Pro tip: score an extra discount right on time for Amazon Prime Day

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Now that we’re well into July, Amazon Prime Day is literally just next week. And if you’re planning to spend big during Amazon’s next big sales event, you might want to find a few ways to maximise your savings, so we’ve found this neat trick that will give you an extra SG$10 to spend during the July 11 and July 12 sale.

Amazon gift cards are easy to forget about, but they’re a handy option if you’re stuck on looking for a present. Right now, if you spend SG$100 or more on gift cards in one transaction, you will get SG$10 promo credit added to your account. There is a catch though – you need to be a Prime member and use the code GIFTPRIME at checkout. If you wanted to use those gift cards during Prime Day, this is a neat little trick to save an extra SG$10 while on your shopping spree.

You have up until 11.59pm SGT on July 13, or until the 3,600 limit has been reached, to claim this promo credit. It’s open to all Prime members, even those on a 30-day free trial, but you’ll need to be quick if you want to snatch up this additional saving. The best bit about this extra SG$10 credit? You have up until 11.59pm SGT on December 31, 2023 to use it, so if nothing takes your fancy during Prime Day, you can hold onto it for the 11.11 sales or even Black Friday.

Get SG$10 off your Amazon Prime Day order

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Amazon gift cards: SG$10 promo credit when you purchase SG$100 worth of gift cards at Amazon

While this promotion started on July 2, you have up until 11.59pm SGT on July 13 to claim this extra SG$10 promo credit. Just log in (or join) to your Amazon Prime account, select SG$100 worth of gift cards from Amazon’s Gift Card section and make sure to use the code GIFTPRIME at checkout. It can take up to two days for this credit to appear on your account, so if you want to have it ready by Prime Day, consider taking advantage of this promo soon.

More early Prime Day deals to check out

Don’t want to wait until Tuesday, July 11? Then you’re in luck! There’s already a stack of deals and we’ve summarised some offers you can claim right now, and highlighted a few of the top gadgets that you can pick up on sale below.

Echo Dot (5th Gen) SG$87.05SG$47.30
Prime exclusive

Echo Dot (5th Gen) | SG$87.05 SG$47.30 (save SG$39.75)

If you've had your eyes on a smart speaker, now's the chance to pick one up on sale. Scoring a discount of SG$39.75, Amazon's Echo Dot (5th Gen) is a neat little spherical speaker that will bring Alexa into your home. Alexa is super handy if you want to set timers, make phone calls or switch songs without lifting a finger, though not all of its functions are currently available in Singapore.

[Ships from Amazon US]

Amazon Kindle (2022, 16GB) SG$113.55
Prime exclusive

Amazon Kindle (2022, 16GB) | SG$196 SG$113.55 (save SG$82.45)

Never leave home without a book again – Amazon's 2022 Kindle has picked up a big saving of SG$82 ahead of the 2023 Prime Day sales. While there's nothing new with the ereader's design, it does pack a whopping 16GB of storage into a 6-inch E Ink display. Plus you can get up to 6 weeks of battery life that will also charge fast thanks to its USB-C port.

[Ships from Amazon US]

Nintendo Switch SG$368SG$312.80
Prime exclusive

Nintendo Switch | SG$368 SG$312.80 (save SG$55.20)

As the most versatile console to date, the Nintendo Switch will let you game while you're out and about, then continue that session at home on your big screen. Sure, this model doesn't pack in the stunning 7-inch OLED display of the later Switch OLED, but if you're not to picky you can save a decent chunk of money by picking up this older console. It comes with a neon blue and neon red Joy Con as well to add a bit of colour to your space.

Samsung T7 Portable SSD (500GB) SG$137SG$62
Prime exclusive

Samsung T7 Portable SSD (500GB) | SG$137 SG$62 (save SG$75)

Store, save and retrieve files quickly thanks to the Samsung T7 Portable SSD. This one boasts transfer speeds of up to 1,050MB/s along with 500TB storage, and while we haven't rated this particular one here at TechRadar, our colleagues at T3 were so impressed that they gave it a rare 5 star review

Apple AirPods Pro 2 SG$359SG$309

Apple AirPods Pro 2 | SG$359 SG$309 (save SG$50)

It's pretty rare to see a big discount on Apple products, especially when it's under a year old, so it's a nice surprise to see that the Apple AirPods Pro 2 have scored a SG$50 discount ahead of Amazon Prime Day. In our review, we praised these buds on their super sound and Spatial Audio, and were pretty impressed with the noise cancellation on offer here too. Plus, they have a longer battery life than their predecessors, so if you're looking to upgrade, now might be the time.

Petra Player

Petra has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, especially if she can find it at a discount. With a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and enjoys trying out new peripherals whenever she gets the chance.

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