Amazon Lightning Deals are a great way to get a fantastic deal on products. If you are wondering how they work, what kind of items are included, and how long they usually last, we will answer those questions and more.
What are Amazon Lightning Deals?
Your home page on Amazon offers great information including daily deals, personal recommendations based on browsing history, related items that you have viewed, recently viewed items, among many other great product suggestions. The Amazon Lighting Deals can be found under the Today’s Deals tab. Amazon Lightning Deals are all limited-time offerings that go quickly.
How Do I Find Amazon Lightning Deals for today?
Once you click on the Today’s Deals tab from the Amazon homepage, you’ll see the deals of the day followed by the lightning deals. Lightning deals are featured as the screenshot below with a time and claim limit.
Can I Get Advance Notice of Today’s Deals on Amazon?
Yes, you can sign up to watch a lightning deal up to 24 hours before it begins by signing up for notifications from Amazon. If you see a deal that you like, click “watch this deal” on an upcoming lightning deal.
How Do I Buy A Lightning Deal on Amazon?
The Lightning Deal will show how much time and inventory is left for each sale item. The Lightning Deals on Amazon end either when the time limit is reached, or the claim limit is reached. You can only purchase one of each lightning deal. If the deal ends or the claim limit is reached, you can join the waitlist. This doesn’t guarantee you will be able to purchase the item at that price, but it’s worth a try. Lots of times, people who’ve put an item in their cart decide not to buy it after all. Members of the waitlist will get notified if there’s extra available – but you’ll need to act fast!
Do Amazon Lightning Deals Repeat?
Although there isn’t a hard and fast rule or an amazon lightning deals schedule, I have seen many of the same deals repeat.
How Long Do Amazon Deals Last?
Amazon Deals for today are time-sensitive in two ways and usually only last a few hours. First, there is a time limit to claim along with limited inventory. Secondly, you have a limited time to check out when you claim a lightning deal. Make sure to check out quickly after claiming an item through a lightning deal sale. To check out, you’ll need to make sure and click the “proceed to checkout button” from the shopping cart. Do not use the 1 Click to Checkout option or you won’t get the discounted price.
Tip: You must add the product to your cart from the Lightning widget. If you click the product page, you won’t see the promotional price. You’ve only got 15 minutes to complete your purchase, so make sure to move quickly.
How To Search Amazon Lightning Deals?
Thankfully, Amazon makes it fairly easy for us to search deals in particular categories of interest on the today deals page. See screenshot below to see how to click your favorite department.
As you can see, you can search by the department as well as the type of deal so that you can see the great deals you are most interested in seeing instead of scrolling through hundreds and hundreds of items you might not want.
What is a Prime Early Access Deal?
A prime early access deal gives prime members a 30-minute early access to lightning deals. Prime Early Access Deals are advertised as such except on the product detail page. On the product detail page, it will instead say so in the add to cart box if the item is a prime early access deal. From time to time, Amazon Lightning deals will sell out before the prime early access deal ends.
Can You Return Lighting Deals on Amazon?
Yes, you will be reimbursed the price you paid for the product. Of course, it is also subject to any refund policies that might apply to a particular item.
Do I Need Amazon Prime for Lightning Deals?
Amazon Prime Members get 30-Minute Early Access, called prime early access deal. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial here to learn more about Amazon Prime. For the famous Amazon Prime Day every July, you’ll want a prime membership. The benefits of Amazon Prime are worth it to many. In a nutshell, besides Amazon Prime Day, and early access to deals, Prime members enjoy free two-day delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, tv shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.