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Friday, October 2, 2020

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Everything We Know About Prime Day Deals So Far

Amazon just announced the official dates of its delayed Prime Day 2020 BIG SALE! Just in time for holiday shopping, Prime Day 2020 will start October 13 and continue through October 14 AND you will see early-access deals days before. Perhaps you think that October is a little early to start your holiday shopping, but we expect the middle of October to be an important savings period. Just like all of 2020, this shopping season will be unlike the past, with prices peaking in December, especially when shopping online.  It will be a good idea to take advantage of sales early!

To take advantage of Prime Day deals, you must be an Amazon Prime member, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial hereJust remember to cancel before the 30 days are over to avoid the $12.99 per month charge if you don't want to continue. 

Similar to every year; Amazon is rolling out deals ahead of the official start date. For example, you can get two Echo Dot devices for $39.98This deal essentially gives you a free Echo Dot! Check out even more Prime Day deals you can get right now:

The best early access Amazon Prime Day deals right now (always while supplies last so prices may not last):

Note that you may also be able to take advantage of special targeting coupons saving you $10 on a purchase of $20 or more through the Amazon app.

If I’m not a Prime member, is Prime Day worth it?

Amazon Prime Day is exclusively for Prime members, so if you want to nab the great Prime Day deals, you’ll need to sign up for a membership. If you’re not ready to commit to the $12.99 a month (or $119 a year) fee, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial to see if a Prime membership is worth it for you. If someone in your family already has a Prime membership, you can ask them to add you to their Amazon Household. This allows the account holder to share the benefits of Amazon Prime for no additional cost. There are also student and low-income memberships available at a reduced price. 

One of the main benefits of an Amazon Prime membership is free 2-day shipping on over 100 million items. In some cases although many complain that shipping has been slower in 2020 due to the pandemic.  This is just another reason to start shopping early. One of our favorite Prime benefits is  Prime members the access to unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and free program downloads to take with you when you travel.

Is this the best time to buy Amazon products?

Amazon Prime Day is certainly one of the best times to find deals on Amazon products. However, we see similar if not the same prices during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

What were the best Prime Day deals last year?

Some of the best Prime Day deals last year were on Amazon products like the Amazon Fire 7 tablet marked down to just $20. However, we saw great deals on many products that often go unnoticed because they aren't heavily advertised. For example the LifeStraw personal water filter was $12 and the Nespresso VertuoPlus deluxe coffee and espresso maker with 30 pods was $100.  For fitness fanatics, Garmin fitness trackers were over 30% off, which is a rare sale.  Last year the newest Garmin, the Venu was marked down by $100.  We anticipate the newest Venu, the Square, will be marked down as well to very affordable levels


How to get the best deals on Prime Day

Prime Day deals can sell out in minutes. Fortunately, if there is a particular item you have your eye on, you can set up alerts for when the deal goes live in the Amazon app. 

To do this, download the Amazon app on your iPhone or Android, tap the menu button at the top left-hand corner and select "Today’s Deals". Tap the upcoming tab and then tap "Watch this deal". Then you will be prompted to enable notifications, so you get an alert when the deal goes live.  Or if you have an item you would like to get, we recommend adding it to your wish list on the Amazon app and check back to see the current price during prime days.  This takes some time to peruse your favorites before prime day begins! 

1 comment:

  1. i love online sale events! You can score items at a more affordable price!