Read on to find out what we know about Prime Day 2020 so far, and what you can do now to make sure you’re ready when prices finally drop.
Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sales event exclusively for Prime members. It offers two days of special savings on thousands of items across all product categories. More details on Prime Day 2020 can be found here.
Amazon confirmed on Sunday that Prime Day will be held on October 13 and 14. The agreements will go live from midnight PST.
While Amazon typically has big Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events in November ahead of the holiday season, Prime Day will surely be the time to pick up whatever you need for all your fall and summer celebrations. winter at a reduced price before they run out.
First things first: make sure you have an Amazon Prime membership. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial here, after which your subscription will cost $ 12.99 per month or $ 119 per year. Along with the fast and free two-day shipping, you’ll also get access to Prime Video, ad-free music streaming, unlimited photo storage, and unlimited playback. Most of the best Prime Day deals, including Lightning Deals (we’ll get to that in a second), are only available to Prime members.
Once your membership is complete, you should also take the time to ensure that your payment methods, including 1-click settings and default shipping, are up to date so that you can get the offers you want in a timely manner. .
You can also get an additional $ 10 Prime Day credit by purchasing certain small businesses. By October 12, Amazon will give Prime members $ 10 if they spend that much on products from small businesses based in the United States. Plus, the retailer makes it easy to support businesses across the country, letting you browse products by category, region or even filter your search by businesses owned by women, blacks, military families and more. .
Finally, this year, Amazon created a new “Watch this deal” button, which allows customers to set an alert to be notified when specific products go on sale. This button is only available on the Amazon mobile app, so you should make sure you scroll down and subscribe to deals on all the products that you hope to get discounted on Prime Day to ensure you don’t not miss them.
Amazon hasn’t officially announced the more specific offers, but last year we saw savings ranging from electronics and major appliances to small household items.
We expect similar products to go on sale this year. Look for deals on Amazon devices, including Fire tablets and TV streaming sticks, Echo smart speakers, and Kindle. There might also be some deals on Apple products; smart televisions; games and toys; smart home products, including home security and smart lights; vacuum cleaners, including Dyson and Roomba; Instant pots and other essential kitchen items; and clothing from top brands like Adidas, Calvin Klein and Amazon house brands – to name a few categories.
However, a few Prime Day offers are available now: Prime members can get a 50% discount on a new six-month Kindle Unlimited subscription; save $ 50 on Audible’s annual plan, including 12 credits to use upfront on any title, including new releases and bestsellers; and get $ 15 off their first order of $ 50 on Amazon Fresh. You can also save up to 40% on daily essentials or upgrade your smart home with two new Echo Dot devices for $ 39.98 if you’re a Prime member and use code DOTPRIME2PK at checkout.
You’ll want to bookmark Amazon’s deal page, where all of the items included in the sale should appear. Make sure to check in early and often on the big day; Prime Day deals are known to sell out quickly and more deals will likely be added throughout the sale.
You will also find Amazon’s famous Lightning Deals on the aforementioned page (you can filter your view to only see Lightning Deals using the panel on the left side of the page).
And remember: Amazon Prime Day isn’t the only big sale to watch out for. Other big retailers, including Walmart and Target, are likely to host huge competing sales events.
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