Prime Day: Amazon announces dates, begins sales, offers free ‘Battlefield 4’ gaming

Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale is coming early this year.

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The company’s “Black Friday in July” sale has been bumped up a month and is set for June 21-22, Amazon confirmed Wednesday.

The sale began six years ago as a special yearly event for the online retailer’s Prime customers. In 2020, Amazon Prime Day sales amounted to an estimated 10.4 billion U.S. dollars. This year, Amazon will offer Prime members more than 2 million deals in the 24-hour period.

The company has several special events tied to the sale, including the “Spend $10, Get $10” offer.

Starting Monday and going through Sunday, June 20, Amazon will offer a $10 credit to use on Prime Day to members who spend $10 on select small-business products and brands based in the U.S. in Amazon’s store, including products from Amazon Handmade and Amazon Launchpad.

Amazon will also offer Prime members a chance to immerse themselves in “Battlefield 4” for free for a limited time.

“From June 1 until June 20, Prime members can claim one game code redeemable on Origin for Battlefield 4 Standard Edition,” according to Amazon. Go to for more details.

As in the past, anyone can join Prime (it costs $12.99 a month) or start a 30-day free trial at to participate in Prime Day.

Prime Day kicks off June 21 at midnight PDT (3 a.m. EDT) and runs through June 22.

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