With 2020 firmly in the rearview, Amazon is gearing up for Prime Day 2021, but when will it be? Last year, it switched from July (its usual timing) to October because of the pandemic but based on Amazon's recent press release, they're anticipating a Q2 Prime Day. That means we may be in for an end-of-June Prime Day. We've created this handy guide to make sure you're prepared as well as some anticipated deals because while Amazon isn't always predictable, the deals sometimes can be.
Prime Day, In General:
Prime Day started in 2015 (on a Wednesday) as 24 hours of discounts and has grown exponentially ever since. In previous years, Prime Day has occasionally spanned multiple days, with deals popping up at different times over the course of those days. Some were available until they sold out, and others were only available for a limited time, aka a Lightning Deal.
Deals pop up all the time, so your best bet at getting a great deal on something you’re looking for is to check in as early as possible and keep coming back as the day goes on. We’ll be here to help cut through the crazy, but only you know what you’re willing to purchase.
How to Prepare:
First and foremost, Prime Day is only reserved for Prime Members. A Prime Membership gets you access to free two-day shipping on select products, access to Amazon Music, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Plus, you can sign up for a free trial that will last you through Prime Day and then you can cancel it PPD (post-Prime Day) without having to pay the annual fee.
If you want even more savings, you can sign up for the Amazon Prime Credit Card. This gets you an automatic 5% back on any purchase you make on Amazon, which can then be used towards future purchases. That means if you plan on shopping on Prime Day and also have a knack for finding your favorite things on the site, this may be a good option to get even more money back in your wallet.
Other perks include a $70 credit upon approval, which will easily pay for some of your Prime Day purchases, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on everything else.
We'll be divulging our favorite deals throughout the day and the Newsletter is a great way to find the best of the best. We'll be sending a handful throughout the day, so you can stay on top of things.
What Deals to Expect:
Deals will be all over the place on Prime Day, but there are a couple that tend to be common:
- Amazon Devices (Echo, Kindle, Fire, etc.)
- Kitchen Gadgets (Sous Vide, Instant Pot, blenders)
- Amazon Brand Clothing
Where Else to Shop:
While Prime Day is, obviously, an Amazon-focused holiday, in the last few years, other retailers have gotten in on the wave of people looking for deals in early July. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more will most likely have similar discounts before, during, and after Prime Day.
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