Amazon Prime Day 2018 Cheat Sheet (the one post you need to read)

Known as "Black Friday" in July, Amazon Prime Day will feature over a million deals.  

I will be posting loads of Facebook deals on my Facebook deals fan page and a few more exclusive ones in my Facebook deals group.  This is my fourth year covering Prime Day and I know that people get overwhelmed, so I will be updating this post throughout Prime Day to include the best deals.  

Note that lightning deals are not included below but you can find them on the Facebook deals fan page .  

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Background / Tips


Prime Day begins at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) on Monday, July 16 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, July 17.  A few deals are available in advance (see below).

Types of Deals

Deals of the Day / Promos

These include categories of items (like clothing), as well as big ticket items (last year included Instapot and accessoriesiRobot Roomba vacuum and Anova Sous Vide.

If you are looking for something specific, click here  and type whatever you are looking for into the search bar. Items may be an additional 20-30% off at the final step of checkout (so if it doesn't seem discounted, try adding it to your cart and going all the way to the final checkout stage).

You can already check out the landing page for Prime Day toy deals.


Amazon rolls out loads of new coupons for Prime Day.  Click here to get to the coupon landing page and type in your favorite brand to see if a coupon applies.  

Coupons are typically offered on groceries, drinks, toiletries, baby food, baby formula and diapers.  There is a special page featuring up to 25% coupons on snacks and drinks.  

Lightning Deals

Lightning deals go live every five minutes and often sell out almost instantly.  You can typically see all lightning deals 24 hours in advance.  You can find all active and upcoming lightning deals here.  You can filter by category.  For example, here is the landing page for all lightning deals on baby items.  

Amazon Subscription / Rental Services

Restrictions may apply (e.g., first time subscribers only), but here are the basics of these deals:

Amazon Devices & Accessories

In advance of Prime Day, Amazon dropped the price of the Echo Show to $130 ($100 savings).  This deal is expected to end when Prime Day is over. 

Almost every Amazon device and accessory is marked down.  Check them all out here

Warehouse Deals

Amazon is offering 20% off Warehouse deals in a bunch of categories.  Warehouse deals are often open box or dented box returns.  Find all Warehouse deals here.   

New Product Launches 

These aren't deals exactly, but they are new products launching on Prime Day exclusively for Prime Members.  You can find all the new product offerings here

Some that I'm excited about -- 

This Year's Top Deals

I will be posting to my Facebook deals fan page and  deals group in real time and adding the best deals here when I have time to take a break from rapid fire.   

Also be sure to check the Prime Day landing page.  


Save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 or more on books offered by Amazon when you click here and use promo code PRIMEBOOKS18. Includes American Girl Doll books and doll/book sets, some of which are already up to 46% off.

Amazon devices and accessories

Almost every Amazon device and accessory is marked down.  Check them all out here

Amazon Devices & Accessories

In advance of Prime Day, Amazon dropped the price of the Echo Show to $130 ($100 savings).  This deal is expected to end when Prime Day is over. 

Target's Competing Sale

  • Target is running a competing sale on Tuesday.  Click here to shop  (won't go live til Tuesday).  Up to 30 percent off select baby gear
  • Up to 30 percent off top Google products
  • 30 percent off Target-exclusive kids’ home brands
  • Spend $100 on on July 17 and get a free six-month membership for same-day delivery, shopped by Shipt (nearly $50 in savings)
  • 30 percent off Target-exclusive home brands
  • Sale on cookware, small appliances and floorcare
  • 25 percent off beauty and personal care
  • Sale on select top toy brands
  • Spend $20, save $5 on books
  • Free shipping on next-day Target Restock delivery orders on July 17

Last Year's Top Deals (putting these in italics so they aren't confused with this year's deals)

I included the link's from last year in case they reactivate the same links.

 Free $5 Amazon Promo Code (valid to use on select products sold by Amazon) with the purchase of $25 in Amazon gift cards.  Was on this page (just needed to click the yellow button).

Extra 30% off a big selection of shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories on this page (includes Saltwater sandals, Keens, Saucony, CientaBurt's Bees clothing, Kate Spade and more).

Lots of clothing and accessories for babies - adults 40-50% off.  Includes really cute women's PJs and robes.

Awesome markdowns on Native Shoes.  I got my now 2.5 year old the Jefferson this year and last year.  The Miller is a better style for wider feet.  These are amazing water shoes that are as supportive as many regular sneakers. 

Amazing deals on Amazon devices (incuding Kindle, Firestick, Alexa).

Extra 20% off Vitamix, Blendtec and Ninja blenders,  discount appeared at final step of checkout

Awesome discounts on a bunch of categories (diapers, household and more).

Up to 30% off beauty and grooming on this page (electric toothbrushes, aquaphor, shavers/razors, Crest 3D white, blow dryers/irons,wet brush, creams, makeup, Mia clarisonic, etc.).

Groceries up to 50% off.

Up to 40% off lots of toys (Radio Flyer, Crayola, Melissa and Doug, and more). Also some deals on Daniel Tiger items (check for additional discount at final stage of checkout.  I got my son a t-shirt with extra 30% off at checkout.  

Super low price on Instapot and accessories

Great deal on iRobot Roomba vacuum.  Great deal on Anova Sous Vide.


Great deal on Huggies diapers

65% off Earth's Best wipes (40% coupon + up to 15% subscription discount)


35% and $5 coupons on lots of Similac products, can be combined with up to 15% subscription discount.

Up to 45% off Earth's Best and Ella's (coupon + up to 15% subscription discount). 


Extra 20% off 2016 BOB single and double strollers (discount appears at final stage of checkout).  

Extra 20% off many carseats (includes DIONO seats and accessories), discount appears at final stage of checkout