If it's feeling like Christmas in July, it's because one of the greatly anticipated events of summer is finally here. What's that, you ask? Why, none other than Amazon Prime Day, of course!
The official kick-off starts today at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) and will run through July 17, with more than one million deals for Prime members worldwide. It even includes select deals at Whole Foods Market, which Amazon bought last year: Spend at least $10 at a Whole Foods using the Whole Foods App any time between now and the end of Prime Day and get a $10 code to spend on Prime Day deals.
Some of the irresistible deals already catching our eye? Instant Pots (the 6-quart variety) for $58.99; a refurbished Vitamix blender for $189.95; the most adorable air fryer for just under $50; and a Cuisinart food processor (14-cup capacity) for $126.
While we don't know what all the great deals will be over the next 36-hour period, we are already making a dent into our current wishlists and keeping a keen eye for others as they come down the pike:
Suzanne D'Amato, VP of Content
I'd love a portable vacuum like this cordless dustbuster that is both lightweight-ish and good at cleaning up pet hair! I'd also love a travel alarm clock that is lightweight and portable. And a BPA-free water bottle that's easy to clean.
Angela Tribelli, Chief Marketing Officer
I (not-so-secretly) want a Vitamix blender, but I can't imagine what the discount would need to be to justify the price! (Editor's note: It's currently $189.95 for a refurbished model.) So, realistically, I just want this Ninja blender to go on sale.
Joanna Sciarrino, Managing Editor
My husband and I really need new luggage. We both travel a bunch and have been using a weird assortment of hand-me-down bags. A solid set of hardside, spinning suitcases like this would be amazing.
Lindsay-Jean Hard, Community Editor
I'm hoping for a twin mattress (preferably organic) because we just turned our daughter Josephine's loft bed into a bunk bed. Well, Josephine says "bunk bed" complete with air quotes, as there are planks on the bottom, but obviously no mattress yet, so it doesn't fully count.
Eric Kim, Senior Editor
An air fryer! I’ve always been hesitant to deep-fry wings in my house—because, let’s be real, frying is terrible—but after tasting Emma’s air-fried wings, I’m willing to give it a go.
Kate Shaw, Director of Customer Care
Katie Macdonald, Assistant Editor
I would love some wireless earbuds. I'm tired of untangling my headphones every morning and getting yanked when I forget my phone's in my purse. I can't wait for the freedom! I'm also going to keep an eye out for cat toys and accessories. My cat and I have really been working on our #summerbods, and toys make it so much easier for him to exercise. Anytime I can get a heavy bag of litter delivered to my door, I'm going to take it. Finally, my favorite little way to relax after a long day is a sheet mask straight from the fridge. And with how hot it's been lately, I've been breezing through them!
Here's the skinny on some of the other deals taking place right now:
- Echo Show: Save $100 on Echo Show.
Amazon Brands: Early savings on Amazon own private-label collections.
Prime Video, DVDs, and Blu-Ray: Save up to 50% on popular movies and TV shows on digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray.
Amazon Music: Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months of the premium, on-demand service with access to tens of millions of songs and hands-free listening, for just $0.99.
Twitch Prime: Members can enjoy hundreds of hours of free gameplay as Twitch Prime gives away a free PC game every day through July 18.
Kindle Unlimited and eBooks: Prime members who haven't yet tried Kindle Unlimited will have access to three months of unlimited reading for just $0.99. Buy your first Kindle book and get a $10 Prime Day credit valid towards eBooks, print books and Audible.
Audible: Eligible Prime members can get their first three months of Audible at more than 65% off for $4.95 a month.
Remember, you have to a Prime member to enjoy all of the day's deals. If you're not already, check out a free 30-day trial to start, download the Amazon App, and keep it here at 3:00 p.m. ET, when we'll be updating with our favorite deals as they roll out!
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