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We’re halfway through Amazon Prime Day 2020! Here’s what you need to know, from the best deals to how to become a Prime member…
Thanks to our new normal and ongoing restrictions, this year we’ve been shopping online more than ever – and more often than not, from Amazon. So naturally we’re all over the Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals online right now.
New to the joys of Amazon Prime Day? Essentially, it gives Prime members the chance to shop huge, exclusive discounts. Think of it as a mini Black Friday, but for Amazon Prime customers only. This year it runs between 00:01am on Tuesday 13th October until 23:59pm on Wednesday 14th October.
You’ll need to be a Prime member to shop these amazing deals, but you can get a free trial *now* by signing up below and access the savings straight away.
With time running out to snag a bargain before the end of the day, here’s everything you need to know about the current best deals.
Amazon Prime Day deals: Quick links
What are the best Amazon Prime Day deals today?
You have to be pretty eagle-eyed to bag yourself the best deals, with Amazon releasing new offers as often as every five minutes(!). But fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the (virtual) shelves for the biggest savings.
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Some of the current highlights that Prime members can shop right now include:
Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner –
was £379.99, now £199.99
There are some MASSIVE savings to be made if you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner. Take this cordless model from Shark: right now you can get an enormous £180 off, just under half price. This one comes with anti-hair wrap technology, ‘flexology’ for those hard to reach areas, and a five-year guarantee (two for the battery). It runs for 40 minutes on a full charge, and the removable battery can be charged anywhere. View deal
ghd Ultimate Styling Gift Set –
was £266.37. now £174.99
Been wanting to replace your hair dryer or straighteners (or both?) This deal couldn’t have come at a better time, as you can currently snap up a new ghd Air Hair Dryer and Gold Styler Straighteners with this exclusive bundle that’s £91 off. With a salon-worthy hair dryer and straighteners that heat at the brand’s optimum styling temperature of 185°C, your hair styling routine will get a serious upgrade with this amazing bundle. You even get a paddle brush and heat protection spray thrown in. There are just a couple left now, so go, go, go! View deal
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch –
was £199.99, now £129.99
The Versa 2 is the most similar to an Apple Watch, but with more of a fitness focus. Alexa is built-in for weather and news update, plus there’s a sleep quality monitor and 24/7 heart rate tracking. You’ll see your workout stats in realtime and can get notifications for calls, texts, calendar events and apps like Gmail and Facebook – and send quick replies wherever you are, right from your wrist. Sign us up! View deal
Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Machine –
was £179.99. now £69.99
With many of our morning commutes slashed this year (ahem), a lot of us will definitely get our money’s worth right now with an at-home coffee machine. And if you don’t fancy messing around with a barista-level gadget, a Nespresso machine that takes capsules is where it’s at. At a staggering £110 off until tomorrow, you’d be mad to miss this if you’re in the market for a coffee machine. View deal
Amazon Echo Dot –
was £49.99, now £19.99
Right now there are massive savings to be made on a new Echo Dot smart speaker, Amazon’s most popular model, with a 62% price slash making for a £31 saving. Working with Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, you’ll be able to control just about anything using your voice (well, within reason). Don’t miss this mega deal! View deal
Kindle Paperwhite –
was £119.99, now £79.99
The Kindle has forever changed the way we read books, and there’s no better time to invest than while they’re £40 off. Waterproof and with a hi-res display and 8GB worth of storage, the battery life lasts for days, not hours, so you can read the latest page-turner wherever you are. Guaranteed to convert even the biggest of book snobs! View deal
Oral B Genius 9000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush –
was £299.99, now £99.99
We’ve all seen the adverts, most dentists would recommend we use an electric brush, but they’re normally on the pricey side. Right now you can save yourself a massive £200 on this electric toothbrush from Oral B, which comes with four brush heads, travel case, six cleaning modes and links up to your smartphone via an app. Consider yourself heading in to 2021 with your dental health in check! View deal
When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
Amazon Prime Day 2020 runs from Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 12am to Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 11:59pm. Prime Day is usually held in July, but was delayed this year because of Covid-19 and the resulting increased demand for online shopping and deliveries.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is a kind of flash sale of enormous discounts on the site, with 2020 being its sixth year in existence. At midnight on the 13th October 2020, Amazon started slashing prices on everything from tech to fashion for all Prime customers.
Over 100,000 products are on offer during this time – including some of Amazon’s own-brand products, like Alexa and Kindle – so now’s the time to buy if they’ve been in your ‘saved for later’ for weeks. New offers are rolled out as often as every five minutes, so keep checking back here for the best live deals!
How much does Amazon Prime cost in the UK?
If you’ve used up your 30-day free trial, an Amazon Prime membership in the UK costs £79 per year, or £7.99 a month. If you’re a student, it’s considerably cheaper at just £39 for the year or £3.99 a month – and you get a six month free trial instead of the regular 30-days.
As well as Prime Day deals, you’ll also get access to Lightning Deals half an hour early, beating the crowds well before they sell out. Access to Amazon Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Music is also included.
As well as access to exclusive deals, members are also bumped up to a priority delivery tier with free same-day and one-day delivery options. You can even receive your products in as short a time as one hour – but don’t panic if that’s not ideal. Simply turn on No-Rush Delivery and it’ll push back your delivery to a time that’s more convenient.
How do I shop the Amazon Prime Day deals?
To nab those all-important Amazon Prime Day 2020 discounts, you’ll need a Prime membership. But it doesn’t have to cost you, as they offer a 30-day free trial – simply sign up below to get in on the shopping fun now.
Is Amazon Prime Day or Black Friday better?
Prime Day and Black Friday are fairly similar on Amazon, with the site offering mega discounts on both occasions. Other retailers only really celebrate Black Friday, so there will be a much bigger choice for the latter.
That said, Amazon has such a broad choice of products on offer that it’s well worth keeping your eyes on your favourites for a flash deal. If you plan well and do both, you can scatter your money-spending over two months rather than one.
What type of deals are on Prime Day?
With literally thousands of deals across Amazon’s broad selection, there are usually two types of bargains: Deals of the Day and Lightning Deals.
Amazon Flash Deals
Throughout the week small numbers of products that are very rarely on sale will be available at a heavily discounted price. They’re usually only on sale for a matter of hours, so you have to be on it on the day, as they’ll be gone in, err, a flash… Hence the name.
Amazon Lightning Deals
Amazon often runs Lightning Deals, but on Prime Day they’re rolled out as often as every five minutes. Just to add to the pressure, these deals will come with a little timer and availability bar showing how many are left in stock. Here’s a top tip: if you put a Lightning Deal into your shopping cart, be sure to buy it within 15 minutes! After that, Amazon will automatically eject the item and you’ll have to fight the rest of the crowd for it again.
If you’ve missed out on anything, you can always try your luck by joining a waitlist on a product – in case they restock, or somebody changes their mind about a big purchase.
Do other retailers offer Prime Day deals?
Only Amazon does Amazon Prime Day (the clue is kind of in the name), but other retailers, like John Lewis, have been known to price-match and offer the same deals on selected products during the sales. So it’s definitely worth checking there too in case something on your wish list sells out.
Prime Day is running until 11:59pm tonight (Wednesday), so the time is *now* if you want to get those savings in. Check back here for the best deals as and when they’re released.