If you love shopping on Amazon as much as I do, you’ll be glad to hear that Amazon Prime Day 2020 is here! After all that we’ve been through this year, knowing that those sweet, sweet sale prices are just a click away is a major mood-booster.
Prime Day is two days only, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, October 13th and 14th. Get your thumbs ready—you're gonna have to move fast if you want to snag these deals before they sell out.
After donning my journalism outfit (a fedora, obv, complete with trench coat), I began combing the Internet for the best Prime Day finds and deals. So keep reading, because this is the the best place to learn about the hottest deals and can’t-miss prices. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to treat myself to some excellent bargains.
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What is Amazon Prime Day?Amazon Prime Day began in 2015 in honor of the company’s 20th anniversary. The idea was to reward Prime members with a day of special deals on popular products, especially pricy electronics that don’t often enjoy deep discounts. The shopping event was designed to overtake Black Friday in sales--and boy, did it work! Over the past five years, the event has expanded to last 48 hours and has increased sales every year. In fact, Amazon moved an amazing 175 million items during Prime Day 2019, generating about $7 billion in sales. This year's Prime Day is actually 2 days! October 13th and 14th! Read on for some great deals we think will show up and some history of the day.
What will be the best deals during Prime Day 2020?During the 5-year history of Amazon Prime Day, the sweetest deals have fallen into a few major categories: Amazon-branded tech, electronics, household products, luxury beauty, and pet items. Below, you'll find some of the top sellers from 2019 Prime Day with links to the current prices, as well as predictions for products likely to hit this year's sale. These are a good starting point for your wish list!
This Instant Pot Went for Half Off Last Year
via: AmazonIt seems like every other friend of mine already has an Instant Pot, but I haven't jumped on board yet. If Amazon discounts a model for this year's Prime Day, I might finally take the plunge! Last year, it was featured at a 50% discount--a substantial savings on this big-ticket item for the kitchen. I'm adding it to my wish list now so I can track the price.
This Alexa Smart Plug Sold for a Jaw-Dropping Price Last Year
via: AmazonSmart Plugs are getting me one step closer to living in the Jetsons house of the future. While I'm still waiting for my robot housekeeper and flying car, at least I can turn off lights or activate the coffee maker without getting up. Normally, Alexa Smart Plugs are kind of pricy, but during 2019 Prime Day they were discounted a whopping 80%, from $25 to a measly $5 each. Fingers crossed that this year's Prime Day has a similar deal!
This 23andMe Genetic DNA Test Was 50% Off Last Prime Day
via: AmazonI was an early adopter of 23andMe, and it's been fascinating to see how the genetic information has grown and expanded over the years. Finding out I'm nearly 4% Neanderthal was definitely a highlight! If you want to investigate your own genetic quirks or purchase kits for family members, keep an eye on the price. We think it might be discounted for Prime Day like it was last year.
This Fire TV Stick Was Discounted from $40 to $15 Last Year
via: AmazonIs it just me, or is streaming TV way more complicated and expensive than boring cable TV was just a few years ago? I'll set aside that rant for now and tell you that if I must grapple with the complexity of streaming, at least the Fire TV Stick makes it a bit easier to manage. You can even do voice commands with Alexa to search for movies or show the video feed from connected devices. Last year, Prime Day gave a really nice discount on the Fire TV Stick, so watch the price if you're interested.
This Echo Dot Smart Speaker Sold for $22 Last Prime Day
via: AmazonOne of the best features of the Echo Dot is its price--even on a regular day, it's quite affordable compared to many smart speakers. So if you're itching to set up Alexa without delay, go ahead and buy now. But, if you're counting every penny, it's worth it to delay and see if Amazon lowers the price for this year's Prime Day. Our guess is that your patience will pay off with a nice savings.
This Fire Kids Tablet Is a Great Deal Anytime
via: AmazonHow many parents have handed over their phone or iPad to a restless child to earn a few minutes of peace...only to regret that decision when it ends up with a cracked screen? Or a deleted app? Or worse?! (Ask me about the time my daughter read a gossipy text message from my friend and proceeded to repeat it to her friends. On second thought, please don't ask me about that.) Solve that problem by getting kids their very own Fire Kids Tablet, which was designed with kids in mind for safety, durability, and parental controls. I'm impressed by Amazon's everyday price on this tablet, and hoping we might even see a special discount at this year's Prime Day.
These Beats Wireless Earphones Are Currently 13% Off
via: AmazonNo promises on how long this deal will last, but these Beats wireless earphones are currently selling at a nice discount. Other models of Beats headphones have been featured during Prime Day in the past, so it's a good bet that we'll see at least one model on sale during the 2020 sale. If you don't want to wait, this is a good price for these highly rated in-ear headphones.
This Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader Is a Perennial Prime Day Deal
via: AmazonI'm a big reader, so you'll always find me with a book under my arm and a TBR (to be read) list a mile long. I adore my Kindle Paperwhite E-reader and constantly recommend it to anyone who reads a lot. It's simply the best way to keep your personal library organized and always have something good to read. I got mine at a Black Friday sale a couple years ago and was a little annoyed to see it then sell for less at Prime Day! Definitely mark down the current selling price now if you want to track the savings.
The Ring Video Doorbell Was Marked Down to $70 Last Year
via: AmazonSince Amazon bought Ring in 2018, it's no wonder Amazon has taken several opportunities to market the Ring Video Doorbell to customers, often by way of a nice discount. Last year's Prime Day was no exception, with a sweet price on this highly rated home security gadget. We're predicting this popular product will hit this year's Prime Day again.
The Roomba Usually Goes on Sale During Prime Day
via: AmazonI had a first-generation Roomba that worked wonders on my floors and made me very happy. It's been over a decade since then, and that Roomba is long gone (RIP, you rumbly little robot). I may be ready for a new one. Amazon has been including a Roomba pretty much every year at Prime Day, so it's a safe bet you'll find the best price of the year then. My plan is to read up on the current models and note the selling prices, so I'll be ready to make my purchasing decision when the Prime Day deals are announced.
We're Hearing Rumors About Lifestraw
via: AmazonI am a sucker for things like this but it is so worth it. If you at all go outdoors, you've gotta have one of these in your pack. The handy, award-winning straw lets you drink from nearly any water source, filtering out loads of stuff that could be harmful to you. Never be thirsty at a river, a stream, or a lake again!
Last Year Samsonite Had Awesome Finds
via: AmazonI know it seems like a literal dream to try and buy stuff that's travel-related when we are all just mostly stuck where we are, but dream big and make it happen eventually! When it's safe! Plan for it by checking out what we think will be a great deal on luggage. This 2-piece set has a carry-on and spinner with a 10-year warranty and an integrated TSA lock. It's got over two thousand great reviews so put it on your list knowing it'll stick around for when you can travel again!