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Amazon Prime Day Liveblog (2023): Highlights And The Best Lightning Deals

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for $95 ($55 off)Happy Prime Day!It’s officially here. We’ll be sharing live deals in the next few minutes, so stay tuned. ????

A Pro’s Approach to Prime DayWe’re in a lull as everyone awaits the first official deals of Amazon Prime Day 2023, which start dropping in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

If you’re up and antsy, here’s a helpful story on how to do Prime Day like a pro from our own Deals Czar, Louryn Strampe.

One notable piece of advice is to make a list of things you actually need prior to Prime Day fever so that you don’t end up splurging on 100 ember-colored pickle balls. (Note: $170 is a great deal for 100 pickle balls if you need that many pickle balls, which you probably don’t.)

Is An Amazon Prime Membership Worth It?As the name implies, most Prime Day deals require an Amazon Prime membership. If you’re not already a member, you can join and then cancel after claiming a few lightning deals plus a 40-pack of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and fresh USB-C cables for every room in your house.

Or maybe you end up like me, setting a phone alert to cancel, but instead ending up addicted to the convenience of overnight delivery, a service that I have used three times in the last three days.

The perks of Prime membership are plentiful, but so are the alternatives. In a recent post, reviewer Louryn Strampe rounded up the best competition for every Prime perk from photo storage to two-day shipping.

Sign up for Prime and nab those sweet deals, but when it comes time to re-up you might find that the fee is not worth it for you.