There are tons of deals to be had!

Amazon has rolled out the dates for its biggest sale event of the year, and it's finally here! 

Generally held in July but delayed this year due to COVID-19, the online retail giant has proclaimed October 13-14 to be Prime Day. The sale officially started at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 13, with sales popping up at different time intervals throughout the days. 

The only stipulation is that you must be an Amazon Prime member to enjoy all the deals. Not a member yet? Usually, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial, so time it right, and you could enjoy the sale without the cost. If you, like many of us, decide it's worth it (there are lightning deals and tons of perks that come with Prime membership), it will cost $12.99 a month or $119 a year after that. 

Here's what we know about the sale so far:

Prime Day generally has sales that run the gamut of products offered. Usually, there are fantastic deals on Fire tablets, streaming sticks, smart speakers, smart TVs, gaming systems, and more. It's generally a tech lover's dream sale, and that is expected to be the same this time around. 

Smaller home and kitchen appliances are also a big part of the sale, with air fryers, Instant Pots, Roombas, and more offering some pretty impressive discounts. Now is the time to buy those gadgets you've had your eye on.

Apparel from top brands are also generally on sale, including Calvin Klein, Adidas, and Amazon's own line of clothing. 

Amazon has also rolled out a Watch this Deal button this year, so you can set an alert to be notified when your favorite products go on sale.

There are already ways you can get great deals or earn Prime Day credit:

More offers from the Prime Day info page

How to stay on top of the best deals:

  • Check out the Amazon Prime Day info page
  • Bookmark Amazon's Deal Page: it will have everything you need to know and never knew you wanted to buy (I've got a whole kitchen full of random gadgets thanks to Prime Days past). It's also a great place to go to see deals all year-round.
  • Check out dedicated sales pages from various sources on the web: Tons of places will be running their roundups of the best deals. CNN Underscored generally follows the sales closely. My personal favorite is Brad's Deals, which has tons of contributors scouring the web for great deals on a daily basis, and they are on top of the sales on Prime Day (including other retailer sales).
  • Don't forget to check out other retailers! If Prime Day goes like it has in the past, you can be sure that Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and other retailers will be following suit and offering some pretty deep discounts on popular products. Walmart is one to really watch, particularly since it just rolled out Walmart Plus, it's version of Amazon Prime. 

Because Prime Day is falling so close to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it should be interesting to see how those sales add up this year. But, there's no doubt that if you want to get some good deals, October 13-14 is the time to do it on Amazon!

Will you be shopping Prime Day? Do you have any Prime Day hacks and tips to share? Let us know in the comments!