Amazon has announced that its annual Prime Day sales are scheduled for Monday, June 21st and Tuesday, June 22nd; and if you feel as if it hasn’t been a year since the last event — you’re right, it hasn’t. Last year, Prime Day happened on October 13th and 14th, three months later than usual, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This is a good time to get prepared for prime Day 2021. Signing up for Amazon prime is fairly simple.
Having Amazon Prime is not just for Prime Day. Prime has other great features.
- Access to Prime Video, its streaming video service.
- free and faster shipping on purchases (with two-day delivery for many items and even same-day delivery for some)
- Deals on Whole Foods Market purchases.
- Amazon Music Prime audio streaming (not to be confused with the more extensive Amazon Music Unlimited, which is an additional $7.99 / month for Prime members)
- Prime Gaming, which includes a free Twitch channel subscription; online photo storage
- Prime Reading, which gives access to a library of comics, books, and magazines.
You may share Amazon Prime with one other adult, which is a lesser-known function. They will have access to all of Amazon Prime’s features.
Last but not least, Amazon Prime offers a 30-day free trial, allowing you to test the waters before deciding whether or not to keep the subscription. You’ll also be able to shop Prime Day if you sign up for Amazon Prime now.
Choose a plan
- Go to https://www.amazon.com/amazonprime and click on the link “See More Plans”.
- Choose which plan you want. The basic plan lets you sign up for the service at $12.99 / month or $119 / year, which comes out to a little under $10 / month. You can also sign up for Prime Video alone at $8.99 / month, but you won’t get to take part in Prime Day.
- If you’re a student, then click on the link that asks “Are you a student?” and sign up for Prime Student. You’ll get a free six-month trial subscription and after that, you’ll only have to pay $6.49 a month. You also get some extra discounts, such as Showtime for 99 cents a month (up to a year), Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents a month, and a two-month trial of Kindle Unlimited.
- If you’re on government assistance or use an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, you can also join for less: $5.99 a month.
- Is it your birthday soon? If you have a generous friend or relative, they can gift you with a Prime membership for either three months ($39) or the full year ($119).