Amazon’sshopping event is happening next month. Exactly when, we don’t know, but there’s a lot we do know — like what’s going to be on sale on what prices you can expect to pay.
For example, Amazon’s own devices — Echo speakers and displays, Fire TV streamers, Eero mesh routers and so on — will see major discounts, many of them rivaling (maybe even beating?) Black Friday. We rounded up some predictions for; be sure to take a look, especially if you were planning to buy one of those items fairly soon. Obviously it would pay to wait.
Some early deals are happening right now. OK, technically they’re not “early Prime Day deals,” but they’re on par with what we expect to see. Take a look:
We also expect best-of-the-year pricing (or close to it) on things like Bose WH-1000XM4 headphones, Apple iPads and AirPods, Fitbit fitness bands, Instant Pot cookers, TVs, exercise gear and more.
A little advance planning can help you save even more. See below for some key Prime Day money-saving tips. And checkfor updates right from the horse’s mouth.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Shouldn’t they call it “Prime Days”? Because it hasn’t been just a single day for years. Prime Day 2021 will likely span at least two days, with a batch of early discounts leading up to the main event and a few days’ worth of stragglers after.
As noted above, Prime Day typically occurs in early July — but this year it’s happening in June. The date isn’t set until Amazon makes it official.
What will be on sale during Amazon Prime Day 2021?
As always, anything and everything. But this is definitely the time of year to look for deep discounts on Amazon gear, including:
Granted, that stuff goes on sale all the time — a recent Mother’s Day sale revealed close-to-Prime-Day savings on a lot of these devices — but the absolute lowest prices are usually reserved for Prime Day and Black Friday.
We also typically see better-than-usual deals on things like Instant Pots, Apple AirPods, Bose headphones and Roku streamers. Make no mistake: This might be Amazon’s party, but plenty of other stores and sellers will be getting in on the action.
What other stores will participate in Prime Day 2021?
This may be an Amazon event, but that won’t stop other stores from getting in on the action. Expect Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart and other stores to roll out big sales of their own. Best Buy, for example, is likely to compete heavily on TV deals, while Target will likely lean into its RedCard credit card, which can save you an extra 5% on most purchases.
What Amazon Prime Day deals can I get right now?
So far we’re not seeing any early Prime Day deals, but trust me when I say there are deals to be had all day every day. You can check my Cheapskate page for the latest and greatest, sign up for the Cheapskate newsletter (see that “Sign Me Up” box just below), get deal texts sent right to your phone and so on.
You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter. And check out Amazon’s Daily Deals page, where the retailer markets its limited-time and semi-permanent offers. Spoiler alert: Deal quality varies widely from day to day.
Stay tuned for more!
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