Amazon Prime Day 2020 is always a good place to look for deals. So when is it, and what’s coming? Here’s what we know so far…
Whether you’re an Amazon fan or not, there’s no denying that there are good deals to be had.
Not all of them are good deals of course, but if there’s something you need, this might be a good time to buy.
Prime Day this year has been majorly pushed back due to the goings on – but the date has been revealed, and there’s also a bonus offer for Prime members in the run up.
Here’s everything you need to know:
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 over the Prime Day period, which is no small number.
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will 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 ‘lightning deals’ happening every 15 minutes. This usually consists of random products at a discounted price – but only for a short time.
Usually the lightning deals are nothing to shout about, but the Amazon branded products are usually the cheapest they’ve been all year on Amazon Prime Day.
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When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
The 48 hours of Amazon Prime Day has been held on a Monday/Tuesday for the past few years, but in 2020, they’re switching things up
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be held on Tuesday 13th October and Wednesday 14th October.
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.
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What deals can we expect in 2020?
There’s already a deal on now. Get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p – which is a a great deal if you like music streaming.
In terms of products, last year did not disappoint. 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 new generation 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.
Spend £10, Get £10 Free
To kick Prime Day off, Amazon has launched an offer which gets you £10 free to spend on Prime Day if you spend £10 or more in the next two week run up.
This is only available for Prime members that spend £10 or more with ‘small businesses’ which includes 10,000s of products.
This includes a number of categories including home, kitchen, beauty, toys and games and more.
From the looks of it, this applies when you’re buying something that is fulfilled by Amazon from a small business seller.
You will know if it is an eligible product as you’ll see the promotional banner when you’re on the product page.
If you spend £10 or more, then on the 13th and 14th of October, you’ll get £10 taken off of a purchase when checking out. It doesn’t look like there’s a minimum spend either! So you’re basically getting something worth £10 for free.
See the full T&Cs here
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.