Prime Day 2018: How to get the best deals, starting Monday

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"We are thrilled to add our growing selection of high-quality private label items to Prime Day's epic day of deals and offer the lowest prices across products from our brands", said Sarah Wood, vice president of Amazon Private Brands.

With unprecedented markdowns on everything from audio and visual tech to gaming, drones, everyday essentials, and more, we'll be updating this post with all the best U.S. Prime Day deals we see throughout the sale.

"For example, you download the Amazon app, because that will give you a sneak peek at some of the deals that are happening, including some of the Lightning Deals before they are posted", Consumer Reports' James Wilcox told WTOP. Although the regular annual cost of enjoying the Amazon Prime service is Rs 999, there are a number of ways you can enjoy it free or at a reduced cost.

Prime Day was introduced in 2015 in the U.S. as a one-day only sales event claiming more deals than Black Friday to celebrate Amazon's 20th anniversary.

"Blockbuster Deals", "Rush Hour Deals", "First Time Discounts", and "Price Crash" offers are some of the many offers introduced by the upcoming Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale.

Amazon (AMZN) created the event as a way to spark interest in its Prime membership, which comes with an $119 annual fee.

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There are also plenty of deals going live on 4K TVs, laptops, smart home gear, fashion, alcohol, baby stuff, toys, mobile phones and honestly pretty much every product category you can imagine.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a media streaming dongle, just like Google Chromecast.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The company is making a big push in school supplies for Prime Day. An Amazon Prime member is more likely to buy from Amazon than from rival e-commerce portals like Flipkart.

Last year, Prime Day prices were better than Black Friday prices 76 percent of the time, about on par with 2016, Dengler said. This mega sale event on Amazon is set to start at 12 PM on July 16. You also get SonyLIV, Hungama, Spuul and YuppTV complimentary subscription for 3 months. If you have a higher end product that you have been coveting, it's definitely worthwhile to check its price on Prime Day.

Plus, ask your Alexa smart speaker for Prime Day deals and she will list some product deals that are exclusive to voice shoppers.

From their site: "To share Prime benefits and digital content between adults, both adults must link their accounts through Amazon Household and agree to share payment methods".

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