Join a Lightning Deal Waitlist

The Join Waitlist button on a Lightning Deal indicates that all available promotional discounts have been placed in customers' carts, but that not all purchases have been completed.

If customers who claimed the promotional discount don't complete their purchase within 15 minutes of claiming the deal, the discounts will be made available to customers on the waitlist, on a first-come-first-served basis.

To join a Lightning Deal waitlist:

  1. Select Join Waitlist on a Lightning Deal to place yourself on the waitlist.
  2. When you're next on the waitlist, you'll see an alert in the upper right-hand corner of your page indicating that the deal is available.

    Note: If you're using the Amazon app, similar notifications are not available just yet. Please log-on to using a web browser on your personal computer or tablet device to make sure you don't miss the waitlist alert.

  3. Add the deal to your Cart within the time remaining.

    Note: You are now ready to claim the Lightning Deal. If you don't add the deal to your Cart within the time limit, you will be removed from the waitlist.

  4. Complete your purchase and redeem the Lightning Deal.

A Lightning Deal waitlist automatically expires when the promotion expires. All customers on the waitlist then lose their chance to claim the Lightning Deal as it has expired.

The Join Waitlist button is active only when there are places available on the waitlist. The button is re-activated any time new places become available on the waitlist (for example, when a purchase is not completed by a customer within 15 minutes of claiming the deal).

Note: Joining a waitlist doesn't guarantee that the deal will become available for purchase.

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