Amazon Prime Day 2 + Tips for Shopping the Amazon Prime Day Sale!

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Prime Day Is Oct. 13-14, 2020 This Year!

Tips for Shopping the Amazon Prime Day Sale!

Amazon’s big Prime Day Sale will start this year on 10/13and run through 10/14 (although in the past we have always seen some deals roll out early) and they always tout this as the Black Friday sale in October! There will be tons of deals. Amazon will feature more than 100,000 deals in electronics, toys, video games, lawn & garden, outdoor items, kitchen & more. New lightning deals will happen every 5 minutes!

The deals will only be available for Amazon Prime Members, so if you’ve been debating about signing up  for Amazon Prime, this is the opportunity to test it out – so you can take advantage of these sales.

There is a $1.99 Amazon Prime Trial that you can sign up to try it out & this means you would have Amazon Prime during Amazon Prime Day too. If you are going to sign up for this one, I would wait until around the 8th of October, so you will have access to the early deals, but can go through the full two days of deals too. You could also sign up for a 3 month Amazon Prime Day service for $33, too.

We wanted to share some tips with you on what to expect with Amazon Prime Day deals!

Plus, we have the scoop on what you can expect from Prime Day, on Day Two (today), below our running list of deals.

Amazon Prime Day has started today, and here are some of our favorite deals:

(Updated 6pm on 10/14)

More Deals to Come Today (Day Two)!

Prime members will be able to shop more new deals today. Some highlights include:

Fashion

·         Save up to 30% on select adidas for the family

·         Save up to 35% on select Herschel bags, backpacks, and more

·         Save up to 30% on select kids’ clothing and more from our brands

Home & Kitchen 

·         Save up to 35% on select Vitamix products

·         Save up to 30% on Safavieh, NuLoom, and Nourison rugs

Health & Personal Care

·         Save on Panasonic men’s grooming products

·         Up to 30% off Optimum Nutrition, Dymatize, and Vega protein powders

Amazon Brands and Exclusives

·         Save up to 40% on pets essentials from AmazonBasics, Wag and Solimo

·         Save up to 35% on coffee and espresso from Happy Belly and Solimo

·         Save up to 40% on Belei skin care products

·         Save 20% on baby essentials from Mama Bear 

·         Save 20% on health and personal care products from Solimo 

·         Save 20% on snacks and grocery essentials from Happy Belly

·         Save 20% on health and wellness products from Revly, Amazon Elements and Amazon Basic Care

·         Save up to 40% on electronics & accessories from AmazonBasics

Automotive, Tools, Lawn & Garden

·         Save up to 30% on select BLACK+DECKER tools

·         Save on the 16” Char-Broil Bullet Charcoal Smoker 

·         Save up to 30% on select Greenworks outdoor power tools

Toys

·         Save up to 30% on NERF Toys

Amazon Devices deals are still running!

·         Save up to $80 on Echo Show devices. Get the Echo Show 5 for $44.99, Echo Show 8 for $64.99, and Echo Show (2nd Gen) for $149.99

·         Save 60% on our most popular smart speaker, Echo Dot (3rd Gen), just $18.99

·         Take Alexa on the road with $30 off Echo Auto, now with Auto Mode in the Alexa App and Start My Commute features, just $19.99

·         Fire TV Edition Smart TVs start at just $79.99. Plus, get the Insignia 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV Edition TV for $109.99 and the Toshiba 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV Edition TV for $119

·         Save $40 on Fire TV Cube and use your voice to control your entertainment experience, just $79.99

·         Save up to 45% on Fire tablets. Get the Fire HD 8 for $54.99 and Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet for $59.99

·         Save $75 on eero Mesh WiFi system ensuring you have whole home WiFi coverage, just $174.00

·         Save $20 on Ring Stick Up Cam, just $79.99.

·         Save 30% on Ring Video Doorbell devices and get Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) for $69.99

·         Get Blink Mini Indoor Cam, just $24.99

·         Get your smart home started with Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show 5, just $149.99

·         Get an Echo Dot and LIFX Smart Bulb (Wi-Fi set up), just $18.99

·         Save $50 on Kindle Paperwhite, just $79.99

·         Save $35 on the Kindle Kids Edition, just $74.99

 

Amazon Prime day 2020

Here are early Prime Day deals we expect to see this year::

Amazon will offer a $10 credit to use on Prime Day to members who spend $10 on items sold by select small businesses in Amazon’s store

Early Prime Day Deals Start Now

Starting today, Prime members can shop early offers and deals everyday leading up to Prime Day on October 13 & 14.

  • Amazon DevicesStarting today, get two Echo Dot devices for $39.98 and Fire TV Recast for $129.99 to store up to 75 hours of HD programming. Plus, save up to $100 on Fire TV Edition Smart TVs and get the all-new Toshiba 43-inch Smart HD Fire TV Edition TV for $179.99. Starting October 6, get the Toshiba 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV Edition TV for $119.99 and the Insignia 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV Edition TV for $199.99; save $40 on Echo Show 5; get Echo Auto and enjoy hands free access to Alexa in your car plus six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $19.99; and save on smart home security with Blink Mini indoor cameras—one for $24.99, two for $49.98, or get Echo Show 5 and Blink Mini for $54.99.
  • Amazon Music: For just $0.99, Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months of the premium streaming tier with unlimited access to more than 60 million songs ad-free, and now a wide selection of popular podcasts.
  • Audible: Prime members can save $50 on a year of Audible Premium Plus. Audible members will also get access to the Plus catalog, featuring more than 10K Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts, all at no additional cost.
  • Kindle Unlimited: New customers to Kindle Unlimited save 50% off a 6-month subscription.
  • Kindle Book Deals: Spend $20 on ebooks and get a $5 ebook credit; Plus, Prime members can choose two, new select Kindle books for free.
  • Amazon FashionSave up to 30% on select Vineyard Vines clothing for men, up to 15% on select fall fashion from Shopbop including boots, denim, and more, up to 30% on select top trends from premium women’s fashion, including ASTR the Label, Splendid, and Alo Yoga, up to 30% on select kids’ and baby clothing and shoes, up to 30% on select styles from Calvin Klein, up to 30% on select Dress the Population, 4SI3NNA, and Black Halo dresses.
  • Amazon BrandsSave up to 40% on select clothing styles including Amazon Essentials and Goodthreads, 40% on pet essentials from Wag, 20% on Belei skin care products, 20% on baby essentials from Mama Bear, 20% on health and personal care products from Solimo, 20% on coffee and snacks from Amazon Fresh, Happy Belly, and Solimo, and 20% on health and wellness products from Revly, Amazon Elements, and Amazon Basic Care.
  • Amazon Fresh: Members can enjoy $15 off their first order of $50 or more on Amazon Fresh plus item level offers throughout the store. Visit amazon.com/Fresh for more.
  • Home: Save up to 20% or more on furniture brands including Modway, Lane Home Furnishings, Walker Edison Furniture Company, and Nathan James. Save up to 20% or more on select rugs from brands including nuLOOM and Artistic Weavers. Save on Martha Stewart Hunts Table Lamp Living Room Decor and Madison Park Signature Colette table lamp.
  • Prime Video: Today through Prime Day, Prime members can enjoy a selection of titles to rent or buy with up to 50% off on select titles.
  • Tools: Save up to 20% on select DEWALT saws and drills and up to 15% on select DEWALT impact driver and drill combo Kits.
  • Toys: Save up to 30% on select toys from Green Toys.
  • Smart Home and Appliances: Save 20% on Broan Appliances and 15% on Midea compact refrigerators. Save on Kasa Smart Dimmer Switch by TP-Link and SYLVANIA Tungsten halogen light bulbs.
  • Lawn & Garden: Save on Masterbuilt Electric Smoker and accessories, select BLACK+DECKER outdoor tools, Back to the Roots Water Garden, American Lawn Mower Company electric lawn mower, Champion 3400-Watt Portable Generator, and more.

How to Shop the Amazon Prime Day Sale::

1 – Sign up for Amazon Prime – sale is only open to Amazon Prime members!

The most important thing to remember that this is a very special sale on Amazon in that it is limited to only Amazon Prime Members this time. So these deals will only be available if you’re a Prime member. It’s not too late to sign up, though – if you want to try a free 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial  

2 – Make sure to follow the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Page and Facebook Group

We will be posting deals in both our Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page as well as the TNWM Facebook group.  Definitely make sure to follow the TNWM Facebook group in addition to the page as Facebook lowers the number of folks who see our posts if we post too often on the Facebook Business page, so we only post every hour or two in there, but we can post the deals as frequently as they come in the Facebook group, so these will be the most real-time updates and I will also share lightning deals in here as well direct from Amazon as they go too fast to be able to write up on the blog!

We also try to ask folks what they are looking for in the Facebook group & will be trying to search for specific deals that people are requesting in the group as well (time-permitting) so that’s a great way to let us know if you’re looking for something specific.

3- Make sure notifications are set to “on” in Thrifty NW Mom Deals Facebook group AND the Thrifty Northwest Mom Facebook page.

Notifications for Thrifty NW Mom FB Deals group

 

Make sure that you have selected to receive notifications for “all posts”  in the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Deals Group and on the  Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page  This will help ensure that you will see the updates faster as we post them during the Amazon Prime Sale tonight & tomorrow!

4 – If you miss a Lightning deal, get on the wait list right away!

Unfortunately Amazon’s lightning deals have gotten so popular that they often get 100% claimed within moments of going live. This is something that many people don’t know to do – if a Lightning deal sells out & goes to 100% claimed, it’s still not too late (unless it says that the wait list is full). If it just says that it’s 100% Claimed, you can still get on the Wait List!  You may click on it & a box may pop up right away, saying they put the deal in your cart or you may have to wait till one becomes available – which could be 2 minutes or 10 minutes.

Once you put a Lightning Deal in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide if you want to buy it (use this time to research the item & decide if you really want / need it!). If you decide not to buy it & take it out of your cart or it expires in your cart, then it will go to someone who is next in line on the Wait List.So, always, always get on the Wait list if there is still room on a Lightning Deal! You still  have a very good chance of buying that item! Just make sure to not leave your computer as an alert will pop up letting you know that you are off the wait list & can buy the item but you only have 15 minutes from when you move off the wait list.

5 – Types of Deals to Expect from Amazon Prime Day

There will be several types of deals available on Amazon Prime Day, but the important thing to remember is that prices can change at any time. We are already seeing that today before the official Prime Day sales start that prices are changing very quickly.  So, you do need to make decisions quickly but have a plan in place before you start shopping for what will work for your budget. But then do your research quickly if a deal becomes available as it may not last long, especially the really hot deals such as TV deals. Lightning deals make sure to sign up for them quickly & then you have 15 minutes to research & decide.

The type of deals we’ll be seeing are:

Spotlight / Deal of the Day Deals – these are the big promotions which *should* be available for most of the day (but we have seen that the really popular deals can definitely sell out early, so buy them early if you really want it. Just because it is their Deal of the Day does not mean it will be available all day.

Lightning Deals – These are the deals that will go very quickly – some of them will be announced ahead of time with start times (or hints of the deal) while others will just pop up. You’ll want to scroll thru the different categories to see what they have available. Once you put it in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide.

More Deals to Expect By Department:

Amazon Devices

  • Save 60% on our most popular smart speaker, Echo Dot (3rd Gen), just $18.99
  • Save up to $80 on Echo Show devices. Get the Echo Show 5 for $44.99, Echo Show 8 for $64.99, and Echo Show (2nd Gen) for $149.99
  • Take Alexa on the road with $30 off Echo Auto, now with Auto Mode in the Alexa App and Start My Commute features, just $19.99
  • Fire TV Edition Smart TVs start at just $79.99. Plus, get the Insignia 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV Edition TV for $109.99 and the Toshiba 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV Edition TV for $209.99
  • Save $40 on Fire TV Cube and use your voice to control your entertainment experience, just $79.99
  • Save up to 45% on Fire tablets. Get the Fire HD 10 for $79.99 and Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet for $59.99
  • Save $75 on eero Mesh WiFi system ensuring you have whole home WiFi coverage, just $174.00
  • Save $20 on Ring Stick Up Cam, just $79.99.
  • Save 30% on Ring Video Doorbell devices and get Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) for $69.99
  • Get Blink Mini Indoor Cam, just $24.99
  • Get your smart home started with Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show 5, just $149.99
  • Get an Echo Dot and LIFX Smart Bulb (Wi-Fi set up), just $18.99
  • Save $50 on Kindle Paperwhite, just $79.99
  • Save $35 on the Kindle Kids Edition, just $74.99

Electronics

  • Save 36% on 12 Month Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership + SanDisk 128GB Memory Card
  • Save up to 33% on select Nintendo Switch titles
  • Save up to 33% on DJI Mavic Mini Drone and Osmo cameras
  • Save up to 35% on Nixplay WIFI digital frames
  • Save up to 40% off on Panasonic cameras
  • Save up to 46% on Garmin GPS units and smartwatches
  • Save up to 30% on Tile trackers
  • Save 30% on select cell phone cases
  • Save on JBL Boombox
  • Save up to 30% on headphones from top brands
  • Save up to 30% on select Samsung and Sony TVs
  • Save 20% on Mynt 3D pens
  • Save 20% on Sindoh 3D printers
  • Save 30% on Dremel 3D20 DigiLab 3D Printer

Smart Home

  • Save $75 on Select August Locks and get a free Echo Dot(3rd Gen)
  • Save up to 30% off Arlo Smart Home Security Products
  • Save up to 33% on iRobot Roomba vacuums
  • Save on myQ Smart Garage Hub
  • Save up to 35% on Smart Home products from Moen, Leviton, Kasa and more
  • Save on ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat
  • Save up to 44% on Shark vacuums
  • Save up to 22% on Hamilton Beach Works with Alexa Smart Coffee Maker

Small Businesses Including Amazon Launchpad and Amazon Handmade

  • Save up to 47% on Parker Baby Co. baby products and gear
  • Save up to 40% on Pawstruck natural dog treats
  • Save up to 25% on Simply Gum natural breath mints and chewing gum
  • Save 20% on select Amazon Launchpad products including Skoolzy STEM Peg Board Toddler Stacking Toys and Taco vs. Burrito, the surprisingly strategic card game
  • Save up to 25% on select Amazon Launchpad products including Trifo Robot Vacuum Cleaners
  • Save up to 20% on handcrafted gifts and décor from Amazon Handmade
  • Save 20% on pumpkin bakery soy candles from Amazon Handmade Maker, Lorenzen Candle Co
  • Save 20% on rose embossing rolling pins from Amazon Handmade Maker, Algis Crafts
  • Save 20% on blue simulated turquoise hoop earrings from Amazon Handmade Maker, MJLuLu
  • Save 20% on dog leash holders from Amazon Handmade Maker, G3 Studios

Home & Kitchen

  • Save up to 30% on Classic Brands, Furrino, and Sauder furniture
  • Save up to 30% on Zinus furniture
  • Save up to 30% on Casper mattresses
  • Save up to 35% on Bissell floorcare
  • Save up to 40% on kitchen essentials from Le Creuset, Pyrex, Corelle and more
  • Save up to 50% on Instant Pot products
  • Save up to 30% on Cuisinart appliances and cookware
  • Save up to 37% on Ninja kitchen products

Toys & Games

  • Save up to 30% on Arts & Crafts sets for kids
  • Save up to 30% on Barbie & Hot Wheels toys
  • Save up to 40% on Fashion Dolls and Accessories from brands like L.O.L. Surprise!, Calico Critters and Journey Girls
  • Save up to 30% on NERF Toys
  • Save up to 30% on Playskool, Sesame Street and Littlest Pet Shop toys
  • Save up to 30% on toys from Marvel, Star Wars and more
  • Save up to 30% on toys from Melissa & Doug, V-Tech, Battat, Hape and more
  • Save up to 30% on Outdoor and Ride-on products
  • Save up to 30% on games from Magic the Gathering, Exploding Kittens and more
  • Save up to 30% on STEM toys and building sets
  • Save 15% on AmScope Microscopes for Kids

Fashion

  • Save up to 40% on select Levi’s for the whole family
  • Save up to 35% on select Calvin Klein underwear
  • Save up to 50% on select watches from Citizen, Bulova, Anne Klein, Fossil and more
  • Save up to 30% on select men’s and women’s clothing and more from our brands
  • Save up to 30% on select Cubcoats for kids
  • Save up to 15% on select Fall fashion from Shopbop
  • Save up to 40% on select dresses from Shopbop
  • Save up to 30% on select styles from The Drop
  • Save up to 40% on select Champion apparel
  • Save up to 30% on select Tommy Hilfiger apparel
  • Save up to 30% on select New Balance for the family

Beauty

  • Save up to 43% on Panasonic’s men’s grooming products
  • Save more than 35% on Waterpik Counterop Aquarius products
  • Save up to 55% on select oral care favorites from Crest
  • Save up to 50% on select Conair products
  • Save up to 50% on select men’s grooming favorites from Braun and Gillette
  • Save 20% on skin care products from brands including Aquaphor, Coppertone, Eucerin and Nivea
  • Save up to 40% on Premium Beauty hair and skin care appliances from top brands like BaBylissPro, ghd, Foreo, NuFace, Paul Mitchell, PMD Beauty, Rusk and T3
  • Save up to 40% on Premium Beauty favorites from brands including Bioderma, Elemis, HAUS Laboratories by Lady Gaga, Mustela, Oribe, Redken and Stila
  • Save 30% or more on Mario Badescu, Pureology, Nioxin, Philosophy, R+Co, Dermablend, Stila, BaBylisspRO, Glo Science, NuFace, PMD Beauty and many more Premium Beauty brands

Health & Personal Care

  • Save 50% on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service Kit
  • Save up to 30% on Fitbit Versa 2, Versa Lite and Aria Air
  • Save up to 30% on household essentials from Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
  • Save up to 30% on ‘on the go’ snack bars and ready to drink beverages
  • Save up to 20% on select products from Nature’s Bounty
  • Save up to 20% on nutrition & wellness favorites from brands including Garden of Life, Culturelle and Dymatize
  • Save up to 20% on Marpac white noise machines
  • Save up to 25% on home air fresheners from brands including Finish, Air Wick, Woolite and Rid-X
  • Save 15% on First Aid Only 299 All-Purpose First Aid Kit
  • Save 20% on Scott washroom essentials

Amazon Brands

  • Save up to 35% on coffee and espresso from Happy Belly and Solimo
  • Save up to 50% on Belei skin care products
  • Save 20% on baby essentials from Mama Bear
  • Save 20% on health and personal care products from Solimo
  • Save 20% on snacks and grocery essentials from Happy Belly
  • Save 20% on health and wellness products from Revly, Amazon Elements and Amazon Basic Care
  • Save up to 40% on AmazonBasics products including luggage and travel gear, home furnishings, and kitchen essentials

Automotive, Tools & Home Improvement

  • Save 50% on Tire Installation
  • Save 35% off on NOCO Products
  • Save 20% on Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W-40 Diesel Engine Oil
  • Save 20% on Select Chemical Guys Kits and Microfiber Towels
  • Save 20% on Select Chemical Guys Kits
  • Save 30% on Select Camco Rhino Heavy Duty Tote Tanks
  • Save up to 40% on DEWALT tools
  • Save up to 40% on CRAFTSMAN tools
  • Save on Sylvania light bulbs
  • Save up to 15% on select Kidde smoke & carbon monoxide alarms

Lawn & Garden

  • Save on select Scotts lawn and garden products
  • Save up to 20% on select Shop Succulents live plants
  • Save up to 20% on select Costa Farms live plants
  • Save up to 20% on select Briggs & Stratton power products
  • Save up to 20% on select Classic Accessories patio covers
  • Save up to 20% on select Worx fall clean up equipment and power tools
  • Save up to 15% on select Worx Hydroshot pressure washer and PowerShare products
  • Save up to 30% on select BLACK+DECKER string and hedge trimmers

Baby

  • Save up to 35% on baby feeding essentials
  • Save up to 20% on baby bath essentials
  • Save 20% on 4-Star baby products
  • Save 20% or more on baby nursery essentials
  • Save up to 20% on Evenflo products

Sports & Outdoors

  • Save up to 30% on select Segway self-balancing electric scooters
  • Save up to 20% on select Speedo Swim apparel and equipment
  • Save up to 35% on select adidas clothing, footwear and accessories
  • Save up to 40% on Coleman Outdoor Essentials

Pets

  • Save 30% on Wellness dog & cat food and treats
  • Save up to 20% on Bayer K9 Advantix

Major Appliances

  • Save up to 15% on GE Profile Ice Maker
  • Save up to 20% on Midea Fridges and Freezers
  • Save up to 20% on Winia Compact Appliances
  • Save up to 15% on New Air Appliances
  • Save up to 20% on Broan Range Hoods
  • Save up to 20% on Cosmo Appliances

Grocery

  • Save up to 35% on select products from Orgain
  • Save 35% on customer favorite beverages from brands including Keurig, Crystal Light and more
  • Save 30% on Hershey’s Halloween candy favorites
  • Save up to 25% on ConAgra products
  • Save 30% or more on select pantry staples from Campbell’s, Izze’s, Planters, Quaker, RX Bar and more

Follow the Amazon Prime Day Deals page here, to stay on top of what has been released so far, and what is coming!

5 Comments

  1. Lightning Deal wait lists finally explained! I was missing the “stay on the site” part. Now maybe I’ll finally get a wait list item. Thank you!

    1. Oh good, I’m glad that was helpful! It is hard to know what to do about those Lightning deals, and they do make a little sound when the box pops up but it’s hard to hear that, so that’s why I definitely recommend waiting on their site so you don’t miss it.

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