Amazon’s Prime Day Brings Black Friday To July

Amazon “Prime Day” is on July 15, a day that Amazon created to boost Amazon Prime membership and offering insanely discounted items. Amazon promises that there will be more discounts on Prime Day then they had on Black Friday. The reason behind this amazing sale? It is Amazon’s 20th birthday.

Amazon’s website states the following.

“Prime Day is exclusively for Prime members. On Wednesday, July 15 new and existing members will be able to shop thousands of Lightning Deals, Deals of the Day, and will receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping. Members will find deals starting at midnight PDT, with new deals starting throughout the day, as often as every ten minutes.”

According to IGN, if you are not already a Prime member, Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial to make sure that everybody can participate in Prime Day. Items that will be on sale can vary between electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items, and more. Prime Day is offered internationally, which means anybody in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, and Austria can partake in this day and spend all their money on Amazon, according to CSMonitor.

You can start your free Prime membership today and begin the wishlist of your dreams before deciding to renew or cancel it after the 30 days. Amazon Prime is offered for $99 a year and has a huge amount of perks, including free two-day shipping and unlimited streaming of TV shows, movies, and music.

Besides Prime Day, Amazon is holding a #PrimeLiving Photo Contest and encouraging their Prime members to submit a photo that shows them using their Prime benefits. One winner from each Prime-eligible country will win a $10,000 Amazon gift card.

During Prime Day, there will be seven “Deals of the Day,” which are common on Amazon, but there will also be thousands of short-term “Lightening Deals.” The sale will begin at midnight PST, and end at 11:59 p.m. PST. Amazon also said that they are planning on doing other activities on its birthday, July 16, to celebrate reading, which was what the original Amazon was all about.

Do you plan on partaking in Prime Day? What do you hope to score a deal on? Will this make you keep or get an Amazon Prime Membership?

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