We are mere days away from Amazon Prime Day 2018, a 36-hour discount extravaganza of limited time offers. Things will be kicking off midday (BST) on Monday, 16th July and we will be here with all the best deals as and when they arrive. The Prime Day 2018 page is live right now and features a batch of early deals as well as exclusive new products as part of Amazon's new Prime Launches promotion - a selection of products available only for Prime members for a limited time.

For those of you in the US, you'll find the Amazon US Prime Day 2018 home page right here.

As expected, it seems like Prime Day will once again be a mid-year chance to get some serious discounts on some key games, consoles and other bits of tech. It's a one-day blowout of bargains, offered exclusively to Amazon Prime members and genuinely yield some rather nice deals on games and techy bits, amongst the rabble of USB cables and iPhone cases.

Some of Amazon's own offers that will be available have been made known as of Friday, 13th July. They are as follows:

  • 35 off the Kindle Paperwhite, Prime Day price, 74.99 (was 109.00)
  • 40 off Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, Prime Day price, 59.99 (was 99.99)
  • 40 off Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, Prime Day price, 89.99 (was 129.99)
  • Up to 30% off Sony and Canon Cameras
  • Up to 30% off TVs from LG, Sony, Toshiba and more
  • Up to 30% off premium brands with Amazon Fashion including G-Star, Pepe Jeans and more
  • Up to 30% off projectors from Epson, Optoma, LG and Sony
  • Up to 30% off Sennheiser, Bose and Sony Headphones
  • Up to 55% off Samsonite and American Tourister Luggage
  • Up to 30% off Keter Garden Furniture and Storage
  • Up to 40% off Kitchen and Home appliances including Crock-Pot, Tefal and Philips
  • Up to 30% off Audio Technica, Ion Audio and Hercules

All of these sale ranges will be available from Monday, 16th July.

Best Prime Day 2018 game deals

While Prime Day 2018 hasn't kicked off in earnest just yet, there are some deals up for grabs ahead of time. Specifically, US readers can save $100 on an Echo Show right now while there's big discounts on Certified Refurbished Amazon devices in the UK.

Free PC games with Twitch Prime

Prime members can also grab a set of free PC games through Twitch Prime. There's a new game up for grabs each day for Twitch Prime members. You'll need to sign up for Prime to get these but once you have them, they're yours to keep for good. Prime sign ups (including a free 30 day trial that will get you access to all the Prime Day madness) can be found here in the UK or here in the US. Here are the games that will be available:

  • Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition: July 2-4
  • Metal Slug 3: July 3 - August 2
  • The Last Blade: July 3 - August 2
  • Twinkle Star Sprites: July 3 - August 2
  • Q.U.B.E. 2: July 3-4
  • Battle Chef Brigade: July 4-11
  • Manual Samuel: July 5-12
  • Gonner: July 6-13
  • Next Up Hero: July 7-14
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited: July 8-14
  • Hue: July 9-15
  • Deponia Doomsday: July 10-16
  • Observer: July 11-17
  • Tacoma: July 12-18
  • The Bridge: July 13-26
  • Brutal Legend: July 14-27
  • The Red Strings Club: July 15-21
  • Tyranny: July 16-18
  • Broken Age: July 17-31
  • The Framed Collection: July 18-31
  • Serial Cleaner: July 18-31

When is Prime Day 2018?

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 will begin Monday, July 16 at 12 PM (BST) / 3 PM (ET) and will last for 36-hours. We've still got a little bit of time to wait before the deals begin in full but rest assured, we'll bring all the best (and most relevant) deals straight to this page for your perusal.

As mentioned in this very article, you'll need an Amazon Prime membership (found here in the UK, or here in the US), though you can start up a free 30-day trial and still take advantage of the Prime Day sales, too.

Right here in this article, I'll be rounding up some of the best Prime Day offers from the realms of games, consoles and tech. As a lot of these will be 'Lightning Deals', keep in mind that not only will they be time-limited (some only last an hour before disappearing for good) but they'll also be stock-limited, meaning Amazon can sell out of the reduced price game before the allotted time is up. In order to make sure you get the thing you want, it's best to keep on your toes and get in as early as you can.

Prime Day 2018 Lightning Deals

Lightning deals being what they are - time and stock limited - once they go live, they won't last long. I'll be covering them as they go live on Amazon so feel free to pop on over or follow us on Twitter if you want to get involved the minute the deals go live.

Good luck and happy hunting to all. Be sure to check in with Jelly Deals for by-the-minute lightning deals coverage and a few carelessly strewn about puns.

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