On your mark, get set, shop! The second annual Amazon Prime Day is almost here. With so many amazing deals up for grabs, you’ll need to be prepared. Make sure your laptop is charged, double check your Wi-Fi connection, and read on for everything you need to know to score the best deals ever.

Amazon Prime Day Is Tuesday, July 12
For the United States, the sales start at midnight Pacific Time. From that time, you’ve only got 24 hours to shop your heart out.

Prime Day Is Only for Prime Members
Yep, it’s a members only club. However, if you’re not already a member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Prime members receive free, two-day shipping as well as access to the Amazon video and music library. With perks this good, you may just want to keep your membership for only $10.99 a month.

Take Advantage of Countdown Deals
Amazon is even offering special deals before the big day to make your shopping experience that much better. You can score major savings on everything from your fave gadgets to back-to-school-essentials. Brose the site for their daily specials.

Prime Day Is Bigger Than Black Friday
With over 100,000 deals popping up almost every five minutes across all categories, you’re bound to find something you love.

There Are Several Kinds of Sales
First, keep your eye out for Amazon Lightning Deals. These deals last for only a few hours, so you have to act quickly before others snatch it up. Each deal will have a status bar showing the percentage of items held by others as well as a timer revealing how long you have to get the deal. Note that you have just 15 minutes to check out in order to claim that deal. Then, there are Prime Spotlight sales, which are huge discounts on top brands until Amazon runs out of stock. Plus, you can shop Prime Savings and Sales all day long by browsing through different categories.

Set Alerts with the Amazon App
Have a feeling you’ll forget to sign in at the right time? Download the Amazon app to your phone and turn on “Your Watched and Waitlisted Deals” notifications in the menu. As long as you add a deal to your Watchlist, a push notification will remind you what time each item goes on sale.

xx, The FabFitFun Team