What is Amazon Prime Day?


If you’ve started doing more of your shopping online recently and especially if you’ve shopped with Amazon, then you may have heard about an online shopping event called ‘Amazon Prime Day’ which is coming up on the 15th of July 2015. So what is Amazon Prime Day and how can you get the most benefit from it?

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a one day event that is being run by the online retailer Amazon on July 15th 2015. Amazon is promising lots of big discounts and special offers for both current and new Amazon Prime members. According to Amazon the event is going to have even more and better discounts than you would find available on ‘Black Friday’ during the holiday period, which is really saying something when you consider how big and plentiful the discounts have been on that day in recent years.

What countries will Amazon Prime Day be available in?

Amazon Prime Day is a global shopping event and will be available in the UK, US, Canada, Japan, as well as most of Western Europe. The sales will begin just as soon as it turns July 15th in your time zone, so at 00:01 on Wednesday July the 15th. Special offers, lightning deals and more will then pop up throughout the day, so you’ll have to keep checking in throughout the day if you want to catch the best deals for you.

How can you take advantage of Amazon Prime Day?

To take advantage of the discounts that are going to be available on the Amazon site during Amazon Prime Day you will need to become a registered Amazon prime member, if you aren’t one already of course. An Amazon Prime membership usually costs £79 per year but if you sign up to be a member before the 8th of July 2015, then Amazon currently have a special offer running where it will only cost you £59, saving you £20 on your first year’s membership. For this annual fee you will be able to enjoy the following benefits which are available to Amazon Prime Members:

  • Amazon Prime Day – Access to Prime exclusive deals on 15th July 2015
  • Unlimited Free One-Day Delivery with Amazon Prime
  • Watch unlimited movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • Prime Photos – Secure and unlimited cloud photo storage
  • Kindle Owner’s Lending Library – A Prime membership includes access to over 500,000 ebooks at no additional cost

The discounted Prime membership isn’t just exclusive to the UK either. Amazon is also offering a discounted limited time membership in other countries too. In France for example, the cost of Prime Membership has been temporarily slashed from €49 to €29.

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

If you’re unsure as to whether you think Amazon Prime is worth the money, then why not take a moment to read our Amazon Prime Review where we take a closer look at some of the features mentioned above to see if they are worth you spending your hard earned cash on.

Planning ahead for it

So, now you know well in advance just what Amazon Prime Day is all about. There should be some great bargains to be had for Prime Members, if you have the cash available of course. Maybe it will be worth keeping this in mind over the coming weeks and holding some cash in reserve for the big day, just in case you do spot a real bargain.

Do you like the sound of Amazon Prime Day or will you be giving it a miss?

2 Responses to What is Amazon Prime Day?

  1. SavvyJames says:

    Nice coverage of Amazon Prime Day. As a long time Prime member, I’m a big fan of the Amazon experience. It will be interesting to see what deals will be available.

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