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4 things you should know about Amazon Prime Day


It's never too early to start Christmas shopping. The third annual Amazon Prime Day is coming up July 11. Here is what you need to know in order to be prepared for the big day.

What is Amazon Prime Day?
In the retail world, Prime Day stands alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a go-to shopping event for just about any product category. This year, Amazon promises Prime day will feature hundreds of thousands of deals for Prime members and says that they will offer new sales every five minutes.

When does it start?
Amazon Prime Day will start the night before at 9 p.m. ET on Monday until 3 a.m. ET on July 12. In the past Prime Day lasted for 24 hours it is supposed to extend for 30 hours.

What do you need to do to get access to the sale?
If you want to shop the sale you will need to be a Prime member. New Prime members get a 30-day free trail before paying. Annual cost of a Amazon membership is $99. Student discounts can apply to become a prime member.You can get access to see these sales by going on www.Amazon.com or using the Amazon App.

Check out some of the deals here!
Amazon Prime Day sneak peak
More Amazon Prime Day sales
List of Amazon Prime Day sales

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