The countdown to Amazon Prime Day 2020 is on — sort of. The mega shopping event usually kicks off in early July, but has been delayed in the US this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon hasn’t announced a lot of details about the event just yet, but according to Cnet, the company has confirmed that Prime Day 2020 will be happening sometime in the fourth quarter. This means that your chance to score major discounts on millions of products, including Instant Pots, Echo Dots, and family essentials, is fast approaching.
When the sales holiday arrives, you can find a comprehensive guide to all the best deals right here, so be sure to bookmark this page. In the meantime, we’ve compiled the answers to all your most burning Prime Day questions below — so keep reading for some truly vital information about one of the best sales of the year.
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When it first debuted in 2015, Amazon Prime Day was meant to honor the 20-year anniversary of Amazon — sort of like a big Jeff Bezos’ ‘thank you’ to all his Amazon Prime customers. Now in its sixth year, Prime Day has basically grown into the pre-Thanksgiving Black Friday, where Primers get to nab mega discounts on all kinds of popular products, including its own private labels and Alexa-enabled devices. And this year is expected to be the best one yet!
Amazon Prime Day 2020 begins at midnight PT on Tuesday, October 13 and extends all the way through Wednesday, October 14. That means you’ll get two full days of shopping, so you can stock up on essentials, must-haves, and holiday gifts for the whole family — and for yourself, too. But it gets better: Prime members can also shop specific offers and deals early, which means you can get a head start before the big day arrives.
Was Amazon Prime Day 2020 Delayed?
Amazon Prime Day is usually a fixture of early July, but was delayed this year as a result of the global pandemic.
While you do have to be a Prime member to cash in on all the amazing Amazon Prime Day deals, there is a clever hack to still get in on the savings. If you sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime prior to Prime Day, you’ll be able to shop all the Prime Day deals without committing to a full Prime membership — which costs $119 for an annual membership, and $12.99 per month for a monthly membership.
You can expect to see deals on everything from TVs and home goods to furniture and family essentials. Amazon and Alexa-enabled devices tend to be Prime Day staples, and there will likely be fashion, beauty, and grooming products deeply discounted too. Last year, the top selling items worldwide were the Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, but Prime members also saved tens of millions of dollars on groceries from Whole Foods Market and bought a whole lot of Instant Pots. So, whether you’re in the market for kitchen gadgets or smart home accessories, you can pretty much count on saving big on Prime Day.