Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers, Students, & Parents
Amazon Prime Day is almost here! This year Prime Day will begin at Midnight PT on July 11 and will end at 11:59 pm on July 12. However, if you’re like me, trying to figure out the best Prime Day deals is overwhelming! Moreover, knowing how to snag deals before they are gone is really important. Therefore, to help you out, I have put together some tips, tricks, and, of course, fabulous deals.
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Amazon Prime Day – Getting Ready
1. Make sure you are an Amazon Prime member
First, be sure you are already an Amazon Prime member. I know…duh…but if you aren’t, then you don’t want to waste time signing up as you could miss some Prime Day deals. In fact, if you are a student you can get a special rate! Click the image below to save 50%!
In addition, if you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, you can try it for FREE for 30 days! Therefore, you can get all of the Prime Day deals without any commitment! For more info, just click this image:
Finally, if for some reason you don’t have access to a free trial, and you don’t want to pay, ask family members who already have a Prime membership. Amazon lets you set up a Prime household with up to two adult members. Click here for more information!
2. Know how to shop to get the best Amazon Prime deals
First, remember that while Amazon Prime Day has deals similar to Black Friday, the way it is set up is different. To clarify, Black Friday deals typically run while supplies last. However, Amazon’s Prime Day is more like several mini-sale events. Deals are released at specific times throughout the 48-hour period starting on July 11 at 3 a.m. EST. In addition, some discounts are classified as “Lightning Deals,” which offer substantial savings on a limited quantity of name-brand items. In fact, items that are part of these sales typically sell out within minutes.
Further, once Prime Day begins, Amazon also offers Prime Early Access on some sale items. In fact, this allows members to get 30 minutes of early access before Prime Day deals are shown live on the site.
Another way to help ensure you get the best deals before they are gone is to set up 1-click ordering. This will make it much easier to snag one of the Lightning Deals. Also, note that this year many of the biggest Prime Day deals will only be accessible via Alexa-enabled devices, including Echo home speakers. Just say, “Alexa, what are your deals?” and you will hear all of the current deals (including Prime Day ones). Be sure to have your shipping and payment details pre-set, or you won’t be able to use this. If you are not sure how to do this, here is a great article that explains it.
3. Get notified
In addition to shopping from your desktop, a great way to shop is Amazon’s mobile app. Specifically, once you are on the app, turn on “personalized notifications” in the app settings to get push alerts when deals are live. Undoubtedly this will give you a leg up on everyone else trying to shop!
Another way to find out Amazon Prime Day deals before the event is to search “sneak peek” in the Amazon app to receive daily, app-exclusive sneak peeks of Prime Day deals. For more information on this click here.
4. Make a list
Since deals come and go so quickly, I would suggest making yourself a list of products you are looking for so you don’t waste time trying to remember once the sale starts. Also include links to specific items you know you want: both those you know will be on sale as well as those you are hoping might be. To help get your list started, keep reading to discover some of my favorite Prime Day deals!
Finally, if there’s a specific item that you’re searching for that you don’t see in previews, you can create your own wish list, and Amazon will send you an alert if the product becomes part of a Prime Day deal.
First, be sure to check out all Prime Day deals here – and bookmark the page so you can check back to see new deals. Keep an eye out for special “Amazon Launch” deals as well. These are new products launched on Prime Day just for members!
Next, as a parent and educator, my favorite Prime Day deals are (you guessed it) those related to teaching and parenting. Specifically, things teachers might love for both inside or outside the classroom, items to help parents, educational toys and games, and items for college students (my son just finished his sophomore year of college and my daughter will be headed to college in 2023 so I am always looking!)! I have broken these down into categories. If you have any great ones to add, please leave a comment so we can all enjoy them! I will also update this if any new Prime Day deals become available, so please check back often!
Finally, be sure to check out Amazon’s “Happy School Year” Store for parents, students, and educators to find classroom supplies, laptops, and other electronics, backpacks, and back-to-school clothes in one place.
HOT PRIME DAY DEALS – ADDED THROUGHOUT THE 2 DAYS (AND EARLIER!) SO CHECK BACK OFTEN!
Ok, I am starting with this because I personally have the larger one (I’ll be watching to see if it drops!) and I absolutely love it. Like use it every day love it. So far I have only used the instant pot (pressure cooker) and air fryer features, but everything comes out amazing and I can’t wait to try the outer functions too! If you’re going to splurge on one thing this Prime Day, I’d highly recommend that this be it! The 5 qt. version is normally $129.99, and is now $89.99, and the 8 qt. version (this is the one I have) that is normally $249.99 is now $179.95! I can’t recommend this enough for busy households!
Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Evening Teal – Whether for your classroom, dorm room, or hey, even your bedroom (I won’t judge!), this little guy is just perfect! I love that it comes in a ton of colors, and right now for Prime Day you can save over $30 — it is marked down from $109.99 to just $79.00!!
Prime Day Deals on Educational Games and Toys
Classroom & School Supply Prime Day Deals
Do you love Sharpies as much as I do? Well, you’re going to really love this deal! Get this set of Ultra Violet, Optic Orange, Nano Blue, Techno Blue, Electric Pink and 19 classic Sharpie permanent markers for just $12.28 (normally $42.99)!! Grab this one while it lasts!
Learning Resources Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares, Classroom/Teacher Organizer, Various Colors, All Grades, Set of 6 – Was $34.99, now just $26.76!
- ADD a splash of color to your organizational schemes!
- INCLUDES six organizer squares in updated colors—red, blue, purple, orange, and more!
- FILL the durable plastic organizer pockets with pens, papers, or other supplies!
- HANG your pocket charts with the built-in magnets or hook-and-loop fasteners!
- ARRANGE your pocket charts as individual squares, or as one large chart.
Prime Day Deals on Electronics
Prime Day Deals for Parents
Prime Day Deals for College Students
BedShelfie The Original Bedside Shelf for Bed and Bunk Bed Shelf 4 Colors / 5 Styles: I am so excited that this is on sale this Prime Day! My son got this from my mom at the start of his freshman year last year and proclaimed it to be one of his favorite things! There are various styles ranging from $34.99 to $59.99, but now through Prime Day there is a $2 off coupon valid on any of the styles so grab yours now. Makes a great graduation gift or going away present!
Here is another recommendation from my son!
A Bone Conduction Speaker speaker is the world’s smallest and most versatile bone conduction speaker that allows you to have a different but still spectacular sound experience anywhere, in any setting. Turn anything hollow into a speaker, anytime. My son says it is amazing!
Was $37.99, now $25.99
If you are a college student or a parent of one (especially a new one), be sure to check out this post of everything you need to bring – it has lots of great deals too!
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I hope this information about Prime Day deals helps you save a ton of money! Is there something special you are trying to find a deal for? If so, leave a comment and I can try to help find it. I’d also love to know about any deals you do find so please leave a comment with your best deals! Please also check out my favorites page on Amazon. I am always adding products that are great for teachers, parents, and students. Happy Shopping!