Amazon Prime Day 2021 Is June 21 — Here’s Everything to Know, Plus Deals to Shop Right Now

published Jun 2, 2021
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Mark your calendars and start the countdown, because the summer’s biggest sale is happening soon! Amazon just announced the date of this year’s Prime Day sale, and like last year, it falls on a different date than we expected. Instead of its usual July date, Amazon Prime Day 2021 will kick off at 12 am PT/3 am ET on Monday, June 21, and end at 11:59 pm PT/2:59 am ET on Tuesday, June 22. Amazon typically unveils a ton of advance discounts leading up to the event, so you’ll want to keep a close eye on Amazon’s Deals section from now until June 21 for some early deals that are up for grabs.

What Will Be Included in Prime Day Deals?

Amazon is home to thousands of products, so you can expect to find a lot of items on sale across various categories. Last year, we saw major deals on everything from Roomba vacuums and Instant Pots to mattresses and furniture. You’ll likely find the best savings of the year on hot ticket Amazon devices, including Echo & Alexa devicesKindlesFire Tablets, and Fire Sticks. And in an effort to support small businesses, Amazon is bringing back its Prime Day Small Business Promotion: From June 7 through June 20, Prime members will receive an exclusive $10 credit to spend during Prime Day when they spend $10 on small-business products, Launchpad products, and Handmade products!

Do I Need to Be an Amazon Prime Member to Participate?

It’s true: You do need to be an Amazon Prime member to score big on Prime Day. If you haven’t signed up yet and aren’t totally sure if you want to, no worries! You can sign up for a 30-day trial and decide whether or not you want to commit once the sale is over — and you may just find it to be more than worth it. The benefits of a Prime membership are vast. You get free two-day delivery on millions of items, exclusive discounts all year long, savings at Whole Foods, and access to Amazon Original TV shows, stand-up specials, documentaries, and movies. Once the 30-day trial period is over, membership costs $12.99/month, with discounts for students, customers with an EBT or Medicaid card, or customers who opt in for a year-long subscription.

Keep reading to shop some of the best early deals that are live right now and be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back on Prime Day for more of our favorite picks from the sale!

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was $299.99

If there was ever a time to pick up a Roomba, it's Prime Day. Equipped with a 3-stage cleaning system, dual multi-surface brushes, dirt sensors, WiFi connectivity, Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, and automatic docking and recharging, the iRobot Roomba E5 is an absolute steal.

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was $24.99

What's not to love about these Swedish dishcloths? Made of biodegradable cellulose and organic cotton, they absorb 20 times their weight, replace up to 17 rolls of paper towels (!), and can go in the washing machine to be used all over again. Good for the environment, good for your wallet!

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was $159.00

Scoring Apple products at a discount is a rarity, so Prime Day is the perfect time to snap up these in-ear headphones! Offering automatic connection and rich, robust sound, now's the time to finally get your hands on a pair of Air Pods.

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was $119.95

If you've yet to jump on the Instant Pot train, what are you waiting for? Combining nine appliances in one, the Duo Plus is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, food warmer, sous vide machine, and sterilizer all in one.

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was $99.99

As we said, it wouldn't be Prime Day without major deals on Amazon devices, like the 4th Gen Echo! This smart-home system comes equipped with Amazon's assistant, Alexa, and the ability to do everything from play music and make phone calls to control your lights. Best of all, the chic cylindrical shape makes it anything but your usual bulky home assistant.

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was $53.97

With over 170,000 five-star reviews, it's safe to say that these Mellanni bed sheets are an Amazon customer favorite. Available in a range of colors to suit any style, they're silky soft, deep pocket, and wrinkle-resistant.

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was $549.99

The Vitamix 5200 is a best-seller and customer favorite for a reason. This super-powerful, ultra-durable (it has a 7-year warranty!) blender features a large 64-ounce container, aircraft-grade hardened stainless-steel blades, and a self-cleaning function for easy maintenance. Plus, savings of $100 is nothing to scoff at.