Amazon Prime Day is almost here and we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the e-tailer’s biggest shopping day of the year.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
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Traditionally taking place in July, Prime Day was moved to October last year as a result of the pandemic. Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015 as a one-day shopping event, with the e-tailer and its merchants slashing prices on thousands of items across the site. Prime Day has since expanded to include 48 hours of deals, with Amazon Prime members getting early access. Amazon says sales from Prime Day often surpass Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined, and last year’s event had more than one million deals available to Prime members online.
What Are the Best Prime Day Deals?
According to Amazon, Prime members can shop more than two million deals this year for Prime Day 2021, including discounts on top name brands like Levi’s, Samsung, iRobot and more.
Amazon typically discounts its family of Alexa-enabled devices and smart home accessories during Prime Day. Last year’s best-sellers included the Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick 4K, both of which were marked down in price (they’re both on sale right now too).
Amazon also had discounts last year of up to 50% off from top brands including Samsung, Sony, Ring, iRobot, Keurig and more.
Prime Day fashion deals also make up a large part of Amazon’s sales. The biggest discounts come from its in-house Amazon Essentials and Goodthreads brands, though last year also saw discounts up to 30% off from brands like Nike, adidas, Calvin Klein, Splendid and Alo Yoga. Kenshoo says consumer discussions around “sustainable fashion” have increased by 348% over the last 12 months. See all the latest Amazon fashion deals here.
What Amazon Prime Day Deals Are Live Now?
Want to sign-up for one of the best music streaming services online? Amazon’s 2021 Prime Day deal gets you three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free with this deal here. The deal gets you unlimited access to more than 70 million songs ad-free and millions of podcast episodes. In addition, with the purchase of select Amazon Echo devices, Prime members new to Amazon Music Unlimited can get six months free.
Do You Need to be an Amazon Prime Member to Shop the Deals?
The short answer is yes. While Amazon has a Daily Deals page that offers discounts and sales to anyone shopping on the site, the best Prime Day deals are reserved exclusively for Amazon Prime members. There are a ton of other benefits to an Amazon Prime membership, which we’ve rounded up here.
If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can get a 30-day free trial right now which will get you access in time for Prime Day.
Bookmark this page as we update it with the latest Prime Day 2021 date, deals and all the information you need to know to get the most out of Amazon’s big event.
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