Amazon Prime will pay you to watch TV

Amazon Prime will pay you to watch TV

In addition to being 30 hours of insane deals and exclusive launches, Amazon Prime Day also aims to raise the bar of expectations of an online shopper when it comes to delivery. Otherwise, we recommend signing up for a free Prime trial for access to all the deals.

Amazon is already offering a bunch of Alexa-exclusive deals for Prime Day, with more still to come, so there's truly never been a better time to join the Echo-powered future. The website recommends making a list of upcoming deals you're interested in and scouting around the web for competing prices. Sometimes it's something as simple as streaming music for free through my Amazon Echo. In the past, Amazon has offered shoppers a sneak peek of Prime Day deals the day before the sale actually starts, so start hitting refresh on Amazon sooner rather than later. According to retail advisory firm FBIC, Amazon had generated sales worth $415 million during its first Prime Day sales in 2015.

- July total retail sales a year ago were about flat from June, or up 0.1 percent.

If you have any more questions about how Prime works or what kind of deals you might find, visit this website. It was also the biggest day ever for sales of Amazon devices. Amazon is extending its annual “Prime Day” promotion to 30 hours this year.

Additionally, this year extra savings are available specifically for those using Amazon Alexa.

For 30 hours in the week ahead, Amazon will bombard its cyber spenders with shopping deals as often as every five minutes.

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The big knock against the Tap was that it required you to press a button to activate Alexa, whereas you could conjure her with your voice on the Echo and Dot. While Amazon has claimed success, there have been grumblings that Prime Day deals have been unimpressive or involve older models. Within 3-4 days (in time for Prime Day), you'll get an email confirming that your credit has been applied.

Amazon features limited-time "lightning deals" on Amazon Prime Day, just as it sometimes does during the holiday shopping season in November and December.

The golden ticket is, of course, a $99 Amazon Prime account.

Last year on Prime Day, small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon saw orders almost triple year-over-year, as customers ordered more than 20 million items from small businesses and entrepreneurs across more than 50 categories.

Deals are Everywhere - Prime members can shop deals on all devices, across all categories, in all Prime countries. In Q1 2017, the number of U.S Prime subscribers are up by 38% from 58 million in Q1 2016 to 80 million. Amazon has offered similar deals previous year and during the holiday season. You won't be able to access any of the deals without Amazon Prime.

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