Amazon’ s summer sales bonanza, Amazon Prime Day, is almost upon us. First launched in 2015, the annual event has become “Black Friday in July” for online shopping.
Motorcycle.com will be tracking some of the bigger deals specifically for motorcyclists, so check with us throughout Amazon Prime Day 2019, which starts Monday July 15.
Until then, here’s what you need to know about Amazon Prime Day.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an online shopping event offering exclusive deals and significant discounts for Amazon Prime members. According to Amazon, customers purchased more than 100 million products on Prime Day, setting a new sales record for online retailer (since surpassed by Cyber Monday last fall).
When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?
Amazon Prime Day 2019 begins at 12 am Pacific on July 15. This year, the event runs for 48 hours until 11:59 pm on July 16. So, yeah, technically that makes it Amazon Prime Days, plural, but I guess that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well.
How much does Amazon Prime cost?
For most people, an Amazon Prime membership cost $12.99/month, or if $119 if you opt in for a whole year. When you sign up, you get a free 30-day trial before you start getting charged membership fees, so if you only want to take advantage of Prime Day sales, you can always cancel before the trial period ends.
If you’re a student, the fees are $6.49/month or $59/year, and you get a longer six month trial.
If you have a medicaid card or an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, the membership fee is $5.99/month, and you get the standard 30-day free trial.
Beside Prime Day sales, what are the benefits of Amazon Prime?
With a Prime membership, Amazon promises free two-day delivery, with some cities getting free same day or one-day delivery. Prime members can also …read more