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Mark your calendars because Amazon Prime Day is June 21-22. 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 $10.4 billion worth of goods last year on Prime Day 2020. 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. Last year in 2020, Amazon Prime Day occurred in October, but that was due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Amazon Prime Day is back to its normal time of early summer.
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.
There are also some great tech product deals currently available. If you are looking to purchase smart home equipment, TVs, security systems and more, you should snag these deals now while you can.
Here are the Top 7 tech deals currently available on Amazon:
Echo (4th Gen) – Amazon smart speaker device
Original price: $99.99
Current sale: Prime Members save $80 when you buy two Echos and use code ECHOPRIME at checkout
Buy an Echo device for yourself and gift the other one to a loved-one when the holidays roll around!
24” Fire TV – Insignia 24-inch Smart HD 720p TV
Original price: $169.99
Current sale: $99.99 ($70 discount)
One of Amazon’s best sales currently going on is on smart TVs. Insignia’s 24” Fire TV is currently the biggest savings deal available on Amazon.
43” Fire TV – Insignia 43-inch Smart 4K UHD
Original price: $319.99
Current sale: $279.99 ($40 discount)
If you are looking for a slightly larger TV with 4K capabilities then you will want to go with Insignia’s 43” Fire TV.
Echo Show 5 – Smart display with Alexa
Original price: $79.99
Current sale: $44.99 ($30 discount)
This compact 5.5” smart display is the perfect device for following along to recipes, video calling family, controlling your smart home devices and more.
Ring Video Doorbell 3 bundle with Echo Dot
Original price: $249.98
Current sale: $214.98 ($35 discount)
Add an extra layer of security to your home with the all-new Ring Video Doorbell 3. With this smart doorbell, you have access to two-way-talk, advanced motion detection and real-time notifications sent straight to your phone. This deal also includes Amazon’s Echo Dot smart speaker.
Roku Ultra 2020 – Streaming Media Player HD/4K/HDR/Dolby Vision
Original price: $99.99
Current sale: $69.00 ($30.99 discount)
The Roku Ultra is one of the fastest and most reliable Bluetooth TV streaming devices. If you want a seamless experience for streaming your favorite TV shows and movies, then the Roku Ultra is the way to go. Plus, the Roku Voice Remote is also included in this deal.
Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) and Blink Mini bundle – Smart display with Alexa and indoor security camera
Original price: $164.98
Current sale: $139.99 ($24.99 discount)
Some of Amazon’s best discounts are its bundle discounts. If you are hoping to purchase smart home devices this Amazon Prime Day, you won’t want to miss this Echo Show 8 and Blink Mini bundle deal. If you want a device that can control all of your smart home products, stream videos and play music on stereo speakers, the Echo Show 8 is the device for you. This deal also comes with the Blink Mini indoor security camera so you can ensure your home is safe wherever you are.
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, there are also often Apple products, such as MacBooks, Apple watches and iPads, available up to 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 so make sure you set your alarm clock early or stay up a little late Sunday night. Ready, set, shop!
Written by:Ari Howard
Associate Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content
Ari is an Associate Writer for the Allconnect team. She primarily writes about broadband news and studies, particularly relating to internet access, digital safety, broadband-related technology and the digital d… Read more
Edited by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband Content
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