 15th! Coincidence that this sale runs concurrently with Amazon Prime Day?… definitely not! 😱

To take advantage of Target’s deals, make sure to sign up to be a Target Circle member. It’s free! We expect to see savings on items up to 50%!

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Be on the lookout for these savings during Target’s special event:

  • 50% off select Sun Squad items including outdoor pools, water toys, and more
  • 30% off kids’ apparel
  • Spend $40 on beauty and health products and receive a $10 gift card
  • 20% off all Barbie merchandise
  • 20% off Mountain Dew, Bubly, and Gatorade
  • 20% off breakfast cereal
  • Spend $50 on household essentials and receive a $15 Target gift card
  • Save $30 on Keurig K-Mini
  • Save $350 on Lenovo 15.6″ Touchscreen IdeaPad 3i laptop
  • Save $130 on Dyson V8 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum

3. Walmart is running a sale that starts even earlier than Prime Day.

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In previous years, Walmart has trumped all the other retailers with their epic sales during the same exact time. In fact, last year their sale was twice as long and started even earlier than Amazon Prime Day. 😱

This year Walmart’s sale is called Walmart+ Week and will run from July 10th to July 13th. The general public can access the sale on July 11th, but if you’re a Walmart+ member, you can access the sale one day earlier on July 10th!

So far, we know the sale will feature BIG savings on electronics and even some furniture. If you don’t have a Walmart+ membership, consider signing up for a 30-day free trial before the sale starts so you can access those early deals.

Since we know Walmart is offering hundreds of dollars in savings, this begs the question…is Amazon Prime Day worth it after all? Again, only time will tell, friends!

4. Walmart currently has plenty of Walmart+ perks to take advantage of even if you’re already an existing customer.

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During the 2023 Walmart+ Week, members will not only get early access to deals, but they will get exclusive offers to places like Six Flags and Panera. Right now you can actually score a FREE 30-DAY trial with Walmart+. That means you can sign up now and enjoy all of the amazing perks of the Walmart sale while shopping even during Amazon Prime Day. 🙏🏻

As a member, one of the most exciting and newest perks to take advantage of is their discounts on fuel at over 14,000 gas stations! Head over to our Walmart+ Membership Perks page to find out more and learn about the other perks they’re offering.

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As an added benefit as an American Express Platinum cardholder, you can score a FREE Walmart Plus monthly membership in the form of a $12.95 statement credit when you use your card as the payment method on your W+ account.

Note that this offer is available to new and existing Walmart Plus members however, it cannot be applied if you have already paid for an annual membership.

5. You might end up buying just for the sake of buying.

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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 an upcoming holiday or birthday budget, or just socking it away in a rainy day fund instead.

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The good news though, we’re weeding out the bad deals and already sharing some hot ones if you’re planning to participate in this year’s Amazon Prime Day shopping event!

6. No matter if you plan to shop Prime Day or not, we’ll be texting the best deals of all!

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We’ll be covering all of these huge events from Target Circle Week to Amazon Prime Day and basically every other hot deal we come across so if you haven’t been texting with Collin yet, there’s no better time than now!

Be sure to sign up for text alerts to get all the hottest deals and freebies!

Collin will know to text you whenever a can’t-miss-it deal pops up. Plus, she doesn’t quit after big sale events… so all the more reason to shop even after Prime Day is over. 😏

Still planning to join us on Amazon Prime Day? Here are our best Amazon Prime Day shopping tips!

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  • Score more than $200 in FREE Amazon credit to use on Prime Day purchases! They’re all super easy and you can use them during the sale!
  • Start building your wishlist before the deals go live to have discounts automatically applied.
  • Bookmark our Amazon deals page so you don’t miss any of their best deals this year!

Psst…we’ve already posted EARLY Amazon Prime deals! 🤩

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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