Amazon Prime Day kicks off on Monday. Here's what to expect plus early deals available now, including $50 off Apple AirPods Max
Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help.Sundry Photography/Shutterstock
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Amazon Prime Day 2021, one of the largest shopping events of the year, kicks off this Monday on June 21-22. This year's shopping event promises millions of deals and the year's best offers on Amazon's growing list of products, like Fire tablets and Echo smart speakers, and services, including Audible and Amazon Music Unlimited.
For those who are unfamiliar, Amazon Prime Day 2021 is an exclusive shopping event for the site's 150-million-plus Prime subscribers. Prime members can get some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and other products from leading brands. A Prime membership costs $13 a month or $119 a year and delivers other benefits, like free two-day shipping, rewards at Amazon stores like Whole Foods, and hundreds of streaming movies and TV shows from Prime Video. New subscribers can try Prime with a free 30-day trial.
Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day 2021 can be a little overwhelming. To help, we're answering all the most common questions our readers have regarding the sales event, including important dates, competing sales from Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.
We've also gathered some of the best deals and offers available.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?Amazon's annual Prime Day event kicks off in a few days at midnight PDT on June 21. The shopping event finishes up the following day on June 22. We expect to see several discounts last a few days after the end of Amazon Prime Day.
Early Amazon Prime Day 2021 dealsYou don't need to wait until June 21 to get deals. Amazon has launched a series of early Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals, and we've collected the best ones here.
Audible Premium Plus: Prime subscribers can get Audible Premium Plus for $6.95 a month for four months – a 53% savings. Those who take advantage of this deal will also get an audiobook of their choice each month - including best sellers and new releases. After four months, Audible Premium Plus is $14.95 a month. Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members who haven't tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months free. Amazon Music Unlimited grants members access to more than 70 million songs ad-free and millions of podcast episodes. Wondery+: Prime members can get four months of ad-free listening on Wondery+ for free. For those unfamiliar, Wondery+ is Amazon's 'immersive podcast listening experience' with originals like "Dr. Death," "Even the Rich," and "Business Wars."Just like last year, Amazon is also offering several avenues for shoppers to bank credits ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2021.
Get a $10 credit to use on Amazon Prime Day when you spend $10 on items sold by small businesses starting through June 20. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card or Amazon Prime Store Card cardholders (with an eligible Prime membership) can also earn 10% cash back on small business purchases during the duration of the 'Spend $10, get $10' promotion.Unfortunately, shoppers: the free $10 gift card promotion has ended.
What is Amazon Prime Day 2021?Introduced in 2015 in part to celebrate Amazon's 20th anniversary, the first Amazon Prime Day was a one-day-only retail holiday for Prime members that sought to overtake Black Friday as the sales event of the year.
During Amazon Prime Day 2021, we expect prices drop to all-time lows, often beating out prices we see over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The sale covers every product category Amazon offers: tech, beauty, home, kitchen, fashion, and smart home.
Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals to expect Amazon Prime Day drops some most exceptional deals we see all year, and we can predict what brands and product categories will see deep discounts based on Prime Days past.
Most of Amazon's wares and services will see significant drops during Amazon Prime Day 2021. Shoppers can expect some of the best discounts on stuff like Kindles, Echo smart speakers, Fire TV streaming devices, Eero routers, and, of course, their services, including Kindle Unlimited, Audible, and Music Unlimited.
Additionally, we expect to see tons of discounts on electronics, home goods, and gaming devices. Instant Pots, LifeStraw water filters, and robot vacuums were some of the most purchased products during last year's Amazon Prime Day. That's to say nothing about all of the competing sales that are likely to pop up during the sale event, from retailers like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart.