With millions of Lightning Deals going live as often as every five minutes, Amazon Prime Day can be just as overwhelming as it is fun. So how do you sort through the fluff and find the best deals?

For starters, you need to be tuned in to Thrifter. They'll be covering deals as Amazon rolls 'em out. The best deals can sell out in the blink of an eye, so look to the experts to let you know when it's time to shop, and when it's time to wait for the next round. Start by signing up for the Thrifter Prime Day newsletter, and then make sure to give them a follow on Twitter. That way you'll have real-time information on Prime Day when all the craziness is ensuing.

Next, you'll want to make sure you have the Amazon App installed on your smartphone. You won't have an all-encompassing scope of every single deal, but you can see most upcoming deals in the app. You can also "watch" those deals to get notified when they go live. This helps you to sort through the sheer amount of stuff that will be offered. For every hot TV deal, there will be 12 more discounts on things like dog food bowls and terra-cotta pots. The app is one more way you can stay notified on the items you actually care about and sift through the rest of the categories that you'll be passing up.

You'll want to have an idea of the items that you want to purchase, as well as what they normally sell for. Some regular prices will get marked up so the discounts appear bigger than they actually are, and some discounted prices will just be everyday prices. There's no right or wrong discount amount, just trust your instinct. If the price is within your budget, and the item is of interest to you, click the button to buy it as soon as you can.

It's also worth noting that you shouldn't sleep on the pre- and post-Prime Day deals. Usually, there are discounts on Amazon services and devices, and Prime Day sales can be one of your last chances to get a really good steal until Black Friday. You should also take advantage of your Alexa device if you have one since there are usually exclusive deals and discounts that only Amazon's robot assistant can get you.

In addition, don't sleep on competitor sales. On Prime Day, and even during Prime Week, every major retailer will be trying to compete with Amazon. That means you should also be checking out Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and the like.

The sheer scale of all the price drops is enough to send anyone into a tizzy.

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