When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is very slowly approaching. We predict when it will begin, what will be on offer and share more advice on shopping the sales

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Does Amazon Prime Day 2020 seem a way off? It will come around a lot faster than you think and, as with any big sales event, those who get the best bargains are those who are prepared

Amazon Prime Day 2019 was the biggest shopping event of the summer 2019 with deals rolling in every hour or so during the two days. There were heaps of amazing offers on everything from smart home devices to coffee machines, cleaning products and more. Many items sold out in less than an hour – every second really counts on Amazon Prime Day, so it does pay to be well prepared.

Don't panic though. Get your battle plan ready now. And if you can't wait for Amazon Prime Day, remember the Boxing Day sales and January sales are not so far away.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Amazon does not release the dates for Prime Day until a few weeks before the event. However, the last few years, the even has taken place in the middle of July. Amazon Prime Day 2019 was on 15 and 16 of July, so we think Amazon Prime Day 2020 will start on Monday 13 July. The deals often continue well into the week, despite the name implying it is just one day.

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 this year, Amazon Prime Day ran for over 48 hours. After the main event was officially over, deals continued and some prices stayed low for the remainder of the week.

In 2018, 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. Find out how to get a free Amazon Prime account.

How to get a bargain on Amazon Prime Day 2020

These are our expert tips on getting a Prime Day bargain:

Sign up for an Amazon Prime account in advance: this is the only way to to take part in the deals; you needn't subscribe though – our guide on how to get a free Amazon account and be Prime Day ready will take you through the process.

Download the Amazon app on to your smartphone – that way, you'll get notifications as deals come in. 

Do your research before Amazon Prime Day – noting prices before the event both on Amazon and other sites that cut their prices to match means you can be sure to get a deal not a dud.

Make a Prime Day wish list by 'adding to basket'; that means that on the day, you can find all your buys in one place to see what is discounted.

Click the 'Watch This Deal' button to be notified when the product goes on sale.

The best deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019

Cif and Domestos cleaning bundle | Was £8.39 for Prime Day 2019
Just moved home? Or recently run out of bathroom cleaning products? For just under £10 on Prime Day, you could've bagged a mix of six essential bathroom cleaning items from major leading cleaning brands such as Cif and Domestos. Included is a mix of sprays, wipes and toilet cleaners. View Deal

Ultimate Bathroom Cleaning Kit | Was £9.99 for Prime Day 2019
All the products you need to keep your bathroom clean and fresh are in this bundle which was just £10 for Prime Day. Included are six products from bleach to air freshener, toilet blocks and limescale cleaner.View Deal

Kasa Smart WiFi Plug by TP-Link | £13.99 for Prime Day 2019
Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT, this smart Wi-Fi plug can turn your favourite gadget smart. It doesn't require a paid subscription service, and you can control it even when you're not at home. Ideal for those always leaving their straighteners on (guilty).View Deal

Amazon Echo Input | £14.99 for Prime Day 2019
Transform any standard speaker into an Alexa enabled, smart device with the help of the handy Amazon Echo Input.View Deal

4 Air Wick Freshmatic Autospray Kits | £16 for Prime Day 2019
With nearly 60 per cent off for Prime Day, this automatic air freshener deal was a bargain. It smells like honeydew and cucumber (yum!) and it's a bundle deal so comes with four gadgets and four refills so you can pop one in each bedroom. Read our round up of the best air fresheners you can buy.View Deal

Vileda Turbo mop and bucket | £18.99 for Prime Day 2019
There's a reason why this mop is rated our best mop you can buy. It's easy to use, easy to carry and easy to clean. It has a foot pedal on the bucket to squeeze water from the mop head. The heads are also machine washable so can be used again and again!View Deal

Fire TV Stick | £19.99 for Prime Day 2019
Enjoy Netflix, Prime TV, iPlayer, YouTube and much more with the Fire Stick. Perfect for those who don't want to have to buy a smart TV to enjoy more services.View Deal

Echo Dot (3rd Generation) | £22 for Prime Day 2019
Complete smart tech novice? Start with the Echo Dot, Amazon's compact smart speaker which comes with its AI assistant Alexa. Browse the best smart speakers in our guide.View Deal

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug | £31.99 for Prime Day 2019
Building a smart home system? This bundle features the all new Amazon Echo Dot and a super handy smart plug.View Deal

Echo Show 5 | £49.99 for Prime Day 2019
The Echo Show 5 is the ideal smart home gadget to pop in a bedroom. Privacy wise, you can turn the microphone off and there's a cover for the camera. A little sister of the Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation, this smart home device features a 5.5inch screen for watching YouTube, video calling friends, singing to song lyrics and much more.
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Bosch Cordless Drill | £49.99 for Prime Day 2019
This sells out every year it has been discounted for Prime Day – this lithium-ion battery powered drill is a must have for all DIY tasks around the home and garden... The offer includes two batteries so have one on charge as you work and you'll never run out of juice.View Deal

Shark S1000UK Steam Pocket Mop | £49.99 for Prime Day 2019
This Shark steam mop is lightweight, easy to manoeuvre and the cleaning heads are machine washable so can be reused. The power cord is 5.5 metres long for easy accessibility around each room, and there's no need to use any cleaning chemicals as the hot water can clean 99.9 per cent of bacteria around your home.View Deal

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Philips Hue White Starter Set | £51.99 for Prime Day 2019
Building a smart home system? This bundle features the newest Amazon Echo Dot and a Philips Hue Starter Kit.View Deal

Ring Video Doorbell | £69 for Prime Day 2019
A really low price for a video doorbell thanks to Amazon Prime Day, Ring's first edition video doorbell was at its lower price to date. It's available in two different finishes, is compatible with Alexa and comes wired or unwired.View Deal

Kindle Paperwhite | £79.99 for Prime Day 2019
Perfect for those who like the read in the pool, in the bath or in the sea (?!) the all-new Kindle Oasis Paperwhite is waterproof – and makes a lightweight alternative to your stack of holiday books.

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Ring Stick Up Cam | £89 for Amazon Prime Day 2019
To be used indoors or out, this smart camera can be wall mounted for the best view of your home. Those with Alexa-enabled devices will be happy as it's compatible, and it has a smartphone app so you can see footage remotely. View Deal

Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Thermostat | £95.99 for Prime Day 2019
Try the Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Thermostat, which allows you to control your heating remotely via your smartphone. It can also be connected to Alexa, meaning you'll be able to adjust your heating with your voice. Browse the best smart thermostatsView Deal

ILIFE V3s Pro Robotic Vac | £97.99 for Prime Day 2019
The ILIFE V3 vacuum automatically docks and charges itself once it's finished cleaning your home. While it can't be controlled from your smartphone, it does work via a remote. Also, it's great for pet owners as it can pick up hair with ease.View Deal

Ring Video Doorbell 2 | £119 for Prime Day 2019
Enhance your home security – and never miss a delivery again – with this handy video doorbell from Ring.View Deal

ECOVACS Robotics DEEBOT N79S Robot Vacuum | £149.98 for Prime Day 2019
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 can be app-controlled when you're not home.View Deal

Ring Spotlight Cam | £139 for Amazon Prime Day 2019
Battery operated so there's no need for wiring in, this spotlight camera comes in black or white to blend in with the outside of your home.View Deal

Ring Floodlight Cam | £169 for Amazon Prime Day 2019
This is one of the best floodlit cams you can buy as it's smart, created by a leading brand and it includes theft protection. You can both control it and see its footage remotely. It reacts to the sound of your voice, too. For Prime Day, it had a huge £80 off. View Deal

Nest Learning Thermostat | £178.99 for Prime Day 2019
The easiest way to ensure you never enter a freezing cold house again, the Nest Learning Thermostat had 19 per cent off for Prime Day. The device connects with your phone and also Alexa devices so it can be controlled by voice command. Browse the best smart thermostats in our guide.View Deal

Eve Original Mattress | Up to 44% off @ Amazon
The Eve original mattress featured up to 44 per cent off for Prime Day. Madness. A single size mattress was as cheap as £203.99 (was £289.99) with a super king being £444.99 instead of £799. That's a saving of £354.01. Wow. Read our review for a deeper insight as to whether this mattress is best for you.View Deal

De'Longhi Magnifica ESAM 4200.S coffee machine | £224.99 for Amazon Prime Day 2019
Make all your coffee shop faves at home with this De'Longhi model. It grinds your beans, extracts your espresso and froths your milk, plus it can make two cups at once. Check out more of the best espresso machines in our round up.View Deal

Kindle Oasis (9th Gen, 32 GB, Free 3G + WiFi) | £249.99 for Prime Day 2019
Long holiday reading list? Drastically reduce your suitcase weight with the all-new Kindle.View Deal

Echo Show – Black plus Ring Video Doorbell 2 | £253.99 for Prime Day 2019
Echo Show allows you to stream movies, make video calls, and do online shopping. But it can also connect up with the Ring smart doorbell to see who's at your front door in HD. Both had a saving of £80 this Prime Day. Browse the best video doorbells in our guide.View Deal

Neato Robotics pet robot vac | £299.99 for Prime Day 2019
App and Alexa compatible, this robot vac has two extra filters to combat pet hair. It will also return to its charging station before it runs out of battery. The flat front helps this robot vac get into corners and right up to the edge of rooms.View Deal

Sage SES875BKS The Barista Express Machine | £349.99 for Amazon Prime Day 2019
Sage's Barista Express machine had a huge £60 off for Prime Day. Along with several other amazing features, this coffee machine has a digital temperature control so that you can set the temperature of each cup of coffee you drink. It also has a steam wand for milk.View Deal

Krups Evidence EA893840 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine | £449 for Prime Day 2019
This sleek, compact machine lets you make two coffees at once, plus with 15 one-touch hot drinks all of your favourites are at your fingertips!View Deal

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vac | £499.99 for Prime Day 2019
The auto-adjusting head helps this robot vacuum cleaner adapt to different surfaces, accompanied by the dual multi-surface rubber brushes. Press and go or operate by app – it can be paired with any Alexa device, too.View Deal

How to take part in the deals for next year

Don't want to be a Prime member but do want to take advantage of all the great deals? You can sign up for a free 30 day trial membership whenever you like. Next year, sign up before Prime Day so you're covered and then opt out later. It's easy.

Click one of the links below (depending on the country you're in) if you want to start your free Amazon Prime trial now. If you don't cancel, it's just £7.99 per month to carry on enjoying the perks, such as free next day delivery and access to TV shows.

Find out more about how to get big Amazon savings without paying to become a Prime member in our guide.

The top Amazon Prime Day buys, by country

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. Here are the rest: