It's official: this year's Amazon Prime Day 2020 will take place across two days, on the 13th and 14th of October. After months of anticipation, Amazon confirmed the news earlier this week – and we couldn't be more excited.
One of the biggest online shopping events of the year, Prime Day offers huge deals on everything from the best hairdryers to the best straightener deals, laptops, coffee machines, beauty and fashion. So this is not one to be missed.
Amazon's mega sale usually takes place in July each year, but this year's Prime Day event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with amazing savings on more than a million products, this certainly was a sale worth waiting for.
And while we love that there are so many deals to choose from, we also know that it can get a little confusing. So we've compiled some handy tips on sorting the bargains from the busts when Prime Day rolls around on the 13th and 14th October.
We hope you snap up some amazing deals with this one!
Top tips for getting the best bargains on Prime Day 2020
1. Sign up for an Amazon Prime account in advance
You can only take advantage of the amazing Prime Day deals if you're an Amazon Prime member. But that doesn't necessarily mean you have to pay for a subscription. Non-members can sign up for a 30 day free Prime trial anytime before the sale begins here.
2. Do your research on what you want to buy before sale day
When it comes to huge sale events like Prime Day, doing your homework beforehand really pays off. Make a list of the things you want to buy beforehand, and note their prices on both Amazon and other sites. Other retailers often cut their prices to keep up with Amazon, so don't take it for granted that you're getting the best deal just because it's Prime Day. Not to mention that keeping a log of the things you want will stop you getting distracted by the shiny discounts on things you don't need. (And believe us when we say, there are many.) That said, treating yourself to an impulse buy can be an exciting way to shop, too!
3. Download the Amazon app for deal alerts
The Amazon app has a fantastic 'Watch this deal' feature, that sends you notifications as deals come in. This will save you the time and effort of constantly refreshing your browser waiting for prices to drop.
4. Make a Prime Day wish list
Make sure you don't forget anything on the big day by creating a wish list beforehand. Do this by adding all the items you're going to buy to your basket on the Amazon website. That way, you can find all your items in one place, and check what's discounted and what's not.
5. Look out for deal badges
All deals will be marked with a blue 'Prime Day' badge on Amazon. This will help you distinguish between a special Prime Day deal that's for 48 hours only, or another type of deal that's less urgent and is liable to come down further in price.
With all that considered, we hope you snap up some amazing bargains. Remember, Prime Day 2020 is taking place between 00:01am on 13th and 23:59pm on 14th October.
So mark your calendars – there are some fantastic savings to be made!
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