Amazon Prime Day 2019 Is July 15 — Here’s What We Know So Far

updated Jun 27, 2019
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As we get ready to flip our calendars over to July (we surely aren’t the only ones who still use paper calendars, right?), it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays. There’s Independence Day, and there’s Amazon’s annual Prime Day! We know the former will be, as always, on July 4, but the exact date for the latter is usually a strict secret — until now. Amazon just announced that this year’s event will kick off Monday, July 15, at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET and run for 48 hours, ending at 11:59 p.m. PT/2:59 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 16. There will also likely be sales in the days leading up to Prime Day, so you’ll want to keep an eye on Amazon’s Deals section in the days leading up to the official start.

What Will Be Included in Amazon’s Prime Day Deals?

A whole lot. Small appliances, kitchen gadgets, and even groceries are sure to be discounted — last year we saw incredible prices on RoombasDyson vacuums, and, of course, Instant Pots. Like last year, we’ll probably also see discounts on Whole Foods groceries!

Note: It’s likely that the best deals will be on Amazon devices like the Echo smart speakerFire TV Stick, and Kindle. Which is fun, considering the Echo is super useful in the kitchen and there are lots of food-related shows you might want to stream.

Do I Need an Amazon Prime Membership to Participate?

Yes, only Amazon Prime members can score these deals. If you want to start reaping the Prime benefits now, you can start a one-month free trial and decide later whether or not it’s worth keeping. In addition to access to Prime Day sales, members also get unlimited two-day shipping, savings at Whole Foods, various lightning deals throughout the year, and access to Amazon Original TV shows and movies (like Fleabag, which everyone should watch right now). The most standard plan costs $12.99 per month, but you can also sign up for a video-only plan for $8.99 per month.

Where Can I Shop on Prime Day?

On Amazon. (Duh.) But. BUT! You can also ask your Alexa-enabled device to tell you about all the deals. The Amazon app is also a good one to have downloaded — last year’s app users got exclusive sneak peaks at the best upcoming deals.

Be sure to keep checking this page for the latest updates on Amazon Prime Day.