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All your questions answered about Amazon Prime Day

Ari Howard

Oct 9, 2020 — 2 min read

The holidays come early this year.

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Mark your calendars because Amazon has finally announced that Prime Day is Oct. 13-14. Here is everything you need to know about Prime Day.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who has an Amazon Prime account will have access to all of Amazon’s special savings offers. According to Amazon, Prime members purchased a total of more than 175 million items last year on Prime Day. If you don’t have a Prime account but want to participate, you can sign up for a 30-day trial this month. As long as you cancel before your trial ends, you will not be charged the $119 for a year of Amazon Prime. 

Does Prime Day happen every year?

Prime Day is an annual deal event that began in July 2015. The event used to be for only 24 hours. As of 2019, it’s for 48. While Prime Day is normally held in July, the event was postponed to the fall due to COVID. 

Are there any early Prime Day deals? 

While there will be more deals starting Oct. 13, there are actually a handful of special offers already available. For instance, when you spend $10 at select small business stores anytime between now and Oct. 12, you will receive a $10 credit that you can use on Prime Day. Similarly, when you spend $10 at Whole Foods Market online between now and Oct. 14, you will also receive a $10 credit that you can use on Prime Day. 

Another great deal is that you can also purchase two Echo Dot smart speakers with Alexa for $39.98. These speakers are normally $49.99 each. 

If you are looking for a TV, you can save $100 on the Toshiba Fire TV Edition 43” HD and on the Insignia 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition. The Fire TV Recast is also discounted $100. 

If you love books-on-tape, then you will be happy to hear that you can get $50 off your first year with Audible

Amazon is also offering up to 40% off of their clothing brands

What deals will there be exclusively on Prime Day?

You will be able to find deals in all the major shopping categories, including electronic devices, kitchen supplies, Apple products, cleaning appliances, gaming consoles, workout equipment and televisions. Although Amazon has not revealed what specifically will be discounted and by how much, chances are, if there is something you have your eye on, you will be able to purchase it with some type of discount on Prime Day. Typically, the most heavily discounted items are Amazon products; however, last year, there were also Apple products, such as MacBooks, Apple watches and iPads, available for 50% off. 

If there is a specific item you have your eye on, we suggest getting online as soon as you can. The best deals run out quickly on Prime Day. Ready, set, shop!

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Ari Howard

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Ari Howard

Associate Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content

Ari is an Associate Writer for the Allconnect team, focusing on tech news, as well as broadband and TV provider deals. She recently graduated from Davidson College with a bachelor’s degree in political science… Read more

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Shannon Ullman

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