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Amazon lightning deals: How to find flash sales on Prime Day

Jul 23, 2023

If you are looking to score a super deal during Prime Day 2023, you may want to check out the Amazon lightning deals offered. Here's how to find them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)AP

With Prime Day just one day away, you are most likely gearing up to score some hot deals, including Amazon lightning deals.

Lightning deals are some of the best discounts that Amazon offers during Prime Day and year-round but they don’t last long.

A lightning deal is typically only available for a few hours or while supplies last on electronics, home goods, kitchen supplies, fashion, toys and more.

These are traditionally deeply discounted items that sellout on the site quickly, so you have to act fast snag them. Plus, you only have 15 minutes to purchase an Amazon lightning deal and you can only purchase one item from the promotion.

If you are new to Prime Day or haven’t taken advantage of an Amazon’s lightning deal yet, you can find them in the Today’s Deals section of the website.

You’ll find the lightning deals listed in the category list, allowing you to see all the sweet promotions offered currently. These discounts have a countdown bar that shows what percentage of the deal has been claimed and how long you have let to snag the offer.

Lightning deals can also be found in the Amazon app under the Deals & Savings feature, which can be filtered to show the lightning deals of the day.

It is expected that Amazon will again offer lightning deals with some major savings for Prime Day 2023.

Keep in mind that you only have 15 minutes to purchase the lightning deal or it will be removed from your cart. And for the massive Prime Day sale, you do need to be a Prime member to participate and take advantage of these deals.

An Amazon Prime membership costs $14.99 a month of $139 a year and includes perks, such as free, fast delivery, access to Prime Video and Amazon Music Unlimited, prescriptions discounts and free, two-year subscription to GrubHub+.

A free 30-day trial to Amazon Prime is also available with each membership.

If you can’t wait until Prime Day to start saving with Amazon, you can score these early deals now.

Find more early Prime Day deals on Amazon here.


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