When is Amazon Prime Day 2020? UK dates and advice

AMAZON Prime Day is close as it will go ahead in the UK, despite concerns that the online giant had scrapped it.

The online retailer confirmed that Prime Day will definitely be held in 2020 – albeit later than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What do we know about this year's Prime Day?

An Amazon spokesperson said on Tuesday, July 21: “Over the last five years, Prime Day has become a special celebration and time for Prime members to shop incredible deals for themselves and for friends and family – and it’s something we look forward to every year.

“This year we’ll be holding Prime Day later than usual, while ensuring the safety of our employees and supporting our customers and selling partners.”

And Amazon Prime Day here in the UK will be held on October 13 and 14.

What offers can we expect?

It is always difficult to predict what Amazon will be making cheaper for their annual Prime Day, but MoneySavingExpert's deal hunters have come up with a list of products they think will be on offer.

They reckon Amazon will knock the prices down by up to 50% on their only items like Echo Dot speakers, Kindles and Fire tablets.

Fitbit devices could also be 30% cheaper, along with discounts on GHD, SodaStream, Breville, PlayStation and Xbox products.

Our tips for finding the best deals this Amazon Prime Day

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal on Amazon.

PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay. You can also set up price alerts to let you know when the cost drops.

CHECK CAREFULLY Use FakeSpot to check whether the item is genuine or not. The site scans the reviews to see if they're "reliable" or not so you can decide whether you trust the seller.

TRIAL IT FIRST Sign up to the 30 day Amazon Prime trial to take advantage of the Lightning Deals and free delivery. But remember to cancel the subscription before the trial is up or you'll be charged the full £79.

SHOP NOW TO SAVE TIME Put the items you want in your basket ahead of Black Friday so that when the deals drop on November 24, all you'll have to do is pay.

How can I get my hands on the deals?

If you're looking to bag a bargain, you have to be an Amazon Prime member.

The premium membership also gets customers free next day delivery and access to Prime TV shows, eBooks and even live music events.

It costs £79 per year or £7.99 per month – depending on the payment plan you choose. There's also a plan for students.

But, Amazon also offers a free 30-day trial to anyone wanting to try out the service.

Just don't forget to cancel your membership before the end of the month or you willbe charged the full amount.

In 2019 Amazon slashed the cost of membership to £59 a year just before Prime Day – although we don't know whether they will be doing the same in 2020.

Nearly half of all homes in the UK now subscribe to streaming services including Amazon Prime.

When the coronavirus pandemic began the retailer was overwhelmed with orders – leaving customers waiting weeks for delivery.

Amazon shoppers have been conned into handing over bank details in a call scam.

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