Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner and that means it’s a great time to stock up on games for your classroom, homeschool resource collection, and just for gifts! What’s even better is that many retailers are working to compete with Amazon on this day.
So don’t just sit on Amazon, check your local retailers to see if they’re running specials, look on Target, and scour some of your favorite game manufacturers.
Regardless here are some great ways to prepare for the Black Friday of the summer.
Board Game Deals We’ve Found
We are populating as a list as fast as we can – continue to check back for more. We are trying to give you only the best deals by crosschecking prices first so we’re
updating every five minutes we’re slowing down because we have a newborn…
- Last edited 9:01 am EDT 7/16 to include upcoming lightning deals
- Scroll down to Amazon to see lightning deals coming up
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Walmart – for those that don’t want to cross the picket
MANY of the Amazon deals are on WM too, but some are eligible for next day shipping or same day pickup. Use our link to shop all the “Big Sale” deals
- Dixit $24.98
- Splendor $27.96
- Spot It $9.97
Ticket to ride My First Journey, under half off!!
- Giggle Wiggle only $7
- Catch the fox
Big Money is a great money and business game
Both Exploding Kittens games are on sale and same as Amazon discount
Use code PRIMEBOOK19 to get $5 off $15 in book purchases.
Exploding Kittens is the lowest it’s ever been.
Civilization is also the lowest it’s ever been.
Castles of Burgundy – Lowest it’s ever been
Anatomy Fluxx is $2 below average.
7 Wonders is $12 lower than average.
Imhotep is only $20 and one of our favorites!
Mysterium is $2 under its lowest ever.
Snap Circuits alternative Energy
10:25 EST Not Parent Approved game for kids! < We met the creators; she wanted a clean version of Cards Against Humanity for her children.
12:31pm EST Kwikstiks mess free paint markers
3:15 EST Egg Matching for toddlers
4:50 EST Lunii Kids’ Storyteller < We’ve met the creators and it’s neat!
4:20 STEM challenge cards for Grades 2-5
8:45 TRAVEL Magnetic Board Game Set
How to save money on games through Amazon Prime Day
First and foremost, if you’re not a prime member, the 30 day free trial qualifies you to get the prime day deals! Use our affiliate link to Try Amazon Prime with the 30-Day Free Trial! You can also gift a membership or trial to someone.
Add items to your Cart in advance
This is one of the fastest ways to know if something you’re interested in is on sale.
More than that this helps you save the most money because only the things you’d already planned on purchasing are what you’re getting alerts for because since it’s in your cart, Amazon sill send you a quick email alert.
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You can also get a feel for how expensive games are on average so you know if you’re getting a good deal or not. You can also set alerts through their site, but it’s not typically as fast as Amazon itself.
Don’t forget gaming supplies
Things like extra dice, dice towers, card sleeves, card holders, and more are likely to be on sale as well and this is the perfect time to make sure you have what you need to replace missing pieces and/or make your own board games!
Have a pre-made wish list to send to relatives
Let your friends and family know how to plan for gifts in the future and they can add things to their carts as well.
Have a pre-paid gift card ready
Why? This will help you limit your own spending instead of buying things you don’t need. You’re more likely to analyze what you really want or need in order to stay within your budget.
Watch other retailers
Again, don’t be shy about looking at Walmart, eBay, Miniature Market, Target, Asmodee, and other retailers because they want the sale too. It’s legitimately like Black Friday in July.
How to use Prime Day to help us as a small business
First and foremost, you can sign up for our emails. We’ll let you know when we find some great deals.
Secondly, we rely on things like affiliate marketing to earn from qualifying purchases! Here are some of the retailers that we run affiliate sales through. Simply click the link within 24 hours of your purchase:
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