The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2020

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Amazon Prime Day—one of the biggest online shopping events of the year—is finally here! Whether you're looking to furnish your first apartment or simply stock up on some cleaning and laundry supplies, Prime Day is the best time to score deep discounts on home and kitchen products. And since we're already starting to think about the holiday season, gifts too!

Here, the best Amazon Prime Day deals to take advantage of right now:

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Vacuum

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This top-rated upright vacuum comes with four accessories to help you get every nook and cranny of your home dust bunny-free. It's a great pick for both bare floors and carpeted areas, and the HEPA filter means you won't be releasing dust and allergens back into the room as you vacuum them up.

Casper Sleep Element Mattress

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This mattress uses perforated foam for more breathability at night, making this a smart choice for hot sleepers. Available in six different sizes.

nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug

Refresh your living space with a new area rug. This low-pile rug is super durable, so it's a great choice for high traffic areas like the dining room and kitchen.

Instant Pot Duo 8 Qt

Whip up delicious meals at home with this versatile multi-cooker. It boasts 11 built-in cooking presets including saute, steam, roast, and bake.

Arlo VMS5140 Ultra - 4K UHD Wire-Free Security 1 Camera System

This home security system comes with one rechargeable, battery-powered camera that shows clear images, even at night. The system even features two-way talk, so you can see who is at your front door, then have a quick conversation—even if you're away from home.

Samsung AirDresser

Never iron your clothes again—no, seriously. This dresser uses steam to banish wrinkles, sanitize clothing, and even get out stubborn odors. It's wide enough to fit about three items of clothing at once, so you and your partner can both get your outfits for the next day fresh and ready without lifting a finger.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Interact with people on your doorstep, control the camera remotely, and more with this high-tech doorbell camera. It has to be hardwired to an existing doorbell's system so you'll never have to worry about changing the battery.

Linenspa 10 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress

Perfect for those who prefer a medium-firm feel, the Linenspa Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress boasts a thick layer of memory foam and innerspring coils for unparalleled support. This is a deal that you don’t want to miss out on!

What Do You Meme? Core Game

For your next game night with your roommates or friends, break out this hilarious card game. This Apples to Apples-style game asks you to match an event with a popular meme, resulting in funny, though sometimes very not kid-friendly, combinations.

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

Designed for homes with pets (and lots of fur), this vacuum has enough power to get pet hair and dander out of carpets, off of upholstery, and out from under your furniture. There's even a handy corner tool that gets into tight spaces where pet hair tends to gather.

iRobot Roomba 692

In the market for a smart cleaning tool? This robot vacuum can be controlled through the iRobot Home app, and it's compatible with Alex and Google Assistant too, so you can use voice commands to turn it on and off.

Amazon Echo Show 5

Stay connected with friends and family, watch TV shows, and check the weather all with the same device. The Echo Show boasts a 5.5-inch touchscreen and two mics, so video calls to other devices sound crisp and clear.

COOSLEEP HOME All Season Down Alternative Comforter

Cozy up during the colder months with this down alternative comforter. The hypoallergenic filling is perfect for those who suffer from allergies, and it tends to be lighter than goose down options.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush

If you don't have an electric toothbrush, now is the time to splurge. Thanks to Smart Sensor technology, this brush sends automated “progress reports” and real-time feedback so you can improve your brushing habits.

Stasher 100% Silicone Reusable Storage Bag

Looking for an eco-friendly way to store food? Stasher bags are freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe, making them a versatile alternative to disposable plastic.

BioBidet Ultimate Bidet Toilet Seat

This luxurious bidet seat boasts front and rear streams for superior cleaning and a heated seat. The side panel, attached to the right side of the seat, allows you to control everything from the water pressure to the warm air.

C by GE Smart Plug with Smart Bridge

Schedule your lighting, use voice control to turn devices on (or off) from across the room, and more with this smart plug from GE. Just plug this into a standard wall socket and you’re all set.

Echo Dot (3rd Generation)

Make household tasks even easier with the Echo Dot and Alexa. This all-in-one smart home device can do everything; stream music, answer questions, and even make phone calls completely hands-free.

Crock-Pot 2097588 6-Qt. Multi-Cooker

Whip up delicious meals at home with this multi-tasking kitchen gadget. You can boil, simmer, steam slow cook, pressure cook, and more!

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

These noise-canceling headphones are a great treat for yourself or a fantastic gift for a music-loving friend or family member. They connect via Bluetooth and have a built-in microphone, so you can easily use them for everything from listening to your favorite podcast to joining a work call.

Safavieh Madison Collection Bohemian Chic Paisley Area Rug

The pretty, traditional pattern of this rug will bring a little bit of personality to any room. It's available in both toned-down and brightly colored patterns, and comes in dozens of sizes, from runners to full room rugs.

Oreck HEPA Cordless Upright Bagged Vacuum Cleaner

Keep your home tidy with the Oreck HEPA Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. We love the sleek design and slim head, which can suck up both small and large debris from hard to reach places.

Hoover UH74110 Pet Max Complete Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Looking to clean both hardwood floors are carpet? This versatile vacuums will suction up everything from pet hair and dander to dust and crumbs.

Amazon Prime Day 101

What Is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is a global shopping event that allows you to shop for top-rated products and brands at discounted prices for a very limited time. From vacuum cleaners to Instant Pots, thousands of items will be marked down. Besides the great deals on home products, expect to see markdowns on Alexa-enabled devices and other smart home products. And if you only need basic household supplies, Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh can stock you up on groceries, laundry products, and more.

Not a Prime member? Sign up for a 30-day free trial before committing to the monthly fee and still take advantage of these great promotions. 

When Is Amazon Prime Day?

This year, Amazon Prime Day will be held on October 13 and 14, which means that you have two full days to score discounts on tons of home products, electronics, household supplies, and more.

If I’m not an Amazon Prime member, can I still shop Prime Day deals?

Unfortunately, no—you must be an Amazon Prime member to shop Prime Day deals. However, there is a workaround: Amazon offers a free Prime membership trial for 30 days. If you sign up for this trial, you can take advantage of Prime Day. Afterward, you can either cancel your trial before your 30 days run out, or you can keep your membership and pay $119 per year.

Do keep in mind that you won’t qualify for the free trial if you’ve canceled a Prime membership in the last 12 months. If this is the case for you, we’d suggest opting for a one-month Prime membership for $12.99—just remember to cancel it before the next month begins.

Additionally, Amazon offers half-price subscriptions on Prime for students and EBT/Medicaid recipients.

I’m a Prime Student member. Can I still take advantage of Prime Day deals?

Definitely! Prime Student members have many of the same perks as regular Prime members, and access to Prime Day deals is one of them. Not a Prime Student member yet? No problem. If you’re a college student and you sign up now, you’ll get six free months of Prime (instead of 30 days)—all you need to sign up is an edu-based email.

What is price adjustment and does Amazon offer it for Prime Day?

Price adjustment refers to a sales policy that grants customers a partial refund for an item they bought at full price, provided they can show that it went on sale within a certain time frame after they bought it. Unfortunately, Amazon does not offer price adjustment for Prime Day. So, for example, if you buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite right now for $249.99, and on Prime Day it drops to, say, $229.99, you won’t be able to get that $20 price difference back. However, if you find yourself in this situation, Amazon recommends that you return your item and buy it again at the lower price during Prime Day. Do note that you’ll have to pay return shipping on that first item, so consider that cost and make sure your savings are worth the extra effort.

Which countries will take part in Prime Day 2020?

Last year 18 countries took part in Prime Day, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

I ordered an item during Prime Day. How fast will my package arrive?

Amazon Prime members have access to a variety of delivery options during Prime Day. Free same-day delivery is available on more than 3 million products (in select cities and on qualifying orders over $35). Free one-day shipping is available on more than 10 million products (no minimum purchase required). Otherwise, free two-day shipping is available across the site for Prime members. There’s also two-hour delivery via Prime Now, which is best for items like food and Amazon-brand devices. Additionally, you can choose your Amazon Day for free delivery on the day you choose, which is convenient when you order multiple items and want them shipped together or the reliability of knowing when items will come if you will not be home when your items arrive.

What are other ways to save money on Prime Day?

Deals aren’t the only way to cash in. Amazon offers two credit cards, both issued by Chase, that provide rewards perfect for shopping on Prime Day. First is the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card, which offers 3 percent cash back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods. There’s also the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card—a great option if you have particularly good credit—which offers 5 percent cash back at both retailers. Amazon also offers store cards, which are perfect if you’re building your credit. Make sure to take note of monthly interest rates, just as you would with any credit card.

How do I make sure to avoid fake deals on Prime Day?

Prime Day has some fantastic deals, but it’s easy to get carried away—the truth is, not every deal is actually as great as it seems. Thankfully, there are resources to help you sort it out. The site CamelCamelCamel, which tracks the price history of many Amazon products, can help decipher if a deal is real or if it’s actually a true price drop that’s advertised as a deal. Another great site is Fakespot.com, which can help you determine the authenticity of Amazon user reviews for any given product. And WikiBuy is also a great source for tracking price history and simultaneously searches thousands of merchants to see if you're getting the best deal.

Do other retailers have their own sales to compete with Prime Day?

You bet! Since Prime Day debuted in 2015, many of Amazon’s rivals have held sales of their own to get in on the action, or have offered price matching such as Target, Walmart, and Best Buy.

What type of items can I expect to find as part of the sale?

Really, you'll find anything and everything. According to Amazon, last summer's most popular items included the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Instant Pot DUO60, and 23andMe Health + Ancestry kits and Amazon products like the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, and Fire 7 Tablet.

Take a look below to see some of the items that were on sale last summer, and be sure to bookmark this page that will be updated with all the latest Prime Day Deals when the sale kicks off. Of course, if you want deals right now, check out Amazon's Deals Hub for up-to-the-minutes savings.

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