It’s back. The biggest shopping event aside from Black Friday is here. Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s exclusive sale for Prime members, runs from October 13th and 14th. The two day event features thousands of deals across Amazon. In the past, Prime members saved on everything from TVs and laptops to clothes and groceries. In addition to electronics, Prime members will once again have access to thousands of deals on electronics, home goods, beauty products, clothing, accessories, and much more. Here is what Prime members can expect from Prime Day 2020.

Post Updated Regularly: This post will be updated regularly over throughout the day both on the 13th and 14th. We will work to add new deals as they become available.

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Here's what Prime members need to know about how to score the best deals during Prime Day 2020. (Image by The College Points)

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Amazon Prime Day 2020 will take place from October 13th through the end of the day on October 14th. While the 13th through the 14th is the main event, Amazon has already begun to roll out Prime Day deals. Some of those pre-Prime Day deals can be found in this post.

Can I Access Prime Day 2020 Deals?

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you will be able to shop and save during Prime Day. If you are not a member, you will not be able to access Amazon’s Prime Day deals and promotions. However, Amazon is already offering its Prime membership at a discounted price. Additionally, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial of its Prime membership. Savings are also available for students and those that qualify for government assistance programs like EBT and Medicaid. You can find ways to save on Amazon Prime memberships below:

Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial: New to Amazon Prime? Sign-up now and get a 30-day free trial. Learn more and start your trial.

Amazon Prime Student: Students can receive a 6-month free trial and discounted Prime membership. Once the 6-month trial is over, student receives Amazon Prime for just $6.49 a month. Learn more about Prime Student.

Amazon Prime Discount: Individuals that qualify for certain government assistance programs can receive Amazon Prime at a discounted monthly rate. Learn more about this discount and view qualifications.

Amazon Prime Regular Price: Prime membership is available for $12.99 a month plus any applicable taxes. Learn more.

Best Prime Day 2020 Deals Available Now

In recent years, in part thanks to the rise of online shopping, events like Black Friday and Prime Day have become less of a one-day event and more of a week-long event. This is the case for Prime Day 2020 with hundreds of deals already available to Prime members. Some of these Prime Day deals will only be available for a limited time while others will be available through the end of October 14th. That being said, if you see a deal you like and it’s available now, it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and order it soon rather than later.

Amazon Devices and Amazon Alexa

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) – Prime $18.99 – Normal Price $49.99 

Fire HD 10 Tablet – Prime $79.99 – Normal Price $149.99 

Amazon Echo Studio – Prime $149.99 – Normal Price $199.99 

Blink Mini Compact Smart Security Camera – Prime $24.99 – Normal Price $34.99 

Echo Show 5 with Alexa – Prime $44.99 – Normal Price $89.99

Tech and Electronics

Insignia 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV Edition – Prime $199.99 – Normal Price $299.99 [Deal Expired]

JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof & Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Prime $89.95 – Normal Price $119.95 

TCL 50-inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV – Prime $279.99 – Normal Price $479.99

Apple AirPods Pro – Prime $199.00 – Normal Price $249.00 

Beats EP Wired On-Ear Headphones, Battery Free with Mic/Controls – Prime $99.95 – Normal Price $129.95 

Polk Audio Signa S2 Ultra-Slim TV Sound Bar with Subwoofer – Prime $149.00 – Normal Price $229.00 

Apple iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi (Latest Generation) – Prime $299.99 – Normal Price $329.99 

Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector – Prime $399.99 – Normal Price $579.99 

Denon Home 250 Wireless Speaker HEOS, AirPlay, and Bluetooth, with Alexa (2020 Model) – Prime $399.00 – Normal Price $499.00 

Featured – Best Prime Day TV Deals

Home Goods and Appliances

Calphalon Digital Saute Slow Cooker – Prime $95.99 – Normal Price $149.00 

Shark ION Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi & Voice Control – Prime $149.99 – Normal Price $219.00 

Oster French Door Toaster Oven Extra Large – Prime $195.49 – Normal Price $229.99 

Ninja Air Fryer (4 Quart Capacity) – Prime $89.99 – Normal Price $129.99 

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker – Prime $139.00 – Normal Price $199.99 

Clothing & Accessories

Featured – Best Prime Day Women’s Clothing Deals

Featured – Best Prime Day Men’s Clothing Deals

What To Expect on Prime Day

Aside from Amazon’s pre-Prime Day deals and the announcement of a handful of Prime Day deals, most deals will not be announced or made available until the start of Prime Day 2020 on October 13th. This builds hype surrounding the event and encourages Prime members to spend more time on Amazon’s website come Prime Day. However, there are some products and categories that tend to be marked down during Amazon’s Prime Day promotion. Here are the products and categories to watch for Prime Day 2020:

Laptops and Device Accessories

Laptops are one of the most sought after items during Amazon’s Prime Day event. Laptops are one of the items that are consistently marked down on Prime Day. However, not all laptops available on Amazon will marked down come Prime Day. Business Insider reports that select MacBooks will likely be discounted come Prime Day. As is the case with any promotional event, Macbook Air devices will likely feature the most significant discounts. Additionally, Business Insider included a few other Windows laptops as well as Chromebooks that the site believes will feature savings this Prime Day.

Products to Watch:

Small Appliances

Small appliances are another category that are consistently available for less during Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event. Already, numerous popular small appliances have been or are still available at a discount leading up to the main event. Prime members should be on the lookout for savings on small appliances including pressure cookers, air fryers, drip coffee makers, espresso machines, blenders, and toaster ovens.

Products to Watch:

Home Furnishings and Decor

There are already hundreds of discounted home furnishings available on Amazon. Savings on side tables, coffee tables, media consoles, area rugs, and other home decor are already available to Prime members. Come Prime Day, Prime members can expect more of the same with savings available on additional furniture and decor. For this category, we recommend adding the items you want most to your Honey Droplist and monitoring prices for those items over the next few days. If you’re unfamiliar with Honey, more about the service is covered in this post.

Bulk Grocery Items and Home Supplies

Amazon’s grocery business has grown significantly in recent years. Amazon beats out many grocery stores and big box retailers on both price and customer convenience. However, Prime members can expect select grocery items and household supplies, especially those sold in bulk, to be available at a discounted price this Prime Day. Some items that you probably won’t see available at a discounted price include paper towels and cleaning supplies. Other household supplies and non-perishable food and drink should be available for with additional savings this Prime Day.

Brands Owned by Amazon

Amazon has acquired and launched dozens of brands over the past few years. You may not even know that one of your favorite brands is an Amazon brand. A complete list of brands associated with or owned by Amazon is available towards the end of this post. Additionally, it’s these brands that Prime members can expect to see the most significant savings come Prime Day.

How to Become a Prime Day Pro

As Black Friday grew in popularity, many shoppers became Black Friday pros. You probably know someone that would spend hours paging through flyers, catalogs, and circulars in preparation for the annual event. The same is happening as Prime Day continues to grow in popularity. Many shoppers have become Prime Day pros with a formulaic and competitive approach to the online shopping event. You too can become a Prime Day pro. Here are a few tips and tricks to getting the best deals during Prime Day 2020.

Join Honey

Honey is a fantastic tool that saves you money when you shop online. Joining and getting started with Honey is extremely simple. To join Honey, click this link. Once you’ve joined Honey, all you need to do is add the Honey add-on to your browser. Make sure the Honey add-on is both installed and ready to go. The next time you’re shopping online, Honey will alert you to potential savings, test all available coupons and discount codes, and reward you for shopping on select websites. You’ll earn Honey Gold on those select websites with each purchase. You can then redeem Honey Gold for gift cards.

So, what does Honey have to do with Amazon Prime Day? Honey features an extremely helpful tool that allows you to track the price of items you’ve viewed and saved when shopping on Amazon.com. Honey’s Droplist feature allows you to keep a list of your favorite products across Amazon and thousands of other websites. You can manually add the items that catch your eye when shopping on Amazon to your Droplist. Honey will track the prices of the items on your Droplist to ensure that you’re getting the best deal. Honey’s Droplist tool is especially useful to track Amazon Prime Day deals.

Click here to get started with Honey.

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Sign-up and add the Honey extension to create a Droplist for Prime Day 2020 (Image via Honey)

Create an Amazon List

One of the easiest ways to track your favorite items on Amazon, creating a list is easy. Once you’ve logged into your Amazon account, navigate to the “Accounts & Lists” tab in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Select create a list from the drop down menu. You’ll be prompted to name your list and choose whether or not you want your list to be public. Once you’ve created your list, you’re free to start adding items to it. Ahead of Prime Day, be sure to monitor the price of the items on your list. Once Prime Day rolls around, compare the original price of your items to the price on Prime Day. It’s a simple solution to keeping track of the things you need and want most.

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Create a list using your Amazon Prime account to prepare for Prime Day 2020. (Image via Amazon)

Explore The Amazon Prime Day Hub

This is a simple yet essential way to score the best Prime Day deals. Head over to Amazon’s Prime Day landing page to keep up with the latest Prime Day deals, promotions, and coupons. It’s a great place to start when searching for Prime Day savings. However, don’t get too caught up on the Prime Day landing page as there are thousands of other deals across Amazon that might not make the Prime Day hub.

Click here to access Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 Hub.

Know Amazon's Brands

Brands that are owned by or associated with Amazon are the most likely to offer Prime Day deals and savings. When browsing Amazon this Prime Day, knowing which brands are affiliated with Amazon will make finding deals a little easier. Here is a complete list of the brands affiliated with or owned by Amazon:

  • AmazonBasics
  • Amazon Elements
  • AmazonFresh
  • Amazon Essentials
  • Goodthreads
  • Nod by Tuft & Needle
  • Stone & Beam
  • Rivet
  • Core IO
  • Presto
  • Happy Belly
  • Amazing Baby
  • Nature’s Wonder
  • P2N Peak Performance Nutrition
  • Mountain Falls
  • Revly
  • Belei
  • Mama Bear
  • 206 Collective
  • Wag
  • Basic Care
  • Mae
  • Spotted Zebra
  • Ravenna Home
  • Pinzon

The Bottom Line

Amazon Prime Day officially begins on October 13th and ends at the end of the day on October 14th. While the 13th and 14th are the main event, there are already thousands of amazing deals available ahead of Prime Day. The College Points will continue to monitor Amazon’s Prime Day landing page and update this post as new deals become available.

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