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Online shopping is very convenient, but we have to admit that it might be a little tricky especially when it's your first time shopping online. Although most of the time items are discounted or are priced lower than usual when you shop online, there are times that your bill will still end up looking like you spent for the original price-- with all the (unexpected) fees and charges that apply. 

At Amazon.com, they have this thing called "Lightning Deals." Every day, Amazon offers Lightning Deals on everything from toys to electronics to household--  whichever they have decided to put on sale! And given that these deals are mind-blowing because of the savings that you could get if you avail the sale, chances also go away fast. 

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If you're a newbie in online shopping and Amazon, you need to know where to start. Amazon's Lightning Deals can be searched directly in any search tool you have on your laptop or phone. However, searching through them efficiently and effectively might take a lot of work to do. But don't you worry-- because we have your back! 

In this article, we will show you some tips and guides on how to get the most out of Amazon's Lightning Deals. But before we start, you should first be aware of what Lightning Deals is all about and how it works. 

On their Lightning Deals, Amazon usually puts about 200-2,000 items on sale. The items that are listed for Lightning Deals usually last 2-6 hours a day, and items are only limited to the stock Amazon has. Items on Lightning Deals are also shipped and sold by Amazon itself. A lot of branded items such as Willow Tree, Lego, Tonka, Fisher-Price, and a whole lot more can be found in the sale. This is totally a good thing especially for people who have a limited budget to shop. You will not only get to save money but you can also get to have branded items! Could you imagine that!

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Also, one thing you should also keep in mind that Amazon tends to name their lightning deals. There are lightning deals that are all about Melissa and Doug, Green Toys, or Rachel Ray. These are what they call "theme" days. Theme days have items of the same company on sale all at the same time. This is perfect for everyone who likes to shop for branded items at great deals!

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can get to have access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes before it officially starts for non-members. This is one reason why enrolling for Amazon Prime is an advantage because you get to see what's in store first before anyone else does. 

Here are some tips and hacks that you can do when there is a lightning deal dropping:

  • Go into deals that sell fast. Remember that there is a time limit and a claim limit on every deal.

  • An Amazon customer can only get one purchase of each lightning deal items. This is because so that other people can get to avail of the deal as well. 

  • When the time or claim limit has been reached, this is not yet the end. You can join the waitlist just in case someone reaches their time and claim limit on the item.

  • Different deals are changed as often as every five minutes, so be cautious about it!

  • Always check the filter bar on the side of the platform if you have specific items to look for. This is also time-efficient.

  • A lightning deal can only be redeemed once you hit "checkout" 

  • Always be mindful of the prices and how much you can save on an item. Compare it to the original price first.

  • It is best to use a laptop computer when you join the lightning deals sale. 

  • Keep in mind that lightning deals cannot be claimed early.

Now that you're armed with these great new skills in online shopping, it's time to put them to good use. Visit amazon.com today!

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