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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At just $27, this Echo Dot and compatible SMART plug are a fantastic deal on Prime Day. Plug any of your favorite appliances or devices into the plug and you can tell Alexa to turn them on and off for you!
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 has yet to make any official announcements about when exactly you should expect to shop those sweet Prime Day sales. That said, Amazon has confirmed that Prime Day will occur sometime during the fourth quarter of the year, in October, November, or December.
Last year’s Prime Day was the longest in history, lasting a full 48 hours (up from 2018’s 36-hour Prime Day). The holiday has gotten longer each year, and there’s no reason to expect 2020 to break the pattern — which means that there will likely be more than two days of incredible savings.
Amazon Prime Day is usually a fixture of early July, but has been 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.