Amazon Prime Day 2021: When it starts, what’s on sale, shopping tips

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Two days of more than 2 million deals from Amazon starts Monday during Prime Day 2021. It will feature something for everyone, Amazon said in its press release — from tech lovers and fashionistas to college students and even pets, the 48-hour sale will give Prime […]

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Two days of more than 2 million deals from Amazon starts Monday during Prime Day 2021.

It will feature something for everyone, Amazon said in its press release — from tech lovers and fashionistas to college students and even pets, the 48-hour sale will give Prime members everything they need for a summer of fun.

Here’s what to know.

What time does it start?

The savings extravaganza starts on Monday, June 21 at 3 a.m. Eastern time, and ends on Wednesday, June 23 at 2:59 a.m.

Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member?

Yes, you need to be a Prime member to cash in on the savings. If you’re not a Prime member yet, anyone can join and start a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/primeday to participate in Prime Day, get access to fast and free shipping, and enjoy entertainment benefits, like Prime Video, Prime Music, and more.

What will the sale look like?

Prime Day 2021 will feature the largest number of deals in the shopping event’s seven year history, Amazon said.

Members can shop featured lightning deals, which offer jaw-dropping prices on top-tier brands, categories, and products. Deals could sell out fast, so check frequently to find new deals launching throughout the 48-hour event.

What are some deals I can get?

There will be plenty of deals on a variety of items, including electronics, clothing, decor, patio, furniture, kitchen, and smart home devices.

You’ll be able to save on select HP products and select laptops, desktops, and monitors from brands like Acer, ASUS, and LG. Save up to 40% on Amazon Basics electronics, 40% on select Sony and JBL headphones, up to 20% on 4K TVs from top brands, and 25% on Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Mario and Luigi editions from Nintendo.

During Prime Day, you can save 38% on a bundle featuring the latest smart lock from August, the Smart Lock Pro, and a 3rd Gen Echo Dot and 30% on select smart home devices from TP Link, Sengled, GE, Sylvania, and more.

Select SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker bundles, Hestan ProBond Collection Cookware Sets, Stasher Reusable Storage, Dash Chef Series Immersion Hand Blenders will see sales, as well as up to 40% on kitchen products from Amazon Basics.

There will be deals up to 40% off on furniture from Amazon brands like Rivet, Stone & Beam, and Amazon Basics.

What can I get on sale now?

Amazon already started discounting its products in anticipation of Prime Day this year. We have compiled some of the best tech deals available for Prime Day this year.

An Insignia 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV is on sale for just $219.99, from its original price of $319.99.Or you can buy the Toshiba 50-inch Smart 4K UHD with Dolby Vision Fire TV at the low price of $309.99, down from $429.99.

Pick up the Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $149.99, down from $199. Or get the Apple AirPods Pro for $197, rather than the original $249 price.

Save $50 on this Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker with Built-in GPS when you buy it for just $99.95.

Here’s a look at some of the top discounts on smart home products during Prime Day 2021.

The Echo-4th generation smart speaker is a smart home hub with premium sound and Alexa. It’s on sale for $74.99, down from $99.99.

Or you can pick up the Echo Show 5, which is similar to the Echo smart speaker, but is equipped with a smart display. It’s on sale for $59.99, down from $79.99.

Amazon is also selling its Halo wellness band and membership for $99.99. With Prime, you can save an extra $30 off that price. Halo Band includes access to basic features like steps, heart rate, sleep time, and sleep tracking.

To stream your favorite shows and movies, purchase the Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) for $39.99, down from $49.99.

Are there any shopping tips?

  • Watch a deal. You can use the Amazon app to preview, track and shop limited time Lightning Deals while at home or on-the-go with deal alerts.
  • Prime Day Sneak Peek on the app. Tap the Prime Day banner in the Amazon app through October for a sneak peek of products that will have Prime Day deals.
  • Explore deals by popular interests. Find deals organized by more than 40 of the most-shopped-for interests, including fashion, electronics, cooking and travel.
  • Ask Alexa-enabled devices what the best deals are, track orders and set up delivery notifications.

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