Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals, stacking opportunities, and competitor sales

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Update 10/14/20: More deals have been added below.

Update 10/12/20: Keep in mind that we will be constantly adding deals to this post in the coming days. We have added category headings under the Amazon Prime Day Deals section below and we’ll try to keep newly-added deals at the top of each section as we add more. I have also added a “competitor deals” section at the bottom for deals worth checking out at other stores.

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Amazon postponed Prime Day 2020 back in July due to COVID, but it is on today and tomorrow, October 13-14 this year.

A list of existing deals can be found below and we’ll keep this post updated with the best new deals through the end of Prime Day on October 14. Note that all links to Amazon in this post will be our affiliate links.

Amazon Prime Day 2020

How To Get Amazon Prime

You can get a free trial of Amazon Prime for 30 days by clicking here. You don’t have to have a paid Prime membership to take advantage of Prime Day, so you can get this free trial, get all the deals you want, then cancel before the 30 days is up. If you don’t cancel, you’ll be charged $12.99 per month.

If you’re planning on purchasing an annual Amazon Prime subscription, you’ll be better off clicking through from TopCashback as you’ll receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

TopCashback Amazon Prime

Note that this appears in your TopCashback earnings as $15 cashback, but you’ll only be able to redeem that $15 for an Amazon gift card once it becomes payable. I had an issue with my transaction not tracking earlier this year, so I raised a claim with TopCashback and got the gift card soon after, so it’s worth keeping track of that just in case the same thing happens to you.

If you have an Alexa device, another option is to say “Alexa, sign me up for Prime.” This will earn you a $5 Amazon credit.

What Benefits Does Amazon Prime Offer

You can find a complete list of Amazon Prime benefits by clicking here. Some of the key benefits are:

  • Free 2 day delivery
  • Free 1 day delivery on 10+ million items
  • Prime Video
  • Prime Music
  • Prime Reading
  • Prime Photos

Prime Photos is actually the main reason we took out Prime membership this past year. My wife is a photographer on the side, so the fact that Amazon Photos offers unlimited, full-resolution photo storage was worth the investment as a way to back up her photos without losing any of the image quality. Getting Prime Video, free 1 or 2 day shipping, etc. was a bonus.

How To Save On Amazon Purchases

There are a number of different ways to save on Amazon purchases. Some are valid on all Amazon spend, others are only valid for specific Amazon services and many are targeted.

5% Credit Cards

Discover Q4 2020 5% categoriesSeveral credit cards with rotating categories are offering 5% cashback on Amazon purchases (along with other categories) from October 1 to December 31, 2020:

  • Discover It
  • ABOC Platinum Rewards
  • Affinity Cash Rewards

Earn Credits For Prime Day (our affiliate links below)

Amazon has launched some deals where if you make a purchase now, you’ll earn credits that can be redeemed during Prime Day.

  • Spend $10+ on select small business products & earn $10 to spend on Prime Day – direct link to offer
  • Spend $10+ at Amazon Books, Amazon Pop Up or Amazon 4-Star & earn $10 to spend on Prime Day – direct link to offer
  • Spend $10+ at Whole Foods Market & earn $10 to spend on Prime Day
  • Spend $10+ at Amazon Go & earn $10 to spend on Prime Day – direct link to offer
  • Spend $10+ at Amazon Fresh & earn $10 to spend on Prime Day – direct link to offer

A tool for finding deals fast

Internet sales move fast and with millions of people shopping online at the same time, the best deals go quickly.

One tool that can be especially useful for staying on top of the fast-moving nature of shopping holidays like Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday is the Slickdeals Live View. It is a way of looking at popular deal site Slickdeals in almost real-time to see the deals people are posting, what people are saying about various deals, and which deals are getting voted up at a quick glance.

We’ve written about this tool before, so see this post for more: A tool for catching the latest Black Friday deals.

Amazon Prime Day Deals (our affiliate links below)

Credit Card Deals and discounts to stack

  • Targeted Amazon offer w/ 1 Citi ThankYou point ($20 off of $50) – direct link to offer
  • Chase Prime cardholders save up to 25% on select items – direct link to offer
  • Chase Prime and Amazon store credit cardholders get 25% back on select video gaming eGift cards (including Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo and more) – direct link to this offer
  • Targeted Amazon offers w/ 1 Membership Rewards point (up to $20 off $80 or possibly $50 off $100) – direct link to our post
  • Make in-app purchase & get $10 off your next $20 app order (limit 2) – direct link to offer

Amazon Devices

TV / Home Theater

Electronics / computers / phones

Amazon music / movies/ books / digital entertainment

Home

  • HERSHEY’S Halloween Candy Assortment (HERSHEY’S, YORK, REESE’S, ALMOND JOY, KIT KAT) 33.43 Oz for $6.99 (price shows $9.98, but you have to click the box to apply a 20% off coupon and then an additional $0.99 comes off at checkout) – direct link to offer
  • AeroGarden White Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden for $89.95 – direct link to offer

Warehouse Deals

  • Amazon is offering 20% off many Warehouse Deals items (open box / lightly used). Discount is automatically applied at checkout on eligible items. – direct link to offer

Fashion

Miscellaneous

Competitor Deals (our affiliate links below)

This section includes deals worth checking out at other stores:

Dell

  • Bose® QuietComfort® 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones II (Note that those with Amex Platinum credits can make good use of them with this) – direct link to deal

Costco

  • 50% off AppleCare+ when purchased with an Apple product (but not from the wireless center) – direct link to deal
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones (Note that I believe these are the Costco equivalent of the QuietComfort 35 Series I, without Google Assistant) for $169.99 – direct link to deal

Staples

Note that if you have a Discover card, you may be able to redeem Discover cash back at a reduced rate of 20% off face value. For instance, you should be able to redeem $80 in Discover Cash for a $100 Staples Gift Card, enabling you to stack a bit more savings.

Walmart

Walmart is having a large competing sale today with many similar discounts. We’ll include some highlights as we notice them here. Note that the redemption of Sears Shop Your Way points for Walmart Gift Cards has returned, so it is possible to go from Citi Thank You points to Shop Your Way to Walmart, albeit in maximum increments of $30 Walmart Gift Cards. Since Walmart only allows 5 gift cards to be used per order, you’ll only be able to use $150 worth of those gift cards at a time.

  • Apple Watch Series 3 GPS – 42mm for $199.00 – direct link to offer
  • Apple Watch Series 3 GPS – 38mm for $169.00 (almost a perfect use of the gift cards noted above) – direct link to offer
  • Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones II with Google Assistant for $199.00 – direct link to offer
  • Apple AirPods Pro for $199.99 – direct link to offer
  • Lenovo 81JW0001US Chromebook S330, 14″ HD Display, Mediatek MT8173C CPU 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC SSD, Chrome OS, Black for $199 – direct link to offer
  • JVC 55″ Class 4K UHD 2160p HDR Roku Smart LED TV LT-55MAW595 for $248 – direct link to offer
  • JVC 50″ Class 4K UHD 2160p HDR Roku Smart LED TV LT-50MAW595 for $218 – direct link to offer
  • The Pioneer Woman Instant Pot LUX60 Breezy Blossoms 6-Quart 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer for $49.00 – direct link to offer
  • Instant Pot Gem 6 Qt 8-in-1 Programmable Multicooker with Advanced Microprocessor Technology for $49.00 – direct link to offer
  • Ninja® Foodi™ TenderCrisp 8-in-1 6.5-Quart Pressure Cooker, Black OP300 for $139.00 – direct link to offer

Target

  • Element 50″ 4K UHD Roku TV for $199.99 – direct link to offer (stack with discounted gift cards below if you’re not a Red Card holder)
  • 5% off on gift cards up to $25 off of $500 – direct link to offer

Briggs & Riley Luggage: up to 50% off select styles

Best Buy

Note that Best Buy is running a Black Friday “price guarantee” — if they drop the price on an item marked with the “Black Friday Price Guaranteed” banner between now and 11/28, they will automatically refund the difference. See BestBuy.com for more info.

  • Samsung – 70″ Class 6 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV for $529.99 – direct link to offer
  • TCL – 55″ Class 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV for $249.99 – direct link to offer
  • iRobot – Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum for $299.99 (Note that this is significantly less than most other sites) – direct link to offer
  • Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH710N: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for Phone-Call, Black for $88.00 – direct link to offer
  • Compustar – 2-Way Remote Start System for $249.99 with installation included. Note: I bought this same deal last year and have it in my car and have been very happy with it thus far apart from the fact the Toyota does not allow for takeover, so my car shuts off when the door opens and I need to start it again (this is a Toyota limitation rather than a limitation of the system). – direct link to offer.
  • Bose – QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – direct link to offer
  • Insignia – 6qt Multi-Function Pressure Cooker – Stainless Steel for $29.99 – direct link to offer
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14″ Laptop – AMD A6-Series – 4GB Memory – AMD Radeon R4 – 64GB eMMC for $119.99 – direct link to offer
  • Samsung – 70″ Class 6 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV for $529.99  – direct link to offer

Nordstrom

  • Bose QuietComfort® 35 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones II with Google Assistant for $199.99 at Nordstrom. Note: If you download the Nordstrom app and order via the app, you can get $20 off of $150+ on your first order, which should bring the cost down to $179.99. – direct link to offer
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