Getting the most out of Prime Day

It's here, the day you've all been waiting for. Prime Day!

With Amazon promising thousands of deals on some of your favorite products, it's easy to get excited and perhaps over buy.

Millions of members have already taken advantage of Prime Day. So far, the best selling item is the Amazon Echo. Other hot sellers include the Echo Dot, 23andMe DNA Test, and the Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa.
So, how can you make sure you're taking advantage of the day and getting the best deals?

Eyewitness News Consumer Reporter Patricia Lopez said start with downloading the Amazon app.

The app will help you keep up with all the deals posted hours ahead of time. You can even set an alert for when an offer begins so you won't miss out on the items you really want.

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Get exclusive and early deals with Alexa.

Customers shopping with a gadget equipped with Amazon's Alexa Virtual Assistant will get access to Prime Day deals two hours before anyone else. One more perk of voice shopping, a discount on a Prime membership. If you don't have one yet, you can sign-up through Alexa and get a $20 discount. That puts the one year membership price at $79.

See below for some current Amazon Prime Day spotlight deals.

Sign up for Amazon Prime if you're not already a member.

You get a free 30-day trial and can cancel if you want to take advantage of the savings around Prime Day. Just remember to set a calendar notification for a month from now so you remember to cancel your membership.

The site camelcamelcamel is a free Amazon price tracker. It monitors millions of products, alerts you when prices drop and, helps you decide when to buy.

You can create Amazon price watches and get alerts via email and twitter when prices drop. The site also offers Amazon price history charts, so you can see how the price of the product has changed.

Be sure to follow Patricia on Twitter @PatriciaOnTV, where she will be sharing updates and alerts on great deals she sees throughout the day.

Echo Dot $34.99
All-New Fire 7 $29.99 - $64.99
Instant Pot DUO80 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 8 Quart $89.99
Bose Soundlink Mini II $129.00
Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups $69.99
Kindle $49.99 - $69.99
Fossil Smartwatches $153.00
50% Amazon grocery items
Bissell Multi Reach Cordless Stick Vacuum $229.99
Ring Doorbell Pro $176.69

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