Amazon Prime Day 2021 is just around the corner, and we’re getting you ready with an all-you-need-to-know guide on scoring the best steals and deals at this exclusive annual mega shopping festival.
It’s been established that there’s simply no competition between Amazon Singapore and its Western counterpart. Amazon US has a bigger catalogue, cheaper prices, and of course, the Amazon-exclusive Alexa line and every bookworm’s dream — the Kindle.
While these prices and things tend to be available year-round, most shopaholics will keep a lookout for the Amazon Prime Day sale, where you get up to 70% off on fashion finds, and S$100 off on Amazon devices. The catch? It’s only available once a year.
It’s only natural that you’ll feel left out, but did you know that you could still get your favourite sale products from Amazon US on Prime Day 2021? All you need is a forwarding US address which you can get from reliable US freight forwarders.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
The dates have been set for June 21 and June 22 — US time.
How to Prepare For Amazon Prime Day 2021
1. Register with comGateway
You’ll first need a US address. While there are many US freight forwarders to choose from, comGateway stands out as one of the best for fast shipping and massive package insurance to protect your large Amazon hauls when Prime Day 2021 happens.
If you’re wondering how to navigate comGateway, we’ve got a step-by-step comGateway guide for you to follow.
Pro tip: Newly registered comGateway users get 20% off on their first shipment, so remember to sign up for an account before Prime Day.
2. Sign Up For an Amazon Prime Account
While Amazon Prime Day is only available to Amazon Prime users, you can sign up for the Prime membership and get a free, 30-day trial. Amazon does not discriminate if you’re on a trial account or on the Prime subscription; if your account is tagged as an Amazon Prime user, you’ll still get the privilege of shopping on Amazon Prime day.
3. Shop For Your Favourite Items on Amazon
Now that you have an Amazon Prime membership and a comGateway US address, all there’s left to do is to wait for Amazon Prime Day 2021. That doesn’t mean you have to wait until the day itself to do your shopping though! It’ll be too late by then. It’s best to find a list of items you like, add it to your wishlist or cart and then cross-check for better deals on the day itself.
This bears repeating: on the day itself, remember to check out and pay in US Dollar (USD) with your YouTrip card to utilise YouTrip’s Wholesale Exchange Rates for favourable USD exchange rates. You can also add your YouTrip card to your PayPal account and pay with the correct settings to enjoy YouTrip’s favourable rates!
4. Ship Your Amazon Prime Day 2021 Purchases to Singapore
Once your purchases have arrived at your US address, you have the option to avail comGateway’s other services. If you’ve shopped from multiple Amazon sellers, you can wait for all your packages to arrive and consolidate them into one shipment. Or, you can even ask their team to repack your items or combine them into one box to save big on your shipping fees.
As soon as you have shipped your packages, all you need to do is wait for three to five business days with Express shipping, or six to eight business days with Standard shipping for your Amazon Prime purchases to arrive at your doorstep.
Early Prime Day Deals USA
From now till 20 June, here are the main early Prime Day deals:
- Audible Premium Plus: Now you can read without..well, reading. As a Prime subscriber, get access to Audible Premium Plus for US$6.95 a month (U.P. US$14.95) for four months — and listen to your heart’s content! Included in this deal is an audiobook of your choice each month.
- Amazon Music Unlimited: New to Amazon Music Unlimited? Awesome. Sign up now and get four months worth of songs and podcasts free!
- Wondery+: If you’re already subscribed to Spotify and you’re just searching for more podcasts, this one’s for you. Get four months’ worth of ad-free podcast listens!
While the American site does not have the same type of deals leading up to Amazon Prime Day as the Singapore site, they do have daily deals that you can take advantage of! Such as these stellar electronic and exercise-related deals available right now! There are floating shelves, a rainbow keypad and a mini projector for the home office, as well as water non-slip shoes for you and the kids should you choose to do some outdoor activities! Don’t forget to keep hydrated with fruit smoothies you can grind up to go in this well-reviewed blender. Purchase them now, or keep them in your cart for easy access and check out on Prime Day!
BONUS: Prime Day for Amazon Fresh (Only on Singapore Site)
From now till 20 June, make use of these deals to save some money when doing your online grocery shopping. Categories include Baby and Personal Care (S$20 off S$60), Beauty and Healthcare (S$50 off S$150) as well as Snacks, Coffee and Tea (Up to 25% off). Wait there’s more — score an extra S$20 off S$60 if you’re new to Amazon Fresh!
How to Pay on Amazon Prime Day
Amazon is encouraging the support of struggling stores by giving out US$10 credits for use on Amazon Prime day with every US$10 you spend on items sold by smaller businesses from now till June 20. Make that US$10 a S$23.20 by using your YouTrip card and scoring a special S$10 Promo code with <AMAZON10> for new YouTrip users!
Prime Yourself for Amazon Prime Day 2021
Who said we had to miss out on amazing Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals just by virtue of living in Singapore? To get maximum savings, remember to checkout and pay in USD with your YouTrip card for Wholesale Exchange Rates on your Amazon Prime Day 2020 hauls.
If you still haven’t gotten your free YouTrip card yet, use promo code <AMAZON10> to sign up and receive a free S$10 in your account.