Are Prime Day deals only for Prime members?

Are Prime Day deals only for Prime members?
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Prime Day 2020 is now in full swing, with Prime members everywhere looking to cash in on the biggest and best Prime Day deals before stocks run out or the deals end. However, those of you who aren't Prime members might be asking this burning question: Are Prime Day deals only for Prime members?

The answer is yes and no, as we cover below, but it really depends on where you are shopping for your Prime Day offers. So whether you're after mattress and bedding deals or you're keen to shop discounted instant pots, the retailer you're buying from will have a lot to do with the answer to your burning question. This is why...

Are Prime Day deals only for Prime members? 

If you want to buy anything from the Amazon website itself for the price listed as part of this year's Amazon Prime Day sale, then the answer is yes, you do have to be a Prime member to take part. Not a member? See below for details of a free trial.

You can still make a purchase from Amazon over the course of the 48 hours that Amazon Prime Day runs, but the Prime Day deals themselves, and their very special prices, are only for Prime members. 

Are Prime Day deals only for Prime members?

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How do I become a Prime member?

If you’re not currently an Amazon Prime member - and you haven’t been before - the good news is that you sign up for a free 30-day trial, giving you access to all the Prime Day deals for nothing. 

If you’ve previously been a member, and the free trial isn’t available to you, then you can still sign up,for the price of $12.99 a month or $119 for a year. 

Should I become a Prime member?

As well as getting access to all the hot Amazon deals, Prime members benefit from faster delivery, access to Prime Video, ad-free music streaming on Prime Music, and unlimited photo storage, amid other incentives too. So if you’re a regular Amazon shopper, you’ll likely get value for money. 

And if you’re planning on making a big Prime Day purchase, it’s possible that the cost of your subscription will quickly be recouped by the savings you make by being able to take advantage of Prime Day. 

Are there Prime Day deals that aren’t for Prime members? 

While Prime Day itself purely relates to Amazon, there are always other shops and brands that attempt to join in the spending bonanza by offering deep discounts of their own. So at the same time as Prime Day is in action, major stores such as Best Buy, Walmart and Home Depot will usually try to compete by issuing their own special offers too - the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 that Best Buy is offering for less than $120 is a great example. Then there are great deals on brands such as KitchenAid and Husqvarna chainsaws that are usually available at the same time too, while big mattress offers, such as the best Purple mattress deals, usually come from the mattress brands themselves.

Ultimately, it’s good news for shoppers, as it all serves to drive the prices down - and if you do look away from Amazon to another store, you don’t need to be a Prime member to take advantage!

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Tim Leonard

With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Tim has spent most of his career working for a financial data firm, where he was Online Editor of the consumer-facing Moneyfacts site, and regularly penned articles for the financial advice publication Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts. As a result, he has an excellent knowledge of almost areas of personal finance and, in particular, the retirement, investment, protection, mortgage and savings sectors.