Bargain-hunters, the time has come. Online retail giant Amazonhas announced details of its 2017 Prime Day sales event, once again only open to consumers who have signed up to its £79-a-year subscription service.
Beginning on Monday July 10 at 6pm, shoppers around the globe will have 30-hours instead of the usual 24 to pick up thousands of deals – including home and garden products.
So if you’re after a gadget for the home, had your eye on a new piece of furniture or perhaps some tools and equipment to keep your garden looking good, now is the time to buy.
In a bid to entice customers to become paid-up members, Amazon is offering a £20 discount to those signing up to its Amazon Prime subscription service until July 3.
Instead of the usual £79-a-year fee, the membership can be picked up for £59.
The service offers faster delivery on thousands of items and access to Amazon’s video streaming, eBook rental and early access to discounts.
Last year, there were two different types of deals: Lightning Deals, which ran for a fixed period of time with a finite number available, and Deals of the Day, which ran for the entire 24 hours.
To avoid missing out on deals, you can add them to a watchlist ahead of time and activate notifications on the Amazon smartphone app when they go live.
Amazon has not yet announced a list of opening deals, although all members can pick up a host of daily deals from the website.
In the run up to the day, Amazon is also offering Prime members certain deals.The first is a trial of Amazon Music Unlimited, its music streaming service, which is £0.99 for four months.
There will also be the chance for members to save up to 40 per cent on a Kindle Unlimited membership, while between July 3 – August 6 members can save up to 25 per cent with vouchers on everyday essentials from the Prime Pantry.
What home and garden deals can I expect?
It’s too early to tell exactly what home and garden products will be on offer – but check back here nearer the time for a run-down of items with the best discounts.
To give you an idea last year, shoppers were able to save money on outdoor equipment including strimmers, lawnmowers, pressure washers, drills, sanders and storage solutions.
For inside the home, there were offers on bulbs and lighting accessories, vacuum cleaners, pressure cookers, shavers, hair straighteners, alcohol and electric toothbrushes.
Among the best discounts was 54 per cent off a Karcher window cleaner set and a Bosch cordless drill was on sale for just under half price at £51.99. One robotic Flymo lawnmower had more than 60 per cent off the recommended retail price, selling for £379.99.