Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day in Canada

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·4 min read

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 has finally been announced! The two-day shopping event will kick off on Oct. 13 and end Oct. 14.
Amazon Prime Day 2020 has finally been announced! The two-day shopping event will kick off on Oct. 13 and end Oct. 14.

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Next to major shopping events like Black Friday and Boxing Day, Amazon Prime Day is an event that many bargain hunters look forward to all year, and it’s coming soon.

What is Prime Day?

Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest and best global shopping event with exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members. Last year, for the first time ever, Amazon announced a two-day Prime Day event — and the same is expected to happen this year. The event lasts only a day and a half, with flash sales and deals of the day to take advantage of for a limited time. Last year’s top seller for Prime Day in Canada was the Lifestraw Personal Water Filter - so expect to find similar deals on electronics, outdoor gear and home goods at majorly discounted prices.

When is Prime Day?

While it normally takes place during the month of July, Prime Day this year was postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon has just announced that this year, Canadians will be able to access their biggest shopping event will begin at 12 a.m. PDT on Oct. 13 and concludes at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Oct. 14. That’s two full days of flash sales, major discounts, and exclusive savings for Prime members!

How do I access Prime Day sales in Canada?

In order to score deals on Prime Day, you must be signed up for Amazon Prime. If you’re not already a member, you can enrol in a 30-day free trial that gives you all of the benefits of a Prime membership, like free two-day shipping, access to Prime Video original TV shows and movies, and free e-book and music downloads through Prime Music and Prime Reading.

Once the trial ends, you can sign up for an annual membership for $79, or a monthly membership at $7.99 per month. Discounted rates for students start at just $3.99 after an initial free six-month trial, so if you’re still in school you can save big.

Amazon shoppers will be able to enjoy the usual Prime Day deals this year — just a little later than usual.
Amazon shoppers will be able to enjoy the usual Prime Day deals this year — just a little later than usual.

How can I find the best Prime Day Deals?

Amazon’s shopping pages are broken down into easy to shop sections that give you access to the best daily deals. Under the Deals Store tab, you’ll find each section filled with limited-time offers.

  • Deals of the Day: Here you’ll find a selection of items that have been marked down for 24 hours.

  • Lightning Deals: These exclusive sales last for just a few hours, while supplies last. Keep track of the progress bar because once it reaches 100 per cent or time runs out, the discount is over. Prime members receive access to these deals 30 minutes before the public.

  • Savings & Sales: Find deals on marked-down items available to purchase through Amazon’s vast online marketplace.

  • Coupons: Get the best prices on the items you know and love with en ever-changing selection of coupons.

  • Prime Early Access Deals: Shop items on sale before Prime Day with these early discounts.

If you want to get ahead of the game this Prime Day, set up a wishlist and stay on top of upcoming sales by watching for your preferred deals. You can even download the Amazon App, so you’ll never miss out on your must-have items while you’re on the go. Just scroll through Upcoming sales tab, and tap Watch this deal to be notified when the item goes on sale.

In case you’re curious about what you can expect to find on sale, check out Yahoo Canada readers’ top-selling Prime Day items of 2019 below.

1. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. Image via Amazon.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $26

2. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. Image via Amazon.
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $70

3. Echo Dot Smart Speaker

Echo Dot Smart Speaker. Image via Amazon.
Echo Dot Smart Speaker. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $70

4. Lypumso 6-Pack Wool Dryer Balls

Lypumso 6-Pack Wool Dryer Balls. Image via Amazon.
Lypumso 6-Pack Wool Dryer Balls. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $17

5. 23andMe DNA Test

23andMe DNA Test. Image via Amazon.
23andMe DNA Test. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $249

6. Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mop 12 Pack

Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mop 12 Pack. Image via Amazon.
Utopia Towels Kitchen Bar Mop 12 Pack. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $16

7. MR.SIGA Melamine Sponge

MR.SIGA Melamine Sponge. Image via Amazon.
MR.SIGA Melamine Sponge. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $13

8. WELCH'S Berries 'N Cherries

WELCH'S Berries 'N Cherries. Image via Amazon.
WELCH'S Berries 'N Cherries. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $1

9. Meguiar's Ultimate Compound

Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. Image via Amazon.
Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $12

10. Instant Pot Ultra Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Ultra Electric Pressure Cooker. Image via Amazon.
Instant Pot Ultra Electric Pressure Cooker. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $160

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