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What Is Amazon Prime Day? The Best Day for Online Shopping Deals

By August 20, 2020 September 18th, 2020 No Comments

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Many things have been canceled this year, but our favorite shopping holiday isn’t one of them. It’s the perfect time for a much-deserved splurge and to save money on an essential purchase. But what is Amazon Prime Day, after all? Just how good are the deals you can expect to find? And how should you prepare for the unbeatable lightning deals? Keep reading to find out!

What Is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a shopping holiday created by the online retail giant. It takes place for up to 48 hours (gone is the time when it used to be a one-day sales event) and is only available to Amazon Prime members. Thankfully, it’s easy to sign up for a subscription and get access to all the great deals offered.

While it usually happens in July, this year Prime Day has been postponed. We’ll let you take a wild guess as to why. (If you guessed “COVID-19 pandemic,” you’re right!)

You can expect to find the best deals of the year sometime in October, November, or December. Recent news and social media guesses hint at the sales happening October 5th, but that’s just a placeholder date. It’s all in the air still. But one thing is for certain: Amazon Prime Day 2020 has been confirmed!

Why Is Prime Day So Special?

Unless you’ve shopped during Prime Day in other years, you may be wondering, “Why should I care?” We hear your question and raise you another one: Do you like deals? If you do, then you can’t miss Prime Day this year!

What makes this shopping holiday truly stand out is that you can find the best prices without leaving your home. Unlike on Black Friday, you don’t need to head to a crowded mall. With just a few clicks, you can save money. Besides, Prime Day outperformed both Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2019. You’re sure to get the most and best deals available on this shopping event!

Plus, you can use your Amazon gift cards to save even more money during Prime Day. Once you get to the checkout, enter your gift card’s code, and watch as the total drops. Don’t have any? Keep reading, we’ll give you a pro tip in a bit.

What Can I Buy on Amazon Prime Day?

The best thing about Amazon Prime Day is that you can find hundreds of great deals in a bunch of different categories. You’ll see clothing, shoes, bags, kitchen appliances, music, movies, and books at a bargain price. But the most coveted deals are in the world of tech—we’ll get to that in a second.

What Stores Do Prime Day Deals?

A lot of different brands participate in Prime Day deals. While the list changes every year, these are some of the brands whose products you can expect to see during the shopping holiday.

  • Amazon 
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Ring
  • Philips
  • KitchenAid
  • Instant Pot
  • Dyson
  • Sony
  • Nike
  • Revlon

Best Deals to Score on Amazon Prime Day

Tech is what Prime Day does best. You’ll find great products at unbeatable prices every year, and 2020 is no exception.

For starters, you’ll find a lot of sales on Amazon products. This includes Kindle e-readers, Amazon Echo dots, Prime Video subscriptions, and Fire TV sticks. You’ll also find Twitch Prime digital subscriptions at a discounted price.

But the bargains don’t end there. Expect to find at least one Apple MacBook, iPad Pro and iPad Mini, AirPods, iPhone 11 and iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, headphones, gaming laptops, 4k tvs, smart speakers, ASUS computers, Chromebooks, Android phones and so much more.

Of course, you’ll also find loads of deals on kitchen products. From Instant Pots to KitchenAid appliances and powerful Vitamix blenders, you’ll find a bit of everything! Plus, keep your eyes peeled for premium clothing products, such as Nike Freerunners.

Prepping for Prime Day 101: Checklist

Are you also itching for Prime Day sales to start, or is it just us? But before you can start shopping, there are a few things you should take care of by the 2020 Prime Day date.

  1. Make sure you have a valid Amazon Prime membership. You can sign up for one easily.
  2. List all the items you want to get at a bargain price. This will help you get organized and prevent you from getting overwhelmed by the sea of deals.
  3. Stock up on Amazon gift cards for even greater savings. If you start using Swagbucks to earn cash and gift cards now, you will have quite a bit of free spending money on the big day!

Target vs Prime Day: What’s the Difference?

A lot of retail giants want in on the Amazon Prime Day deals action and have launched their versions of it. Last year, Walmart had a massive sale that ran for longer than Prime Day. Best Buy did the same too, putting forward hundreds of deals on tech.

Target also followed suit by creating a “Deal Day” sales to rival Prime Day. It also boasts incredible products at awesome prices in lots of different categories, from furniture to tech.

While we don’t know when it will happen, we’re willing to bet it will be around Prime Day. After all, they’re trying to compete with each other!

The good news is that this means even more bargains for you. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always check out Target’s Deal Day to see if they have it. It’s always a win-win situation.

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