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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Get a $10 promotional credit when you buy $40 in Amazon gift cards 10/13 and 1/14 only
- Targeted Amazon offer w/ 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point ($15 off of $50)
- Targeted Amazon offers w/ 1 Membership Rewards point (up to $20 off $80)
- Targeted offer to add a debit card as a payment method and get a $25 promotional credit (you may see this offer on a product page or during the checkout process by clicking to change your payment method)
- Possible $10 bonus for loading Amazon Gift Card balance with $100 (note that this one expires at 11:59pm PT on 10/12)
- Spend $100/$50 & Get $50/$20 Off When Paying With 1+ Membership Rewards Point
- Spend $80+ & save $20 when redeeming at least 1 Capital One point
- Spend $150+ & save $50 when redeeming at least 1 Discover point
- Make Discover your default payment method & save $15
- Add Discover card as payment method & get $10 off with promo code DISCOVER10
- Amazon Amex Offer – Spend $50 or $100 & get $10 back (limit 2).
- Amazon Amex Offer – Earn 5x bonus points per dollar on up to $400 of spend.
- Audible Chase Offer – 10% back on up to $30 of spend.
- Kindle Chase Offer – 20% back on up to $10 of spend.
- Kindle Unlimited Chase Offer – 20% back on up to $15 of spend.
- Prime Video Chase Offer – Earn $5 back when joining Amazon Prime for $8.99 or more.
- Amazon Music Chase Offer – Earn $5 back when spending $0.99 or more (potential $4.01 money maker)
5% Credit Cards
Several 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
- All-new Fire HD 8 tablet, 8″ HD display, 32 GB for $54.99 – direct link to offer
- Fire 7 tablet (7″ display, 16 GB) for $39.99 (it initially displays as $49.99, but shows as $39.99 when checking out) – direct link to offer
- Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case for $59.99 – direct link to offer
- Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1″ 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) for $79.99 – direct link to offer
- 32GB Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $79.99 – direct link to offer
- Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa for $18.99 – direct link to offer
- Echo Show 5 — Smart display with Alexa for $44.99 – direct link to offer
- Echo Studio – High-fidelity smart speaker with 3D audio and Alexa for $149.99 – direct link to offer
- Echo Show 5 Charcoal with Blink Mini Indoor Smart Security Camera, 1080 HD with Motion Detection for $49.99 – direct link to offer
- Echo Flex for $9.99 with free Alexa LIFX Smart Bulb – direct link to offer
- Buy 2 Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $39.98 with promo code DOTPRIME2PK – direct link to offer
- Certified Refurbished Kindle for $49.99 – direct link to offer
TV / Home Theater
- Toshiba 50LF621U21 50-inch Smart 4K UHD with Dolby Vision – Fire TV Edition for $259.99 – direct link to offer
- All-New Insignia NS-50DF710NA21 50-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition for $249.99 – direct link to this offer
- Toshiba TF-32A710U21 32-inch Smart HD TV – Fire TV Edition for $119.99 – direct link to this offer
- Fire TV Stick 4K for $24.99 with promo code 4KFIRETV – direct link to offer
- Fire TV Edition Smart TVs from $179.99 – direct link to offer
- Fire TC Recast for $129.99 – direct link to offer
Electronics / computers / phones
- Google Pixel 4 phone, 64 GB for $449 – direct link to offer
- Fitbit Versa 2 for $127.95 – direct link to offer
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro, with HD Video for $169.99 – direct link to offer
- Ring Video Doorbell 3 w/ Battery for $99 when you order through Alexa Voice Shopping on an Echo device
- The Bose SoundLink Revolve, the Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 360 Wireless Surround Sound for $119.00 – direct link to offer
- Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 42mm) for $199.00 – direct link to offer
- Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) for $169.00 – direct link to offer
- Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH710N: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for Phone-Call, Black for $88.00
- Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH710N: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for Phone-Call, Blue (Amazon Exclusive) for $88.00
- Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired) for $114.99 – direct link to offer
- Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) – Gold (Previous Model) for $479.99 – direct link to offer
- Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) for $849.99 – direct link to offer
- DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo & Auto-Activated DJI Care Refresh Bundle-Drone Quadcopter UAV with 48MP Camera 4K Video 1/2″ CMOS Sensor 3-Axis Gimbal 34min Flight Time ActiveTrack 3.0 for $1049.99 plus 25% back in rewards for Amazon Prime credit cardholders – direct link to this offer
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4″, 64GB WiFi Tablet for $279.99 – direct link to this offer
Amazon music / movies/ books / digital entertainment
- $0.99 per month for 2 months of Showtime, Starz, and several other channels – direct link to offer
- Save $50 on an annual Audible membership – direct link to offer
- 6 months of Kindle Unlimited for $29.97 (stack with the Chase Offer for 20% back) – direct link to offer
- 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 (stack with the Chase offer for $5 back) – direct link to offer
- 3 months of Kids+ for $0.99 – direct link to offer
- Watch TV show or movie on Prime video & get $5 Amazon credit – direct link to offer
- 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
- 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
- Prime Day fashion deals – direct link to offer
- 23andMe DNA Test for $99 – direct link to offer
Competitor Deals (our affiliate links below)
This section includes deals worth checking out at other stores:
- 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
- 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
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.
- Apple AirPods Pro Bluetooth Earbuds w/ Wireless Charging Case, White (MWP22AM/A) for $199.99. Don’t forget that you may be able to earn cash back from the Dosh app as well as going through a shopping portal. – direct link to offer
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
- 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
- BASELINE INTERNATIONAL CARRY-ON EXPANDABLE WIDE-BODY UPRIGHT (TWO-WHEEL) for $$284.50 – direct link to offer
- Rhapsody CABIN SPINNER for $189.50 – direct link to offer
- Sympatico LARGE EXPANDABLE SPINNER for $349.50 – direct link to offer
- Sympatico DOMESTIC CARRY-ON EXPANDABLE SPINNER for $289.50 – direct link to offer
- Transcend WIDE CARRY-ON EXPANDABLE SPINNER for $234.50 – direct link to offer
- Kinzie Street MEDIUM FOLDOVER BACKPACK for $114.50 – direct link to offer
- Link to many more
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
- 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