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Amazon Prime Day

If there’s one thing that has entirely changed the game when it comes to purchasing home goods, or furnishing and outfitting your new house, it wasn’t when that big-box store or strip-mall opened up down the street, it was the day Amazon Prime stepped on the scene.

Amazon announced that Prime Day for 2018 will begin at noon PST on Monday July 16th and end at 3 PM Tuesday July 17th, ensuring a total of 36 hours of insanity on the Amazon servers, millions of happy customers, and certainly giving Black Friday a run for its money as the biggest shopping day of the year. So with Amazon Prime Day rapidly approaching, it’s in our best interest to outline some of the best deals available for new homeowners. Happy Home Insider is here to help you navigate all the great deals for the house and the family.

Whether you are trying to furnish a new house, or just land some much needed home upgrades, you can expect amazing deals to trickle in throughout the day. Amazon typically spreads out their best deals so as not to sell out of everything immediately. Make sure you check back multiple times. You can also expect the greatest markdowns to come from Amazon branded home goods such as the Fire TV Stick, the Amazon Echo and Eco Dot, the Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera, and Amazon’s keyless-entry Smart Lock system.

But it’s not just great deals for essential physical home goods that are on the table, there’s also tons of membership deals on offer for Prime Day. Don’t have an Amazon Prime membership yet? Don’t fret, just in time for Prime Day, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial, or pay only $12.99 for one month without committing to the full one-year membership for $119.


For all those binge-watchers, television, film, and music junkies out there, Prime Day is giving you a chance to cut ties with the outmoded cable providers and over-priced music streaming platforms. Say goodbye to all those channels that you never watch yet are forced to pay for. Say hello to HBO, Showtime, Amazon Prime Video, and Amazon Music. With an Amazon  Prime membership you can sign up for a free-trail with HBO and stream all your favorite Home Box Office entertainment right from your living room. Same goes for Showtime. Don’t hesitate to jump on this great deal. Additionally, ahead of Prime Day, Amazon Music is offering 4 months of unlimited music streaming for only $0.99. Use your Amazon Echo, Fire TV Stick, or Roku for instant access to any of these great streaming options.

Literature fans? Prime Day has certainly not forgotten about you. Kindle and Audible subscriptions are all the rage. You’ll have to be logged in to your Amazon Prime account to access the deals, but new subscribers to Audible can enjoy a 66% price cut for the first three months. Curl up with your favorite book anywhere with Audible’s extensive audiobook library, and pay only $4.95 per month for the first three months, as opposed to $14.95. Kindle is offering even crazier deals for their new subscribers: you can access over 1 million Kindle eBooks for three months for less than 1 dollar. That’s right, sign up for Kindle on Prime Day and enjoy unlimited reading for $0.99. There are also coupon codes further discounting subscriptions available for those who already have Kindle accounts.


Listen up, parents: there’s a world of stimulating and safe entertainment for your children available with Amazon FreeTime. For Prime Day, you can sign up for a free one-month trial to FreeTime and immediately access thousands of books, movies, educational apps, and games—all completely kid-friendly and streamable onto any of your home devices. Your child will have a new well of constructive entertainment, and with the easy-to-use parental controls, you will have complete peace of mind.

Amazon Pantry and Home Services marked a quantum leap in the way grocery shopping and household projects are conducted. Of course Prime Day is offering great deals for Amazon Prime Pantry customers. Get access to low prices on tons of household goods when signing up for the 30-day free trial. As another added perk of the free trial, Prime Pantry is offering $10 off your first order of $40 or more. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Amazon Home Services is bringing maintenance, cleaning, and repairs straight to your door, which should free you up to focus on what’s really important: ensuring that your home has all the comforts you and your family deserve. No mess, no stress, is the motto with Home Services. With a Prime membership, you can expect great deals on any number of services: cleaning, lawn maintenance, handyman repairs, window washing, and much more. Get on Amazon and enjoy 20% off carpet cleaning right now with your Prime membership.

Jordan Jacobs

Jordan has worked as a mortgage lender and real estate agent. He is a self-described "housing professional" with over 20 years of experience in the industry. After retiring at the early age of 50, he shifted his focus to sharing his personal wisdom with others.

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