While the sales bonanza won’t officially kick off until the middle of next month, you don’t have to wait to start saving. What's more, members who elect to support small businesses by shopping their stores through Amazon ahead of the big day will also earn a $10 credit to use for Prime Day 2020.
Prime Day is an annual savings event hosted by Amazon exclusively for its members (sign up here for a free 30- day trial; then pay $12.99 per month) with some very best discounts you’ll see on top-rated items across the site all year long. While Prime Day is usually held during peak summer months (last year’s event fell on July 15), this year’s savings event was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get 2 months of Prime Video Channels for $1.98 : Prime members can sign up for two months of Epic, PBS Masterpiece, Sun dance Now, Lifetime Movie Club, A&E Crime Central, PBS Documentaries, Urban Movie Channel, History Vault, Panama, Movie sphere, Motor trend or Up Faith & Family video channels at .99 per month right now (normally $3.99 to $6.99 per month). Get 3 Months of Amazon Kids+ for .99 (Save $6) : Through Monday, October 12, Prime Day members will save $2 per month on their Amazon Kids+ subscription, which will give you access to all the kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows.
Get 2 Echo Dots for $39.98 (Save $60) : Through Monday, October 5, Prime Day members can grab two Echo Dots for the sale price of one with coupon code DOTPRIME2PK at checkout. So if you’re looking to save big, you’re going to need a clear plan of attack to get the most out of the epic two- day shopping event.
You’ll need a good resource to help you comb through all the Amazon Prime Day deals to let you know which ones are worth your time and money and which ones to skip. Just because it says ‘deal’ on an Amazon page, doesn’t mean you’re getting a real bargain on a proven product.
Here’s how it works: Once installed, go to a product on Amazon and click the extension icon in your browser’s menu bar. (Photo: Amazon)When shopping for 4K TVs, it might be tempting to just buy the cheapest and biggest TV on sale (trust us, you’re going to see a lot of these deals on Prime Day).
If a no-name manufacturer is offering a deal like this, exit the page and find something better because it’s probably a cheap-o TV that will die on you within a year or so. Pay attention to brand name manufacturers like Sony, Samsung, LG and Vizio when it comes to 4K.
We’re going to see extremely deep discounts on everything from fitness trackers and tablets to smart home devices and wireless headphones. For example, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (the newest version), dropped in September, so it’s unlikely that Amazon will discount it further (although the retail giant might surprise us).
Some sellers might try to pass off refurbished products as new, to bait consumers into unbelievable deals. While there’s nothing wrong with buying refurbished goods, it’s easy to be fooled into purchasing ones that are ‘like new’ or ‘renewed’ without realizing it.
In addition, tech companies like Apple, Dyson, Nintendo and Microsoft will most likely get in on the action too, but discounts on these premium products will not be too deep. You might be so caught up in the excitement and high-pressure sales of Prime Day that you’ll miss who, exactly, is selling these items.
These types of sellers can offer great deals too, but their return policies and warranties may not be as competitive as Amazon ’s or the manufacturer’s. Look for who is selling and shipping your products, which should be clearly labeled just underneath the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
If Amazon or the manufacturer isn’t shipping or selling, make sure the third-party seller has high reviews. Something unexpected might throw your plan out of balance on Prime Day, especially since Amazon is known for keeping other sellers on their toes with unplanned price drops on best-selling items.
Be cautious of deals that seem too good to be true, beware of fake customer reviews with FakeS pot (an online tool that analyzes how many shopper reviews are from authentic people instead of bots), know what you want to buy and create a wish list, know how much you want to spend beforehand, stay hydrated and follow our Prime Day coverage here for the best deals on the products you actually want. AmazonPrimeDay usually feels like Christmas in July because that's the month legendary sales and once-in-a-lifetime deals typically hit the massive online retailer.
But this year, the shopping event was postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, the wait is O-V-E-R. On Oct. 13 and 14, Amazon is back with better-than-ever deals and sales that you won’t want to miss.
This year, you can snag serious savings on electronics perfect for at-home workouts and working from home. Plus, there will be deals for days on at-home workout equipment, kitchen gadgets, and televisions.
Not to mention, ALO Yoga's best activewear is majorly discounted right now. There’s never been a better time to get your early holiday shopping done, while saving some serious bucks in the process.
Lindsay Geller is the Associate Love & Lifestyle Editor at Women’s Health. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
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As usual, WIRED will cover the discount madness, sifting through the offerings to pull out the best Prime Day deals. We’ll keep a close eye on the inevitable competing sales from the likes of Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, too.
Below you’ll find our favorite early deals you can shop right now, along with some expert advice to help you keep a cool head once the sales officially start. Note: We strike through items that sell out or rise in price as we update this guide.
Updated October 12: We added a few new deals, including some from non- Amazon stores, and verified existing discounts. Sign Up for Prime : You can't access the deals without joining Amazon Prime.
Just be sure to set a reminder to cancel your membership if you aren't interested in the subsequent $13 per month charges. Make a List: It's easy to feel pressured to buy things you don't need.
This year especially, when funds are short for so many of us, avoid falling into that trap by making a list ahead of time. Remember that Prime Day is a kickoff to a season full of discounts.
Don't let Como win; install the Amazon app on your phone and navigate to Today's Deals > Upcoming. The app will notify you when the price drop goes live, so you don't need to worry about missing out.
Just remember to track the price and read the reviews before purchasing. Usually, Prime Day drops Amazon devices down to the best deals we'll see all year, but keep in mind that Black Friday prices typically come very close.
These all-new speakers feature a new proprietary chip that makes Alexa faster. Echo Dot Kids Edition (3rd Gen.) for $35 ($20 off) : This is basically just a colorful version of the hockey puck you're familiar with.
Alexa can read your kids books, play age-appropriate music, and answer questions like “Why is the sky blue?” It also comes with a two-year worry-free guarantee, so if your kid spills juice and breaks the speaker, you're covered.
Aura 15,000-mAh USB-C Power Bank for $20 ($10 off) : Clip the on-page coupon and enter code LI9BXY22 during checkout to save. A power bank is always nice to have, and the Aura products we've tested have always been reliable.
This particular portable charger has enough juice to charge most modern smartphones (including iPhones) four times. Roku Premiere for $27 ($13 off) : This is the best price we've seen for this streaming device via Amazon, beating the previous low by two bucks.
Our favorite Roku device, the Streaming Stick+, is also on sale but it isn't as good of a deal compared to previous discounts. The service usually costs $10 per month, which is the rate it will renew at after your membership runs out.
You can stream songs, download them for offline listening, and skip as many tracks as you want without being subjected to pesky ads. Like other services, this one automatically renews for $8 per month, so cancel your membership before the trial ends if you don't want to pay full price.