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What is Amazon Prime Day?
Just like the holidays, the birthday you’re dreading and the Super Bowl, Amazon Prime Day comes merely once a year. Similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day is a chance to save tons of money on a plethora of great products.
There are so many deals that it’s tough for one person to sift through them all. Last year saw savings on everything from electronics to outdoor goods to home items and more. Amazon devices are the one thing that are almost always part of Prime Day savings. So bookmark this page and get ready to save.
When is Prime Day?
We don't know yet. Prime Day has taken place in July since it began back in 2015, but 2020 has thrown a curveball at every norm, timeline and plan we've all had in place. For 2020, Amazon postponed its July Prime Day and has only confirmed that Prime Day will occur sometime within the fourth quarter of the year (October – December).
Last year for the first time, Prime Day occurred over two days. No word yet if that will also be the standard now or if it will move back to a traditional one day. Once details and dates are announced, we will have them all for you right here.
Do you have to be an Amazon Prime member?
This may seem obvious, but to take advantage of all the incredible Prime Day deals you must be an Amazon Prime member. A full-year membership costs $119. If you only plan on shopping discounts for Prime Day, it’s probably not worth it. But if you plan on utilizing the other Prime features (like year-round free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, Whole Foods free delivery and more), then you'll want to consider signing up. If you’re a student you can even get a discount on a Prime membership: Sign up for a six-month free trial plus 50 percent off of a yearly membership if you decide to buy.
4 Prime Day Tips
Have a plan
It can be overwhelming seeing so many sales happening all at once. So having a wishlist for what you are actually in the market for can be a key to not realizing you’ve spent way over your budget when the dust settles on Prime Day.
Set Up Price Alerts
Price alerts can help you sift through the mind-numbing amount of sales that Amazon churns out for Prime Day. Using a website like CamelCamelCamel is a free and simple to way import your Amazon wishlist and get notifications when your items go below the price alert you’ve set. Making price alerts is one of the best ways to plan in advance for Prime Day.
Check Other Retailers
There will be other deals to be had across the web during Prime Day. Last year, Target had its own Target Deal Days and that didn’t require any membership. Other big-box stores and online retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, eBay, Wayfair and more will likely offer up sometimes-better deals on the same day(s) as Prime Day.
Bookmark This Page
We'll be sifting through thousands of deals all throughout Prime Day to deliver you the ones you won't want to miss. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates and more information.