Amazon Prime Day is an annual shopping event that is only available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Historically, Prime Day occurs in mid-July. However, it has been delayed to mid-October this year.
What’s on sale right now? As we discover great items on sale, we’ll start posting them here.
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Expect to see several of kitchen wares and small appliances on sale for Prime Day. As The Wirecutter notes, the beloved Instant Pot has been on sale every-single Prime Day and has always been a top seller. It’s not my cup of tea, but many people love them. Last year some of our favorite deals included Lodge cast iron skillets and Vitimix Blenders.
If you’re in the market for a coffee maker, I’m certain we’ll see some deals here. OXO’s 9-cup coffee maker will probably go on sale. Also, it could be a great time to upgrade from a Kurieg to a Nespresso. Make sure to check out our guide to the best Nespresso machine.
The caveat this year is that with COVID-19, many people have taken up cooking as a serious hobby. There has been a huge amount of demand for kitchenware and appliances. It may be more difficult to find a that knife set or mixer you’ve been looking for.
Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Set (24-piece)
The best price we’ve seen in a while on the 24-piece set. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the larger containers for flour and sugar have been discounted.
Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker
We knew that there would be an instant pot sale. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is your chance.
Vitimix 5200 Blender
The Vitimix 5200 is on sale and is about as low a price as we’ve seen. The Wirecutter calls the blender “one of the most reliable and durable options we’ve seen.”
The most common home item on sale will likely be vacuums. If you haven’t picked up a robot vacuum yet, they are a miracle. Sure we don’t have flying cars, but robot vacuums are one of those things that became a reality. iRobot and Eufy both make excellent robot vacuums.
iRobot Roomba i6+
An exceptional deal on Roomba’s most advanced vacuum cleaner. This is the model that has a dock that empties the vacuum automatically.
Eufy RoboVac 35C (Target)
An excellent deal on the Eufy RoboVac 35C. I haven’t tried this model, but absolutely love my RoboVac 11S. Eufy is absolutely a brand you can trust to create a quality Vaccuum.
iProven No Touch Thermometer
This won’t ship for a week or two since thermometers are in limited supply. This is a good pick for kids or those who don’t want to stick a thermometer in their mouth.
Board Game Deals
Board games are one of those strange categories that has some great deals on Prime Day. Last year we found deals for both Ticket to Ride and Catan. If Catan looks interesting, check out our buying guide and explanation of what Catan expansions can be played together.
Fox in the Forest Card Game
A fun 2-player card game I stumbled upon while trying to find some good games to take camping. Games take about 30 minutes to play and are meant for those 10 or older.
Ticket to Ride: Europe
This is a variant of the original Ticket to Ride, but with a few more advanced options and—obviously—it
takes place in Europe as opposed to the United States. One of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this game.
Historically, electronics have been some of the top discounted items on Prime Day. Last year we saw great discounts for low-to-mid range televisions, batteries, a few phones and, of course Amazon devices.
There was a significant discount on Samsung’s portable 1TB SSD hard drive and Anker’s PowerCore external battery. We saw good deals on Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL as well. However, I wouldn’t expect to see that for the Pixel 5 considering they are still taking pre-orders.
Apple MacBook Air 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD
The Macbook Air is probably the best computer for most people. This model has the improved keyboard and does not have a Touch Bar option. It’s notable that this is the newest model, usually we see past models on sale.
Headphone and Audio Deals
If you’re in the market for a new set of earbuds or headphones, Prime Day is a great time to consider making a purchase. Last year we didn’t list a ton of items here, but the ones we found were excellent.
Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Earbuds
A decent, but not spectacular deal on these bluetooth earbuds. I use these all the time and still recommend them to other Android users. Read our Jabra Elite Active 75t review.
Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Headphones
If you’re in the market for noise cancelling headphones, this is the best deal we’ve seen on the Elite 85h headphones. The reviews for this set have said that it is one of the best value headphones you can purchase.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones plus a $25 Amazon Gift Card
A great deal on Sony’s flagship noise canceling headphones plus a bonus $25 Amazon gift card. I considered these when deciding on headphones for my home office, but ultimately decided to go with earbuds instead.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones
Currently beating the best price we’ve seen for these Bose QC headphones. It’s an excellent deal for those looking to replace an older pair of bose headphones.
Video Game Deals
Black Friday tends to be more favorable for video game deals. However, given the time of year we expect to see a few good sales. If you’re in the market for a Nintendo Switch, know that they have been sold out ever since people began to stay home because of the Coronavirus started in March. If you can find one for MSRP, that’s a pretty solid deal.
Nintendo Switch: Animal Crossing Edition
It isn’t on sale, but it is available—that has to count for something. I’m not a fan of the animal crossing branding, but the colors are nice. If the aesthetics don’t bug you, here’s your chance to grab a Switch.
Nintendo Switch: Gray Refurbished (GameStop)
If you’re not a fan of the colorful Switch controllers, GameStop has a great deal on a refurbished console. Note: This is the newer V2 console.
Get credits to use on Prime Day
This year you can earn free credits to use on Prime Day by making purchases at Whole Foods, Amazon Go stores or making a purchase from select small businesses.
Get $10 in Prime day credits when you spend $10 at an Amazon Go store before October 14
Get $10 in Prime Day credits when you shop at Whole Foods before October 14
Get $10 in Prime Day credits when you spend $10 with a small business before October 12
Bonus cash back for Amazon Prime card holders
If you have either an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card and Amazon Prime Store Card, you can get up to 25% cash back on your Prime Day purchases. See Amazon for details.
Alternatives to Prime Day
While Prime Day is certainly an Amazon event other retailers will certainly have sales of their own. We know Best Buy, Walmart and Target will be running their own competitive sale events.
Best Buy Early Black Friday Deals runs from October 13 to 14
Walmart’s Big Save event runs from October 11 to 15
Target Deal Days runs from October 13 to 14
Past Prime Day deals
This topic will be updated with more information as the event draws closer. If you’re interested, check out some of the last Prime Day and Black Friday threads.