6 Important Things To Know Before Amazon Prime Day

    Play your cards right and you could save a ton of $$$.

    It's almost time for Amazon's third annual Prime Day event. This year, it falls on July 11 — although some deals will begin as early as 9 p.m. ET on July 10!

    You might remember the original Prime Day in 2015 for its, let's say, less than fantastic deals, but the retailer worked to increase inventory and amp up the deals last year (including deals on popular items like the Squatty Potty and the Instant Pot) — and this year's Prime Day promises to be even bigger.

    And while we can't be sure yet exactly how it will go down, here are some tips to getting the most out of whatever happens:

    1. First step: Actually get Prime.

    2. Turn on 1-click ordering.

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    4. Set up app alerts if you don't want to wade through all the shitty deals.

    5. Know the best deals will probably be on Amazon's own items.

    6. Make sure to follow #PrimeDayFail.

    Ah yes, my favorite electronic: Flintstones vitamins #PrimeDay

    Sure, you might get a great deal on a TV that's bigger than most people's apartments, but this hashtag filled with less fortunate shoppers than you is always good for a laugh.

    Official Prime Day deals go live at 9 p.m. ET on July 10. Check back on BuzzFeed then, and all day on the 11th, for selections of all the best deals of the day.

    Again, if you don't have a Prime membership yet, just go here to sign up before Prime Day!