What's Amazon Prime Day? Everything You Need to Know About the Biggest Sale of the Year
Amazon Prime Day 2018 is almost here, and trust us: you're not going to want to miss out on these huge savings.
The fourth annual Amazon Prime Day is here, and to say we're getting excited would be a huge understatement. Here's everything you need to know about the sale—and make sure to keep an eye on this page, as we'll continue to update it with the best deals as soon as we learn about them.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
First launched back in 2015, Prime Day has become one of the biggest sales of the year, with major markdowns on everything from electronics to fitness gear to smart home gadgets (last year, the Echo was one of the most popular items sold).
The exact details of Prime Day change from year to year. This year, the sale is going to be on July 16. But you don't have to wait until then to save: Pre-sales will be announced a few days before the actual event (more on that below).
What should I know about Amazon Prime Day?
If you spot a great deal, you should definitely click "Add to cart" ASAP. Many Prime Day sales have a short time limit, and others, called "lightening deals," end when the item is out of stock. Some sales are also announced throughout the day, so keep checking back to make sure you don't miss anything.
Last year, we saw some great savings on workout and sporting gear (including must-have brands like Reebok, Adidas, and Fitbit), home and electronics (tons of Amazon devices were marked down), kitchen essentials from brands like Keurig and Calphalon, and even some rare luxury beauty discounts.
How can I find the best Amazon Prime Day deals?
The first thing you need to do is make sure you're an Amazon Prime member; all Prime Day sales are exclusive to members. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial during your first month of Prime, and it's then $119 a year. If you're not already a member, trust us, it's worth every penny: you get access to tons of freebies (music, videos, e-books, and audio streaming services), as well as free 2-day shipping on qualifying items.
Best Prime Day deals on Amazon smart home devices
• Echo Look: $100 (marked down from $200)
• Echo Show: $130 (marked down from $230)
• Echo Dot: $30 (marked down from $50)
• Echo Dot Kids Edition: $60 (marked down from $80)
• Echo Spot: $99 (marked down from $130)
• Echo Buttons: $15 (save when you buy 2)
Best Prime Day deals on electronics
• Bose SoundLinkMicro Bluetooth speaker in blue, orange, and black: $69 (marked down from $100)
• Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR - Fire TV Edition: $290 (marked down from $400)
Best Prime Day deals on furniture and bedding
• AmazonBasics 7-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag: $28 for full/queen (20% off)
Best Prime Day deals on vacuums
• iRobot Roomba671 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity: $250 (marked down from $350)
• Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner: $379 (24% off)
Best Prime Day kitchen and grilling deals
• Instant Pot 6-Quart: $65 (35% off)
• KitchenAid Professional 6-Qt. Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer in red, black, and silver: $220 (marked down from $390)
• AmazonBasics 6-Piece Dinner Plate Set: $12 (marked down from $20)
• Vitamix5200 Blender in black (Professional-Grade, Self-Cleaning 64 oz.): $298 (46% off)
• AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven - 6-Quart in Blue: $33 (marked down from $45)
• Blackstone 36 inch Outdoor Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle Station - 4-burner: $209 (marked down from $299)
• TraegerGrills Renegade Elite Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker with Built In Tool Rack: $489 (marked down from $699)
Best Prime Day activewear deals
Best Prime Day fitness tracker deals
Best Prime Day headphones deals
• Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones in black and blue: $98 (marked down from $198)
• Bose Quiet Comfort25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones: $125 (marked down from $279)
Best Prime Day sneaker deals
Best Prime Day grocery deals
Best Prime Day beauty deals
• Amazon Brand Solimo5-Blade Razor for Women, Handle & 2 Refills: $5.59 (marked down from $8)
• Braun Face 851 Women's Miniature Epilator, Electric Hair Removal, with 4 Facial Cleansing Brushes and Beauty Pouch: $45 (marked down from $50)
• Gillette Venus Women's Comfortglide Scented 3 Blade Moisture Bar Razor Refills, 6 Count, White Tea: $15.34 (marked down from $20)
• Philips Satinelle Advanced BRE630, Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator, Rechargeable, 6 accessories: $38 (marked down from $70)
• Philips Satin ShavePrestige Women's Electric Shaver, Cordless Wet & Dry Use, 5 Accessories (BRL170): $35 (marked down from $60)
• Waterpik ADA Accepted WP-660 Aquarius Water Flosser: $40 (marked down from $80)
• JuneticsPure Energy Day Serum, 1 Ounce: $30 (marked down from $43)
• Oral-B Pro 3000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun: $59 (marked down from $121)
• Oral-B WHITE 7000 SmartSeriesPower Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun: $85 (marked down from $162)
• $10 off Prime Pantry orders of $40 or more. Now through July 17, if you sign up for a Prime Pantry 30-Day Free Trial membership, you can save $10 on your purchase of $40 or more on regular size pantry staples. Use the code "PANTRY" at checkout.
• Echo Show: Save $100 on the Echo Show, Amazon's smart home device which uses their Alexa technology to make video calls, watch video briefings, movies and TV shows, use your smart home camera, view photos, see the weather forecast, and much more. Shop the Echo Show now to get the $100 savings.
• Amazon Brands: The site is offering their lowest prices ever on items from Amazon-exclusive collections. A few highlights: Get 25% off furniture from Rivet and Stone & Beam, up to 20% off AmazonBasics, and 30% off everyday essentials from Presto!, and Mama Bear.
• Prime Video, DVDs, and Blu-Ray: Save up to 50% on movies and TV shows.
• Amazon Music: If you have Amazon Prime and haven't yet tried it, you can get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $.99.
• Kindle Unlimited: If you have Amazon Prime and haven't yet tried this service, you can get three months of unlimited reading for just $.99.
• Audible: Get your first three months at more than 65% off for $4.95 a month.
Keep an eye on this page, and we'll continue to update it as new deals come in.