Amazon Prime Day 2020 is here, so get ready for some serious savings

Are you ready for the best day of deals? Here's everything you need to know to save big during this year's Amazon Prime Day.


Amazon Prime Day is today and tomorrow, and this year it’s going to be bigger than ever. You can expect more than a million deals online that you won't want to miss.

Though typically held in mid-July, Amazon chose to hold off on hosting their annual special savings event due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales still planned for late November, an October Prime Day date will give Amazon members an extra early start on holiday shopping — or just an excuse to splurge on a new Roomba for themselves.

Let the craziness begin!

What Is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is Amazon’s annual epic two-day sale event, featuring significantly slashed prices across the site that are exclusive to Prime members.

There are deals on pretty much everything you can imagine, including big-ticket items like TVs, laptops, kitchen appliances and of course, highly covetable Amazon products. Every year, the sales get bigger and better, so if you haven’t participated in Prime Day before, now’s the time to start.

The Deals

When the deals go live on Prime Day, you’ll find on the homepage a mix of Lightning Deals and Spotlight Deals. Amazon usually releases new ones every 5 minutes, so you’ll want to refresh, refresh, refresh that browser!

The Lightning Deals only last for a set amount of time, so get them before time runs out. You’ll be able to see the individual time remaining on each Lightning Deal, too.

The Spotlight Deals last until the item is sold out, so shop quickly — once they’re gone, they’re gone. Depending on the item and sale price, these can sometimes sell out rather quickly, so if you want it, get it!

Amazon Prime Membership

For starters, if you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, sign up. Not so sure you want to commit? Sign up for the 30-day trial, and you’ll still be able to access all the deals. For a yearlong membership, it's only $119, which is totally worth it for all the deals you'll get. Plus, you can't beat 2-day shipping. #heaven

If you're not looking to pay $119 up front, Amazon offers a monthly subscription for just $12.99 per month.