It’s been officially announced that the Amazon Prime Day will take place over July 15th and 16th. We explain how it works and how you can bag the best deals.
If you’ve been adding things to your Amazon basket but you’ve not yet hit ‘buy’, you’ll be pleased to hear that you could soon get what you want for less. Take a look at how you can save money on Amazon Prime Day:
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon has described the event as a ‘two-day parade of non-stop deals’. Reduced items can be found all over the site, but you’ll make the biggest savings on tech products and gadgets.
The price reductions will be on selected items, so you won’t be able to save on everything you want – but there will be plenty available.
This year the sale will last for 48 hours, giving you more time to browse all the products.
Can I get involved in Amazon Prime Day?
The sale is exclusive to Amazon Prime members. For £7.99 a month, Amazon Prime offers its users one-day delivery on millions of items and includes streaming services.
Don’t fancy forking out for Prime? If you’re not a member and you never have been, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial before the sale starts. This’ll give you access to the sale without paying for Prime benefits – just as long as you remember to cancel it!
What deals did we see last year?
Last year, Amazon sold over 100 million products and over a million smart home devices. Deals on the likes of Beats headphones, Philips Hue smart lighting and Hive thermostats were snapped up as Amazon slashed the costs.
The Fire TV stick and the Echo Dot came out on top last year, as Amazon have announced they were the best-sellers worldwide.
Here’s a few of the best deals we spotted last year:
- Amazon Echo Spot, reduced from £119.99 to £89.99
- Kindle Oasis, reduced from £229.99 to £179.99
- Hive smart thermostats, around 44% off
What deals to expect this year
This year, it’s likely that the best savings will also be in the tech and gadget area. With the new Fire Stick and Echo Dot, you can probably enjoy big savings on these again.
From a sneak glimpse on Amazon’s Prime Day Launches, there also looks to be other interesting deals such as:
- Thomas Sabo charm, reduced from £74 to £64.46
- Digital Piano Keyboard for £119
- Game of Thrones Series 1-3 for £24.99
How to save in the Amazon Prime sale
Follow our top tips to help you make the most out of the sale:
Set your alarm clock
All of the offers will have a limited amount of stock; so you’ll need to be quick to snap up the best deals. If you search for deals early in the morning or in the middle of the night, you could have the best chance of bagging the best deals.
Buy only what you need
Big discounts and savings are always tempting, but try not to splash the cash on things unless you’d already planned to – otherwise, you won’t be making any savings at all!
Share your Prime membership perks
Don’t fork out for Prime Membership if your family member or partner already has an account. You can invite household members to split the cost of Amazon Prime whilst enjoying all of the perks
Have your basket ready
Be prepared and have the things you’d like to buy already lined up and ready to check out. If they’re under the Prime sale, they’ll be deducted for you – if not, you’ll have to decide whether you still want it or not!
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