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Amazon Prime Day: Here’s What Movie Lovers and Techies Need to Know

This year's Prime Day event will be held on June 21 and June 22, with loads of discounts for movie lovers, gearheads, gamers, and more.

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It’s that time again! One of the biggest shopping days of the year has expanded into a two-day shopping extravaganza. Amazon Prime Day will be on June 21 and June 22, the company announced on Wednesday. Kicking off at midnight Pacific Time (3:00 a.m. ET) on June 21, Prime Day offers up to two million deals on electronics (including laptops, webcams, movie projectors, 4K TVs, cameras, and headphones) in addition to savings on fashion, beauty products, toys, sporting goods, gaming, pet supplies, home items, Amazon brands, and Amazon Devices, plus never-before-seen exclusives across Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Gaming, and tons more.

For movie lovers, filmmakers, techies, and gamers, Prime Day is the perfect time to get discounts on your favorite items, must-have essentials, and anything else on your shopping list. Some of the brands participating in Prime Day include Samsung, iRobot, Toshiba, Sony, DeWalt, Redkin, Le Cruset, BLACK+DECKER, LEGO, Mattel, and more.

Prime Members get early access to these mega-deals before Prime Day officially begins. Not a Prime Member? Sign up today and enjoy a free 30-day trial (the membership costs $12.99 after the trial ends). Apart from being first in line for Prime Deals, members get fast and free two-day shipping on purchases. Also included in the membership: Prime Video, where you can stream thousands of movies, and TV shows, including Amazon Originals.

Becoming a Prime member also helps you support small businesses. From June 7 through June 20, Amazon will offer up a $10 credit for Prime members to use during Prime Day on select small business products and brands based in the U.S. Amazon store, which includes products from Amazon Handmade and Amazon Launchpad. Members can shop across local Black-owned, woman-owned, family-owned, and many more small businesses. For Prime Day and throughout the rest of the year, Amazon promises to spend more than $100 million to help fuel the success of small businesses selling on Amazon, including promotional activities to encourage customers to shop with them. Over 300,000 sellers are participating in Amazon’s “Spend $10, Get $10” promotion, which is more than double from last year.

As any marathon bargain hunter knows, it doesn’t get much bigger than Prime Day, but of course, you don’t have to wait until then to get your hands on hot deals. Beginning today, Prime members can start shopping exclusive early markdowns on electronics, books, clothes, gaming necessities, home improvement items, and other everyday essentials. The sales include Fire TV’s, which are on sale starting at just $99.99. The limited-edition sale includes the Insignia 24″ Smart TV ($99.99), Toshiba 32″ Smart HD TV ($129.99), and Insignia 43″ Smart 4K HD TV ($219.99). Shoppers can also save on select furniture, rugs, home décor, and artwork.

If you love gaming, Prime members can get free games and in-game content for games, and 50% off your first Twitch channel subscription with the current Prime Day promotion. For a limited time, Prime members can download “Battlefield 4” for free from Prime Gaming (usually $19.99). From June 1 until June 20, Prime members can also claim one game code redeemable on Origin, for the “Battlefield 4” standard edition.

Prime members will save up to 20% on select books, up to 50% on subscription boxes, and will receive Prime coupons on everyday necessities. With Prime Wardrobe, you’ll get $15 off if you spend $100. You’ll also save big on movies, including up to 55% off on select Blu-rays and DVDs of classics movies and recent releases such as “Tenet.” Amazon has lots of TV box sets on sale as well, which includes fan favorites such as “Freak and Geeks,” “Rugrats,” “Seinfeld,” “The Good Place,” and “Lovecraft Country.”

For the music lovers: Prime members who haven’t tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months free with unlimited add-free access to more than 70 million songs, and millions of podcast episodes. Additionally, with the purchase of select Amazon Echo devices, Prime members new to Amazon Music Unlimited can get six months free.

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