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Amazon Prime Day will be a two-day event starting October 13

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The annual Amazon Prime Day sale is coming on October 13 and will be a two-day event, which ends the following day—on the 14th.

Usually, Amazon Prime Day is expected mid-July. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event got postponed.

CNN describes Amazon Prime Day as “Christmas in the summer, and sales routinely outpace Black Friday.”

This year will be the biggest

In a statement given to CNN, Amazon Prime’s vice president, Jamil Ghani, predicts this year’s Amazon Prime Day will be “bigger than it has ever been.”

Ghani further notes:

“It certainly has been an unprecedented year and we have been preparing for what follows all year. We think Oct. 13 and 14 is the right time to kick off a successful and safe holiday season.”

This year, Amazon will be highlighting the small businesses on its e-commerce website. Accordingly, USA Today reports that Amazon dubs the event as its “biggest small business promotion.”

In an interview with the news outlet, Ghani expresses:

“We’re really trying to put the spotlight and the energy of Prime Day behind these small businesses.”

Moreover, starting today until October 12, before the Amazon Prime Day starts, Prime members will reportedly get a $10 credit to use on the day of the event sale.

The $10 credit is given to Prime members who “spend $10 on items sold by select small businesses on Amazon.”

It should be noted that the generous credit can be used on ” almost any product” on Amazon “including small businesses.”

Although, on its support page, it states that the credit “does not apply to purchases of digital books, alcohol, Amazon Gift Cards, subscriptions, tax, shipping costs, gift wrapping charges, Prime memberships, digital products, or Prime Now orders.”

The credit will only be redeemable during the two-day sale event.

Amazon Prime Day shop deals

While the event is still weeks away, but there are already a few early Prime Day sale deals posted.

For instance, the Fire TV Recast is offered at  $129.99 for Prime Members. That’s $100 off the original price.

A 3rd-gen Echo Dot with Alexa, on the other hand, is offered at 2 for $39.98. Although, a new Echo Dot is set to unveil on a later date next month.

Surely, more deals will pop up in the coming days before the sale officially starts.

This definitely a great time to be a Prime Member on Amazon.

Per The Verge, the event sale will start at 3:00 a.m. PT on the 13th of October. The participating countries are: the U.S., the U.K., UAE, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Australia, Turkey, and Brazil.

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