It's finally happened – Amazon.com has announced the dates for Prime Day 2020 and there's not that long to go!
The mega deals bonanza will kick off at 0.01am on Tuesday, 13 October (Pacific Time) and will go on until midnight on Wednesday, 14. That's a whopping 48-hour shopping marathon – starting straight after the Columbus Day holiday weekend.
To participate in the Prime Day sale, you'll need to become a Prime member. Click on the link below to sign up now and you'll get a 30-day free trial, plus access to a lot of other Amazon services, including Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming (previously called Twitch)
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Whether you're after a brand-new camera or drone – whether for yourself or as a Christmas gift for a loved one – new lenses to pair with your existing gear, or just accessories like bags, memory cards, tripods, lighting gear or anything else in between, mid-October is a great time to try and find them.
Keep in mind, though, that Prime Day is only available to Amazon Prime members.
If you haven't subscribed yet and would like to participate in this massive annual sale, you'll need to sign up to Amazon Prime right now or a little closer to the day. The advantage of doing so now is that you get a 30-day free trial, meaning if you aren't happy with the service after Prime Day 2020 has ended, you can cancel and won't be charged.
Being a Prime member not only gives you the entry ticket to shop during Prime Day and pocket some savings, but it also offers you the benefit of free expedited shipping on every Prime eligible product you buy, no matter how much or how little it costs.
Amazon Prime members also get free access to the company's streaming services, namely Prime Video and Prime Gaming (formerly called Twitch), as well as services like Prime Reading which is perfect for avid readers.
That's not a bad offer for just $12.99 a month (or $119 a year if you prefer to pay annually, and there if you are a student there is a half price six-month trial). There's no lock-in contract, so you can always cancel any time you wish. Then, when you think you can want to take advantage of the Prime benefits, you can always sign up again – you just won't get the free 30-day trial again if you do.