Did you think Amazon Prime Day 2019 started on Monday, July 15? Think again. While Monday marks the official start of the sales, just like last year, Amazon has jumped the gun and some of the best deals you’ll find on Prime Day are already live. These are the deals you need to move on now.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 – Early Live Deals
All these “early access deals” are available right now but they come with one catch: you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber. If you aren’t one, don’t worry because there’s an easy hack. Sign-up for Amazon’s free 30-day trial membership and you can cancel the moment Prime Day is over at no cost.
- Echo Dot: $22 (saving $27.99) – easily the show-stopping deal right now for this hugely popular product – Product link
- Echo (2nd Generation): $49.99 ($50 saving) – at under half price, this very hard to ignore – Product link
- Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote: $14.99 ($25 saving) – a very popular item which is almost an impulse buy at this price point – Product link
- Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $24.99 ($25 saving) – another 50% off bargain – Product link
- Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet: $79.99 ($50 saving) – one of Amazon’s most popular tablets – Product link
- All new Fire Tablet (7-inch Display, 16GB) – $29.99 ($20 saving) – Product link
- Fire HD 10 – 10-inch, 1080p edition – $99.99 ($50 saving) – Product link
- All-new Kindle (built-in display light) – $59.99 ($30 saving) – a bargain now it matches the best fature of the
- Kindle Paperwhite – Product link
- Kindle Paperwhite – $84.99 ($45 saving) – Product link
- Kindle Oasis – $199.99 ($50 saving) – Product link
- All-new Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet: $59.99 ($40 saving) – Product link
- Echo Show (2nd gen) – $159.99 ($70 saving) – a new edition with a strong early reduction – Product link
You’ll notice a clear theme here: Amazon is pushing its products early. That’s understandable, but given Amazon devices are typically among the biggest selling devices on the site anyway, it doesn’t make them any less desirable. I also know that these prices will also not be lowered any further when Prime Day officially launches, so grab yourself a bargain now and beat the rush.
Tips for Amazon Prime Day 2019
Tip 1: Set Up Deal Alerts for Particular Products
If you’re hoping a particular item will go on sale, there are ways to keep an eye on it. First, install the Amazon Shopping app for iPhone or Android so you can get instant notifications. Then add the items to your Amazon Cart (You can “Save for Later”). Amazon should notify you if the price changes.
That works great if you know what you’re looking for ahead of time, but what if you find something on Prime Day and you want to know if it’s a good deal or not? For that we love CamelCamelCamel.com. It lets you search up the price history of any product on Amazon and track them at a click. Better yet, if you sign up (free), it can import and track prices on your entire Amazon Wish List. (You can easily make wish lists on Amazon by clicking on the “Add to List” button on every product page.)
Tip 2: Track Upcoming Lightning Deals
Lightning Deals can be super stressful. It’s so easy to miss them, but if you have the time to browse through deals in the morning, you can track upcoming Lightning Deals using the Amazon Shopping app. Click on the hamburger icon in the upper left, then Today’s Deals > Upcoming. You can click the “Watch this Deal” button on any deal that’s more than 10 minutes away to add it to your “Watching” list. The app should then notify you the moment Lightning strikes.
Tip 3: Set up an Echo for Alexa Exclusive Deals
If you own an Echo device, you can set up voice purchasing. In the Alexa app on your phone, head to Settings > Accounts and select “Purchase by Voice.” Once you’re set up, just ask, “Alexa, what are my Prime Day deals?”
For more smart shopping tips be sure to check out our other Amazon stories, including tips for shopping safe on Amazon, what Amazon’s star ratings mean, and what it means when something is “Amazon’s Choice”. Also be aware that scammers are trying to get in on the act as well, with a new phishing scam. Luckily there’s nothing unique about this scam, the usual rules for protecting yourself from email scams apply and, hopefully, are old hat at this point.
Check our Amazon Prime Day Page for more coverage and deals.