It’s almost that time again. Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event is nearly upon us and that means scores of discounts on all manner of products, services, and more. But with “over 2 million deals globally” (Amazon’s words, not ours), it can be daunting keeping track of all the offers — especially with so many price cuts going live early.
So if you’re looking to get up to speed on Amazon’s big event, we hope this primer (pun intended) helps.
When Is Prime Day 2021?
That’s an easy one. Prime Day 2021 takes place across a pair of days actually. The official event kicks off on Monday, June 21st and lasts through Tuesday, June 22nd. As for exact timing, Amazon says the fun starts at 12:00 am PT (3 am ET).
What Kind of Prime Day 2021 Deals Are Already Live?
We’ve been tracking a lot of pre-event deals already, and you can check them out here via our Prime Day 2021 event hub here. Some of the early highlights include significant discounts on both products and services:
Smart TVs with Prime Day Deals
Streaming Devices with Prime Day Deals
It’s worth pointing out these pre-event discounts may fluctuate or disappear entirely as the days progress. So it’s a good idea to keep an eye on our site, and especially our Prime Day 2021 hub for all the latest info.
How To Get More During Prime Day
If you want to build up some funds leading up to Prime Day, Amazon’s offering some incentives as we approach the big event. Naturally, there are various strings and stipulations attached, but these could be useful if you’re looking to earn some in-store credit.
One of the most notable offers currently going is a $150 Amazon Gift Card, which Prime members can snag if they’re approved for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. The company says the offer is good through the month of June, so if you’re interested, you can check out more info here.
Elsewhere, you can earn an extra $10 if you spend $10 on certain small businesses through the Amazon. You can sort through the company’s curated list via this link.
Earlier this month, there was a deal that earned shoppers $10 if they spent $40 on an Amazon Gift Card. However, at the time we published this post, the company says that particular offer is no longer valid.
In any case, we’ll continue to keep an eye on more options to build up some currency as Prime Day draws near.
What Kind of Deals Should We Expect for Prime Day 2021?
Every year is different, of course, but if the past can serve as any indicator, expect Amazon to drop the price on several of its in-house brands during the two-day event. And that includes its wide array of streaming devices, smart home tech, and home security options. In fact, in previous years, we’ve seen the company offer discounted bundles of several of its products — like, say, an Echo Show smart display plus a Blink outdoor security camera.
This year, we wouldn’t be shocked to see solid deals on Fire TV gear, especially the company’s Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Lite, which are among the newest members of the streaming lineup. Elsewhere, we’ve already seen discounted smart TVs pop up in early deals, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see more offers when Prime Day actually launches.
Aside from the company’s own products, odds are good we’ll see price drops on other gear as well, including indoor/outdoor antennas, streaming service membership discounts, Roku devices, and possibly some Apple hardware.
Again, these are all educated guesses, but we’ll definitely know much more soon enough. And as soon as we do, we’ll share that info with our readers, so make sure to keep your eyes on CordCuttersNews.com and our Prime Day 2021 hub.