Clear your schedules and warn your savings account because the countdown to Amazon Prime Day 2021 is on. If you haven’t heard of Amazon Prime Day Australia, it’s a mammoth online shopping event that is essentially a workout for your credit card (and your fingers). It’s filled with more sales and deals than you could ever possibly get your hands on.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
The first official Amazon Prime Day was back in 2018 when the Prime service was first launched in Australia. It saw huge sales across shopping categories like home, tech, health & fitness, beauty and more. Since it was such a success the first time around, they now bring it back every year.
It’s the perfect time to grab a bargain on that product you’ve been eyeing for weeks or just spoil yourself because you damn well deserve it.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Amazon Prime Day 2021 was confirmed for Q2 this year by Amazon during its Q1 Results in April. While we don’t have the exact date yet, we should find out more in the coming weeks.
Due to COVID-19, last year’s Prime Day was moved to an October time slot. However, as we approach the middle of Q2, it’s expected to be around late-May or sometime during June this year.
What kind of deals can you expect from Amazon Prime Day?
Last year featured over a million deals globally across the two days and included top brands like Philips, Toshiba, Nescafe, Lego, Nintendo, Shark, Samsung, Under Armour, Sony, Bose and more.
To give you an idea of just how good last year’s sale was, the Amazon Echo Show 8 went on sale for $159 (usually $229, saving $70), the always popular Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones went on sale for $399 (usually $599, saving $200) and a Nintendo Switch + Minecraft bundle went on sale for $409 (usually $509, saving $100).
Other Prime Day deal regulars include 4K TVs, wireless headphones and speakers, so expect discounts from big brands like Apple, Philips, Sony, Samsung and more.
It’s also likely that Amazon will release a bunch of early deals in the weeks leading up to Prime Day 2021, so we could see deals dropping as early as this month.
How do I get access to Amazon Prime?
Before you nab any great deals, you’ll need to get yourself a Prime account. It’s free to trial for the first 30 days but will cost you $6.99 per month after the trial’s up. You might even already have one since a Prime subscription includes access to Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Reading. Plus, once you’re signed up you get free fast delivery on any items purchased through Amazon.
If you’re not planning on using Prime after the sale’s done and dusted, just remember to cancel your subscription ASAP after you’ve milked your free trial for all it’s worth.
In the meantime, check out all Amazon’s daily deals here.