Amazon Prime Day 2021 has been cancelled in Canada: Everything you need to know

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Amazon Canada has confirmed that Prime Day will not be happening in 2021.
Amazon Canada has confirmed that Prime Day will not be happening in 2021.

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Amazon Prime Day has been cancelled in Canada due to the continued impact of COVID-19.

Amazon has confirmed that it is cancelling its 2021 Prime Day event in Canada, with a company spokesman telling the Canadian Press the event was cancelled while the retailer focuses "on the health and safety of our employees, customers and selling partners."

Even with Prime Day 2021 cancelled, there are still plenty of ways to shop the retail giant's best deals. Read on to find out everything you need to know.

Amazon shoppers in Canada can still shop hot deals and sales.
Amazon shoppers in Canada can still shop hot deals and sales. (Getty Images)

How can I find the best Amazon deals with Prime Day cancelled in Canada?

While Prime Day has been cancelled, shoppers can still take advantage of Amazon Canada's selection of everyday sales and savings. 

Amazon’s shopping pages are broken down into easy to shop sections that give you access to the best daily deals even outside of Prime Day. Under the Deals Store tab, you’ll find each section filled with limited-time offers.

  • Deals of the Day: Here you’ll find a selection of items that have been marked down for 24 hours.

  • Lightning Deals: These exclusive sales last for just a few hours, while supplies last. Keep track of the progress bar because once it reaches 100 per cent or time runs out, the discount is over. Prime members receive access to these deals 30 minutes before the public.

  • Savings & Sales: Find deals on marked-down items available to purchase through Amazon’s vast online marketplace.

  • Coupons: Get the best prices on the items you know and love with en ever-changing selection of coupons.

  • Prime Early Access Deals: Shop items on sale before Prime Day with these early discounts.

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How do I access Amazon Prime sales in Canada?

In order to score many of Amazon's best deals, you'll have to be signed up for Amazon Prime. If you’re not already a member, you can enrol in a 30-day free trial that gives you all of the benefits of a Prime membership, like free two-day shipping, access to Prime Video original TV shows and movies, and free e-book and music downloads through Prime Music and Prime Reading.

Once the trial ends, you can sign up for an annual membership for $79, or a monthly membership at $7.99 per month. Discounted rates for students start at just $3.99 after an initial free six-month trial, so if you’re still in school you can save big.

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What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest and best global shopping event with exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members. The event usually lasts two days, with flash sales and deals of the day to take advantage of for a limited time.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2021 in Canada?

While it normally takes place during the month of July, Prime Day this year has been cancelled in Canada due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

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