Amazon Prime Day, the annual shopping event for the entire Amazon shopping network, will take place on June 21-22 of this year. With other retailers like Walmart and Target announcing their own sales events, Prime members can take advantage of the handful of Amazon deals available right now.
The Twitch streaming platform (which Amazon acquired in 2014) will be in the spotlight at Prime Day this year. Offers in the Twitch merchandise store have already been posted and Amazon is still offering members 50% off their first Twitch channel subscription.
Check out our quick guide onto prepare for all the ways to save, including a way to score four months of Amazon Prime Music for free if you’ve never been a subscriber before. There are also promotions for small businesses: a $ 10 credit for every $ 10 spent on small business products.
If you have an Alexa-supported gadget, you’ll get exclusive offers by using your voice to place the order. Amazon’s other devices – Echo speakers and displays, Fire TV streamers, Eero mesh routers, and more. – will also get big discounts, many of which rival (or even beat?) Black Friday. We made some predictions foron a lot of the stuff we’ve seen on big discounts over the past few years, so be sure to take a look if you’re considering buying one. It might pay off to wait.
As for current offerings, the Fitbit Sense was recently cut to its lowest price on record – $ 240 – and thewas on sale for $ 69, which is the lowest price we’ve seen (during Black Friday 2020).
We’re expecting the best prices of the year (or nearly so) on things like Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, Apple iPads and AirPods, Fitbit fitness bands, Instant Pot stoves, TVs, exercise equipment and more. Moreover. A little planning ahead can help you save even more, so see some tips for saving Prime Day money below. And be sure to checkfor updates.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Isn’t it time to start calling it “Prime Days”? Because it hasn’t been a single day in years. Again, this is a 48 hour event that goes as follows.
- Prime Day starts Monday June 21 at 12:01 am PT (3:01 am ET).
- Prime Day ends Tuesday June 22 at 11:59 p.m. PT (Wednesday, June 23 at 2:59 a.m. ET) – but some offers often extend from a few hours until the next morning, or even more.
A bundle of early discounts leading up to the main event is already live.
What will be on sale during Amazon Prime Day 2021?
As always, anything and everything. But it’s definitely the time of year to look for big discounts on Amazon gear, including:
Granted, these products are on sale all the time – a recent Mother’s Day sale found savings rivaling Prime Day on many of these devices – but the absolute lowest prices are usually reserved for Prime Day and Black Friday.
We’re also generally seeing better-than-usual deals on things like Instant Pots, Apple AirPods, Bose headphones, and Roku streamers. Make no mistake: it might be Amazon’s party, but plenty of other stores and sellers will be joining in on the action.
Which other stores will participate in Prime Day 2021?
It may be an Amazon event, but that won’t stop other stores from participating in the action. Walmart has previously announced a Deals for Days event June 21-23. Likewise, Target’s recently announced Deal Days event will run from June 20-22. Expect Best Buy, Kohl’s, and other stores to make their own sales. Best Buy, for example, is likely to compete strongly with TV offerings. We will update this when more events are announced.
What are the best deals so far?
As we get closer to the main event, there will be plenty of Prime Day deals to prepare. So far, these are the best things we’ve been able to find.
Amazon and its partners will be making a ton of announcements over the next two weeks.
What Amazon Prime Day offers can I get right now?
At a certain point, a “beginning First day deal “becomes a question of semantics. For example, Amazon launches its Discounted Fire TV models like the first Prime Day deals – but trust me when I say there are deals to be made all day, every day. You can check my Cheapskate page for the latest and greatest, sign up for the Cheapskate newsletter (see the “Sign me up” box just below), get process SMS sent directly to your phone etc.
You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter. And check Amazon’s Daily Deals page, where the retailer markets its limited-time and semi-permanent offers. Spoiler alert: The quality of transactions varies considerably from day to day.
What is the Amazon Prime Day concert?
This year, Amazon is offering some new tips to promote this massive event. The retail giant has announced a three-part concert series titled The first day show, with performances by Kid Cudi, HER and Billie Eilish. Each concert is expected to have its own theme and will begin streaming live on Thursday, June 17. If you can’t log in on launch day, feeds will be available for 30 days.
Stay tuned for more!
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