Everything You Need To Know About The Biggest Shopping Day Of The Year

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If you’ve spent the past nine months Googling ‘When is Amazon Prime Day this year?’ then last night’s news will have you beyond elated. The retail giant just announced the date of their biggest sale of the year and it’s just a few weeks away, starting on October 13. 

Originally scheduled for July (when the two-day sale has typically happened in recent years), Amazon Prime Day was postponed this year due to COVID-19 and its effect on supply chains. But with the holidays fast approaching, the new mid-October date will allow Prime members to start saving on gifts and essentials well ahead of the Thanksgiving sales period (the five day span that the company has lovingly renamed the “Turkey 5”), which makes the event — and Prime membership — arguably more appealing. 

If this year’s Amazon Prime Day is anything like last year, there will be lots of best-sellers and top-rated items included. We’ve got our eye on the new Echo Dot (which has already been announced as part of the sale with a two-for-$39.98 deal, see below), premium appliances (fingers crossed for Vitamix Blenders and Instant Pots) and other home essentials (we predict robot vacuums will be huge).

And if the retailer continues to one-up itself as it’s done in year’s past, there will be even more deals and special promotions for Prime members to take advantage of. So bookmark the dates — October 13 and 14 — and become an Amazon Prime member if you aren’t one already, because discounts are only available to members. With any luck, we’ll all be done with our holiday shopping in October.  

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Prime member can take advantage of this early Prime Day deal — get 2 Echo Dots for $39.98 — by entering code DOTPRIME2PK at checkout.

Below, we’ve pulled together an FAQ on everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2020. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for the best Prime Day deals and other highlights, and read on for our Prime Day wishlist.

What is Amazon Prime Day and how does it work?

Amazon Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sale of the year. Originally launched in 2015 as a one day sale to celebrate the online retailer’s 20th anniversary, Prime Day has evolved into an annual two-day event. On those two days, Amazon Prime members have access to limited-time offers on thousands of top products across categories. 

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Amazon Prime Day starts on October 13 and runs through October 14. 

What time does Amazon Prime Day start?

Amazon Prime Day starts on 12 a.m. PT on Tuesday, October 13 and goes until midnight PT on Wednesday, October 14. 

Are there any pre Prime Day Amazon deals?

A few early Prime Day deals have been announced, included a two-for-one discounted price deal on the 3rd generation Echo Dot as well as $100 off a Fire TV Recast. You’ll also find up to 30% off smart home products, 20% off select furniture, and more as detailed in Amazon’s Prime Day announcement. And in the meantime, prime members and other shoppers alike can also check out Amazon’s Big Fall Sale on all home essentials and their daily deals for savings on lots of items ahead of Prime Day. 

Fire TV Recast, over-the-air DVR, 500 GB, 75 hours, DVR for cord cutters

Prime members can save $100 on this item.

What is the best deal on Amazon Prime Day?

We don’t know what specific products are on sale yet beyond a few key items, but we predict the best deals will be on top-rated tech, home and kitchen items, and name brand shoes and apparel. 

What is on sale for Amazon Prime Day?

Thousands of products across all categories will be on sale for Amazon Prime Day, including but not limited to toys, electronics, fashion, home, furniture and more. 

How do I become an Amazon Prime member?

You can become an Amazon Prime member by signing up here. Amazon Prime membership costs $119 for the year or $12.99 per month. Amazon also offers a free Amazon Prime trial that lasts for 30 days. So if you’re not currently a Prime member and want to take advantage of the exclusive Prime Day deals, you can sign up or start your free trial to gain access. 


Early Prime Day Deals You Can Shop Now

While the shopping holiday is a still a few weeks away, the retailer has already confirmed a few early deals, including a two for $39 deal on the third generation Echo Dot and $100 off a Fire TV Recast. You’ll also find up to 30% off smart home products, 20% off select furniture, and more.

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