Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals revealed – but you can’t buy them until midday
If you just can’t wait until Black Friday, don’t worry you don’t have to, because Amazon is kicking off Prime Day 2018 – its biggest annual shopping event of the summer.
The price cuts don’t actually start until midday today (16 July), but the online retail giant has been whetting our appetite with various discounts on coveted products in the build up to the event.
This year UK shoppers can expect double the number of deals compared with Prime Day 2017, with millions of discounted products available across home, tech, electrical appliances fashion and everything else in between on the Amazon website over a 36-hour period that will end at midnight on the 17th July.
Amazon has already teased Prime members with a sneak peek on some of it’s most exciting deals set to hit the internet – including £35 off the Kindle Paperwhite, £74.99 (was £109.00), £40 off the Nvidia Shield TV, £149.99 (was £189.99) and £40 off Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, £89.99 (was £129.99).
Remember – Prime Day is exclusively for Amazon Prime members . If you’re not yet a member, Amazon has announced that you can take advantage of the deals through their Amazon Prime 30-day free trial, alternatively bargain-hunters can sign up for £7.99 a month or £79 for an entire year. You can get full details of what Prime offers by reading our FAQ guide on Amazon Prime.
Best Amazon Prime day deals 2018
We’ve rounded up the best of the best below, and will keep an eye out for any other show-stopping offers.
Echo Show at £99.99 (£100 off)
Amazon Echo at 59.99 (£30 off)
Fire TV Stick w/Alexa Voice Remote at £24.99 (£15 off)
Echo Spot at £89.99 (£30 off)
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa at £29.99 (£20 off).
£40 off Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, £59.99 (was £99.99)
£45.99 off the Nvidia Shield Streamer with Remote, £134 (was £179.99)
Up to 30% off Sony and Canon Cameras
Up to 30% off TVs from LG, Sony, Toshiba and more
Up to 30% off premium brands with Amazon Fashion including G-Star, Pepe Jeans and more
Up to 30% off projectors from Epson, Optoma, LG and Sony
Up to 30% off Sennheiser, Bose and Sony Headphones
Up to 55% off Samsonite and American Tourister Luggage
Up to 30% off Keter Garden Furniture and Storage
Up to 40% off Kitchen and Home appliances including Crock-Pot, Tefal and Philips
Up to 30% off Audio Technica, Ion Audio and Hercules
Up to 50% off Sleek Make-up and Intima
Amazon Prime Day deals
Amazon has cut the price of their various membership packages in the lead up to the big day, including:
Prime members can get up to 50% off great movies and TV to rent or buy on Prime Video from 3rd to 17th July, including Spiderman Homecoming, Baywatch, Despicable Me 3, Handmaid’s Tale, Suits and Line of Duty.
Prime Video Channels
From 3rd to 17th of July, Prime members can subscribe to some of their favourite TV channels and get 3 months subscription at no extra cost. With no contract needed, Prime members can subscribe to Discovery, Shudder, MGM and BFI Player and stream a range of popular TV shows and movies.
Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months of the premium, on-demand service with access to tens of millions of songs and hands free listening, for just 99p (usually £7.99 a month or £79 a year for Prime members).
Members can enjoy hundreds of hours of free gameplay as Twitch Prime gives away a free PC game every day through July 18, including titles like Pillars of Eternity and Brutal Legend. Members will also receive exclusive in-game loot for Warframe and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.
Eligible Prime members can get three months of unlimited reading for no extra cost with a Kindle Unlimited membership.
Amazon Prime Day
Where to find all the deals
New deals start as often as every five minutes for the next 24 hours straight, but will only be available while stocks last – so catch them while you can. You can check back here for or all the news as the best sale items drop on here, or trawl Amazon website’s deals page .
Any shoppers with an Amazon Prime subscription will be able to take full advantage of exclusive deals that will rival Black Friday.
If you’re not registered, you can still take advantage of the offers by registering for the 30-day free trial . But if you choose to go via this route, remember to cancel your membership before the 30-day trial ends to avoid being billed the full £79 annual fee.
Amazon is advising Prime customers to follow these tips in order to snap up some of the great deals:
- Download the Amazon app to watch and shop deals on the go.
- Get online early and add items to your basket before noon on 16 July when Prime Day starts.
- Get the Amazon Assistant tool that can be installed to your Chrome browser. It allows you to compare prices, get deal notifications, and create wishlists.
Preview deals before they go live and ‘watch’ them to get notified when they become available.
What other deals can we expect on Prime Day 2018?
Originally created by Amazon, plenty of other UK retailers – especially tech ones – often end up joining in on the Prime Day party, with the likes of Currys, Argos and John Lewis also sometimes slashing their prices, although you often need to wait until the big day to see the bargains.
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