To wring out as many savings as possible from the sponge that is the current financial reality, taking a few minutes to organize your spending goes a long way. Saving strategies can fall into three valuable categories: “Splurge” Items (splurge is in quotes because everything in this section is very reasonably priced), Everyday Essential Items, and Future Gifts. Any or all of these strategies can encourage a more mature mindset around spending without the threat of having to make any major life changes.
Additionally, from now until the end of Prime Day, daily deals will be in rotation based on your personal taste and needs. Keep a tab open with this link for “Today’s Deals” and check back daily to make sure you don’t miss any new items. The same goes for the Prime Day coupons that are available now through the end of the 13th. Lastly, check out this Prime Day Stampcard promotion to save an additional 10 dollars. If you are confused with all these new saving options, start here.
Prime Day is actually two days. It lasts for 48 hours starting at midnight, Pacific Daylight Time.
The idea of treating yourself or splurging has been stigmatized. Items that fall into this category are often viewed as extra or unnecessary. However, with a base level of financial awareness, spending money can be guilt-free. Once the spending stigma is removed, one can focus on what they need to recalibrate and focus on the finer things. In the spirit of taking care of the mind and body, this list of Prime Day picks stays at realistic price points. A good mood is contagious, so get out of your own way and pay it forward.
Amazon Echo Hack - A great gift of the modern world is the wealth of quality content, a lot of which is totally free. These come in the form of streamable music, podcasts, and audiobooks. One way to recharge the mind is to get your living spaces tidied while listening to something you are excited to listen to. However, it can be hard to follow a podcast or audiobook while moving from room to room. Setting up Echoes around the house makes it much easier to get lost in a super interesting audiobook or podcast or get energized by the music you adore. After powering through some chores effortlessly, celebrate by taking a lavish bath… (Outside the US: Australia, Canada)
Lavish Bath Supplies On the Cheap - Okay, the house is tidy, and now you are free to immediately surrender to a warm bathtub full of bubbles and any pleasing aroma of your choice. Picking up a pre-made spa kit is a great way to take the bathing game up a couple of serene notches. (Outside the US: AUS, CA)
Back, Shoulder, and Neck Massager - Not only do massages feel great, the process of getting one is almost the same as meditation. Slowing down and taking the time to make sure your body feels taken care of is a great way to start or end the day. (AUS, CA)
Smart TV - We are in a renaissance of great shows and movies available on all types of general and specialized streaming services. No matter what size screen fits your household, Prime Day is offering Smart HD Fire TVs for as low as 89 dollars. (AUS, CA)
Musical Instruments - Playing music is just as refreshing as meditation and helps keep us sharp… and interesting.
The last great Prime Day strategy is to stock up on everyday essential items while they are at the lowest prices of the year. Not only are the items below the bare essentials that every household needs, but they also represent the most simple and affordable options out there.
Quick and Easy Cleaning Process
Not only is cleaning necessary, but it’s also a good menial task to help with recalibration and recharging. It can feel daunting, but realistically, getting the house clean is a quick and easy process that can be finished in 2 to 4 steps.
Step Two) No Frills Broom and Dustpan (for carpeted rooms, go directly to step four) - Once the sweeping is done, a cheap and simple broom and upright dustpan are all that's needed to collect the fallen debris and dust.
Step Three) Use a Hard Wood Floor Cleaner - The next step is spraying some multi-surface cleaner of your choice, and making a quick pass over hardwood floors.
Other Essential Items
Save on all of these essential Prime Day items:
The combination of approaching holidays and shrinking bank accounts is an unpleasant feeling. Yet gift-giving is just as satisfying for the giver as the receiver. Getting ahead of gift buying for holidays, birthdays, and other celebrations like graduations? Below is a list of gifts for the different types of people in your life.
A Budding Chef - It’s rare to see high-quality cookware at this cheap price.
The New Home Owner - Keep an eye on this page featuring accent pieces for the home. There are many great money-saving opportunities on items like clocks, mirrors, and sconces.
Your Stressed-out Friend - Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to draw a bath. Also, some households don’t even have a bathtub. The good news is that these Shower Steamers are a quick and easy path to relaxation.
Your Friend with Kids - There are a surprising amount of toys available right now for Prime Day. There are all kinds of available toys for infants to young adults, even adult adults.
Someone in Need of a Hobby - A hobby can be a solo effort as well as a fun group activity. A simple sewing kit is less than 7 dollars, whereas a fuller kit is still only 20 dollars. Also, think beer making and tie-dye kits as well.
Friends with Cats - The future of cat toys has arrived with this amazing Automatic Cat Toy.
Friends That Live Far Away - Stay in touch with friends and loved ones with good old-fashioned correspondence via the postal service. This stationery kit is all you need to show someone far away that you love them. Pro tip: include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in your first letter to reduce friction on the other end.
Your Valentine - This holiday is a bit more forgiving, but a solid bath kit is never a bad idea.
Saving Strategies are Easy
With these three strategies, Prime Day can be used to set yourself up for the rest of the year. Amazon keeps building on the past year's savings, and this year is no exception. Using the strategies above and keeping an eye out on the rotating Daily Deals will make sure that no saving opportunity will go unnoticed.