Amazon announce huge Bank Holiday sale that will last over a week – deals go live on Wednesday

Amazon will roll out eight days of deals from Wednesday as part of its biggest ever August Bank Holiday sale event.

There will be hundreds of discounts across all categories, ranging from back to school items to home and garden accessories, that will be available from

Deals will kick off at midnight on Wednesday 22nd August and run until 29th August.

Alongside themed deals (to make it easier for shoppers to find what they want), there will also be limited ‘ Deals of the Day ‘ with limited offers on thousands of different items.

Any Amazon Prime members, including those on a Prime 30-day trial , will have an exclusive early access to all Lightning Deals .

Customers will also get all the regular Prime perks such as unlimited fast delivery, access to thousands of movies and TV shows and unlimited photo storage.

Speaking about the sale, Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon said: “With such good weather this year, we know our customers will be looking to squeeze every last drop out of the last few weeks of summer, so we’re pleased to be making our August Bank Holiday Sale bigger than ever”

“Whether you’re getting the younger kids ready for school, the older ones prepared for University or heading off for a late summer festival, we will have a great deal for everyone this August Bank Holiday to help make those last summer moments count.”

Amazon Prime – what is it and how to get it

Amazon Prime offers a plethora of services from same-day delivery to unlimited music, TV and films streaming, all for a set monthly fee.

The cost of an annual membership is £79 – either paid upfront with a one-off charge or by a £7.99 monthly fee which can be canceled at any time.

Shoppers can sign up to a 30-day free trial to take advantage of Prime perks, but must remember to set a reminder to cancel before the subscription ends – or risk being charged the full £79 annual fee.

During sale events Prime customers can enjoy 30-minutes exclusive early access to all Lightning Deals, so if you’re wanting to snap up some bargains before anyone else, getting a Prime account is a good idea.

What does Amazon Prime offer?

  • Unlimited one-day delivery on your Amazon orders in the UK
  • Unlimited video streaming of 15,000 TV shows and movies through Prime Video
  • Access to Amazon’s music library, with unlimited downloads and streams
  • Prime Photos for unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive. You also get 5GB of cloud storage for other types of files.
  • Access to 800,000 free e-books
  • Borrow one of over 500,000 titles per month for free on any Kindle device
  • 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals – including Prime Day.

What Amazon sale deals to expect in the August Bank Holiday discount event?

Amazon has already teased shoppers with news that there will be several discounts on Amazon devices. There will be £45 off Echo Plus devices, £20 off the Echo and £15 off the Fire TV stick.

While the all-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet will have £40 slashed off its normal £199.99 price tag.

Elsewhere parents will also be able to stock up on cheap back to school or university essentials for the kids, deals will include 40% off Zoggs Essentials and 45% off Kipling Bags.


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