5 Reasons Amazon Prime Day 2021 is Different From Last Year

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Who’s getting excited for Amazon Prime Day 2021!? 🎉💻

The big Amazon Prime Day shopping event is drawing near and if you’ve shopped the deals in the past, you know that there’s a lot in store! That said, Amazon has got back on track in 2021 with their biggest sale of the year and we’re sharing how it’s different than last year!

Make sure to rack up these $80+ in Amazon credits before Amazon Prime Day starts!


1. Prime Day is back to taking place in summer & is held in June this year.

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Last year, during the thick of COVID, Amazon threw us all for a loop by hosting their annual Prime Day in October! While it gave Black Friday 2020 a run for their money, they’re clearly excited to be getting back to normal in 2021 too.

Amazon Prime Day is June 21st & 22nd in 2021!


2. Competitors are giving Amazon a run for their money with sales starting an entire day earlier.

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While we may not know what the best Amazon Prime Day deals are going to be for 2021, one thing is for sure, big retailers like Target and Walmart are giving Amazon a serious run for their money (and business).

Even though other retailers hosted shopping events last year during Prime Day, this year they’re starting their sale an entire day early and for longer which may mean many shoppers may be spent before Prime Day even starts!

Here are the other sales to be looking out for:


3. Small businesses are still a huge priority + you’ll get paid to shop with them.

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Simply spend just $10, and get a $10 credit back to spend on Amazon Prime Day!

If you participated in Amazon Prime Day last year, it’s no news that Prime Day was all about helping small businesses, and while not a whole lot has changed from last year’s promotion, it’s still worth a special shout out again because now more than ever, small businesses need our support and this year there are more deals where that came from!

Just like last Prime Day, you can get paid $10 to shop small before Amazon Prime Day even gets here with their new Support Small Businesses campaign!

Need some ideas? Check out these small shop items on Amazon to score your free $10 credit (Prime members only):

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MignonandMignon Delicate Initial Disc Necklace $15.50
Clip the $1 off digital coupon
Final cost $14.40 shipped + get free $10 Amazon credit!

Scribbledo Small 9 x 12″ Dry Erase White Board Lapboards 6-Pack $13.99
Regularly $21.99
Only $13.99 shipped + get free $10 Amazon credit!

Dan&Darci Kids Marbling Paint Art Kit $14.99
Regularly $29.99
Only $14.99 shipped + get free $10 Amazon credit!

Barnyard Designs Rustic Farmhouse Eat Sign Wall Decor
Only $24.95 shipped + get free $10 Amazon credit!

*There is a limit of one $10 Amazon credit per customer, per account, and the $10 credit is only good for purchases on Amazon (not valid on Amazon Gift Cards or Prime Now transactions).


4. Exclusive sales for Prime Members are already happening now!

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If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can be one of the first to snag awesome deals that have already hit their site! From home improvement to huge savings on Audible, baby goods, and outdoor – you can find tons of awesome deals RIGHT NOW!

Hip Tip: Browse all of the latest Amazon deals here!


5. You can enter to win prizes, like a $199 Whole Foods gift card right now!

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Totally new this year, Amazon is hosting a series of giveaways! Running until Prime Day, you can enter to win some serious goodies like a $199 Whole Foods gift card, a Furbo Dog Camera, exclusive Amazon devices, and so much more! 

To enter, all you have to do is follow Amazon’s Photo Instagram and comment on their daily posts following the instructions for that day. Just make sure to turn on push notifications so you don’t miss out! Read more about this sweepstakes here.

*No purchase necessary. Entries close at midnight (PT) on June 20th, 2021. Winners will be posted after the giveaway has ended. 


Don’t wait! Get 30 Days of Prime FREE just in time for Prime Day!


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