Amazon Prime Day is one of the most exciting shopping holidays especially for online bargain hunters with Prime membership. As far as holiday seasonal sales go, it has grown to rival not only the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but also summertime sales offered by competing retailers.
This year marks the 7th annual mega sale on Amazon. Shoppers expect to see exclusive sitewide deals especially on popular gadgets and more! Today, we’ll be talking about everything you can expect from Amazon Prime Day 2021. Let’s get started!
Amazon Prime Day is a sitewide shopping holiday exclusively offered to Amazon Prime members all over the globe. The first Prime Day was held on July 15, 2015 in honor of Amazon’s 20th Anniversary. It was promoted to featured more deals than Black Friday.
This first Prime Day was celebrated in 9 countries including the U.S., UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Austria. Since then, the mega sale event has gained popularity and has expanded to 18 countries since 2020. It now includes countries like the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, India, China, Belgium, and Australia.
Originally, Prime Day was a 24-hour event but in 2018, Amazon expanded the holiday to 36 hours and in 2019 it lasted a full 48 hours.
During the shopping holiday, Prime members can take advantage not only of Prime Day deals across the site but also of Lightning Deals featuring limited-time discounts on items. New deals also appear every few minutes and members get a heads up through the Amazon App.
This event has since become one of the main ways Amazon boosts awareness and sales for its branded goods like the Amazon Echo and Kindle as well as on home and kitchen gear, clothes, toys and so much more.
Other brands have also been participating on Prime Day so you can get exclusive deals especially on tech products like laptops, tablets, phones, and more. You can get great deals on Instant Pots, robotic vacuums, smartwatches, and even mattresses.
As of time of writing, Amazon hasn’t formally announced when Prime Day 2021 will be. Traditionally, Prime Day happens in July. In 2020, however, Amazon moved the shopping holiday to October due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the unprecedented surge in deliveries.
This year, there are reports that the sale event will happen as early as June. There’s also talk of two Prime Days happening—one in Summer and one in the Fall. In any case, Prime members can expect big discounts on a wide range of items this year.
Prime Day offers huge price cuts on a lot of Amazon smart devices. If you’re looking to upgrade your gadgets, then this is the best time to shop for items like the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Fire Tablets, and Fire Edition TVs. Items from Amazon’s Whole Foods supermarket chain will also be up for grabs.
Big brands like Apple, Samsung, and Google also tend to offer great deals on their products. So if you’re looking for price cuts on gaming laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and MacBooks, then this is an exciting time to check out these devices.
Other vendors will also be selling a wide range of products that may tickle your fancy including toys, clothes, home and kitchen products, electronics, and more.
Many Prime Day deals will be posted on the Amazon website as well as on the app weeks prior to Prime Day. You can even pre-order some of the items so that when the big day rolls around, all you need to do is hit check out.
Gearing up for Prime Day? Here are some of the best ways to take advantage of one of the best deals and discounts this year:
The only way to see Prime Day prices is to become a Prime member. Sign up for $119 per year or $12.99 per month.
If you’re not sure if you want to be a long-term Prime member, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial for first-time sign-ups. To sign up for the Amazon Prime free trial, your account must have a current, valid credit card. Payment options, such as an Amazon.com Corporate Line of Credit, checking accounts, or pre-paid credit cards can’t be used.
While you won’t be charged for your free trial, you’ll be upgraded to a paid membership plan automatically at the end of the trial period.
The Amazon App will be one of your most useful tools on Prime Day. With the app, you can get real-time deal alerts so you don’t miss out on offers that might be interesting to you. You also don’t have to spend so much time in front of your computer just to get the deals you want. You can place your orders no matter where you are.
If you already know what you want to purchase for Prime Day, you can add them to your cart or to your Wish List as early as now. Amazon will let you know if the items on your Wish Lists will be on sale.
Amazon’s 1-click option lets you complete purchases using the payment method and shipping address you’ve previously entered. This feature on your Amazon account makes your whole shopping experience faster, simpler, and more streamlined.
To turn it on, simply go to your Amazon account and click on the “1-Click settings” link. Just follows the prompts and you’re ready to go.
If you’re not in the market for new gadgets or for other physical items that will be sold on Prime Day, don’t fret! You’re also likely to get amazing deals on Amazon’s subscription services including Audible, Amazon Music, and Kindle Unlimited.
If you want to get the biggest price cuts on your most-coveted items, then keep your eyes open for Lightning Deals come Prime Day. Throughout the day, limited-time discounts will go live so if you see something you like, don’t hesitate to hit the checkout button. Lightning Deals often go for limited stock items so have to be quick when checking out.
If you have an Amazon Device at home, you won’t even have to open your computer just to see the great deals on Prime Day. Simply say Alexa, what are my Prime Day deals?” and your Echo device will give you a rundown of the popular deals available. You can even use your Echo device to sign up for a Prime account.
Just like any other sale event, there can be good deals and there can be duds on Prime Day. If you want to make sure that you’ll get the best offer, make it a habit to check and compare prices.
Tools like Amazon Assistant chrome extension can help you compare prices. Meanwhile, if you have items on your Wish List, you can use Honey to know when there is a price drop. If you want to see a price history chart for any Amazon item you want, you can use Camelcamelcamel.
Prime Day 2021 is one of the biggest sales holidays this year. If you’re looking or great deals especially on tech and Amazon brand products, then this event is for you! With the tips above, you can be sure to land the best offers.
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