Amazon Prime Day is here. Yes, the annual sales event, which sees Amazon slash prices across almost every department in its digital aisles, kickstarted in the early hours of this morning and will run until October 14, 2020. And for those who have already worked-out the maths – Yes, despite its name, Prime Day will run for a full 48-hours this year.
As with previous (day-long) sales events, you’ll need to be signed-up as an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of the deals. If you’re not already signed-up to the £79 a year subscription scheme, which bundles early-access to deals, entry to events like Prime Day, free next-day shipping on thousands of items, free streaming from Prime Video, unlimited cloud storage to back-up your photo albums, music streaming from Amazon Music, Prime Fresh grocery shopping, and more, you can get Prime for free.
On Prime Day, Amazon rolls out thousands of deals across its ginormous online store. Some of these will last the duration of the 48-hour sales event, others will be limited-time offers which expire after an allotted time, while others will be available with a limited amount of stock. In other words, you need to keep a close-eye on the sales if you want to make sure you snap-up the best bargains.
If you’re an unseasoned bargain-hunter, Express.co.uk has a put together a little guide to sorting the best deals from the pretenders.
If you’ve spotted something that takes your fancy – Amazon is offering Prime Day shoppers the chance to knock £5 off their first order of £25 or more. To get the brilliant discount code, all you need to do is install the Seattle-based retail firm’s Amazon Helper extension into your Chrome web browser.
For those who don’t know, Amazon Assistant is a small web browser extension that compares prices with listings on Amazon when you’re browsing on rival online stores. So, if you’re checking out an item on Currys PC World, you can quickly click on the icon at the top of your Google Chrome browser to see what the same product currently costs on Amazon, for example. If it’s cheaper, or available quicker than on a rival website, you can quickly add it to your Amazon basket without navigating away from the webpage you’re on.
There are a few conditions. The £5 off voucher will only be available to those who haven’t installed and used Amazon Assistant before. So, if you took part in the promotion during Prime Day 2019, you’re out of luck. Also, you’ll need to be using a compatible browser to install the handy browser extension.
According to Amazon, that means you need to use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera. The newly-relaunched Microsoft Edge uses the same underlying code as Google Chrome – and is able to install any browser extension available on Chrome, however, it’s not listed. As such, we’d recommend switching – even though the extension should work the same as on Chrome. Due to the limitations of mobile browsers, you won’t be able to install the Amazon Assistant on a smartphone version of any of these browsers, including Google Chrome on iPhone or Android. Not only that, Mac owners will need to ditch the Apple-designed Safari web browser in favour of the desktop version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera.
Amazon Assistant, and by extension, the promotion is only available in Amazon UK, US, CA, MX, BR, FR, ES, DE, IT, JP, IN and Amazon AU.
Once you’ve installed the browser extension, clicking to load it up for the first time should apply the £5 voucher to your account. Provided your next order is over the £25 minimum, you’ll be able to apply the discount to your shopping cart during the Payment tab of the check-out process next time you’re ready to buy.
Express.co.uk will be keeping our eyes peeled for stellar bargains, best-ever discounts and more throughout the 48-hour Prime Day period. So, stay tuned to find out what’s worth your money… and which items are really not worth a second look.
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Published at Tue, 13 Oct 2020 05:41:00 +0000