Amazon Confirms June Date for Prime Day 2021

As if there’s not enough happening right now, we’re getting closer and closer to Amazon Prime Day 2021. Yes, E3 is just around the corner, but Amazon just announced that Prime Day will occur only a week later, a bit earlier than what we’re normally used to. So, it’s time to get ready for one of the biggest shopping events of the year.

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If you’re a Prime Member, you can score some early deals on Fire TV and smart TVs right now. These deals actually end before Prime Day, so it looks like Amazon is priming the pump. Get it? I will not apologize for this.

If you’re not a Prime Member, sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial and get all the benefits of Prime Membership free for 30-days.

When Is Prime Day 2021?

Amazon has officially announced that Prime Day this year will happen June 21-22. In years past, Prime Day was a July event, except for last year, when the pandemic pushed it into October.

How Long Is Prime Day?

Expect two days of sitewide savings. That’s the official savings event. Amazon has consistently started pushing out Prime Day deals early, though, particularly on its own devices, sometimes weeks ahead of the official start of Prime Day. Expect to see deals starting soon, and make sure to follow IGN Deals on Twitter for up to the minute notifications when things really start to get rolling.

Does Walmart Have a Prime Day?

Walmart, and other Amazon competitors, don’t have “Prime Day,” but they do often have Prime Day adjacent sales in direct competition. We’ve seen both Walmart, with its “Big Sale” event, and Best Buy, run their own counter-sales during Amazon Prime Day. I don’t expect we’ll see anything different this year, but I haven’t heard so much as rumor yet regarding competitors sale. As we learn more, I’ll update this article with the latest information.

What are the Top Prime Day Deals?

While Amazon has tens of thousands of deals each year during Prime Day, there have been some above and beyond the scope of the others. Look for the biggest savings on the following items during Amazon Prime Day 2021:

Amazon Devices to look for during Amazon Prime Day include:

  • Echo
  • Fire TV
  • Kindle
  • Ring Security
  • Kindle Fire

Basically, everything Amazon makes gets big-time Prime Day savings, and usually ahead of the actual Prime Day event.

As for the rest of the Amazon Prime Day top deals, we won’t know those until the actual event itself.

How Much Does Prime Cost?

You’ll need an Amazon Prime membership to take part in Prime Day. Prime is just $12.99 a month, but you can sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial and reap all the benefits of Prime Membership for the whole of June.

Once your trial period is over, just cancel it and you won’t be penalized. In fact, you can just cancel it immediately after signing up, if you’re the forgetful type like me. There are also deals for students and people on government assistance.

What About Amazon Prime Day in the UK?

In the UK, and everywhere else for that matter, Amazon Prime Day will be on June 21-22 with a whole two days of spectacular deals to look forward to.

Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month on this side of the pond, but just like in the US, you can take advantage of a free 30-day trial to get all the benefits of Prime Day this month. For even more on Amazon Prime Day in the UK, check out our dedicated article here, and follow @IGNUKDeals on Twitter for live updates throughout the shopping event.

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