Amazon Prime Day, the two-day sale event which has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is now just two days away. But with so many early Prime Day deals already up and running, you’d hardly know that it hasn’t already started.
Like Prime Day itself, early deals span across every category of Amazon, from fashion to home improvement and electronics. Some of the most exciting discounts so far are for Amazon-branded tech devices like the Echo dot, Amazon Fire TVs, and Blink security cameras. To help you keep track of it all, we’re highlighting all the best Prime Day deals below. (For an easy way to stay in the loop, bookmark this page and subscribe to the Forbes Shopping newsletter; we’ll keep updating this list every day as new discounts are announced.)
While Amazon’s pre-Prime Day deals are tempting, upcoming Prime Day deals promise to be even better. Prime Day 2020 officially starts at midnight PST on Tuesday, October 13, and ends when the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday. Coinciding with Columbus Day sales running just a few weeks ahead of Black Friday, this year’s Prime Day is shaping up to be bigger than ever, inviting Amazon Prime members to get their holiday shopping done earlier than usual.
We’ve pulled together an FAQ that answers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Amazon Prime Day 2020 below, from exactly when Prime Day starts and how it works to who is eligible for Prime Day deals. For even more Prime Day advice, see our tips on how to get the best deals and discounts during the holiday.
Amazon Prime Day Deals You Can Shop Now
The retailer wasted no time in revealing pre-Prime day deals, with multiple exclusive discounts announced as early as last week:
Several other deals are being promoted as part of the Prime Day hub, such as 30% off smart home products and 20% off select furniture, but you don’t have to be a member to take advantage of the savings. Additional exclusive deals are expected in coming days, with some of the most exciting discounts slated for October 13.
What are the best early Prime Day Deals?
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa
Amazon’s most popular smart speaker with a fabric design, the Echo Dot streams music and podcasts, places calls and can control other compatible smart home devices all in one. And right now everyone can save 20% on an Echo Dot for their home.
20% Off All 3 Generations of Airpods
Amazon cut prices on all three generations of Apple’s popular AirPods this weekend. Wildly popular, Apple AirPods have been consistently highly rated by our headphone reviewers, included in our lists of the best wireless headphones, best workout headphones, and best noise-cancelling headphones, and others.
Nearly Half-Off YnM Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets have become popular due to their calming effect for anyone dealing with stress or anxiety. This premium version by YnM has a 4.6 star rating out of over 22,000 user reviews.
Save $100 on Cuisinart’s Double Belgian Waffle Iron
If you’re looking for a holiday gift for your favorite cook, this Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker might be perfect. Highly rated by almost 5,000 reviewers, this countertop appliance features extra-deep waffle pockets with a browning control knob, and can turn out two waffles at a time.
10% Off 23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service
Everyone can now save $10 on the popular personal genetic DNA testing service, which produces a family tree, trait reports and employs a DNA relative finder to find long-lost kin.
Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine
If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on an espresso machine, everyone can take advantage of this one: $100 off this highly rated, premium model from Breville. It grinds beans, foams milk and has precision extraction for single or double shots.
Nod Hybrid by Tuft & Needle
Nod Hybrid mattresses bridge the gap between spring mattresses and memory foam mattresses, so anyone looking for the comfort of both types should try out this adaptive foam and innerspring model from Tuft & Needle that’s currently over $100 off.
All-New Toshiba 43LF621U21 43-inch Smart 4K UHD with Dolby Vision – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020
Stream movies and TV shows and access tens of thousands of channels, apps and Alexa skills with this 43-inch 4K Toshiba Smart TV. Right now, everyone can get it for $100 off, plus free shipping.
Midea MRU03M2ABB Upright Freezer
If you’re in need of an extra freezer — for meal prepping or stocking up for the winter ahead — this compact model has an adjustable thermostat, a removable wire drawer and can accommodate up to 105 pounds of food.
Treatlife Smart Dimmer Plug
Perfect for holiday decor, this smart dimmer plug can control your lights with an app or with voice commands — it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant — and doesn’t require a hub or remote control.
HUION New 1060 Plus Graphic Drawing Tablet
Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Photoshop, Illustrator and more, this large tablet is extra comfortable to draw on and has 16 customizable soft keys to tailor your working experience.
Fire TV Recast
Enjoy live TV stream your favorite programming with the Fire TV Recast, which can record up to two shows at once and is compatible with any Alexa-enabled device for easy voice control. Prime members can get one now for just $130.
COSORI Air Fryer Max XL
For a limited time, everyone can take $20 off this highly rated air fryer. At nearly 6 quarts, it can cook up to 6 pounds of food and features 11 convenient one-touch presets.
BASE CAMP M Plus Dust Face Cover 3 Pack
With six filtration layers, adjustable ear loops and one-way valves for exhalation, these protective mesh masks are comfortable and breathable. And everyone can get the three pack on sale for just $33.
Certified Refurbished Fire HD 10 Tablet
With 32 GB internal storage and 10 hours of battery life, this Fire HD 10 Tablet is ready for all the reading, watching and browsing you can throw at it. It also features Fire HD 10 features a rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p video and a front-facing VGA camera perfect for Zoom calls.
Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
This DEEBOT robot vacuum — now $50 off for everyone — will sweep, lift and vacuum to clean the entire floor, and is voice-enabled with your Alexa or Google Home Assistant.
All-New Insignia NS-50DF710NA21 43-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020
Now $100 off for Prime members, this 43-inch Insignia Smart TV has 4K Ultra HD picture quality, and has live TV and streaming capabilities.
MARTHA STEWART Hunts Table Lamp
This chic table lamp is the perfect addition to bedside table or home office. Along with a number of other Martha Stewart lamps, it’s currently on sale for less than $100.
All-New Insignia NS-50DF710NA21 50-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020
Another excellent Smart TV option, this 50-inch Insignia has Fire TV, is Alexa-enabled and is now $50 off for everyone.
Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Elite
This Ring Video Doorbell Elite offers everything you could want in a home security system, including two-way talk, visitor alerts and advanced motion detection. Now, Prime members can get it for $100 off.
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit, 2-Tool (DCK240C2)
Everyone can save $40 on this powerful drill combo kit from the pros at Dewalt. With one drill/driver, one impact driver, two battery packs and a kit bag, it’s great for professional and home use.
Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones
At $100 off (for everyone), these wireless noise cancelling over-ear headphones from Beats are a steal — and would make an excellent holiday gift.
Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF Instant Film Cameras, Mint (9007)
Everyone can save $45 on this classic Polaroid camera, an updated take on the instant film original.
Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro
With Prime access, members can save $60 on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which allows you to check in on your home from anywhere with the Ring app.
Masterbuilt MB20070210 Analog Electric Smoker
With three chrome-coated smoking racks, a built-in temperature gauge and a removable wood chip tray, this simple smoker is compact and perfect for beginners and pros alike.
Certified Refurbished Kindle
Prime members can save $30 on this refurbished Kindle, which makes reading ebooks, newspapers and magazines and listening to audiobooks easier than ever.
Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link, Smart Home WiFi Outlet
These handy smart plugs allow you to control your outlets with the Kasa app or with your Alexa or Google Home Assistant — and they’re nearly half off for everyone right now.
All-New Toshiba 32LF221U21 32-inch Smart HD 720p TV – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020
With voice remote control with Alex, access to all streaming services and live TV with Fire TV, this 32-inch TV is a great deal at just $120. But it won’t last for long, so Prime members should snag one while supplies last.
See, hear, and speak to people — and pets — in your home on your smartphone with Blink Mini’s live view and two-way audio features. Now, Prime members can get one for $25, two for $50, or get an Echo Show 5 and a Blink Mini for just $55.
Echo Show 5
Connect to friends and family, listen to podcasts or music, watch TV shows, movies or the news and control your smart home with this Echo Show 5, now 50% off for Prime members.
Certified Refurbished Ring Spotlight Cam Wired
See, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC with the Ring Spotlight Camera, now $10 off for everyone.
WEme USB C 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Dock Docking Station
This external hard drive docking station is suitable for data recovery, easily lets you duplicate hard drives and connects to your computer to expand storage capacity — and right now it’s 20% off for everyone.
Certified Refurbished Echo Show (2nd Gen)
Watch movies, shows, music videos or live TV and access your calendar, to-do lists and your favorite playlists with your new Echo Show, now $80 off for Prime members.
Certified Refurbished Echo Plus
With premium speakers and a built-in Zigbee hub to easily set up and control all your smart home devices, this Echo Plus is a whopping half off for Prime members.
Get hands-free Alexa in your car with your phone with an Echo Auto. Prime members save $30 on and get six months of free Amazon Music Unlimited for just $20.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel – Dry-Erase Board, Chalkboard, Paper Roller
Everyone can save 20% on this cute and useful multipurpose easel that’s great for at-home schooling and playtime alike.
MYPIN HDMI Media Player
This mini portable media player plays videos, music and photo slideshows and works with old and new TVs, making it the perfect entertainment source for vacations and business trips.
Modway Promenade Industrial Modern Aluminum Backless Bistro Bar Stool
On sale for just $85, these modern industrial bistro bar stools would be a great addition to any counter top or drafting table.
QGeeM 5 in 1 USB C to HDMI 4K Adapter
This compact 5-in-1 adapter allows you to connect more devices through more ports to your computer, all at once without issue. And its 4K video output allows for ultra clear streaming right to your HDTV, monitor or projector.
What is Amazon Prime Day and how does it work?
The two-day sale event Amazon Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sale of the year. Originally launched in 2015 as a one-day sale to celebrate the online retailer’s 20th anniversary, Prime Day has evolved into an annual two-day event. During the sale, Amazon Prime members have access to limited-time offers on thousands of top products across categories.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
Amazon Prime Day starts on October 13 and runs through October 14.
When does Amazon Prime Day 2020 start?
Amazon Prime Day starts at 12 a.m. PT on Tuesday, October 13 and goes until midnight PT on Wednesday, October 14.
When does Prime Day end?
This year Amazon Prime Day ends at 11:59 PT on Wednesday, October 14.
Why was Amazon Prime Day 2020 Postponed?
Originally scheduled for July, Amazon Prime Day was postponed this year due to COVID-19 and its effect on supply chains.
What is on sale for Amazon Prime Day?
In addition to the products listed above, thousands of products across all categories will be on sale for Amazon Prime Day, including but not limited to toys, electronics, fashion, home, furniture and more. We’ve gotten a sneak peak at some of the deals, and there are many items that have been best-sellers all year.
Do you need a Prime account for Prime Day?
Yes, you need to be an Amazon Prime member in order to take advantage of the exclusive Prime discounts that will run now through the end of the holiday.
How do I become an Amazon Prime member?
You can become an Amazon Prime member by signing up here. Amazon Prime membership costs $119 for the year or $12.99 per month, and every membership starts with a free 30-day trial. Certain people may be eligible for discounted membership, which you can read about in our post on how to sign up for Amazon Prime membership.
What is the best Amazon Prime Day Deal right now?
While the best Prime Day deal might be in the eye of the beholder, the biggest discount available currently is 60% off the Echo Auto. The highest dollar amount you can save is $100 off, available for several of the deals listed above.
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