What is Amazon Prime Day 2017, and When Does it Start?

Find out what Amazon Prime Day is and when you can take advantage of the deals during this year’s sale. 

If you don’t frequent Amazon, you may find yourself wondering what Amazon Prime Day 2017 is, and when does it start. Amazon Prime Day is an online sale where Prime members gain access to exclusive deals and discounts on items like 4K TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle, Echo Prime, Alexa, and more! The sale officially kicks off next week, meaning that if you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, there’s still time to sign up before the sale begins.

Below, we’ve put together a quick guide on Amazon Prime Day 2017 including when it begins, how to participate, and what kind of deals you can expect!

What is Amazon Prime Day 2017, and When Does it Start?

Amazon Prime Day begins July 10th at 6 p.m. (PST) or 9 p.m. (EST).

Amazon Prime Day 2017 is an exclusive sale available to Amazon Prime members. Amazon Prime Day 2017 is set to begin on July 10th, 2017 at 6 p.m. (PST) or 9 p.m. (EST), and will end 30 hours later. Lightning deals will pop up as fast as every five minutes or so.

As such, you’ll want to prepare your wishlist ahead of time (with some of the deals listed below). In addition, you can sign up for email notifications through websites like CamelCamelCamel, which track Amazon prices and shows you the lowest the price has ever been for a particular item.

In order to participate in Amazon Prime Day 2017, you’ll need an Amazon Prime membership.

How to Get an Amazon Prime Membership

In order to participate in Amazon Prime Day 2017, you'll need to have an Amazon Prime membership.

In order to take advantages of the deals and discounts during Amazon Prime Day 2017, you’ll first need to have an Amazon Prime membership.

What is an Amazon Prime membership?

Amazon Prime is a paid Amazon subscription service that gives you access to exclusive benefits including FREE one to two-day shipping, Amazon Video, Amazon Music, and more.

To get Amazon Prime, you’ll need to spend either $10.99 per month, or $99 per year. Obviously, the yearly Amazon Prime fee is more cost effective than the $10.99 per month charge.

However, if you’re only looking to give Amazon Prime a try and don’t want to commit to a full year, you can sign up for a free 1-month trial of Amazon Prime here. Or, if you’re a student, you can sign up for a free 6-month trial of Amazon Prime here.

In fact, this is probably the best way to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day 2017, as you can try out the Amazon Prime membership and find out what it’s all about before signing up for either the monthly or annual membership.

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Deals

Below, we've put together a preview list of deals during Amazon Prime Day 2017.

While the following deals won’t be available until July 9th, it’s nevertheless a good idea to run over some of the items that will be on sale during Amazon Prime Day 2017.

If you have an Amazon account, it’s a good idea to bookmark the items you’re looking to buy in your wishlist. In fact, we created a new wishlist exclusively for the Amazon Prime Day 2017 deals!

Below, you’ll find a rough overview of deals you can expect during Amazon Prime Day 2017.

Amazon Prime Day 2017 - Gaming Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017 - Other Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017 - Alexa Exclusives

If you own an Alexa device, there are several exclusive deals you can take advantage of during Amazon Prime Day 2017.

In addition to the variety of deals and discounts during Amazon Prime Day 2017, there are also Prime Day exclusive deals for Alexa owners.

What is an Alexa?

Alexa is Amazon’s virtual personal assistant housed within Amazon’s Echo smart speaker (among other devices). It has the ability to listen to spoken commands, and assist in things like shopping on Amazon.

If you don’t currently own an Alexa-enabled device such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot, you may want to consider purchasing one before Amazon Prime Day 2017 kicks off.

Amazon Prime Day 2017 - Alexa Exclusive Deals

  • Prime Membership - $79 (Save $20): If you're not a Prime member, you can get your first year of Amazon Prime for $79 when you ask Alexa to sign you up.
  • $10 Credit for First-Time Alexa Shoppers: If you've never used Alexa to order from Amazon, first-time voice shoppers will receive a $10 promo code when they use Alexa to order an item off Amazon from now until July 9th.

There you have it, everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2017 including when it starts, how to participate, what deals you can expect, and how to get yourself an Amazon Prime Membership!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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