Ever wonder how people get the HOT lightning deals on Amazon around the holiday? Want to be one of those people? There are a few things you can do to be one of them.
UPDATE!: As of 10/13/14, there is a new way to grab SELECT Lightning Deals up to 30 minutes EARLY. On top of the other Prime Membership benefits like free movies/tv, free music, and free 2 day shipping, members now get early access to select (NOT all) lightning deals before they become available to non-Prime members. Join here now to get Prime.
How to Beat People to Amazon Lightning Deals
The first thing you are going to want to do is follow the Daily Amazon Lightning Deals posts (especially through the holidays) every morning. Those posts will have the overview of Lightning Deals for the day.
Then, you will also want to “Like” MyLitter on Facebook because we will have reminders there 10 minutes before each deal goes live.
When you get that reminder on Facebook, use the link to go directly the the item and put it in your Amazon cart. Most (but not all) deals will automatically adjust to the Lightning Deal price when in your cart. DON’T put the item in your cart more than 15 minutes before the deal goes live. Lightning Deal items will only hold in your cart for purchase for 15 minutes.
If the item doesn’t adjust (but MOST WILL), you will need to go to the main Lightning Deal page found in the Daily Amazon Lightning Deals post and add it again.
Once it’s live and the price adjusts, then decide if it’s a good enough price for you. No one knows just what the price will be until it’s live. If you don’t like the price, there’s no harm done, just simply remove it from your cart or let it expire in your cart and wait for the next deal.
Here’s what else you need to know:
DO add yourself to the wait list if you don’t get it in your cart before. It’s not uncommon for people to put the items in their cart and the deal to show sold out, but when their 15 minutes is up because they forgot or they decide not to purchase because they didn’t like the price, for people on the wait list to get the deals.
If you do add yourself to the wait list, be ready to jump. When it becomes available to you there’s a limited amount of time for you to go check out or they will offer it to the next person on the list.
Top Lightning Deal Links
Not all of these are updating for the holiday yet, but they will!