Amazon is starting its annual Prime Day sales event today. In fact, it should be called “Prime Days” since this year the retail giant is running specials for a full 48 hours.
It’s that time of year again when Amazon launches its annual mega-sale and slashes prices on most items. It’s called Amazon Prime Day. But in this case, the event is actually running for two days. Today and tomorrow you can expect to see great deals on everything from home and garden items to clothes and toiletries. But, being that we are a tech site, our favorite category is electronics. And there are plenty of good deals on tech gadgets to be had during the next couple of days.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 July 15th through July 16th
Amazon first introduced Prime Day to celebrate its 20th anniversary and it has become an annual tradition that takes place around the same time each year. But the company goes bigger for each one. For last year’s sale event, it offered “Black Friday-like” deals for 36 hours. And now it’s up to 48 hours. In fact, as I write this, the company is already offering “early bird” discounts on a lot of items.
This year the company even went as far as holding a Prime Day Concert with performances from SZA, Becky G, and was headlined by Taylor Swift.
Similar to previous sale events, the company is offering big savings on its own line of Amazon devices, i.e., Fire TV boxes, set-top boxes, Kindles, Echo smart speakers. There are also big discounts on Amazon services like Prime Music, eBooks, and Audible subscriptions. But it’s not just Amazon products. You will find specials on thousands of items across the site.
It’s also worth noting that there are other Prime Membership plans. If you’re going to college you sign up for Prime Student which offers six months free and is just $6.49/month after that. If you are a Medicaid or EBT recipient, you get a Prime subscription for only $5.99/month.
And if you’re looking for ways to save during the sale, check out our piece on how to get the most value out of Prime Day.