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Amazon Prime Day has become almost like a national holiday for enthusiastic online shoppers who love searching the site for the best deals and deepest discounts during the annual event. And Amazon has officially confirmed the dates for it this year: Amazon Prime Day will take place October 13 and 14, right after the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday.
The Prime Day event, which technically takes place over two days, will provide discounts on everything from toys to electronics, fashion, beauty, kitchen, home, Amazon Devices, and more for Prime members.
The event officially begins at midnight PT on Tuesday, October 13 and runs through to Wednesday, October 14 in both Canada and the U.S., as well as other countries around the world. While the event is only open for Prime members, anyone can join to become one just in time for the event and enjoy a 30-day free trial.
“This year’s Prime Day is the perfect opportunity for Prime members to get their holiday shopping done early from the comfort of their homes – and to have more time to spend with their family and friends throughout the season,” said Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer. “In the midst of an unprecedented year, we’re committed to making this the most successful Prime Day ever for small businesses and excited for members worldwide to discover new ways to support local entrepreneurs and save big on everything they need and love.”
Amazon is offering offering some early deals. Starting today, get two Echo Dot devices for $49.98 and save $90. Starting October 6, save $45 on Echo Auto and save $40 on Echo Show 5. For $0.99, Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months of the premium streaming tier with unlimited access to tens of millions of songs, ad-free. Starting October 8, stream anything on Prime Video and get a $10 Amazon credit; and reload $100 or more on your gift card balance and get a $7.50 promotional credit. For the home, you can save on Zinus Mattress favourites, save up to 20% on select smart home products, $30 when you spend $150 on select Bosch tools, and more.
Additionally, in an effort to help Canadian small businesses, shoppers can buy hundreds of products from a newly-created virtual storefront at amazon.ca/supportsmall that only features Canadian goods from independent Canadian sellers.