TAMPA, Fla. — This year's Amazon's 'Prime Day' is expected to offer massive deals on thousands of items, including electronics, home goods, fitness equipment, kitchen appliances and much more.
However, it's not the only retailer offering big bargains, and retail experts encourage shoppers to price compare.
Prime Day is the No. 1 shopping day in Q4, with 67% of people planning to buy something during the savings event this year, according to data released from RetailMeNot. According to the deals and cash-back website, the next most-shopped days include Cyber Monday, 65%, and Black Friday, 59%.
RetailMeNot shopping and trends experts say that to save the most money, keep in mind that Amazon Prime Day’s best bargains are available in limited quantities, so act fast. They encourage you to create your own wish list, so Amazon can notify you if any of the items you want become Prime Day deals.
Prime Day historically brings the deepest discounts on electronics, especially Amazon’s own line of products like the Amazon Kindle, Fire and Echo, according to RetailMeNot. They also say to expect big deals on smart-home devices, work-from-home/remote learning essentials, kitchen appliances and home goods, fashion, fitness and beauty items.
However, there are several other major retailers offering sales today, including Target, Walmart and Best Buy.
Target's 'Deal Days' is a two-day doorbuster event where you can save up to 40% on toys, as well as several deals on electronics, and up to 50% off of top video games.
Walmart's 'The Big Save' Event offers up to 20% off of tech and half off of toys, along with many more online deals.
Best Buy's 'Early Black Friday' allows customers to shop select Black Friday Deals right now.
There are also smart and easy ways to price compare to ensure you're getting the best deal.
The free price-comparing website Honey automatically applies coupon codes at checkout. They say by installing their browser extension, online shoppers can stop searching for coupon codes.
"With one click, Honey's smart shopping assistant will automatically apply available discount codes to your cart in seconds," according to their website.
RetailMeNot also offers its own browser extension called "Deal Finder" that instantly applies coupon codes and cash-back offers on hundreds of in-demand items.