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This year,are set for July 12 and run through July 13. While we expect to see thousands of great deals during this time, it’s important to note that you need to be a member of Amazon’s Prime subscription in order to access the deals. Normally, this would set you back $15 per month or $130 if you paid for the year, but we have a simple way that you can avoid that cost and still access all the deals.
, and even if you’re a free trial member you can still take part in all the deals action. If you sign up now, you’ll get instant access to all the early Prime Day deals that are available right now and the thousands of upcoming deals that will take place during the 48-hour event.
So, what’s the catch? There isn’t one. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial to all new customers. This means that if you signed up with your email for a trial before, you won’t be able to use the same one for the trial again but you could always use another email address if you have one. After the 30 days is over, Amazon will auto-renew your membership, so you will need to cancel the trial before that happens. This isn’t one of the trials where you need to chat with someone or (even worse) call in and speak to anyone. You simply go into your account settings and cancel the trial and you won’t be charged.
Having the Prime membership is a requirement for accessing the deals on Amazon Prime Day. Some of the competing sales, likeand Best Buy’s Black Friday in July won’t require any membership, but with this option to get one for free, why wouldn’t you give it a try?
We already know that Amazon will be offering “lowest prices ever” on a variety of popular products, like Casper mattresses, iRobot vacuums, the company’s own hardware and much more. This year’s event is also said to have a lot of home essentials on sale, which means that you’ll be able to stock up on necessities for less. Prime members who shop ahead of Prime Day can score various credits, including this, which will make your purchases even more affordable during the big event.