popcartJune 10, 2021

Insider Shopping Tips for Amazon Prime Day 2021

From electronics and home essentials to appliances and everything in-between, millions of shoppers are gearing up for Amazon’s infamous Prime Day – slated to take place on June 20 and 21, 2021. The much-anticipated cyber sale is one of the retailer’s biggest events of the year, offering discounts on a wide range of products. 

So, how do you know what deals and markdowns are a steal? And, what’s the best way to take advantage of the two-day affair? Here are our insider shopping tips and tricks to ensure you’re getting the best deal out there on Amazon Prime Day. 

Battle of the Sales

The popularity of Amazon’s Prime Day has encouraged many big-name retailers to follow suit. Sites like Target, Walmart, Best Buy and more often run competing sales during the same time frame. What’s more, it’s not uncommon to find bigger markdowns outside of Amazon on Prime Day. 

Our #1 insider shopping tip for Prime Day is to remember to shop ALL the deals!  Without checking the 6-7 sites listed in the table below, it’s impossible to know who has the best deal.  The fastest way to do this is to use Popcart – the browser extension that will instantly compare prices across 500+ retailers, including the ones below, and tell you if there is a better deal elsewhere.

AmazonPrime DayJune 21-22
WalmartDeals for DaysJune 20-23
TargetDeal DaysJune 20-22
Best BuyAnnouncement expected soon
Kohl’sAnnouncement expected soon
Home DepotAnnouncement expected soon
Bed Bath & BeyondAnnouncement expected soon

Example 1: Amazon doesn’t always have the best price

Amazon has this Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4-in-1 Trike for $109.99 but Target has the same item for $69.99 (36% less). Another reminder to check top sites before hitting the add to cart button.

Example 2: Same list price but a coupon unlocks significant savings.

Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond have the same price for this popular Instant Pot 9-in-1 pressure cooker but Bed Bath & Beyond allows you to use their popular 20% off coupon which saves $24 over Amazon.

Example 3: Same price and more color options at Walmart 

Amazon is offering 50% off this Beats Solo Headphones, listing as an early Prime Day deal for $149.00  However, Walmart is currently selling them at the same price and with a much larger selection of colors.

Example 4: This is a real deal from Amazon

Some items on Prime Day are going to be unique deals. This Blink Mini camera is a special promotion for Prime Day and the Popcart extension shows you the comparison with the promotion applied so you know this is a real deal.

So, whether you’re treating yourself to a new set of headphones or stocking up on gifts for upcoming birthdays and holidays, Popcart’s FREE Chrome extension will compare prices across 500+ online stores to ensure you’re getting the best deal possible. 

Not only will you receive instant price comparisons (no more multiple tabs and browser windows), we’ll also apply any available coupons to truly make your wallet smile. 

Always Check Out the Reviews

Before you pull the trigger on making a purchase, invest a few minutes in scrolling through the product reviews. Why? It’s important to make sure the item you’re buying will live up to your expectations. Does it work as described? Does it have all the features you need? Is there a more updated version of the product that’ll deliver more value? 

Reviews also serve as a source of credibility for brands that you may not be familiar with. This way, you can head to checkout feeling confident in both the item and seller.

Missed a Deal? No Sweat

Whether you missed out on one of Amazon’s Lightning Deals or a product you had your sights set on quickly sold out, it doesn’t mean you’ve lost the opportunity to enjoy savings. We created our Popcart mobile app so you can engage in a little retail therapy at any time – even when you’re at home or on-the-go. 

By leveraging our product alert feature, we’ll notify you when items are back in stock or if they become available at a cheaper price. We’ve also built our app to protect shoppers just like you from potential price gouging or suspicious, too-good-to-be-true prices.

Shop Smarter This Upcoming Amazon Prime Day

Epic steals and helping shoppers win is what we’re all about. Join our 90,000+ users who are grabbing their favorite products, gifts and everyday essentials at discounted prices. 

Learn more about the new Popcart mobile app and Chrome extension at www.popcart.com.