Amazon's hottest sale of the year is happening in just a few weeks. Here's what you need to be prepared.
Amazon has just announced that Prime Day 2021 will take place on June 21-22, 2021. After the craziness of last year, it's a welcome return to a summertime fire sale with crazy prices across the board.
Of course, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of Prime Day sales. If you're not a member yet, we highly recommend signing up and enjoying its benefits. Prime membership brings 2-day shipping to all qualifying items, and it also includes Prime Video with its extensive library of content. Plus, you'll also get access to special pricing if you shop at Whole Foods. Amazon is currently offering a 30-day free trial for Prime, which means you'll be on time to shop Prime Day deals this year!
If you're a fan of podcasts and audiobooks, Amazon is also offering a 30-day free trial of Audible Plus whether you're a Prime member or not. You can use this service anywhere as long as you're logged in to your Amazon account, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Prime members receive 2 starting credits for access to premium titles (standard Audible Plus membership includes 1), and all members receive an additional monthly credit.
Are you already a Prime member? Know someone who isn't? You can always gift them a subscription!
Did you know that Amazon originally got its start as an online book retailer? You'll still see traces of that here and there despite the company having shifted its focus to becoming a premier online retailer. For example, Prime Student is a service that caters specifically to the needs of college/university students. The 6-month free trial offers perks like 2-day shipping on qualifying items, Prime Video, unlimited photo storage, and a textbook-centric market that offers discounted prices on textbooks as well as the option to rent them instead. Once the 6-month trial period ends, the subscription graduates into a full Amazon Prime membership, albeit at a discounted rate of $6.49/month.
When money is tight, we know that Prime membership can be seen as an unnecessary extravagance and not worth the added expense. Amazon understands this just as well; qualifying recipients of certain government assistance programs can sign up for Prime membership with a 50% discount. This service also provides the ability to pay with SNAP EBT cards for groceries, and comes with full Prime member benefits.
We'll be sharing more info on deals as they come along, so make sure to watch this space carefully in the upcoming weeks!