Whether you’re an Amazon fan or not, there’s no denying that there are good deals to be had. But Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be a good place to look this year in the UK. So when is it, and what’s coming? Here’s what we know so far…
For me, this is like Christmas. There are deals everywhere on one of my favourite websites. Not all of them are good deals of course, but if there’s something you need, this might be a good time. Here are the full details:
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day started in 2015, so it’s a fairly recent phenomenon, but yet it’s a day that money savers wait for every year. It’s said that over 175 million items were sold last year. With all of those numbers, it’s worth knowing about!
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will actually be a 48 hour event, which will consist of deals on all of the usual Amazon products (including the Echo, Kindle, Fire TV Stick and more).
Alongside this, you’ll also find ‘lightening deals’ happening every 15 minutes. This is usually random products at a discounted price – but only for a short time.
Usually the lightening deals are nothing to shout about, but the Amazon branded products are usually the cheapest they’ve found all year on Amazon Prime Day.
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When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
In the past, the 48 hours of Amazon Prime Day has been held through a Monday/Tuesday. This is a slightly odd few days to choose on Amazon’s part – but maybe they want to lighten up people’s start to the week!
In all of the past years of Prime Day, it is held in the month of July. So if we’re looking for a Monday/Tuesday in the month of July, that limits us down to 4 potential dates already.
From doing a bit of sleuthing (by doing a search of the web… very high tech), it seems that rumours are leading to Amazon Prime Day 2020 starting on Monday 13th July. This will continue through to the end of Tuesday 14th.
There will be plenty of promotion in the lead up to the big day, so if you forget this date now, you’ll see the advertisements and banners everywhere to remind you.
I’ll also be updating the blog here with any new information when it becomes available. So if you’re new and don’t want to miss out, please do subscribe for future updates and deals.
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What deals can we expect in 2020?
Last year did not disappoint in terms of deals. I saw an Amazon Echo Dot for just £22 (the cheapest we’d seen up until that point). Also the Echo Show 5, which was recently released, also saw a price drop of £20.
In terms of 2020, all of the usual suspects will see a discount, including the Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, Kindle and Fire tablets.
There are also new items such as the Echo Show 8 and the All New Fire TV Cube, which have not seen any massive price drops in price since release. It’s likely that Amazon Prime Day will be one of the first chances to get a good deal on them.
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How to get the Prime Day deals
As per the name, you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to get the deals. Don’t worry if you aren’t subscribed, because you can sign up the day before or day of the event and still get the deals.
Never signed up before? You can sign up for a free trial (and sometimes you can get free trials if you have signed up too).
If you can’t get a free trial, then it might be worth waiting until the day to see how much the items are reduced by.
If there was a specific Amazon product that you were looking to get during the Amazon Prime Day event, you can wait to see what the price is, and if the discount is more than £7.99 (the cost of 1 month Prime membership), then it’s worth getting. Otherwise, look elsewhere.
So that’s the lowdown of Amazon Prime Day 2020. I’m excited to see what happens, and what products will be reduced too. There are tons of free trials to claim on Amazon too, so have a look to see if you’ve claimed them all.
Are you looking forward to Prime Day? I’d love to know in the comments, on Twitter @Jordon_Cox or on Facebook.