It may not be a real holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas that warrants a day off of work, but there’s no denying how excited people get about Amazon Prime Day. It’s quickly becoming one of the biggest shopping events of the year for snagging great deals on hugely discounted products. The even better news? This year it’s been extended over two days – Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14.
What is Prime Day?
Prime Day, which is exclusively for Amazon Prime Members, is an opportunity for folks to score massive savings on thousands of items with everything from home goods to clothes to electronics on sale. It’s a great way to get a big head start on holiday shopping, or just treat yourself to something you’ve had your eye on.
If you want to see some of the best Prime Day deals and also learn some ways to best navigate this huge sale, read on for more info.
When is Prime Day?
2020 Prime Day will begin starting at midnight PDT on Tuesday, October 13th and continue through Wednesday, October 14th.
How to Shop Amazon Prime Day
Before you can shop the deals, you must have an Amazon Prime membership. The good news is you can sign up for a free 30-day trial which will let you shop the sale as a member! If you decide to keep your membership after the trial period is done, it will cost $12.99 per month or $119 a year.
Prime members enjoy free two-day shipping on a ton of items, access to Prime Video (their Netflix-like streaming video service), ad-free music streaming, photo storage, and more.
What are the Best Prime Day Deals?
Most of the Prime Day deals have been announced yet, but there will be tons of them available across just about every product category. Some deals are only available for a limited time or in a limited quantity, so it’s important to act fast when you see something you want. You can browse all of the Prime Day deals at this link as they become available.
We expect there will be deals on most Amazon devices, including Fire TV streaming devices, Fire tablets, Echo Dots, Kindles, and more. You’ll also likely find great deals on all types of electronics, including smart TVs, smart home products, vacuums, video game consoles and games, and more. Also expect to see clothing, homegoods, pet goods, and other product categories with huge markdowns.
A few deals we know about already include 50% off a 6-month Kindle Unlimited membership, $50 off an annual Audible subscription, two Echo Dot devices for just $39.98, and more. You can shop all deals as they become available at this link.
Tips and Tricks for Prime Day
Since you don’t know everything that will be on sale ahead of time, it’s difficult to plan ahead and easy to find a ton of things you want. It may be a good idea to set a budget for yourself before diving into purchase mode to prevent spending more than you may have liked. Remember, just because something is on sale doesn’t mean it’s a great deal, so always do some comparison shopping before you buy. And just because something is a great price doesn’t always mean you really need it.
Navigating the sale is easy. You can sort items based on department, availability, Prime shipping eligibility, price, average customer review or discount percentage (some items are reduced by more than 70%).
For products that will be part of the sale but aren’t yet available for purchase, you can set a “watch this deal” alert. Amazon will then send you a notification when the sale for that item begins. It’s a pretty handy feature, as it will prevent you from sitting and refreshing your webpage over and over again.
Want to play but don’t yet have a Prime membership? You can sign up today for a 30-day free trial and get access to all the deals right now. If you decide you love it and want to keep it, no problem – you’re all set. If you’re signing up just to participate in Prime Day, don’t forget to cancel your membership. Set a calendar reminder to ensure you aren’t hit with the $12.99/month or $119 annual fee.
Amazon Prime Day ends on October 14 at 11:59 p.m.