Amazon Prime Day 2019: Date, deals and more
Amazon Prime Day is coming on 15 July. Here's what you need to know in the lead-up to the big day.
When is it? How long does it run for?
The dates for Amazon Prime Day have been revealed. This year's event will start at midnight on 15 July and end at at 11:59 16 July AEST - that's 48 whole hours of local Amazon deals. This is the longest ever Prime Day sale in the history of the event. And we here in Australia will be the very first to get access to the deals.
But it doesn't stop there. Since in many countries the USA Prime Day event finishes later than ours (to account for the timezone difference), Aussie shoppers will have access to an extra 17 hours of deals through the US store. That's a total of 65 hours of Amazon deals. And you'll get free international shipping with no minimum spend when you shop the international deals. So, you should probably start saving up!
What's going to be on sale?
Unfortunately, we don't know the exact items on sale just yet - although Finder reached out to Amazon representatives to try and find out. What we do know is that Prime Day 2019 will feature tens of thousands of products across tech, fashion, video games, books, home, kitchen and more. And yes we can confirm there will be discounts on Alexa-enabled devices.
The big deals to look out for will be the deals on TVs, smart home devices, appliances and everyday essentials. So if you've been needing a new television or blender, this is the sale where you'll be able to pick one up on the cheap. Last year's Prime Day saw Aussies get access to hundreds of thousands of deals and we're expecting there to be even more this year.
Keep checking Finder for more information about the possible deals we might see.
How can you access the deals?
Well, as you might have deduced from the name, Amazon Prime Day deals are only available to Amazon Prime members. Prime is Amazon's paid subscription shipping service which gets you a bunch of cool perks.
Prime members in Australia have access to free delivery on millions of local and international items in as fast as two days - but shipping can take longer depending on your location. Prime members also get access to Prime Video (Amazon's streaming service) which has exclusive, award-winning and popular TV shows and movies. This also includes more than two million songs ad-free, over 1,000 e-books with Prime Reading, benefits for gamers with Twitch Prime, and more.
You can read more about Prime here or Prime streaming in our guide. Or see Amazon Prime and eBay Plus compared to see which service has the best benefits. Alternatively, you can go straight to Amazon and sign up now in preparation for Prime Day 2019. There's a 30-day free trial and it's AU$6.99 a month or AU$59 a year.
Rocco Braeuniger, country manager for Amazon Australia, said in a statement announcing the sale: "We all love a bargain, and last year's Prime Day confirmed this, being our biggest day since the launch of amazon.com.au. We are excited to announce that this year will be even bigger, with Prime members Down Under not only being the first in the world to have access to Prime Day but also having the longest Prime Day event worldwide, with an extra 17 hours of US deals through the Global Store following the end of the 48 hours of local deals."
Stay tuned for more info! We'll make sure to have all the deals up on our Amazon Prime Day sales guide when they launch on 15 July.