Every year, Amazon stages a huge sale every July. This is known as Amazon Prime Day. Many people consider this a Black Friday of sorts for Amazon. That’s because you can get some of the exact same deals that you would get on Black Friday at other retailers.

Some people will actually sign up for Prime a few days before this event just so they can take part in all the deals. People who sign up for this also get the two day free shipping on top of all the other deals that are offered.

This year, however, Prime Day is different. Instead of being held as usual in July, Amazon made the decision to push it further down the calendar into the year. Because of all the economic chaos due to the pandemic, the new sales date will now be October 13-14.

So if you’re someone who already has Amazon Prime, you?ll want to watch out for this new date. If you don?t have Amazon Prime, you’ll want to go ahead and sign up for the service so that you don?t miss out on any of the gift items you?ll want to buy.

The kinds of deals that you can expect on this day are going to vary. But each category should have some blockbuster sale items. The trick to saving the most when this event happens is to know ahead of time what you want to buy and whether or not it?s truly something you need.

For example, saving $50 on a blender that you’ll never use is not a good savings. But if you know you?ll use an espresso maker and you see one on sale, then it makes sense to snap it up.

Also, if you plan to buy something for someone, but you?re not quite sure yet what it is, then you can shop in the general category of stuff they might like. For example, for teens who enjoy gaming, you could look at gaming headsets or gaming keyboards.

However, don?t be so quick to add it to the cart without first doing a little investigating. You?re going to want to look at the reviews to make sure that these are mostly positive. Next, you?ll want to look at the specifications to make sure the products will work for the receiver.

Be sure to check with the manufacturer to see if they?re offering any discounts or coupon codes that you can use for more savings or for rebates. Amazon Prime shopping is poised to help consumers get some of the best deals of the year long before Black Friday and Cyber Monday come along.

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