Offbeat Walmart, Target, Macy's launch deals ahead of Amazon Prime Day

17:41  12 july  2018
17:41  12 july  2018 Source:   time.com

Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

  Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. Prime Day starts Monday afternoon. Amazon is hoping it can keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the annual membership fee by 20 percent to $119.This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. Amazon hopes to keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the annual membership fee by 20 percent to $119 and to $12.

For example, Kohl’s and Macy ’ s are running huge promotions right now that don’t specifically mention Amazon Prime Day — but clearly seemed aimed at preempting Amazon ’s big sales event. Walmart also has some amazing deals in a new summer sale.

Walmart , Target and Lowe's are among the big names who are so far skipping the event. But JCPenney, Kohl's and Macy ' s are all offering exclusive discounts before and "For others, ( Amazon Prime Day ) is less of a threat because they tend to be flexible with deals and discounts anyway."

One good thing about the forthcoming Amazon Prime Day 2018 shopping bonanza is that it is prompting other retailers to launch competing “Black Friday in July” sales of their own. For example, Kohl’s and Macy’s are running huge promotions right now that don’t specifically mention Amazon Prime Day — but clearly seemed aimed at preempting Amazon’s big sales event. 

Walmart also has some amazing deals in a new summer sale. For example, several TVs are cheaper than they were on Black Friday at Walmart right now. A Sceptre 50-inch 4K LED TV is now $229.99 at Walmart, compared to $300 on Black Friday 2017, while a 55-inch RCA 4K LED TV is $289.99 right now (compared to $340 on Black Friday and a list price of $700).

What not to buy on Amazon Prime Day

  What not to buy on Amazon Prime Day Amazon’s annual sales promotion definitely offers consumers the chance to save—but not all deals are created equally.The site’s promotion is set to take place on July 16 and 17. This year, the average shopper is expected to spend $167 during the event, including $70 on back-to-school items, according to discount website RetailMeNot.

As hype builds for Amazon Prime Day 2017, retailers like Kohl's, Macy ' s , Home Depot, Best Buy, and Walmart offer big sales and discounts as well. As Amazon .com rolls out teaser deals in advance of Prime Day on July 11, brick-and-mortar competitors are feeling pressure to keep up.

Did you really think that rivals like Walmart and Target are going to sit back and let Amazon have all the fun? You can find these deals and more on the Amazon Prime Day deals page. 3-Month Audible Subscription 4 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited Amazon Echo Show 0 Shipped.

Amazon has traditionally used Prime Day, which starts on Monday, July 16, this year, as a chance to roll out deals on its branded electronic devices. In fact, there’s already an early sale going on for $100 off Amazon’s new Echo speaker with a screen, the Echo Show, which you can get for just $129.99.

That deal, as well as the other offers available during Amazon Prime Day 2018 sales, are only available for Amazon Prime subscribers. If you’re on the fence about becoming an Amazon Prime member, factor in that the discount above ($100) almost covers the $119 of an annual membership price. Aside from access to Prime Day deals, Prime members get free two-day shipping on a huge inventory of stuff, plus unlimited streaming at Amazon’s streaming music and video libraries.

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Just hours after Amazon teased some of its major deals ahead of the kickoff of its " Prime Day ," Walmart previewed some of its own deep discounts to CNNMoney. The 24-hour sale-a-thon is set to begin at 12:01am PT on Wednesday.

It recently bought Parcel, a logistics startup that will allow Walmart to launch same- day delivery services for Shares of Walmart are up about 45% this year, while other big retailers like Target , JCPenney (JCP), Macy ' s (M) and Sears (SHLD) have plunged. Amazon is expanding Prime Day .

Then again, there are tons of sales available right now from Amazon competitors, and you obviously don’t need Amazon Prime to score great deals on its competitors’ products. Google just launched big discounts on a few of its popular Google Home devices that are available at a handful of big retailers as well as on Google’s online storefront.

The flagship Google Home speaker, which is powered by Google Assistant, is a competitor to Amazon’s full-sized Echo speaker. Through Amazon Prime Day (July 17 this year), you can get the Google Home for just $99, $30 off the regular price, online at Walmart, online and in-store at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Best Buy. That discount brings the price of the Google Home toe-to-toe with the regular Amazon Echo smart speaker, which is $99.99.

If you want to be able to say, “OK, Google,” from any room in the house, you can get an extra $40 on top of the $30 savings if you buy two Google Home speakers from Walmart, Target or Best Buy. A pair of the speakers will set you back just $158 — not bad considering that the regular price for a single speaker is $129.

Don't make these 6 common mistakes and do Amazon Prime Day right

  Don't make these 6 common mistakes and do Amazon Prime Day right Make the most of Amazon's annual shopping holiday by following these tips shared by shopping experts.This year, the sales start at 3 PM Eastern time and continue for 36 hours until Tuesday night, making for the longest and most globally accessible Prime "day" yet. There will be "more than one million deals exclusively for Prime members," according to the company.

Wal - Mart ’s moves come as Amazon is expected to launch for the second year a sales bonanza called Prime Day , which it has touted as bigger than “Black Friday.” Other stores, including Macy ’ s , also scrambled to offer discounts on their websites in an effort to compete.

Services. Deals . These discounts, or what Wal - Mart calls "rollbacks," typically last 90 days or longer. Wal - Mart ' s moves come as Amazon is expected to launch for the second year a sales bonanza called Prime Day , which it has touted as bigger than "Black Friday."

The diminutive Google Home Mini, which is roughly analogous to Amazon’s Echo Dot device, is also marked down right now, from $49 to $34. You can buy it online at that price at Walmart, as well as online and in-store at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Best Buy.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, before Amazon Prime Day 2018 arrives, Amazon has also knocked $15 off the cost of the Echo Dot, which brings it to $34.99. If you’re not sure if you like the idea of a smart speaker, either the Dot or the Mini is a low-risk way to dip your toes in the water without a big financial commitment.

If you’re looking for a more powerful smart speaker, you can crank it up with the Google Home Max, which also is on sale through Prime Day 2018, but you have to buy two of them to get the deal. Normally $399 each, a pair now costs $648 — a discount of $150. You can get the Google Home Max deal at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and, of course, straight through Google.

The higher-end Amazon Echo, on the other hand, the Echo Plus, is a lot cheaper even at the regular price of $149.99. Reviewers have pegged the Google Home Max as being targeted more towards audiophiles, with deeper bass and a richer sound, while the Echo Plus is brainier than its flagship sibling, with more functionality and intuitive voice command functionality.



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