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Alternatives to Prime Days

Alternatives to Prime Days


As THE giant of giant online retailers gears up its Prime Days tomorrow, other retailers are getting in on the action with their own versions of “Black Friday in July.”

Target Deal Days

My favorite store overall is Target. Just recently, they introduced Circle in Phoenix and other select cities, which has been very lucrative for me so far, saving me $6.63. Here are some of the deals they are offering online only, Plus, as the campaign has stated: There are no costly membership fees.

Monday, July 15

  • 40% off select furniture and indoor rugs
  • Great deals on top kitchen brands, like Instant Pot, Kitchen Aid and more
  • Save on top floor care items from Shark, Dyson, Hoover and more
  • Buy two, get one free on books

Tuesday, July 16

  • 5% off Target eGiftCards™ (email and mobile delivery only)
  • 30% off exclusive home brands, including indoor and outdoor furniture and rugs, bedding, bath and more
  • Up to 30% off select small appliances, cookware and floor care
  • Great deals for the family, like 30% off swim and select sandals
  • Up to 30% off top toy brands and select sporting goods
  • 30% off Cat & Jack uniforms for kids
  • Up to 30% off Evenflo car seats and strollers


Walmart is joining the bandwagon by hosting a 4-day (instead of 2-day, of course) sale. They’ve dubbed it Rollback or The Big Save. It’s hard to tell what will be on sale, but you can search the site or go to their Savings Center page.

Best Buy

Best Buy has called their promotion a “48-hour” sale, starting tomorrow through Tuesday. If you go to the store, make sure to read over my instructions on how to use Swagbucks Shop in-store at Best Buy. You can earn up to 1500 SB in the store!

Shop Rakuten

Rakuten is the company that took over Ebates and renamed it Rakuten. Confusing, I know. However, they also have an online marketplace much like Amazon, except that you have to check out separately with each retailer. Also, Shop Rakuten has a reward program called Super Points that you can earn with each purchase and apply your credit to the next purchase. If you’re strategic, you can keep rolling this discount to save on each future purchase. Today through Wednesday, July 17, you can get 20% of your purchases back in points. That’s the most I’ve seen!

Shopping Portals

If you’re shopping online (except for Best Buy), make sure you go to Cashback Monitor first to see which shopping portal is paying the most at the time. Read on to find deals from my two favorite portals: Rakuten and Top Cashback.


The shopping portal, Rakuten, is having the Cyber Summer sale with 3x cash back for the next three days. Be sure to still check Cashback Monitor before using any shopping portal to see if another one is paying more, which frequently happens.

Top Cashback

Top Cashback likes to send out promotions periodically for a spending bonus. Check your email to see if you were targeted with this bonus, and use it when shopping during Black Friday in July.

Save a Bundle, But Don’t Spend a Lot

There is a great potential for savings within all of this hype if you actually need anything that is discounted. Definitely don’t just jump on a deal unless it is something that you were going to buy anyway.

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