What is Amazon® Prime Day?
Amazon® Prime Day is an annual shopping event exclusively for Amazon® Prime members. Amazon® Prime Day typically takes place during mid-July and lasts only 48 hours.
The July event was postponed this year due to COVID-19 and will now take place on October 13th-14th, 2020.
Amazon® Prime Day is packed with awesome deals, exciting product launches, live entertainment, and more, exclusively for Prime members.
Pro tip: Look out for anti-Prime Day sales from Walmart, eBay, Best Buy, Target and more during the same timeframe.
To participate in Amazon® Prime Day, all you need is an Amazon® Prime subscription, a computer or a smartphone, and a credit or debit card linked to your Prime account!
Amazon® offers a free 30-day Prime membership trial, so if you’re not a prime member you may be in luck. If you’re a student, Prime Student costs $59 per year which is 50% less than a traditional membership, and it offers many of the same perks with a 6-month free trial instead of just 30 days.
To discover more on how to become an Amazon® Prime member and benefits offered, visit the Amazon® Prime help section.
When is Amazon® Prime Day 2020?
Amazon® Prime Day first launched five years ago and has proliferated into one of the biggest shopping events of the year.
Amazon® Prime Day will extend from a 36 hour timeframe last year to 48 hours this year beginning on Tuesday, October 13th at 12 am through Wednesday, October 14th.
In 2019, Amazon® Prime Day’s sales were $7.16 billion, an increase of 71% from 2018.
What are the best Prime Day Deals?
Great question! To stay up to date on all of the best deals for Amazon® Prime Day 2020, be sure to check out the Prime Day event page.
Where can I shop on Prime Day?
You can shop on traditional mediums such as your computer or phone as well as on any Alexa-compatible device. (e.g., Echo Smart Speaker, Echo Dot, etc.)
If you enjoy shopping on your phone, be sure to download the Amazon® mobile apps.
How fast will my Amazon® Prime Day deliveries arrive?
Prime members can expect their deliveries to arrive faster than ever. Amazon® has a one-day delivery service that is available coast to coast in the USA. Also, Prime members will be able to pick up their purchases in-store at the Amazon® Hub Counter if they choose, which is is a network of retailers currently consisting of over 100 Rite Aid stores across the nation.
How can I avoid fake deals on Prime Day?
Not every deal is a good deal. So, what can you do to protect yourself?
Sites like Fakespot.com are great to track and compare price history and spot fake deals on Amazon® products and more.
Where can I find Anti-Prime Day deals with other retailers?
Since retailers are starting their holiday sales early this year due to lost revenue from COVID-19, expect many of them to be offering great deals to compete with Prime Day. Target has already announced Target Day Deals on the same days as Prime Day with “digital deals on hundreds of thousands of items”. Walmart has also announced that they will have deals on the same days. Be sure to check out other mega-retailers such as Home Depot, Best Buy and eBay during October 13th and 14th since they may also have sales to compete with Amazon®.
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