Amazon kicks off Countdown to Black Friday 2018 w/ rotating deals, Prime exclusives, more

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Amazon Black Friday

It’s finally November and the Black Friday shopping season is upon us. This morning Amazon has officially unveiled its Countdown to Black Friday 2018 storefront. As always, this will be Amazon’s one-stop location for all of the season’s hottest deals along with various gift guides curated and top picks for the holiday season.

Amazon is continuing its annual tradition of offering Prime members early access to Lightning deals and more through Cyber Monday. There’s also expected to be a number of Alexa-only offers, too. You’ll want to bookmark the Countdown to Black Friday 2018 storefront, as it will be the best place to keep track of Amazon’s hottest deals over the next month. Head below for more details.

Amazon kicks off Countdown to Black Friday 2018

Amazon will be following recent trends with over a week’s worth of deals for Black Friday. But really, we might as well say that it has been extended into a full-blown month-long event. Amazon will start offering Black Friday-branded deals beginning on Sunday, November 18th and lasting through Black Friday. But it’s Early Black Friday deal section is already live!

We also came across Amazon’s Cyber Monday storefront, which is expected to pick up where things left off on Black Friday. Everyday daily Gold Box offers and Lightning Deals can be found on this page, which is updated every morning at 3AM EST. You can expect Amazon to be even more aggressive than usual with daily deals and limited time offers this year, as Black Friday has grown by leaps and bounds into a multi-week event.

Exclusive discounts for Prime members and Alexa devices expected

As we told you in our how-to prep for Black Friday at Amazon guide, it pays to have a Prime membership around the holidays. If you’re aren’t member by chance, considering picking up a 30-day trial today. That will at least bridge the gap through November and allow you to cash-in on expedited shipping as well as exclusive discounts.

Amazon will once again be offering Alexa-only exclusives this year. The best way to prepare for this now is to pick up a low-cost Echo speaker, like this one from Anker, so you’re ready to take advantage of these deals come Thanksgiving week.

Black Friday at 9to5Toys

As always, we’ll have all of this year’s best Black Friday deals, news and ad leaks right here at 9to5Toys. If you’re not yet following us on Twitter, be sure to lock that in.

We also have a new 9to5Toys iOS app that’s now available for FREE. Customizable alerts, Apple Watch compatibility and more ensure that you’ll be up to date on all of the best deals throughout the holiday shopping season.

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