Every year, Amazon hosts a bargain battle for its Prime members. Prime Day 2020 will take place on October 13th and 14th, with the online retailer attracting more than a million offers. Some bargains are already available, as are vouchers that make Prime Day this year special.
Like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day is one of the most famous bargain days in Germany. The (online) retailers lure customers with numerous offers. Unlike these shopping days, however, Prime Day is exclusively organized by Amazon.
First offers available now
The bargain battle on Amazon begins on October 13th at 12:01 am and continues until October 14th at 11:59 pm. In the days leading up to the start of Prime Day, however, Amazon is already advertising the first offers on its campaign page. These are available parallel to the daily changing daily and lightning offers.
Offers on Friday October 9th
In the run-up to Prime Day 2020, Amazon pimped up its “Offer of the Day” division. Here you can find categories that change every day with different, suitable products that the retailer offers at reduced prices. The promotional price is valid for the entire day, but only while stocks last. This distinguishes the daily deals from the lightning deals, which are only available for a short time.
Nespresso coffee machines
The Nespresso machines – some love them because they are so easy to use. Others hate them because the small coffee capsules are considered an environmental sin and expensive. Those from the first category who have been thinking about a purchase for a long time should grab it now. Because Amazon is offering the Nespresso coffee machines cheaper in the run-up to Prime Day 2020. Here, depending on the model, you can save a lot.
Nespresso XN110B Essenza Mini
At 56.99 euros, it is the cheapest Nespresso machine on the daily specials. Including shipping costs, this small model costs around 16 euros more at other retailers. With its 0.6 liter water tank, the Nespresso XN110B Essenza Mini is more suitable for single households. 14 coffee capsules are already included in the scope of delivery.
Krups XN304T or Nespresso Pixie XN3005
The small machine can be found under the names Krups XN304T or Nespresso Pixie XN3005. It absorbs 0.7 liters of water and brews a cup of coffee at up to 19 bar per run. Amazon is selling it for 88.99 euros. The prices in other shops are around 111 euros including shipping.
Nespresso XN7415 New CitiZ
The Nespresso XN7415 New CitiZ is a model with a larger water tank. This holds around one liter. The other data are very similar to those of the other machines: 19 bar, 14 capsules supplied at the start and one cup of coffee per brewing process. At 99.99 euros, Amazon’s offer is currently the cheapest. Other dealers charge prices from 127 euros.
De’Longhi Lattissima One EN500
The De’Longhi Lattissima One EN500 is the luxury model of the currently available daily offers. A milk frother for coffee latte and Co. is already integrated here. Amazon would like to have 153.99 euros for the device. Significantly more expensive than the small alternatives, but still cheaper than the competition, which charges around 187 euros.
Offers on the Prime Day promotions page
Compared to the daily changing bargains, the offers on the Prime Day campaign page are not as diverse. Amazon mainly offers its own branded products – such as smart home devices from Ring or Eero. The refurbished and therefore very cheap Fire tablets are now sold out. TECHBOOK took a closer look at the offers.
Offers from the Amazon Ring and Eero division
For example, Amazon offers products for home networking and security. Ring cameras can be used to monitor your own apartment or house, for example. Amazon is currently offering the battery-operated Ring Spotlight for EUR 154.99 instead of EUR 223.23, a saving of 31 percent. Other retailers charge prices from 200 euros for the wireless camera, so that it is definitely worth buying from Amazon.
The Blink Mini, an intelligent infrared camera, is smaller. It currently costs 27.28 euros on Amazon instead of the 38.98 euros that other retailers also call.
If you want to buy an entire system to secure your house, you can take a look at the 5-part alarm system from Ring, which is currently available for 193.98 euros. Compared to the original price, you can save 33 percent here. The set contains a base station, a door / window contact, a motion detector, a keypad and a signal amplifier from Ring.
For home networking, however, the products from Eero are ideal. Amazon sells the mesh system consisting of three devices for 163.18 euros instead of 271.97 euros. With it, an area of up to 460 m² can be supplied with WLAN.
Amazon is giving away vouchers for Prime Day 2020
Amazon is giving new Prime members a promotional voucher of 5 euros if they register for Prime via Alexa on their Echo device. To do this, they have to say “Alexa, sign up for Prime” by October 12th. After you have successfully registered, the voucher will automatically be added to your Amazon account.
And there is another way of getting a voucher for Prime Day, from which existing customers can also benefit. This year, Amazon is focusing on small and medium-sized companies. After the difficult days of the past Corona months, you should particularly benefit from Prime Day 2020. To promote sales with these providers, Amazon lures with vouchers. If Prime customers buy products worth at least 10 euros from one of these local companies up to the day before the promotion days on October 12th, they will receive a 10 euro voucher that they can use on Prime Day. In order to find the relevant offers more quickly, Amazon has put them together on a specially set up page.
In the description of the offer there is a little “but”. Because the online retailer writes that the 10 euro voucher can be redeemed on almost all products. However, Amazon does not reveal in detail which items are excluded on Prime Day.
Requirement for Prime Day 2020
The special thing about Prime Day is the fact that the offers are only valid for Prime members. This differentiates the shopping days from the other promotions such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday. For Prime membership, Amazon charges 7.99 euros per month or 69 euros per year. Since June 2020, the fee can also be paid monthly by invoice.
Membership in Prime offers a number of benefits to those customers who frequently shop on Amazon. You will receive deliveries with a value of less than 20 euros free of charge and sometimes on the same or the following day. Membership also includes access to the Prime Music and Prime Video streaming services. However, there are a number of other advantages that Prime offers. You can read about them here:
Those who do not yet have Prime access can try it out for 30 days free of charge and thus also receive access to the offers on Prime Day. After the trial month, the free access changes to a paid subscription, unless customers cancel in due time with 48 hours’ notice. Cancellation is possible online in the Amazon customer account under “My Prime Membership”.
TECHNOLOGY BUTTON check for Prime Day
The editorial team accompanies Prime Day and checks the offers from morning to evening for their bargain potential. On our website you can find out which products are particularly worthwhile in the TV, gaming, audio, smartphone, accessories and photo categories and which supposed bargains you should avoid. So take a look at the TECHNOLOGY BUTTON website on October 13th and 14th.