What Canadians need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2020

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Get your digital shopping bags ready—Amazon Prime Day 2020 is almost here! If you've heard people talking about the sale in the past, or have a friend who found a scorching hot deal on Prime Day and want in on the action, Reviewed Canada is here for you.

We've put together a primer (sorry) for Canadians on what Amazon Prime Day is, and who can participate. Additionally, because no one likes waiting, we've found a few great pre-Prime Day deals for you to take advantage of, right now.

What is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Amazon Canada's annual Prime Day (it's actually a 48-hour event, but here we are) sale offers unbeatable discounts on an incredible range of products that you won't find

at any other time of the year. The deals offered during Prime Day change throughout the event. So, to find what you're looking for, be it a new air fryer, laptop or a pair of headphones, you'll need to keep an eye on things—or let us do it for you. Reviewed Canada's team of deal-hunting pros will be online, throughout the event, to find the very best deals that Amazon Canada has to offer.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Normally, Prime Day takes place in the summer. However, due to the shipping delays associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians will have the chance to shop for Prime Day deals on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14. As a second wave of COVID-19 is expected to slow our nation's package delivery times down to a slog once again, having the sale take place in the fall is the perfect time to get started on some early holiday shopping.

How does Amazon Prime Day work?

As the event's name suggests, Prime Day deals are only available to Amazon Prime members. If you're not already a member, we suggest signing up for a 30-day trial membership. After your trial is over, you can keep the Amazon Prime love flowing for just $7.99 per month.

What perks do Amazon Prime members get?

A lot! On top of being able to enjoy exclusive Prime Day pricing, you'll also be able to get in on free, rushed delivery for most of your Amazon purchases—in some locales, many products will be delivered to your doorstep on the same day that you ordered them.

Outside of Prime Day, there are deals to be had during the rest of the year, as well. Amazon's Gold Box deals often include special pricing, just for Prime members. Aside from shopping and shipping, you'll also have access thousands of movies and shows through Amazon's Prime Video streaming service, which you can watch on many smart TVs, smart phones, tablets and streaming devices.

With a Prime membership, you'll also recieve a preferred subscription rate for Amazon's Music Unlimited streaming service. Priced at $7.99 per month ($9.99 without a Prime membership), the service offers a massive catalog of new tunes and old favourites to which you can groove. Currently, Amazon is offering Prime Members four months of Music Unlimited for just 99 cents a month.

The best deals to shop ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2020

Get the Echo Show 5 for $59.99 (Save $40): This Alexa-enabled device is currently 40% off.

Get the Echo Plus for $79.99 (Save $120): Amazon’s coveted smart home hub is 60% off.

Get the Echo Dot for $54.99 (Save $15): Get 21% off Amazon’s popular Alexa-enabled smart speaker.

Get the AIMENO Essential Oil Diffuser for $22.82 (Save $9.17): This popular remote controlled aromatherapy diffuser is now 29% off.

Get V-Hanver Acrylic Makeup Organizer for $28.04 (Save $4.95): Clean up your clutter with this handy solution to makeup hoarding.

Get Shilucheng Sherpa Fleece Blanket from $42.41 (Save $7.49): Bundle up with this uber-soft throw available in three sizes and nine colours.

Get JETech Screen Protector for iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone Xs and iPhone X 5.8-Inch for $8.21 (Save $2.68): Save 25% (and your phone screen from cracking) with this top-rated tempered glass screen protector.

Get the Café du Chateau French Press for $27.59 (Save $7.36): Take advantage of 21% savings on Amazon’s #1 best-selling coffee French press.

Get Enerwear 10-Pack Men’s Cotton Crew Socks for $28.54 (Save $5.04): Save 15% on Amazon’s top-rated moisture-wicking sock bundle.

Get Dulcii PRO 48W Nail Dryer for $18.28 (Save $20.53): At 53% off, enjoy less time nail drying and more time living.

Get the JAMSWALL Xbox 360 Wired Controller for $17.41 (Save $14.58): Boost your gaming experience with this vibrating controller at 46% off.

Get Carose Macrame Plant Hangers, 5-Pack for $22.94 (Save $4.05): Bring the outdoors inside with handmade plant hangers at 15% off.

Get the Renpho Foot Massager with Heat for $149.99 (Save $50.01): Put your best foot forward with a kneading foot massager, now 25% off.

Get the Cornmi Folding Laptop Stand Desk for $42.49 (Save $20.50): Boost your WFH productivity with an ergonomic laptop stand retailing for 33% off.

Get the Reacher R2 White Noise Machine and Night Light for $33.99 (Save $6): Keep this handy device (at 15% off) by your bedside for a better night’s sleep.

Get Luvan 304 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 5 for $27.99 (Save $7): Mix up your baking routine with wide mixing bowls for 20% off.

Get the Wattne Massage Gun for $145.99 (Save $44): This #1 best-selling 20-speed handheld massage gun will always have your back.

Get the Firmoo Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Women from $26.34 (Save $4.65): All that digital window shopping can wreak havoc on your eyes—protect them with a 15% discount.

Get Exquifirm Professional Salon Hair Styling Comb Set, 10 Pieces for $13.99 (Save $3): The perfect at-home haircut or style is a sweet discount away.

Get Ms. Dear Ear Wax Removal Kit for $22.94 (Save $7.05): Feeling blocked up? The deal on this top-rated earwax removal kit is music to your ears.

Get Thinka Procedure Masks With Earloops, 50 Pieces for $21.24 (Save $6.75): Stay safe out there with these discounted Health Canada-approved masks that fit securely around your ears.

Get Ntonpower 8 Outlets Power Strip with 2 USB Ports for $25.49 (Save $4.50): Get more done and charge all your devices at once with this five-star-rated power strip.

Get the Topelek 7 LED Rechargeable Book Light for $14.99 (Save $2.55): Get lost in a good book (without disturbing your sleeping partner) for 15% off.

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