Amazon's annual Prime Day kicks off tonight at 9 p.m. ET and lasts for 30 straight hours with new deals to be released as often as every five minutes, according to the company's website. Experts shared some of their top tips for how to maximize your savings during the annual promotion, which is only available to Amazon Prime customers, a subscription service that comes with an annual price tag of $99. Lisa Lee Freeman, a consumer expert, appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to share her tips for Amazon's third annual Prime Day.
Big ticket items like appliances and even cars may see discounts over the coming five days. Amazon Prime day is now Prime week -- it starts now and goes into frenzy mode July 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Below are some of the discounts and insider tips (some from our friends at dealnews.com) to capitalize on mid-summer sales opportunities.
A Michigan mom determined to send her daughter to college debt-free is turning to her community for help. The mom of three told ABC News that she started the campaign, "One Mom One Year," out of "frustration" and "desperation" to pay for her daughter's college education. "Parents need to be talking about this," Truex said.
An auctioneer in Arizona believes he has “bulletproof” evidence his team has discovered an original Jackson Pollock painting that has been tucked away in a garage for years, and is now expected to fetch $10 to $15 million when it hits the auction block on June 20. Josh Levine, owner and founder of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC, said his company stumbled upon the possible Pollock, along with several other paintings from notable artists such as Kenneth Noland, Hazel Guggenheim McKinley, Jules Olitski and Cora Kelley Ward, when they were called out to perform appraisals for an estate sale in Sun City.
Billions of dollars in unclaimed money -- from lost insurance refunds to forgotten apartment security deposits -- is waiting for its rightful owners in the United States, and "Good Morning America" is working with individual states to help connect Americans across the country with their unclaimed money. Try the resources and tips below to see what unclaimed cash could be waiting for you. Searching locally, across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, is the most efficient way to find unclaimed funds.
The good news is there are two apps that can help you with that: Earny and Paribus. Many credit cards offer price protection: if the price of the item you purchased goes down within 90 days of when you bought it, the credit card company will refund you the difference. This sounds great in theory, but who has the time to crosscheck current prices against their credit card statements?
"When I told her I was going to find her a diamond for Mother's Day I didn't know I would actually find one," Wendell Fox told ABC News about his find at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, on May 13. Fox, 70, and his wife Jennifer, 68, live in Joliet, Montana, most of the year, but as Arkansas natives, the pair knew the storied history behind the state park. "The diamond mine is part of Arkansas history and it's the only one in the U.S." he explained, unaware that the park had been a hot bed for other diamond-seekers in recent months.
The Better Business Bureau is issuing a nationwide warning to customers about Payless Car Rental, a major car rental company found at airports across the country. The BBB says it has received more than 800 complaints about Payless in the past three years and has given the company an F rating. Now the organization is urging attorneys general in four states — California, Florida, New Jersey and Oklahoma — to investigate Payless and its parent company, Avis.
On May 23, a new millionaire was made when a winner came forward to claim a $24 million New York Lottery prize just two days before the ticket was set to expire, according to a news release from the organization. The lucky individual, who will be identified at a later date pending New York Lottery security's background review, said news coverage of the soon-to-expire ticket prompted them to search for the ticket in their home where it was found among other old tickets, said the news release. The individual purchased the single winning ticket on May 25, 2016 at Renu Corp Grocery & Tobacco located at 158 Church Street in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.
A chart of Amazon’s sales numbers have skyrocketed over the past few years. This affects consumers by providing more convenience, an in-store experience that mimics online shopping while providing new amenities and savings opportunities. Wal-Mart has test locations around the country, including a store in Texas just outside Houston where I go to try its cashierless checkout and automated store.
Two mothers who are using social media to earn money shared with "Good Morning America" their secrets for how to turn one's Instagram account into a lucrative business. Jiles added that when running a business through social media, compensation can come in some non-traditional forms.
One lucky woman received a birthday surprise Saturday after finding a diamond during a trip to an Arkansas state park. On May 6, Victoria Brodski, of Tulsa Oklahoma, was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro with her daughter, brother and parents to celebrate her 25th birthday when she discovered the 2.65-carat gemstone. "I wish I could tell you I was excited, but I didn't know it was a diamond -- I just thought it was a pretty piece of glass," Brodski told ABC News today.
As millions of Americans damaged their smartphones, the cellphone repair industry reported $4 billion in revenue last year. There are tons of repair options out there for fixing a cracked screen and "Good Morning America" teamed up with the technology gadget website, The Wirecutter, to see how some stacked up. The Wirecutter's Senior Editor Dan Frakes examined all our phones to evaluate the fixes.
Elisabeth Rosenthal, a doctor and former New York Times reporter who wrote the book "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back," gave tips in an interview with ABC News on how to protect yourself from being hit with exorbitantly high medical bills or how to fight back when that does happen. Her new book examines where things went wrong and how patients can take back their rights within the healthcare system. Wanda Wickizer, 51, from Virginia, told ABC News that following the death of her husband she lost her health insurance.
Happy Pi Day! While math nerds may have March 14 — 3/14 — circled on their calendars for the annual celebration of that quantity with an infinite number of decimal digits, it's a day of deals that everyone can enjoy.Recently Pi Day has become a fun way for companies to promote deep discounts on products from pies to PCs. Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, but on March 14, the mathematical symbol is more of a sign for savings.Check out the list below for some fun Pi Day deals and treats.Pi Day deals: Pizzas and pies&pizza: If you're in Washington, D.C. ...
A New Jersey woman was rendered speechless when she was told she had won $2 million in Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot -- and her stunned reaction was captured on video. Jessica Macarone learned of her lottery win in front of reporters at the News Day newsstand in Newark, New Jersey, where she purchased the Powerball ticket. Macarone returned to the newsstand on Thursday to check her numbers.
Free shipping day is here!Over 1,100 retailers participate, and all offer guaranteed free delivery by Christmas.Participating retailers include JCPenney, Target, Neiman Marcus, Cabela's, Lululemon, Toy R Us, Bass Pro shops, Toms, Barnes and Noble and T.J. Maxx, among many others. The full list of participating retailers can be found here.Save Big This Holiday Season With Green Monday DealsDeals and Steals: Last Minute Holiday GiftsToday is not the last day for free shipping, but many retailers will institute minimum purchase requirements to get free shipping for holiday purchases. ...
Just when you thought you’d missed the deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, along comes Green Monday, a made-up shopping holiday based on data showing that the second Monday in December is the third-largest online shopping day of the year. Levis, the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic are all offering 40 percent off their entire sites. Also from Amazon, the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900, Wet & Dry Edition S8950/91, is on sale at $89.95.
Honey is a browser add-on that automatically applies coupon codes during the checkout process. Recently while shopping for an NFL jersey for my son, I used Honey to save 20 percent. Another feature of the service is especially handy for frequent Amazon users.
The Better Business Bureau issued a warning alerting consumers of an illegal "secret sister gift exchange" scam that has been making the rounds on the internet this holiday season. The "secret sister gift exchange" invites participants to purchase a gift valued at $10 for a stranger and claims that the participant will then receive as many as 36 gifts from strangers. The BBB called this a "typical pyramid scheme," adding that it has been able to gain a lot of traction on social media during this season of goodwill.
A statistics lecturer who bucked his undergraduate math professor’s advice to never play the lottery ended up winning a $100,000 jackpot. Nicholas Kapoor, 26, of Monroe, Connecticut, won the $100,000 jackpot after buying a $15 Powerball ticket at a local gas station. Kapoor teaches statistics at Fairfield University and had lectured his students about probability just prior to his win.
Also, some apps ask for permission to access other information on a phone such as for the ability to track the user. “We discovered over a few hundred apps that were counterfeit,” said Chris Mason, CEO of Branding Brand. Researchers found fake apps pretending to be from Ugg, Dillards, Dollar Tree, Zappos and New Balance.
Commercials are already appearing for early Black Friday deals, but how do these early bargains stack up against the ones that will be offered on the biggest shopping day of the year?Here’s a roundup of some of the offers available right now:Walmart is having a sale on TVs, such as a 32-inch TCL Roku Smart LED HDTV for $125, down from $228.Columbia is offering 60 percent off of apparel for the entire family for shoppers who use the code “AFFDEALS.”And today Amazon is offering various kinds of Mega Bloks for up to 40 percent off. ...
The U.S. Federal Communication Commission is sounding the alarm over a phone scam that involves fraudsters pretending to be government officials and demanding payment via gift card. The agency said on Thursday that scammers pretending to be from the IRS, the FBI, local sheriffs departments and other law enforcement or government agencies were telling individuals that they needed to remit payment via a gift card or they could face arrest or legal action. “Government agencies and legitimate companies never call consumers to seek payment via gift cards,” the FCC said in a statement.
Glenda Blackwell was trying to teach her husband a lesson about gambling too much. "I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating," Blackwell, 57, laughed as she told ABC affiliate WLOS-TV in Asheville North Carolina. On Oct. 22, Blackwell's husband, Buddy, sent her to buy two Powerball tickets from Suttles Quik Mart in Asheville, according to WLOS.