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Amazon Prime Day is back this month. We've rounded up all the information you need to know about the biggest shopping day of the year

Amazon's Prime Day 2021 event is the longest ever— with over 48 hours of deals to be found on fashion, beauty, electronics and more.

After a one-off move to the autumn in 2020, the deals day is back, and bigger than ever this summer. The details are out and we're breaking down what you all need to know to make the most out of this two-day online shopping extravaganza. 

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What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is Amazon's highly anticipated annual discount shopping event––exclusively for Amazon Prime members. It started in 2015 and is now in its seventh year, with each year showing record-breaking sales.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Prime Day 2021 will take place from June 21 to June 22 2021—and will last a full 48 hours, just like last year. The deals will last until the items are sold out.

Do you need to have a Prime membership to shop for the deals?

Yes, the sale is exclusive to Prime members. To take part, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial and get the Prime Day deals. When your Amazon Prime trial ends, you can choose to either cancel or keep your membership. Of course, if you choose to keep it, you can enjoy various perks such as free two-day shipping on numerous items, Prime Video where you can stream thousands of movies and TV shows including exclusive Amazon Originals, Amazon Music to access more than two million songs, and Prime Wardrobe to get the latest fashion trends in the comfort of your home.

What items will be on sale this Amazon Prime Day?

Expect a range of products from clothing including shoes and bags, travel accessories, kitchen tools, electronic devices, and other everyday essentials. Amazon bestsellers will also be on sale. Products from notable brands such as Apple, Samsonite, and Adidas will also be included.

How to choose the best deal?

Thousands of items will be on sale including lightning deals, deals of the day, and flash savings. Merchants will set a time window and a specific item will be on sale until it sells out.

What's new for this year?

Given the global pandemic has affected many businesses, Prime Day this year is once again designed to specifically support small businesses.

How can you save?

To take advantage of the Prime Day 2021 deals, you first need to make sure you have a Prime membership. Students can enjoy six months of Prime benefits for free, along with other exclusive student offers if they signed up for a free trial.

If you start shopping early, you can even score some hot deals.

How should I get prepared?

1. Get alert deals: Tap the "Watch this deal" option on your Amazon app

2. Look for deal badges: Prime Day deals are badged in blue so you know how to spot them

3. Access anywhere: You can see the deals on the Amazon website, on the Amazon app, or with the help of Alexa

4. Not sure? Ask Alexa: You can always say, "Alex, what are my Prime Day deals?"

5. Amazon Assistant: To compare prices, consult Amazon Assistant to make it easier to shop

One last thing, what should I remember to do?

Bookmark the Prime Day 2021 page so you can check the exclusive offers every day.