Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2018

Not content with the shopping extravaganza held annually on Black Friday, Amazon has taken to holding its own little promotion in recent years, imaginatively called Prime Day.

In 2017, revenue from Amazon Prime Day rose 60% from the previous year, the e-commerce giant said. If you haven't yet, sign up here for Amazon Prime, and enjoy a 30-day free trial.

Prime Day, which Amazon describes as an "epic day of our best deals", will see major reductions across most product categories on Amazon's marketplace, notably in electronics and homeware.

The second edition of Amazon Prime Day in India is coming to bargain hunters on July 16 with a 36-hour shopping and entertainment marathon beginning 12 noon and running through the midnight of July 17. Members will receive additional 10% discounts on hundreds of Whole Foods items and get first dibs on exclusive new products, including the first Alexa-enabled kitchen faucet. Members can also save $100 on the Echo Show.

As Amazon mentions here, the savings won't only be on Amazon's website. Clearly, Amazon's cashback offer is greater, but remember that Walmart doesn't require you to join any membership program, whereas Prime membership costs $119/year. As with all Twitch Prime free games, Pillars of Eternity is yours to keep once you download it via the Twitch desktop app.

Amazon Prime Day, the annual event where the world's largest online retailer offers tantalizing discounts exclusively available to its Prime members, is slated to begin on July 16. Past year the event ran for 30 hours, so Amazon is extending it for 2018. All you need to do to access your Twitch Prime free games is log in here. We will cover the best deals from the sale, so make sure you log on to Gadgets360 once the sale goes live.

What tips can get me the best deals?

For example, Lightning Deals are promotions on specific items. You can click the "Watch this Deal" button on any deal that's more than 10 minutes away to add it to your "Watching" list.

During the sale, Amazon is more likely to offer the lowest prices, but it always makes sense to do a simple price comparison on other leading marketplaces.

But shoppers should be selection about what they buy during these sales, and just revealed what you should and shouldn't buy in July.