(Pocket-lint) – Amazon Prime Day 2021 will take place in June, slightly earlier than the usual July date. In 2020 it was later still, after a delay due to the ongoing global situation.
Keep in mind you don’t have to fully sign up for a Prime membership to take part in Prime Day; you can get a 30-day free membership if you’ve not been a member before. Membership costs $119 a year (or $12.99 a month, if you can’t stretch to the one-off payment).
Once you have a membership, you can snag deals from all the different categories on Amazon.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Amazon Prime Day 2020 took place from 13 October, ending on 14 October. However, it usually takes place during the summer – July specifically – and we now know that Prime Day 2021 will take place in June. That detail was revealed in Amazon’s recent earnings call.
Our curated deals pages
Example Prime Day US tech deals
Amazon device deals
• Echo Dot (3rd Generation): 62 per cent off, now $18.99 (was $49.99). Amazon’s most compact smart speaker features improved speakers and is ready to help you control your entire home. See the Amazon deal.
• Echo Show 5: 50 per cent off, now $44.99 (was $89.99). Features a 5.5-inch smart display for watching videos or checking in on your smart home devices. See the Amazon deal.
• Echo Show 8: 50 per cent off, now $64.99 (was $129.99). Features an 8-inch HD smart display and Alexa AI assistant. Includes optional $5 smart plug bundle. See the Amazon deal.
• Echo Auto: 60 per cent off, now $19.99 (was $49.99). Brings Alexa to your car. Uses 8 far-field microphones to pick up your commands over the noise of driving. See the Amazon deal.
• Echo Flex: 60 per cent off, now $9.99 (was $24.99). Plug in smart speaker brings Alexa to every room of your house. See the Amazon deal.
• Echo Studio: 25 per cent off, now $149.99 (was $199.99). High fidelity Alexa enabled smart speaker with 3D sound. See the Amazon deal.
• Fire TV Recast: 43 per cent off, now $129.99 (was $229.99). DVR for recording your favorite shows. Stores 500GB or 75 hours of HD content. See the Amazon deal.
• Kodak Mini Shot 2: 20 per cent off, now $87.99 (was $109.99). Captures and prints retro polaroid-like photos. Can save photos to iOS and Android phones as well. See the Kodak deal.
• DJI Mavic Mini Combo: 20 per cent off, now $400 (was $500). Small sized drone with 30 minutes of flight time. Provides 12MP pictures and 2.7K HD videos. See the DJI deal here
• Sony WHCH710N noise-canceling headphones: 55 per cent off, now $88 (was $199.99). Over the ear noise-canceling Bluetooth headset with microphone for AI assistants. See the Sony deal.
• Beats Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones: Save 30 per cent, now $174.95 (was $249.99). Available in black or ivory. Headphones are sweat-resistant and the battery provides nine hours of listening time. See this Beats deal.
• Beats Solo Pro Wireless noise-cancelling headphones (light blue and dark blue): Save $120.00, now $179.95 (was $299.95). Beats Solo Pro Wireless earned rave reviews for offering a more premium design and great sound. What’s more, that W1 Chip inside also means super easy pairing with iPhones and automatic pairing across all Apple devices sharing that same Apple ID. See the deal at Amazon.
• Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM4: Save $75, now $298.00 (was $373.00). One of the very best noise-cancelling over-ears you’ll find anywhere in 2019, at a cut of the price. Well worth a look. See the Sony WH-1000X Mk4 offer at Amazon.
• Bose QC35 II noise-cancelling headphones: Save $150, now $199.00 (was $349.00). The Bose QC35 is one of the best pairs of travel headphones. They feature excellent noise cancelling, great comfort and super sound. They’re great value for Prime Day. See the deal at Amazon.
• Asus ZenBook Duo UX481: Now $1,999, save 23 percent. 14-inch FHD NanoEdge Bezel Touch Display, Intel Core i7-10510U CPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Innovative ScreenPad Plus, Windows 10 Home, Celestial Blue, UX481FA-DB71T. See the Asus deal.
• LG Gram 13: Now $999.99, save 29 percent – 13.3-inch Full HD Display, Intel 8th Gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 24.5 Hour Battery, 13Z990-U.AAW5U1 (2019), White. See this LG Gram deal.
• Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop 2020: Now $2,079.99, save 20 percent. Intel Core i7-10875H 8-Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q, 15.6” FHD 300Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB Lighting, Thunderbolt 3. See the Razer Blade deal.
• SteelSeries Arctis 7 (2019 edition) wireless gaming headset: Save 33 per cent, was $149.99, now $125. The Arctis 7 is another solid gaming headset from SteelSeries and if you can’t quite stretch to the Pro but want a capable DTS Headphone:X v.2 compatible wireless headset then this might well be it. See the Arctis 7 on Amazon.
• Logitech G635 DTS:X 7.1 Lightsync gaming headset: Save 17 per cent, was $139.99, now $99.99. A large, comfortable and snazzy gaming headset from Logitech with powerful drivers and Lightsync capabilities. See this deal on Amazon.
• SteelSeries Sensei 310 gaming mouse: Save 12 per cent, was $49.99, now $43. A small saving on a tiny but powerful gaming mouse with 12,000 DPI, RGB lighting and an ambidextrous design. See this deal on Amazon.
• Corsair M65 Elite RGB gaming mouse: Save 10 per cent, was $59.99, now $53.99. Sporting a 18,000 DPI sensor, adjustable weighting options and eight programmable buttons, the M65 is a perfect FPS mouse. It’s also on offer this Prime Day. See the Corsair M65 deal.
• Razer Naga Trinity gaming mouse: Save 40 per cent, was $99.99, now $59.99. Interchangeable side grips with different button combinations make this an interesting mouse. Even more so with 12 possible button combinations. See this Razer deal on Amazon.
• Razer Ornata gaming keyboard: Was $98.66, now $59.99. A mecha-membrane style keyboard from Razer with a plush comfortable wrist rest. See this offer here.
• Razer BlackWidow X Chroma mechanical gaming keyboard: Save 24 per cent, was $149.99 now $129.99. An awesomely cool looking keyboard from Razer with a stylish white finish that we utterly loved when we tested it. See this deal on Amazon.
• iRobot Roomba i6+: 25 per cent off, now $600. Features automatic dirt disposal and Wi-Fi connected smart mapping. Works with Alexa. See the iRobot deal.
• iRobot Roomba 981: 42 per cent off, now $400. Great for homes with pets. Wi-Fi connected mapping and Alexa enabled for voice control. See the iRobot deal.
• iRobot Roomba 692: 37 per cent off, now $200 off. Wi-Fi connected mapping and Alexa enabled. Works on multiple surfaces. See the iRobot deal.
• Google Pixel 4 XL (Just Black, 128GB, Unlocked): 35 per cent off, now $650. 6.3-inch screen and 128GB of storage. Unlocked to work with all major US carriers. Two color options: Clearly White or Just Black. See this Google Pixel deal.
• Google Pixel 4 XL (Clearly White, 64GB, Unlocked): 38 per cent off, now $550. 6.3-inch screen and 64GB of storage. Unlocked to work with all major US carriers. Two color options: Clearly White or Just Black. See this Google Pixel deal
• Google Pixel 4 (Just Black, 128GB, Unlocked): 38 per cent off, now $550. 6.3-inch screen and 64GB of storage. Unlocked to work with all major US carriers. Two color options: Clearly White or Just Black. See this Google Pixel deal.
• Google Pixel 4 (Just Black, 64GB, Unlocked):43 per cent off, now $450. 5.7-inch screen and 64GB of storage. Unlocked to work with all major US carriers. Two color options: Clearly White or Just Black. See this Google Pixel deal.
• Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G 512GBL: Save $250, now $1,199.99. Features a 6.9-inch display, 108MP rear camera, 10MP selfie camera, 4,500mAh battery, and 5G. See this Samsung phone deal.
• Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G 512GB: 25 per cent off, now $999.99. Features a 6.7-inch display, two 12MP rear cameras, a 64MP camera for Space Zoom, 4,500mAh battery, and 5G. See this Samsung phone deal.
• Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB: 25 per cent off, now $749.99. Available in cosmic grey, cloud pink, and cloud blue. Features 2 12MP rear cameras, a 64MP camera for Space Zoom, a 4,000mAh battery, and 5G. See this Samsung phone deal.
• Motorola Edge: Motorola’s mid-range phone is 29 per cent off, now $499.99 (was $699.99). The Moto G Stylus ($239.99), Moto G Power ($199.99), Moto G Fast ($159.99) are also on sale for Prime Day 2020. See this Motorola deal.
• Ring Video Doorbell: 30 per cent off, now $69.99 (was $99.99). Captures 1080 HD video so you can chat with visitors at your front door from your phone, tablet, or computer. See the Ring deal.
• Ring Video Doorbell 3 pro with Echo show 5: 53 per cent off, now $169.99 (was $319.99). This updated Ring Doorbell offers improved motion detection and comes with an optional $10 Echo Show 5. See the Ring Bundle here.
• Ring Alarm 5-piece set: 40 per cent off, now $120 (was $200). Amazon is also offering deals on the eight and 14 piece Ring Alarm sets as well. See the Ring deals here.
• Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera: 23 per cent off, now $100 (was $130). Wire-less outdoor camera captures 1080p HD video and can last 6 months on a single charge. See the Arlo deal.
• Arlo Pro 3 Security Cameras: Save 30 per cent, now $349.99. Wire free and weather resistant outdoor security cameras. Captures 2.7K HD video. See the Arlo deal.
• Kasa Smart Plug 2-pack: 25 per cent off, now $14.99 (was $19.99). Kasa Smart Plugs are compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, letting you control which devices are receiving power with your voice. See the Kasa deal.
• JBL Boombox portable speaker: Save 30 per cent, now $279 (was $400) 24 hours of battery life and IPX7 waterproofing with four active transducers and two JBL Bass radiators. See this JBL Boombox deal.
• Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet: 39 per cent off, now $50 (was $90). Features an 8-inch HD touchscreen display and 16GB of storage. See the Amazon deal.
• Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet: 47 per cent off, now $79 (was $150). Features a 10.1-inch 1080p touchscreen display and 16GB of storage. See the Amazon deal.
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi: Now $579.99, save $150 (was $729.99). See the deal on Amazon.
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi: Now $749.99, save $100 (was $849.99). See the deal on Amazon.
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Wi-Fi: Now $349.99, save $50 (was $399.99). See the deal on Amazon.
• Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Wi-Fi: Now $179.99, save $100 (was $279.99). See the deal on Amazon.
• Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch Wi-Fi: Now $99.99, save $50 (was $149.99). See the deal on Amazon.
• Apple Watch Series 3: 15 per cent off, now $169 (was $199). The Series 3 is now a few generations behind but offers many of the great features, like GPS, waterproofing, and health monitoring, that you’d want in an Apple Watch, just for a few hundred dollars cheaper. See the Apple deal.
• Garmin Vivoactive 4S: 43 per cent off, now $199.99 (was $349.99). The Vivoactive 4S is a GPS smartwatch that can play music while monitoring workouts, body energy, oxygen levels and more. See the Garmin deal.
• Garmin 010-02064-00 Instinct: 50 per cent off, now $149.99 (was $299.99) Features GPS, heart rate monitoring and 3-axiz compass. See the Garmin deal.
• Garmin Forerunner 645: 27 per cent off, now $219.99 (was $300) A GPS running watch that monitors heart rate and can handle contactless payments with Garmin Pay. See the Garmin deal now.
• Garmin fenix 5S Plus: 56 per cent off, now $349.99 (was $800). The Fenix 5S Plus battery can last 7 days in smart watch mode. It offers heart rate monitoring, topographical maps that show you the best route, on-device music storage, and multiple built-in navigation sensors. See the Garmin deal.
• Toshiba 32LF221U21 32-inch: Now $120, save $60. Fire TV Edition, Smart HD 720p TV Released 2020. See the Fire TV deal.
• Toshiba 43LF421U21 43-inch: Now $209, save $120. Fire TV Edition, Full HD TV Released 2020. See the Fire TV deal.
• Insignia NS-43DF710NA21: Now $199, save $100. 43-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020. See this Insignia 43-inch deal.
• Toshiba 50LF621U21 50-inch: Now $260, save $120. Fire TV Edition, Smart 4K TV Released 2020. See the Fire TV deal.
• Insignia NS-50DF710NA21: Now $249, save $100. 50-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020. See this Insignia 50-inch deal.
Amazon Prime Day 2021 tips and tricks
We highly recommend reading our Amazon shopping guide here if you want to master Amazon and learn all about its hidden features.
Get an Amazon Prime free trial to get the deals
Amazon Prime costs $119 a year. You can, however, sign up for a free 30-day trial to get the deals. A neat trick is that you are fully entitled to cancel your Amazon Prime subscription after once you’ve got your shopping deal.
If you ask an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo or Echo Dot, “Alexa, what are your deals?”, you get access to Prime Day deals hours earlier as well as access to exclusive bargains. As long as you cancel the trial before the end, you won’t be charged the $119 yearly subscription. Amazon hopes though that once you’ve enjoyed some of the benefits, you won’t hit the cancel button.
To order something, say, “Alexa, what are your deals” followed by “Alexa, add [the item] to my cart. ” Alexa will confirm this, but if you want, you can set up a 4-digit voice shopping pin with the Alexa app to prevent unintended purchases.
Deals of the day and lighting deals
Amazon has its usual “Gold Box Deals of the Day”. However, since it’s Prime Day, these sales kick into high gear. There’ll be new deals, every day, including “Lightning Deals,” which are limited time and sometimes end in minutes. To stay on top of everything, use Amazon’s app, where you can view many deals 24 hours in advance and sign up for alerts. Go here to see deals you’re watching.
You can even let the deals come to you via Amazon’s daily deals email.
Prime Early Access deals
Prime Early Access deals are a type of Lightning Deal earmarked for Prime members – Amazon gives Prime members 30-minute early access to certain deals. However, all deals are available while supplies last. Prime membership doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to purchase a particular deal, and it’s possible that a deal could sell out before the end of the early-access period.
Try Amazon Assistant
Amazon Assistant is a browser plugin for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, and Edge. It’s free and easy to install. With it, you can watch for product comparisons that save time and money, access shortcuts to popular Amazon hubs right in your browser, and get notified when deals that you’re watching go live with notifications. It also lets you get information about orders and deliveries.
Clip coupons on Amazon
Amazon. com has coupons. There’s an entire section of Amazon that’s dedicated to coupons. You can find coupons for electronics, pet supplies, toys, and other items. No scissors or physical coupons required. To get started with Amazon coupons, go to Amazon. com, then click on “Today’s Deals. ” In the menu of subitems, click on “Coupons. ” You can also use this direct link.
You can browse the most popular coupons, and when you find an item that interests you, you can either click on the “Clip this coupon” or click on the item to learn more about it. Clicking on the item automatically clips the coupon for you, too. When you’re all done shopping, go to your cart and check out like normal. In the cart details, you will See the coupon amounts deducted from your total.
If you want to check a deal’s price against what Amazon has charged in the past, try CamelCamelCamel. It’s a free price tracker that monitors millions of products and alerts you when prices drop so that you can decide if and when to buy.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Dan Grabham.