How to Get the Best Deals during Amazon Prime Day 2021
How to Get the Best Deals during Amazon Prime Day 2021

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is officially taking place at 3 a.m. ET on June 21 and 22. As Covid-related restrictions are lifted, expect deals on items related to entertaining and traveling, including smart TVs, headphones, smokers and backyard games. Last year, we saw some of the best deals ever, especially on things like Amazon’s own devices.

There will be limited-time offers on a wide range of products, especially items related to entertaining and traveling as Covid-related restrictions are lifted, such as 25% off air fryers, smokers, backyard games, TVs, JBL headphones, Legos and Amazon devices like the Kindle, Ring video doorbell and Fire TV streamers starting at $100.

From the $90 Netflix and Chromecast bundle to $10 off the Fire TV Stick 4K there's plenty of options available.

Nearly half of all consumers said they are so eager to shop that it’s at least somewhat likely they’ll go into debtthis summer, the survey of more than 2,100 Americans found.

The Full List of The best Amazon deals to shop ahead of Prime Day 2021:

Amazon Prime Day 2021 - The annual two-day shopping event. Here’s how to get set for the upcoming sale. How to shop smartly.

1.Download the Amazon App and browser extension

This app is especially helpful during Prime Day to review upcoming deals and get notified when deals go live, experts say: “Make sure you download the Amazon app where you can build shopping lists, and install the Amazon Assistant browser extension which is very helpful for price history.

Download the Amazon app, scroll through upcoming deals and mark the items you are interested in as “watching,” Ramhold advised. You’ll receive a notification when the price drops.

When a deal is live, add the item to your cart immediately. Some offers sell out quickly, Ramhold said. Once it is in your cart, you’ll have 15 minutes to decide whether to complete the purchase.

You can even ask Alexa for help — sometimes there are Alexa-exclusive deals,” says Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert at TrueTrae. Download the app here and the browser extension here.

2.How to Get a free trial of Amazon Prime for a month (cancel anytime) - (Save $12.99)

You’ll need to be a Prime member to score the best deals on Prime Day, as well as many of the deals Amazon releases ahead of the event. (Amazon Prime is Amazon’s subscription service that offers perks like free one- and two-day shipping on millions of items; free access to thousands of TV shows, movies and songs; exclusive deals, and more. You can score a free 30-day trial now (cancel anytime).

If you don’t cancel within 30 days, you will pay $12.99 per month or $119 per year (if you’re a student or on government assistance, it’s even cheaper).

If you haven’t already joined, it’s free for 30 days. After that, you can cancel or sign up for a month-to-month membership for about $13 or pay $119 for the year. For deal hunters, note that membership also includes free music, movies and e-books, as well as discounts on groceries at Whole Foods.

*Get the Amazon Prime free trial here.

3.Get a $10 Amazon credit when you buy a $40 Prime Day gift card

Buy a Prime Day electronic gift card worth at least $40, and Amazon will put a $10 promotional credit into your account. To get this deal, you must use code GIFTFORPD21.

*Get the $10 Amazon credit here.

If there is a specific product that you are set on and you don’t see it in upcoming sales, you can create a wish list and Amazon will alert you if it does become part of a Prime Day deal.

4.Shop early via Today’s Deals on Amazon

While there are plenty of Prime Day deals during Prime Day, Andrew Gretchko, vice president of communications at CouponCabin, says sometimes Amazon’s best offers aren’t limited to the shopping holiday. “Look for deals in the weeks leading up to Prime Day. Savvy shoppers will start to notice plenty of pre-Prime Day discounts,” says Gretchko.

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5.Get a $10 credit when you spend with select small businesses

Prime members geta $10 credit on Prime Day if they spend $10 or more at over 300,000 select small businesses between June 7-20. We expect other promotions like this to come soon.

*Shop small businesses here.

6.Earn a $5 Amazon credit when you sign up for, and fund, Amazon Cash

Amazon Cash lets you shop Amazon using a barcode even if you don’t have a debit or credit card. Right now, when you sign up and add $20 to your account via an ATM in the Allpoint+ network, you can earn $5 from Amazon.

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7.Use your Amazon credit card

If you sign up for the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card (only do this if you need the card and will pay it off in full each month), you can instantly get a $50 Amazon gift card; the card also offers 3% cash back on Amazon and Whole Foods purchases and 2% back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores. Note that this year, Amazon Rewards Visa Card or Amazon Prime Store Card users get an additional 10% back when they shop with small businesses.

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8.Make a list of what you actually want or need

“It can be helpful to make a list of what you might need if it’s on sale. If you’re not that organized, ask yourself honestly if you need the item or if you can use it before checking out,” says Bodge. To do so, Kristen Gall, retail expert and president of Rakuten Rewards, recommends looking at your future needs, like back-to-school items or summer vacation attire.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is an annual two-day event for members of Amazon's Prime subscription service, which the company reports are now 200 million strong worldwide. Existing or new customers to the service, which costs $12.99 a month ($119 per year), will get access to tons of top-rated products at jaw-dropping discounts during this monster sale. Members will also be able to stream movies and TV on Prime Video and read thousands of books on Prime Reading (among other perks). Those on the fence can even test the service out for a free 30-day trial.

Amazon Alexa users will be able to gain early access to exclusive deals this year as early as Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19 by simply saying, "Alexa, what are my deals?"

From Monday, June 7, up until Prime Day, Amazon will also be offering Prime members an extra $10 credit for every $10 spent on the site's small business section. More than 300,000 sellers are participating in the promotion, more than doubling last year's number. What's more, you can head to smile.amazon.com to ensure that .5% of the proceeds from your purchases will automatically go to a charity of your choice.

As for the deals itself, they're sure to be some of Amazon's best: Last year's sale featured the best-selling Waterpik water flosser, regularly priced at $69.99, for $39.93. More than 74,000 customers adore this gadget for its effective cleansing and ease of use. The coveted iRobot Roomba i6+—an iteration of the best robot vacuum we've ever tried—was also marked down from its usual $795 to $599.99. That's the lowest price we'd ever seen!

NOTE for Amazon Prime Day 2021

Come up with a plan

“Many of the most popular items on Prime Day sell out quickly, so it’s important to start the day with a plan and know which items you hope to buy. In some cases, the sales also start early, so you can get a headstart — just plan in advance and start checking prices so you’re able to grab the Prime Day discount as soon as you see it,” says Kimberly Palmer, personal finance expert at NerdWallet.

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Pay attention to price trackers

Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot, suggests paying attention to price trackers like CamelCamelCamel or Keepa. “They’re going to monitor deals every day and every week throughout the year to make sure that Prime Day is really your best bet and the best time to spend money,” says Skirboll.

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