Prime Day 2020 guide: When it starts, what it is, deals preview and more
It’s raining deals.
Amazon Prime Day, one of the biggest days for online bargains, is upon us, with discounts on coveted items from electronics to household must-haves — especially for those looking to beef up their remote learning or working setups.
The sale is a two-day shopping extravaganza during which Prime members can score deep discounts on tens of thousands of items. This year, Amazon Prime Day starts 12 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
For the most part, all the discounts are scattered throughout the 48-hour event and are completely unpredictable. Some last a full day, while other “lightning deals” are for just a few hours while supplies last. So if you see a big markdown, act fast. Amazon products such as Kindles, Echo devices and Fire TVs tend to get the bulk of the discounts. But other brands will get action too. In other words, you might want to take a sick day to keep tabs on the items on your shopping list.
The online retail giant has already spilled the beans on some of the sales the event has in store, including on hot ticket items such as Kindles, TVs and headphones.
Here’s what to expect on the highly anticipated shopping holiday.
You may find yourself becoming quite the bookworm of late. Might be a good time to get a Kindle. New customers to Kindle Unlimited save 50% off a 6-month subscription during Prime Day. As for the books themselves, if you spend $20 on e-books, you’ll get a $5 e-book credit. Prime members can also choose two new select Kindle books for free. The devices themselves are also a hot item for Prime Day. The Kindle Paperwhite will be $50 (currently $20 off). The bathtub-safe device is Audible compatible with a battery that lasts weeks.
Sorry to say, it’s unlikely that new iPhones will go on sale for Prime Day — however, there may be just the deal for you on Samsung, Motorola and others. A Google Pixel 4 64GB in black is $186 off at $612.99.
Baby gear deals
Buckle up! Baby gear is another hot category for Prime Day 2020. Car seats, monitors and more will see big stinkin’ discounts. A promotion for Prime Day noted that baby feeding essentials will be up to 35% off as well as up to 20% in savings for baby bath essentials, 4-Star baby products, baby nursery essentials and Evenflo products.
For the baby who just won’t stop growing, consider the Symphony Elite All-in-One Car Seat, which fits children weighing from 5 to 110 pounds. It’s about $40 off.
While more TV deals may be announced during the Prime Day event, there’s already a few worth cashing in on. Expect to see deals on Toshiba Smart TVs, including 55-inch and 32-inch models. The TVs will be 33% off through Oct. 12. The bigger the TV, the bigger the sale — their 43-incher is $209.99.
Also already announced is the Insignia 32-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV Edition model for $109.99.
Expect up to 30% off on headphones from top brands. Apple AirPods Pro are already $50 off at $199. But since we’re going big, consider Bose’s noise-canceling QuietComfort headphones. They’re down to $299.
Security camera deals
Home security is more advanced than ever. Deals await in the security camera department, including the already-discounted Blink Mini indoor cameras — buy one for $24.99 or two for $49.98 — and save up to 30% off Arlo Smart Home Security Products.
Amazon revealed that there will be up to 20% off Sindoh 3D printers and 30% off Dremel 3D20 DigiLab 3D Printer, but stay tuned for more printer deals on Prime Day. Till then, consider the Cloud-compatible Canon Pixma printer, which is $20 off at $179.99.
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