The event will see more than 2 million deals across tech, home appliances, fashion, toys and more
Amazon Prime Day 2021 is almost here with just five days to go until bargain hunters can bag some incredible deals.
While 2020’s event took place later than scheduled in October, this year the shopping bonanza will run from Monday 21 June to Tuesday 22 June, which is a month earlier than its traditional July slot. So, it’s time to get your shopping lists ready.
For the uninitiated – but seriously, where have you been? – Prime Day is a two-day online sales event hosted by Amazon, where you will find hugely competitive deals on a range of big-ticket items from sought-after labels including the online giant’s own-brand products, Dyson, Shark, Sony, Bosch and even Apple.
While many of the very best offers are expected to be released over the course of the event, Amazon has already started dropping some early deals that you can take advantage of right now, including discounts on Kindles, wireless earbuds and video doorbells.
To help you stay in the know, follow our live coverage here where you’ll find everything from top tips on how to secure the best deals to advice on how to prepare and everything to expect, including the best early offers to snap up while you can. Happy shopping!
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Good morning bargain hunters!
Happy hump day shoppers and welcome to IndyBest’s Amazon Prime Day 2021 live blog.
After much anticipation, there are just days to go until Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the finally year kicks off, which means it’s time to start getting prepared.
In the run up to Monday 21 June, we’ll be sharing all the latest Prime Day news, from the best deals to expect across the two days to some incredible early offers that you can shop right now. Stay tuned here to make sure you’re in the know.
That’s all from us today folks!
We’ll be back tomorrow morning with more updates but if you can’t wait until then, take a look at our comprehensive Amazon Prime Day 2021 guide, where you’ll find everything you need to know about this year’s event.
How to get the best Prime Day deals
The IndyBest team will be on hand across Prime Day 2021 to bring you all the very best deals. Make sure to check out our comprehensive guides below for all the latest updates:
- Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2021 – When the sale starts, how to get the best savings and which brands are taking part
- Best Prime Day tech deals – Whether you want to buy some new speakers or invest in a pair of headphones , there’s no better time to bag a bargain. Read our guide to the best offers
- Best Prime day Amazon device deals – Shop the retailer’s own brand gadgets, including the Fire tablet, Echo Dot and Kindle at a discounted price. Here’s our roundup of the best savings
- Best Prime Day laptop deals – Looking for a new laptop but unsure where to start? This guide has advice on what to look out for during the big sale
- Best Prime Day gaming deals – Struggling to choose which console to buy, or wanting to find the best offers? Here’s our expert gaming guide
- Best Prime Day home appliance deals – From vacuum cleaners to coffee machines and air fryers, here’s our roundup of the best discounts on home appliances
- Best Prime Day TV deals – If you’re wanting to upgrade your TV setup, read our guide to the best deals on big-named brands like Samsung, Sony and Panasonic
- Best Prime Day toy deals – From Star Wars Lego to Amazon fire tablets, here are the biggest discounts this year
- Best Prime Day fashion deals – Get your wish lists at the ready, because your favourite brands are going to be offering huge discounts this year
- Best Prime Day alcohol deals – From gin to beer, rum, vodka, wine and more, the sale is full of boozy discounts with great savings to be had
- Best Prime Day fitness deals – Upgrade your home workout or kit out your gym bag with savings on yoga mats, skipping ropes, trainers and more
- Best Prime Day Apple deals – MacBooks, Apple Watches and iPads are among the hottest tickets every year. Read our guide to the best offers for 2021
- Will there be a PS5 restock on Prime Day 2021? – For our predictions on a restock and whether the PS5 will be discounted on Prime Day 2021, check out our comprehensive guide
Save 58% on Amazon’s Echo buds right now
If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of wireless headphones, look no further than Amazon’s Echo buds, which the retailer has heavily discounted ahead of Prime Day.
With a saving of £70, you won’t want to miss out on this bargain, so act fast before the offer ends.
The Echo buds promise crisp audio, comfort and impressive noise-cancelling abilities using Bose sound technology. With up to five hours playback, storing them in the charging case means you can enjoy up to 20 hours playing time.
For more early tech deals, read our guide here.
How to get £10 credit to spend on Prime Day
This year, Amazon is doing more to support small businesses, including spending more than $100 million globally on new promotional activities that encourage customers to shop from those selling on its site.
From 7 June to 20 June, the online giant is also offering any Prime members £10 credit to use on Prime Day, if they spend £10 or more on items sold by select UK small businesses.
Shoppers can purchase from any small business sold through the retailer, including products from Amazon Handmade and Amazon Launchpad. It’s also making it easier for customers to shop small by flagging those taking part with a “small business” banner, while Echo device owners in the UK can also say “Alexa, shop small business” to discover products eligible for the “spend £10, get £10 promotion”.
You can read more about the initiative here:
For Prime Day 2021, Amazon is giving shoppers who spend £10 on small businesses a free £10 voucher – Here's how to get yours
Save 35% on Shark’s cordless stick vacuum cleaner
Shark cordless stick vacuum cleaner: Was £479.99, £309.99, Amazon.co.uk
While the event has yet to kick off, Amazon already has some brilliant deals up for grabs, including this Shark cordless stick vacuum cleaner.
This model has a flexible head and is free from cables, so it won’t get tangled, and also allows you to clean those harder-to-reach nooks and crannies. Not only that, it has a 80-minute running time on a full charge, and is made with Shark’s anti-hair-wrap technology, so it will clean the brush head as it sucks up dirt from your carpet and hardwood floors.
For more early home appliance deals, read our guide here.
Save 15% on the Google Nest 3rd generation now
Google Nest learning thermostat 3rd generation: Was £219.99, now £187, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re looking to create a smart home, consider the Google Nest thermostat, which has 15 per cent off at Amazon.
Featuring a stylish and slender design, it learns your heating preferences and allows you to create custom heating schedules. It can also help slash your energy bill as the accompanying app shows you a breakdown of daily energy use and provides a monthly home report, so you can see how much you’re using.
An earlier model featured in our round-up of the best smart home devices, with our reviewer praising it for being superbly easy to use. “It learns your preferences in terms of temperature and is smart enough to turn the heating off automatically after 48 hours when you go away, even if you forget,” they said. “And you can turn it on again from your smartphone – perfect for when you’re on your way home after a week away.”
For more early tech deals, read our guide here.
What were the best Amazon Prime Day deals in 2020?
Last year, some of the best deals on Prime Day were on Amazon’s own-brand devices, including the Echo dot, which dropped from £39.99 to £18.99 and the Echo show 5, which was down from £79.99 to £39.99.
Kindles and Fire HDMI sticks saw impressive discounts too. The Amazon Kindle was on sale for £49.99, down from £79.99, while the Fire stick 4K went from £49.99 to £24.99. You can definitely expect similar price drops on Amazon Prime Day this year.
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How to get the best deals using Camelcamelcamel
Want to shop like a pro this Amazon Prime Day? Then you’re going to want to have CamelCamelCamel open in your browser while bargain hunting. When shopping a sale as big as this one, it’s always best to double check a deal that might seem too good to be true before parting with your cash and third-party tracking websites like this one make it easier to separate the wheat from the chaff.
CamelCamelCamel is an easy to use, price tracking tool that provides price drop alerts and complete price history for products sold by Amazon, which helps you stay informed about product pricing trends as well as the latest price on products you’re considering purchasing.
Save 24% on Apple’s AirPods pro right now
Apple products are rarely discounted but when it comes to Amazon Prime Day, they’re among the hottest tickets every year with savings to be had on everything from MacBooks and Apple Watches to iPads.
While the exact deals are kept under wraps until Prime Day begins, you don’t have to wait until next week to grab a bargain because there are already some early Apple deals available. Right now, you can snap up Apple’s AirPods pro for £189.97, down from £249 – that’s an impressive saving of £59.03.
The brand’s premium in-ear wireless buds are comfortable to wear for extended periods, and come in a stylish compact charging case that provides more than 24 hours of power in a single charge. In our round-up of the best wireless earbuds, our reviewer was suitably enamoured, saying they “offer some of the best noise-cancelling in any in-ear headphones”.
For more early Apple deals, read our guide here.
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