Yes, Prime Day is exclusive to members, but if you don't have Prime and want in on the fun, newbies can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Of course, you'll need to cancel within the 30-day window if you don't want to continue your membership, currently $119 for a year or $13 a month. (If that sounds steep, be sure to check out the list of benefits that come with Prime.)
Joanie Demer, co-founder of coupon and deal site The Krazy Coupon Lady, recommends considering the month-to-month deal if you want Prime only for major shopping holidays. "If you're only going to shop a couple months out of the year — Prime Day or Black Friday, for example — that could save you some serious money," she says. Of course, you can also ask a friend or family member with Prime to keep their eyes peeled for certain deals. And if there's already an adult in your household with Prime, you can share your Prime membership.