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Walmart and Best Buy Wants in on Amazon's Prime Day Sale
This is shaping up to be a busy shopping week, I hope you've dug up all your gift cards and decided which rewards card you're going to be using when the madness begins tomorrow at midnight. At first it looked like Amazon was going to get this mid summer sale to themselves, but Walmart is now showing up as the token uninvited guest to Amazon's party and they're bringing Best Buy with them as well.
Target is wrapping up their "Black Friday in July" sale today (catch the last of the deals here), getting a head start on Prime Day, which begins 12:01 a.m. PDT July 15. Their buy-one-get-one 50 percent off on clothes, shoes and fragrances didn't exactly flood our site with slick deals, but now that Walmart is beginning their summer sale this week and Amazon promising more deals than Black Friday on Prime Day it should be a busy week with tons of slickdeals.
Best Buy is having their big summer sale a little later on July 24 and 25, saying there's no need to wait until Black Friday for great deals on electronics and appliances.
Walmart took a jab at Amazon for only making their sale available for paying Prime members saying "we’ve heard some retailers are charging $100 to get access to a sale. But the idea of asking customers to pay extra in order to save money just doesn’t add up for us." First of all, the "we've heard" part of that sentence is pretty funny. Glad you guys got the memo, too. Also, Walmart owns Sam's Club, which start off their memberships at $45 per year and pushes the $100 option on their sign-up page as the best value option. I'm also not sure if they remembered that they're piloting a service very similar to Prime called ShippingPass, which goes for $50 per year, but hey, let's not get caught up on technicalities.
Walmart is offering "thousands of great deals on Rollback" this week, as well as some "atomic deals." If you know what an atomic deal is, please let us know. The free shipping minimum has been lowered from $50 to $35 and will keep it like that for the rest of the summer.
What does all this mean to us shoppers? Only good things. As long as you're not painfully loyal to either of these retailers you will be the winner after the sales are done with. Use our Price Tracker tool to make sure the prices are lower than they have been recently and go with the best deal you can find.
Check out our guide on how to come out on top on Amazon Prime day here!
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