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Amazon Prime Day date leaked – ‘epic’ day of deals just a few weeks away

THE date for this year’s Amazon Prime Day deals extravaganza has been leaked – and it’s just a few weeks away.

Amazon accidentally published a promotional banner for the big day, revealing that it would begin on July 16.

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This year’s Amazon Prime Day is expected to kick off on July 16

The actual Amazon Prime Day is set for July 17, but Amazon is promising an “epic day and a half of our best deals”.

So you’ll be able to start picking up massive bargains on Amazon from noon on July 16.

The banner was seemingly published on the website yesterday in error, but was spotted by TechRadar.

Amazon has since removed the promo banner, with an official announcement likely scheduled for later.

 You'll need to have an active Amazon Prime subscription to get access to the Prime Day deals

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You’ll need to have an active Amazon Prime subscription to get access to the Prime Day deals

Excitingly, this will be the longest Amazon Prime Day we’ve seen so far.

Usually the deals only last for a day(-ish), but this year you’ll have a chance to bag deals over a 36-hour period.

For instance, last year’s Amazon Prime Day took place on July 11, but began the evening before, lasting 30 hours.

Amazon has likely extended the day to maximise the amount of money it can collect from deal-hungry Brits – but it’s good news for consumers, too.

For the unaware, Amazon Prime Day is an annual event where Amazon slashes the prices of loads of products.

It usually falls in mid July, giving eager shoppers a chance to bag some deals before November’s Black Friday festivities.

Amazon Prime subscription – what do you get?

Here’s what’s included in an Amazon Prime membership…

  • Unlimited one-day delivery from Amazon
  • Unlimited movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime
  • TV shows and movies streamed in HD, Ultra HD and HDR (where available)
  • Secure unlimited photo storage
  • Early access to Amazon’s Lightning Deals
  • Access to Amazon Music – two million songs, thousands of playlists and stations, and on-demand, ad-free streaming
  • Prime Reading, which gives you a free rotating selection of books and magazines to enjoy

There’s a big catch, though.

Unlike Black Friday sales on Amazon, Prime Day requires you to have an Amazon Prime subscription.

You can always sign up for the 30-day free trial ahead of time, and still enjoy the deals.

If you’ve already used the trial however, then you’ll need to fork out for a membership.

  • Amazon Prime membership for £7.99 at Amazon UK – buy now

That costs either £7.99 per month, or £79 for an entire year (which works out cheaper, at £6.58 per month).

Amazon Prime memberships are generally considered a great-value subscription.

Amazon typically offers a £20 discount for Prime membership in the run-up to Prime day, so be on the lookout for that.

So what sort of discounts can you expect?

For a start, there’ll be some heavy price-cutting on Amazon’s own line-up of gadgets.

That includes the Echo smart speakers, Fire TV devices, Fire tablets, and Kindle e-book readers.

But you’ll also likely see deals across the board from third-party companies, flogging TVs, electric toothbrushes, drinks, games, fashion and more.

Are you planning to spend big on Amazon Prime Day? Let us know in the comments!


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