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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.
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: Preview 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.
This year, Amazon is teasing shoppers with exclusive early Prime Day deals in the weeks leading up to the shopping event. Like Prime Day, these deals are only available to Prime members, so now’s your chance to sign up and save.
We’ll be updating this page as more early deals are announced, so be sure to check back frequently for all the latest news.
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