By Alexis Bennett
Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:15 am

Are you tired of waiting for Black Friday to receive the best shopping deals of the entire year? Well, Amazon feels the same way. That's why they're not waiting for the day after Thanksgiving to reward their Prime members with major price cuts. The epic 36-hour sale will return on July 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET and this year is touted to be the biggest ever. How big? Well, there were lead-up deals all last week. And Amazon promises to make Prime Day bigger than ever this year.

It all started as a sort-of birthday celebration. On the eve of Amazon's 20th anniversary (back in 2015), the online shopping mega store celebrated the first Prime Day. Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Austria were given the opportunity to shop exclusive offers that started as early as midnight.

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So yeah, you can't participate in the sale if you're not a Prime member, but signing up isn't hard at all. Membership's only $13 per month (and you can cancel anytime). Besides the epic discounts on Prime Day, members get to indulge in unlimited free two-day shipping all year long and tons of free movies to stream, books to read, and music to download. So yeah, it's worth every single penny. So go on and head over to Amazon now and get ready for Prime Day.