Is Amazon Prime Day 2024 Worth It? These 6 Reasons May Sway You.

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

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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 2024 might not be totally worth it.

Prime Day 2024 will take place in July.

We expect to have exact dates for this year’s event any day so be sure to check back soon!

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. 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 Walmart+ Week sales during the summer. In fact, last year their sale was twice as long and started even earlier than Amazon Prime Day. 😱

This year Walmart’s sale will run from June 17th – 23rd with hot deals and savings exclusively for its members! That means if you want to access deals, you’ll want to sign up for a membership ASAP!

Head over to our Walmart+ Week post to see all the perks of this sale!

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!

3. Walmart+ is cheaper for a year than Amazon, and our Hip CEO loves the perks even more.

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While you can pretty much score a FREE 30-DAY trial with Walmart+ any time, committing to an entire year of perks is just $49, or a monthly membership for just $6.47/month! Considering Amazon Prime is currently renewing at $14.99 per month that’s quite a savings over time! 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 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.

4. 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!

5. The lightning deals may not be worth your time. 

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The reality is, that the really awesome deals will go fast and they don’t last long either due to the time they’re on sale or the quantity available. Sometimes they’re as quick as 15 minutes from start to finish! Obviously, if you can take advantage of these deals, it’s great, but will it be worth your time to refresh your computer all day just to save a few bucks?

Maybe all the more reason to sign up for our text alerts so we can notify you ASAP on the best ones. 😉

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 work hard to cover huge events all year round from Walmart+ Week to Amazon Prime Day and basically every other hot deal we come across so if you haven’t signed up for our hot text alerts yet, there’s no better time than now!

Get all the hottest deals and freebies on your phone!

Psst…we don’t quit after big sale events, so all the more reason to get our text before and after Prime Day. 😏

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

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  • Score FREE Amazon Prime Day credits to use on Prime Day purchases! While we don’t currently don’t know what 2024 has to offer, historically, they’re all super easy to score 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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