Don’t Miss The Best Deals on Amazon Prime Day

Did you know behind Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day is the biggest online shopping day of the year? I wish I had a post like this last year to inform me of the savings leading up to and the best deals on Prime Day. 

I love that practically everything I need can be found on their site and it all arrives at my door. My kids can pick things out they need or want and put them on their wish lists. They get to make their own choices, and we save time!

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Prepare Now for The Best Deals on Amazon Prime Day 

The official sale starts at 3 pm EST on July 16 and runs through July 17. But deals have started already!

Amazon Prime Membership

Sign up for a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day.

  • The program includes free two-day shipping on millions of products, same-day delivery in some areas, free music streaming, and access to thousands of movies and television shows on-demand.
  • If you don’t love the program before the 30days, you can always cancel after you shop through next week.

Download the Amazon App

If you don’t have the Amazon App, download it to get notifications of items on your watchlist. As a bonus, if you’ve never downloaded the app, you will get a $10 credit to use on any purchase of $20 or more.

During the sale, click on “UPCOMING DEALS” to see when items come up. If you find something you want, add it to your cart to save yourself a step when the deal goes live.

If something sells out fast, don’t hesitate to sign up for the waitlist! Likely you will get it for the same price.


This is my absolute favorite app I have on my phone! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, I share good books I listen to on Audible. I can get through so many books this way when I’m driving, standing in line at the store or doing household chores!

If you’re busy but love books, get Audible! It’s worth it at even the regular $14.95 price because your family members can share books. See my post on My Favorite Apps for Families for more details on Audible. And then download the books on my book club list!

Get three months of Audible for $4.95 a month. Each month you will get 1 book credit, and if you start a book you don’t like and want to trade in for another, you are free to do so!

Prime Pantry

I use Prime Pantry for my repeat items that are heavy or large like laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper and cat food. What motivation to try Prime Pantry when they are offering $10 off and a free trial. That’s pretty cool because you’ll get 25% off on a $40 order.

Amazon Fresh  

I’ve meant to try Amazon Fresh, and this deal is just what I needed to get me to do it. Use code 30Fresh to get discount.

Amazon Music

Four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99? Anyone with access to your Amazon account can download the music which means the whole family can share music! Much better than paying per itunes account. Check it out and see if you like it. I’m excited to do this one for new running songs.

3 months of Kindle for 99 cents

Get 3 months of unlimited kindle reading for 99 cents. Hard to beat!

10% back on Visa Cards toward WHOLE FOODS

Following Amazon’s acquisition of the supermarket chain and with the Prime Visa card, you can earn 10% back on purchases at Whole Foods. I heard prices, in general, will be decreasing over time but this is a great bonus until then!

Get Product Deals Available NOW

Pressure Cooker

Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker $30 (originally $42)

13 Pack Glass Storage with Lids $30 (originallty $44)

COLE & MASON Derwent Salt and Pepper Grinder Set – $44.50 (originally $78)

Travel Set $16 (originally $28)

Love! We definitely need these.

Memory Foam Bed Pillow $16 (original $30)

Reversible Gel Memory Foam Pillow  $32 (original $46)

Naluka Mattress Topper Queen Size, Down Alternative Overfilled $51 (original $66)

Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 inch Chef’s Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel $15 (usually $30)

Yes, please!

Senso wireless headphones with mic $14.99 (usually $99.97)

MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier  $30 (usually $80)

4 Pack Oil and Vinegar Dispensers $19 (originally $25)

Anker Candy-Bar Sized Portable Charger 1 port

Portable Charger RAVPower 22000mAh Power Bank 5.8A Output 3-Port 

Bissell Portable Multi-Purpose Uphostery and Carpet Cleaner $99 from $129

Curling Wand $42 (usually 60)


These are so popular I may have to try this one!

Bath Bombs 30% off $18 (usually $25)


These would make a fun gift! They are almost sold out so don’t wait on them.

Amazon Echo Show, $130 (usually $230)

The largest Amazon Alexa device with a screen lets you control smart home appliances, listen to the news, order dinner and do tons of other cool, automated stuff. From now through July 17th, Prime members save $100 on the device.

nuLOOM MTVS174A Hand Tufted Kellee Rug , Black $64

I love this hand-tufted runner from India! I ordered one for my hallway by the kid’s rooms.

5×7 Rug is $130

They have in grey and navy colors too. Beautiful!

Etekcity Portable Air Mattress with Rechargeable Pump, $55 (normally $80)

This air mattress is designed for outdoor use, and the thick, non-toxic PVC material makes it perfect for camping! Check out my post on Yosemite Valley which you will inspire you to plan a family camping trip!

Avantree Wireless Bluetooth Foldable Headphones, $49 (normally $70),

These folding headphones come in a variety of styles and can last up to 40 hours on one charge. There are a ton of rave reviews. Check them out!

RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger, $26 (normally $38)

Set your phone on top of this charger and it will do all the work. It’s wireless! It is compatible with iPhone X, 8 & 8 Plus and some Galaxy devices. 

Pinzon Lightweight Shed-Resistant Down Comforter, $46 (normally $55)

This lightweight comforter is filled with 75% down and is ideal for summer!

Ecovacs Deebot  $180 (normally $300)

I have been wanting one of these for a year. I’m so excited to finally get one! With 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 kids, our home needs this!

LEVOIT Air Filter for families with Allergies

Air purifier looks small and chic but cleans the air with great reviews.  3 step filtration system.

Stacking Tables Set of 3 Espresso with Metal Legs ($46 from $99)

Electronics Sale is live!

I bought a few Echo Plus so far. Such a deal at $99 from $150!. I got the plus vs regular because I read the sound system is much better and it comes with the hub.

50 inch TV now $289 for prime day? crazy!

My son got his bike stolen from the side of our house last year. I am thinking of getting this security camera since it’s such a great deal.

Rug grippers $12 (originallgy $16)

Other Amazon Services for You

Does everyone know about these services (below), but me? Wow!

Trade in your phone  

I will be sending my old phones to Amazon with free shipping! How convenient And if for some reason they reject your phone or offer less after seeing it, they will return to you at no cost. Nothing to lose!

Baby Registry

Oh, how I wish this was around when I had my babies.

Amazon Home Services

I didn’t know Amazon has home services from vetted contractors. Did you?

Best Selling Products

Go through these items and put stuff in your wish list so you will be ready to order on Prime Day!

I’m excited. I’ve saved a lot of money on products I already knew I wanted! I hope this post gives you some savings too! Follow me on Instagram and I’ll let you know when cool new items come up for the sale (I will post on stories)!

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