Amazon will be hosting its third annual Prime Day — a sales event created to rival the staggering savings of the traditional Black Friday after Thanksgiving — on Monday, July 10 starting at 9pm ET through July 11th. This means its top competitors – think Walmart, Kohl’s, Best Buy – will be releasing equally awesome savings to contend with Amazon’s Prime Day launch.
Amazon Prime Day, originally hyped as having “more deals than Black Friday”, is characterized by extensive savings and flash sales, and has caused a chain reaction of popular retailers following suit with epic mid-summer sales. To access Amazon’s Prime Day deals, you must be an Amazon Prime member, and if you’d like to participate in the savings, sign up for a free 30-day trial here.
However, if you’re wanting to take advantage of all the Black Friday in July savings, make sure to consider the range of choices from top retailers. Every savvy shopper looks into all their options, so in order to help consumers make the most informed choice, we’ve rounded up Amazon’s top competitors and retailers Black Friday in July Deals for you below:
Black Friday in July Savings and Deals
Macy’s This quintessential retailer always offers deep holiday deals, and last year during their Black Friday in July sale they offered up to 80% off a range of categories like:
- 50% off designer swimwear.
- 70% off select fine jewelry.
- 50% off select dresses.
- 75% off men’s clearance.
Last year, Macy’s Black Friday specials were available online and instore.
Best Buy Last year, Best Buy claimed to have the “hottest deals” and boasted that, unlike many retailers, no membership was required to get in on the savings. The electronic retailer’s promotion featured deals across all categories, including 20% off select HDTVs and up to 40% off major appliances. They also announced that Best Buy would match the prices of major online and local retailers, including Amazon, Dell, and Newegg.
Walmart Last year, the world’s largest retailer released a “Dare to Compare” sale to compete with Amazon’s Prime Day. The sale featured extensive discounts on toys, electronics and more. Walmart also offered more than 2,000 rollbacks available exclusively online for the Dare to Compare sale, encouraging consumers to shop online.
To further encourage shoppers, Walmart offered free shipping with a no minimum purchase feature throughout the 4 day sale.
JCPenney’s Last year, JCPenney’s launched the 48-hour “Penney Palooza”, rewarding shoppers with an extra 25% off their order, and shoppers with the JCPenney credit card score an extra 30%.
In addition to site wide savings, Penney Palooza included an extra 15% off select furniture, mattresses, and more. Last year during the two-day sale, JCPenney dropped its free shipping minimum from $99 to $49.
Forever 21 Last year during Black Friday in July, this trendy apparel retailer offered shoppers discounts up to 70% off. The sale covered a variety of categories in women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing, and its Black Friday deals were available exclusively online.
Shopping Advice for Black Friday in July
When looking at all the shopping and savings choices, it can be overwhelming. Here are some of our tried and true words of wisdom when shopping this July:
- Shop online. It allows you the best opportunity to compare prices on items, and you can take advantage of free shipping offers.
- Make sure to check all your resources when comparing prices from item to item, some savings opportunities might be harder to find.
- Always search online for available coupons and deals, always readily accessible on DealSpotr
Happy Shopping! :)