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If you love shopping on Amazon as much as I do, you’ll be glad to hear that Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still a go! After all that we’ve been through this year, looking through these sweet, sweet sale prices are coming soon is a major mood-booster.

Amazon has officially announced the date as TODAY AND TOMORROW, October 13th and 14th. Get your thumbs ready—you're not gonna want to miss this one.

After donning my journalism outfit (a fedora, obv, complete with trench coat), I began combing the Amazon for official news and juicy deals to put together this guide. Check back often; I’ll keep updating this with new deals as soon as it becomes available.

Most importantly, now that Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially begun, this is 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 are 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 an updated list of the best deals during Prime Day! Don't miss out!!

This 23andMe Genetic DNA Test For a FULL 50% off! Just $99!

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I 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.

This Alexa Smart Plug Sold for a Jaw-Dropping Price Last Year; This year, it's $23 for a smart plug PLUS ECHO DOT! Jump on this deal!

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Smart 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 Prime Day they are down to $23 for an echo dot PLUS

This Instant Pot is Just $49.99!!

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It seems like every other friend of mine already has an Instant Pot, but I haven't jumped on board yet. Amazon discounted a couple different models for this year's Prime Day, so I'm going to finally take the plunge! Added to cart.

This Echo Dot Smart Speaker Sold for $22 Last Prime Day; this year it's $18.99!

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One 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 because it's basically never been cheaper to get started with a smart home! Just $18.99 for an Echo Dot!

This Fire Kids Tablet Is a Great Deal Anytime, but Especially Now at $79.99: 43% Off!

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How 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, but nearly half off is a no brainer!

This Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader Is a Perennial Prime Day Deal; This time, a great 33% off.

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I'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! Just $59.99.

The Ring Video Doorbell Is Down to $70!

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Since 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. This year's Prime Day is no exception, with a sweet price of 70 bucks on this highly rated home security gadget.

The Roomba is Currently 38% Off!

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I 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 is including a Roomba pretty much every year at Prime Day, and this year is no exception with a variety of options in deep sale!

Lifestraws for 50%; Just 10 Bucks!

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I 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!

Samsonite for 57%; $99 for Two Reliable Suitcases!

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I 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 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!