Amazon Prime Day 2019: everything you need to know for 48 hours of bargains

Save the date! The global shopping event Amazon Prime Day is returning for 36 hours of deals... very possibly this July 15th (so our source has – very possibly – revealed...)

Amazon Prime Day: the Amazon echo

Amazon Prime Day is known as the biggest shopping event of the summer, so it's no surprise that it is returning this July to give customers 36 hours of non-stop deals on everything from home tech to furniture.

When is Amazon Prime Day? We have it on good authority* that it's on Monday 15th July (although, we stress, this is yet to be confirmed by Amazon officially), just before the summer holidays begin; the perfect time to grab a pre-holiday bargain. 

We'll help ensure you're prepared as ever this Amazon Prime Day and are ready to bag all those bargains with regular updates on what's on offer. New camera to take your summer photos on? Yes please. A robot vacuum to help with the cleaning? Done. A stylish bed frame to fit a new mattress? Bingo.

We've found more of the best current Amazon deals to help you save £££s, or you can browse through Amazon's daily deals page to see for yourself.

*See more about how we revealed this year's date in our news piece.

WHAT IS Amazon PRIME DAY?

Much like Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day used to be just 24 hours long to offer Amazon customers huge discounts on anything and everything they need; however, much to our pleasure, both events have been extended, and last year's Amazon Prime Day lasted 36 hours.

Last year, Amazon welcomed more new Prime members on the date of July 16 than any previous day in Amazon history, as you have to be a Prime member to take part in Amazon Prime Day. However, luckily for you, we've got a little trick if you don't want to fork out becoming a member but still want the deals.

A few days before the event, or even on Amazon Prime Day itself, click one of the links below (depending on the country you're in) to start your free Amazon Prime trial, which will last for a month. If you decide you don't want to be a member after Amazon Prime Day, you can cancel it and, if not, it's just £7.99 per month to carry on enjoying the perks, such as free next day delivery and access to TV shows.

WHAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT AMAZON PRIME DAY?

Amazon Prime Day is still a few weeks away, so we aren't sure on exact facts around the event yet, but once we do know, we'll update you. We're waiting to find out the exact date, length of the event and, of course, what deals to expect. 

This year's Amazon Prime Day is said to be on July 15th. Due to the success of last year's event, will this year be longer than a day and a half? We hope so.

Psssst: Keep checking back here for updates!

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AMAZON PRIME DAY

Amazon Prime Day 2018 sold more than 100 million products across 17 different countries; among the best selling products were Amazon's very own Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot

As much as we wish we were, we're not psychic, so we can't predict the deals yet. However, these were the best sellers from around the globe last Amazon Prime Day (excluding Amazon products), so we'd expect good deals again this year. Interesting...

TOP PRIME DAY BUYS TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS YEAR

Wondering what's going to be on sale this year? Us too. We've listed some of last year's top UK sellers below, so why not have a look now and decide what you want early so you can come back on the date and snatch up a deal with ease!

Unlimited Amazon Music Subscription | £9.99/pm

Amazon's very own version of Spotify, at just under £10 per month, it's easy to see why so many of these were purchased last Prime Day. You can get unlimited access to over 50 million songs, it's ad-free, you can listen offline and it works with Alexa devices.View Deal

Smart Wi-Fi Plug by TP-Link | £19.98

Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT, this smart Wi-Fi plug will ease your worries of leaving the straightener on once and for all. There's no hub required to use, you simply just plug in and ta-dah!View Deal

Echo Dot (3nd Generation) | £34.99 

It was actually the 2nd Generation that was a best-seller last year, but that's not sold anymore and this is the next best thing. Currently sporting 30 per cent off and probably more for Prime Day 2019, we're guessing. The ideal smart home device for beginners!View Deal

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | £39.99 

Make your TV smart thanks to this mini remote and USB stick. Simply pop the USB into the back of your TV and you're off. You can watch Prime Video, BBC, Netflix and more to your heart's content. The remote also has an Alexa built in so responds to voice commands. Now you can see why it was their top selling product for Prime Day 2018!View Deal

Instant Pot Duo | £99.99

Sadly not exactly the same model that customers went wild for last year, but still pretty close. This Instant Pot machine is multi-functional and can pressure cook, slow cook, cook rice, make yoghurt, steam, warm, sauté and brown.View Deal

Kindle Paperwhite 6in | £109.99

A great gift (or a cheeky present from you to you), the Kindle Paperwhite is ideal for those who frequently travel, or if you read books super fast and don't want to keep making trips to the book shop. This one is waterproof, features quite a lot of storage space as well as a reading light, has a headphone jack if you want to have the book read to you. Plus its battery lasts for weeks! Come to think of it, we may just snap one up too this Prime Day.View Deal

Echo Show - Black | £189.99

Featuring a 10in screen and a speaker on the back, the Echo Show is the queen of smart home devices. You can use it to watch videos, take photos, play music and much more. It's also compatible with lots of other smart devices such as doorbells, thermostats and plugs to help you control them with ease. Read our review on Amazon Echo Show.View Deal

ECOVACS Robotics DEEBOT N79S Robot Vacuum | £209.98

A robot vacuum deal that was well taken advantage of last Prime Day, this affordable model is compatible with Alexa. It has four different modes of cleaning, can run for 100 minutes before needing to be recharged and it has its own app so you can control it when you're not at home. You'll actually come back to a clean home for once, rejoice!View Deal

Ring Video Doorbell Pro | £229

Always getting things delivered while you're at work? Thanks to this smart doorbell, you can see and talk to your postman to tell him where to leave your parcel. You'll also know what time the kids get home, and it works with Alexa so you can control it from your phone. View Deal

Robot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum Cleaner | £275

A cheap price for a robot vacuum, especially one that can suck up everything from large debris to pet hair, the Roomba 671 vacuum cleaner was heavily discounted last Prime Day. Keep an eye out for robot vacuum cleaner deals this year –  we've got our fingers crossed.View Deal

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