Shoppers, start your engines! Amazon Prime Day 2021 is now officially set for June 21-22.
Amazon says the shopping extravaganza will include more than 2 million deals and will kick off after midnight PDT (3 a.m. EDT) on June 21. It runs through June 22.
This is the first year that Prime Day will happen in June. Historically, it has fallen in July, and last year it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If you cannot wait to get started, Amazon has early deals starting now — plus some perks that can get you more money to spend during Prime Day.
If you are not already a Prime member, first check out “5 Ways to Get Amazon Prime for Free.” Access to Prime Day is an exclusive perk available only to Prime members.
Deals available now
As usual, Amazon is beginning Prime Day well in advance with some teaser deals.
Prime members also can get four free months of Amazon Music Unlimited, which is Amazon’s music streaming service that competes with the likes of Spotify. Even non-Prime members can get three months for free.
If you have always wanted to try the audiobook service Audible, Prime members can save 53% on their first four months.
For more early deals, check out Amazon’s official Prime Day webpage.
How to get Amazon Prime Day credits
Amazon is also offering a slew of ways to get credits you can apply to your Prime Day shopping. They include the following:
- Today through June 20, Prime members who purchase $40 or more in select Prime-branded Amazon gift cards get a $10 promotional credit. Visit amazon.com/giftcardspd21 to learn more.
- Starting today and “for a limited time,” new Prime members in the U.S. who sign up for Prime using an Echo device will receive a $5 Amazon credit. Just say, “Alexa, sign me up for Prime.”
- Throughout June, Prime members get a $150 Amazon gift card instantly upon approval for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. Visit amazon.com/primevisa to learn more.
- From June 7 through June 20, Prime members who spend $10 on items sold by specific U.S. small businesses in Amazon’s store, including products from Amazon Handmade and Amazon Launchpad, get a $10 credit to spend on Prime Day.
For more options, check out “Try This New Amazon Prime Perk and Get a $20 Credit.”