Amazon Prime Day 2020 offered some of the best Prime Day deals that we’d seen so far covering the retail event, and there’s no reason that it won’t be a repeat – or bettered – in 2021. After the pandemic pushed Prime Day 2020 to mid-October, Prime Day is once again a summer affair this year. Right now, we’re mere days away from Amazon’s major shopping event, as it’ll be live from 21-22 June.
Last year, Prime Day did not disappoint deal hunters. Among the best offers were Amazon devices and top tech, which included impressive discounts on the then newly released M1 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. We saw the iPad go for under $200, The fantastic Huion Kamvas Pro 12 graphics tablet being sold for under $180, and a pair of high-end Sennheiser headphones go for a record $219.
In this article we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Prime Day 2021, and take a look at some top Amazon deals available now. Be sure to bookmark this page for updates on Amazon Prime Day 2021, plus all the best offers as they arrive.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Amazon Prime Day 2021 will take place on 21 and 22 June. Because of the slightly earlier than usual date – Prime Day was in July, before last year’s curveball October date – there’s speculation that there could be a second Prime Day later in the year. We’ll keep you posted if/when that happens.
Once again, Amazon is adding an entertainment component to Prime Day. Right now, you can stream this year’s Prime Day Show on Prime Video, featuring performances from Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi, and H.E.R.
Is Prime free on Prime Day?
Amazon Prime isn’t exactly free on Prime Day – in order to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day 2021 offers, you’ll need to be a Prime member. But the good news is you can sign up to Amazon’s no strings attached 30-day free Amazon Prime trial to see if the service is right for you. Alternatively you can hold off signing up until nearer the event, that way you can get all the best deals and then cancel before you trial period is up without charge.
What will go on sale for Prime Day?
As Amazon sells such a range of products, you’re almost guaranteed an equally wide range of deals over Amazon Prime Day. In the past, we’ve seen offers on everything from iPads to phones to mattresses to colouring pencils. And we’re crossing our fingers that there’ll be a range of decent deals available this year as part of Prime Day. And if there are, you’ll find them right here.
Amazon deals available now – US
Echo Show 5:
$79.99 $59.99 at Amazon
Save $20: This is one of the best prices we’ve seen on the first-gen Echo Show. The 5.5-inch screen makes it possible to watch movies, video chat with friends, display photos, or simply show the time. Save another 25% if you have an eligible Echo device to trade in.
Echo Buds (2nd Gen):
$119.99 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $40: Prime Day yields some of the best deals on Amazon-brand tech. We’re days away from the event and we’ve already spotted an all-time low for Amazon’s newest Echo Buds. They feature Alexa hands-free operation, noise cancellation, and up to 15 hours of battery life.
Amazon Music Unlimited Trial: 4 months free at Amazon
Save $32: Typically, Amazon offers new Music Unlimited members one month for free. But ahead of Prime Day you can avail of four months of tunes at no cost. You’ll not only have access to ad-free music and podcasts, you’ll also be able to listen offline with unlimited skips. What better time to try it out?!
Echo Dot (4th Gen): 2 for $49.98 after coupon at Amazon
Save $50: You’re essentially getting two Echo Dot smart speakers for the price of one here. Build your Alexa ecosystem by adding two speakers to your cart then applying coupon code ‘PDDOT2PK‘. The small form factor of the Echo Dot means you can place it just about anywhere – and it’s quite stylish, to boot.
Amazon deals available now – UK
Ring Video Doorbell + Chime:
£78 £45 at Amazon for Prime members
Save £33: This early Prime Day deal pairs the Ring Video Wired Doorbell with the Ring Chime so you can set up custom tones. It also includes a 30-day trial of the Ring Protect Plan for expanded video history and snapshot capture. Deal ends 19 June 2021.View Deal
Echo Dot (4th Gen):
£49.99 £34.99 at Amazon
Save £15: Score a current-gen Echo Dot at one of the lowest prices we’ve seen so far this year. This smart speaker features Alexa voice control and compatibility with popular streaming apps including Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer.
Amazon Music Unlimited Trial: 4 months free at Amazon
Save £32: Instead of one free month of tunes and podcasts, Amazon is offering new subscribers to its Music Unlimited service an impressive four-month trial. That’s over £30 in saving and free streaming for one-third of the year.
We usually see some tasty iPad deals over Amazon Prime Day, and this year is likely to be no exception. We’re already seeing price cuts on the new M1-chipped iPad Pro in the UK, and anticipating even more discounts on Apple’s latest-gen models come Prime Day proper. Check out the best early Prime Day iPad deals below.
Pre-Prime Day iPad deals: US
Apple iPad Air (2020):
$599 $549.99 at Amazon
Save $49: The latest-and-greatest iPad Air can be yours at nearly $50 off and one of the best deals we’ve seen for it. This is the 64GB model with wi-fi, so if you don’t need loads of storage then snap this up.
Apple iPad Mini (2019):
$399 $369 at Amazon
Save $30: While this isn’t the largest saving we’ve seen for the small-but-powerful iPad Mini 64GB wi-fi, it’s still the best deal you can get for it right now. It features an A12 Bionic chip and Apple Pencil support. Also on sale for this price at Walmart.
Pre-Prime Day iPad deals: UK
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1, 2021, Wi-Fi):
£999 £959.97 at Amazon
Save £39: Welcome to the first-ever discount on the brand-new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Save close to £40 on 128GB of storage, wi-fi connectivity, and of course, Apple’s stellar M1 chip.
iPad Air (Wi-Fi & cellular, 2020):
£709 £627.62 at Amazon
Save £81: If you waited to hop on this iPad Air deal, your patience has been rewarded as this dropped about £50 in a week. It has 64GB storage, a beautiful 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, super-fast A14 Bionic chip, and 12MP back/7MP HD front cameras.
If you’re in need of a new laptop, then it’s worth waiting for Prime Day to see what bargains come along. However, you can save right now on brand-new tech such as the MacBook Pro M1 and Dell’s latest XPS 13 with an 11th-gen Intel CPU.
Pre-Prime Day laptop deals: US
Apple MacBook Pro M1:
$1,299 $1,149.99 at Amazon
Save $150: We last saw this deal in April and it’s still one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for this 2020 MacBook Pro. Save on the 13.3-inch, Space Grey 256GB, 8GB RAM, MacBook Pro with Apple’s M1 chip, 18 hours of battery and fast processing speeds. Also on sale at this price from Best Buy.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch:
$1,199.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
Save $300: Creatives who are seeking an ultraportable device that can handle graphical grunt work will want to look at this discounted Surface Laptop 3. It has a 15-inch touchscreen, AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with Radeon Vega 9 graphics, and 8GB RAM.
Dell XPS 13 Laptop (2021): $1,099.99 $899.99 at Dell
Save $200: The XPS 13 is one of the best 13-inch laptops out there. This latest iteration boasts an 11th-generation Intel CPU and an even smaller footprint than before. Here, you’ll be saving on the Core i5/8GB RAM/256GB SSD model.
Pre-Prime Day laptop deals: UK
Apple MacBook Pro M1:
£1,299 £1,129.97 at Amazon
Save £169: Splash out on a 13-inch M1 256GB MacBook Pro in Silver with a whopping £169 off and the lowest price we’ve seen! It boasts 20 hours of battery life an 8-core CPU and 16-core Neural Engine. If you fancy Space Grey, it’s only a few pounds more.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13-inch:
£999 £810.60 at Amazon
Save £188: The Surface Laptop 3 is a fine alternative to the more costly MacBook Air. This ultra-light 13-incher includes a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core CPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD.
ASUS Chromebook C223NA:
£229.99 £179 at Amazon
Save £51: A laptop for under £200? That’s right – as long as you’re keen with Chrome OS. For anyone who wants a backup system for light computing tasks, this is a great buy. It features an Intel Celeron CPU, 4 GB RAM, 32GB flash storage, and an 11.6-inch HD display.
Monitors are often on sale over Amazon Prime Day. Right now you can find some great early deals on 4K and HD monitors.
Pre-Prime Day monitor deals: US
LG 27UL850 27-inch 4K:
$549.99 $475 at Amazon
Save $75: We’ve called this the best LG monitor you can buy right now. After hovering above the $500 mark, it’s dipped below that threshold just in time for Prime Day. With crystal clear 4K UHD resolution plus HDMI, USB-C and DisplayPort connectivity, you’re getting a lot for your money here.
BenQ EW2780U 27-inch 4K:
$549.99 $439.99 at Amazon
Save $110: This is slightly more than last year’s Prime Day price but it’s still a stellar offer for this top-notch 4K monitor. It has a customisable colour performance, excellent image quality, and 2W stereo speakers.
Alienware AW2521HFL 24.5-inch FHD:
$399 $299.99 at Amazon
Save $99: Boasting refresh rates up to 240Hz and 1ms response time, lag will never be a problem with this affordable Alienware gaming monitor. Also notable is the built-in ventilation system to eliminate the worry of overheating during intense sessions. Available at Best Buy, too.
Pre-Prime Day monitor deals: UK
Dell S2421HGF 24-inch HD:
£215.99 £179.99 at Dell
Save £36: This affordable Dell gaming monitor could also be well-suited for streaming your favourite shows and movies. It features 144Hz refresh rates, 1ms response time, and a 1080p HD resolution. On the connectivity front, there are two HDMI ports plus DisplayPort.
Cheap TVs are bound to be the order of the day around Prime Day this year. Right now, we’re seeing stellar deals on large-screen 4K TVs across a variety of brands.
Pre-Prime Day TV Deals: US
Sony 55-inch Bravia TV:
$999.99 $798 at Walmart
Save $200: Two years ago, this great TV was twice the price, and it’s certainly aged well. Though TV tech has stepped up with OLED screens, this Sony Bravia 4K UHD TV is still a class act in 2021. Shave $300 off the price, and you’ve got one of the best TV deals right now.
Hisense 75-inch H65 TV:
$999.99 $749.99 at Best Buy
Save $250: Whether you’re streaming movies, playing games or accessing the web, this TV offers an incredible picture on a massive screen, with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in, as well as Motion Rate 120 and DTS Sound Studio tech.
LG 65-inch 4K OLED TV:
$2,299.99 $1,797 at Walmart
Save $503: If you want a future-proof TV that offers the best tech, opting for an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV is the way to go. They provide the best picture quality, and this LG 65-inch TV is now at its lowest price ever. Currently only 2 left.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some cheap headphone deals this Prime Day. While we aren’t seeing substantial savings on the AirPods range (as expected), there are often deals on other brands of headphones. Plus, now is your chance to save some money on the latest (but still pricey) AirPods Max.
Pre-Prime Day headphones deals: US
Apple AirPods Max:
$549 $499 at Amazon
Save $50: This is the largest discount we’ve seen on the top-quality AirPods Max from Amazon thus far. Prime Day may yield a better deal, even if only slightly. But if any saving on superb noise-cancelling and high fidelity audio is what you’re after, look no further than here. This price is for the Sky Blue colour.
Beats Solo Pro Headphones:
$299.95 $149 at Amazon
Save $151: This is an amazing deal for these highly-rated Beats Solo Pro on-ear headphones – we’ve never seen them for less at Amazon. They feature Apple’s H1 chip, active noise cancelling, and up to 22 hours of listening time. Amazon also throws in 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free for new subscribers.
Pre-Prime Day headphones deals: UK
Apple AirPods Pro:
£249 £189 at Amazon
Save £60: This deal on the AirPods Pro is a match for the Amazon all-time price low. They feature stellar noise cancelling, Siri voice commands, and a wireless charging case that expands the battery life of the AirPods Pro by 24 hours.
For more Prime Day deals, see our sister site T3’s Prime Day roundup.