Amazon has officially unveiled the dates for Prime Day 2020, as their annual shopping event will take place this year on October 13 and 14.
Originally launched in 2015, Amazon Prime Day is a global shopping event with deals available exclusively for Amazon Prime members. Prime Day typically takes place in July, but the popular event was delayed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Day 2020 will start on Tuesday, October 13 at 3:00 AM ET with over one million deals across almost all product categories until Wednesday, October 14. Here's a short breakdown of Amazon Prime and a few details from previous Prime Day events in Canada.
What's Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is a service that grants free shipping with no minimum and access to other perks like Prime Video, exclusive discounts at Whole Foods and more. Subscriptions are available on monthly or annual terms and free 30-day trials are available – all subscription levels will have access to Prime Day deals.
- Amazon Prime 30-day trial - free for first-time members
- Amazon Prime monthly subscription - $7.99 per month
- Amazon Prime annual subscription - $79.99 per year
Is Amazon Prime worth it?
The most popular benefit of Prime is free shipping, including same-day delivery in some regions, but Prime members also get services including Prime Music, Prime Video and Prime Reading with access to a library of streaming music, movies and books (respectively) – click here to read our overview of what else Amazon Prime offers in Canada.
What's Prime Day?
Prime Day is Amazon's worldwide shopping event held exclusively for Prime members. Over the past five years, it's quickly grown to become the #3 biggest shopping event on RedFlagDeals after Black Friday and Boxing Day. Here's a look at the top deals from previous Prime Day events to give you an idea of what was available.
- 2015 – 50% off all Huggies diapers, PlayStation 4 Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle for $449.99, Kindle e-reader for $49.00
- 2016 – 35% off all AmazonBasics products, Instant Pot DUO60 Cooker for $94.99, Crucial 750GB SATA SSD for $179.99
- 2017 – 30% off Subscribe & Save orders, Instant Pot DUO80 Cooker for $99.99, Sennheiser HD598 SR Headphones for $109.00
- 2018 – Fire 7 Tablet for $39.99, Instant Pot DUO60 Cooker for $78.88, Nintendo Switch Gift Card Bundle for $379.99
- 2019 – Fire TV Stick 4K for $44.99, Crucial 2TB SATA SSD for $182.99, PlayStation 4 Spider-Man Bundle for $299.99
What's the deal?
Prime Day deals are a mystery until the event starts, but Amazon usually releases a sneak peek before the event starts. In recent years, it's been a near-certainty that you'll find discounts on first-party devices like Echo speakers, Fire tablets and Ring home security, along with annual staples like Instant Pot cookers.
Look for more Prime Day updates on RedFlagDeals and don't forget to visit on October 13 and 14 – we'll have the best coverage of all Prime Day deals in Canada throughout the event.
Source: Amazon Canada