The best Prime Day phone deals include discounts on phones from Apple, Google, and Samsung

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 is almost here, and we’re already seeing discounts on phones from Google, OnePlus, and more.

Amazon Prime Day is here, and the sales event is a great time to buy a new phone, especially if you’re an Android fan. This year’s annual shopping event takes place on June 21 and 22, and we’re seeing some great deals on phones from Google, OnePlus, and even Apple.

Other retailers typically offer deals of their own to compete with Amazon, so it’s important to check Best Buy, Walmart, and Target for compelling offers as well.

Deals change often, so we’ll be updating our coverage throughout the shopping event. And don’t forget: you’ll need an Amazon Prime membership to gain access to Amazon deals once Prime Day starts.

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Top Amazon Prime Day Google Pixel deals

Google’s Pixel phones are already pretty affordable depending on the model, but they’re even more tempting at a discount. The latest Pixel 5 didn’t make our list of the best smartphones, at least at its full price, but it’s more tempting with a deal. Otherwise the Pixel 4a is our favorite budget smartphone for photography.

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Best Amazon Prime Day Apple iPhone deals

It’s rare to find Prime Day deals on iPhones that are in new condition. Most deals tend to focus more on AirPods or iPads. But now that other retailers are bolstering their own offerings to match or exceed Amazon’s deals, there’s more choice than ever.

BestBuy has some deals for Apple’s iPhone 12 series right now, including a noteworthy $200 off the iPhone 12 Mini and $100 off the iPhone 12. To get the deal, you must commit to a carrier activation or monthly payment plan with Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile/Sprint to get the discount.

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Top Amazon Prime Day Samsung Galaxy deals

Samsung makes a lot of Galaxy phones, and in 2021 that lineup has grown even bigger. However, the Galaxy S21 is our favorite Android phone right now because of its excellent design, great triple-lens camera, and solid performance. It’s also decently priced for a flagship phone, but discounts make it an even better deal for Android phone shoppers.

We’re seeing great deals on Amazon for Prime Day 2021 on the Galaxy S21 series and Galaxy S20 FE

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Amazon Prime Day Android phone deals

Samsung and Google may be among the most popular Android device makers, but it’s also worth looking elsewhere. Companies like OnePlus and TCL are known for making quality phones that are often hundreds of dollars less than the latest phones from Samsung, Apple, and Google.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to shop for a smartphone

Most people in the United States buy their phones from carriers, even though there are often better prices to be found elsewhere. Amazon Prime Day is a good example of an instance in which it’s probably a better deal to buy your phone through another retailer like Amazon rather than your carrier.

Amazon mostly sells unlocked phones, which means the phone isn’t tied to any specific carrier and will work with any phone service provider. That means you should be able to insert your SIM card into your new phone without much hassle.

The most important factor to consider when purchasing a new phone is how much you want to spend. This will automatically limit your search, and you want to make sure you’re not wasting time researching devices that are out of your price range. You also want to consider which features matter the most to you. Is having an excellent camera the most important thing, or do you want a phone with the longest battery life? What’s your biggest complaint about your current phone that you’re hoping to address by upgrading? Those are the types of questions you should be asking yourself.

When is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day will take place on June 21 and 22. In years past it’s been held in July, except for 2020 when the annual shopping holiday was pushed to October.

What’s on sale on Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day sales span the gamut in terms of product categories, with discounts on everything from tech gadgets to beauty products, kitchen items, and much more. Think of it as Black Friday in the summer, but only on Amazon.

Do I need to be a Prime member to get Prime Day deals?

Yes, Amazon Prime Day is only available for Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime costs $119 per year or $12.99 per month, but the annual billing option is a better deal. Not only does Amazon Prime provide access to fast shipping options and Prime Day deals, but it also comes with other perks like Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music access.

What smartphone deals were available on Prime Day last year?

Amazon Prime Day included deals on phone models from Google, Samsung, and Motorola among others in 2020. Of course, these were models that are now considered to be a generation old, like the Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and Google Pixel 4.

What about iPhone deals on Prime Day?

We don’t typically see iPhone deals on Amazon Prime Day, and that’s likely to continue in 2021. We’ve spotted one worthwhile deal on an iPhone 12 Mini so far, but iPhone deals are rare to come by on Prime Day. However, last year’s Prime Day saw plenty of deals on other Apple products like AirPods, iPads, and MacBook laptops. Check out our guide to the best iPhone deals to learn more about other non-Prime Day related discounts.

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The 30 most popular Amazon Prime Day deals our readers bought last year – and what to expect this year

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

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  • Amazon Prime Day, on June 21 and 22 in 2021, is one of the most anticipated sale events of the year.
  • During the annual sale, shoppers can expect massive discounts on tech, cookware, and home goods.
  • Below are the 30 most-purchased products from last year, so you know what killer deals to expect.

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is just around the corner on June 21 and 22. During this Prime member-exclusive event, shoppers can save big on MacBooks, Instant Pots, headphones, and kitchen essentials.

While there’s no guaranteeing what will be discounted, most items in high demand during Prime Day last year – such as speakers and Amazon Kindle e-readers – will likely be on sale again.

Below, we rounded up the 30 most-purchased items from last year’s Prime Day event. If you’re not already a member, you might want to sign up for a Prime membership to access the upcoming deal event. Right now, first-time subscribers can get their first 30 days for free.

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Here are the 30 most-purchased items from last year’s Amazon Prime Day

1. Crest 3D Whitestrips

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Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips + Crest 3D White 1-Hour Express Whitestrips Treatment Kit

White strips are arguably the easiest way to brighten your teeth and you can grab the two-in-one treatment kit on Amazon. We don’t know if it’ll be on sale this year, but it’s likely. 

Crest 3D Whitestrips are our favorite pick in our guide to teeth whitening kits recommended by dentists, and they were the most purchased product from our stories last Prime Day.

3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips Kit (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
2. Airpods Pro

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Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods are our favorite wireless earbuds for iPhone users, and for good reason. They are convenient to pair and set up and they sound great. Last Prime Day, the wireless buds were $50 off, and we’re already seeing better savings on early Prime Day Deals, with AirPods Pro $60 off.

AirPods Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
3. Apple AirPods with Charging Case

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Someone putting their Apple Airpods in a charging case.

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods are our favorite wireless earbuds for iPhone users, and for good reason. They are convenient to pair and set up and they sound great. Last Prime Day, the wireless buds were $50 off, and we’re already seeing better savings on early Prime Day Deals, with AirPods Pro $60 off.

AirPods Pro (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

 

4. Echo Dot

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Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker with Alexa

If you want to blast music while cleaning or cooking — or simply want to ask Siri when Brad Pitt’s birthday is — you need the Echo Dot in your life. It comes in four matte colors, is designed to protect your privacy, and will connect to Amazon Music, Spotify, and others. Last year’s 3rd generation is still a top performer, but you can also score on the newer 4th generation.

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5. Fire TV Stick 4K

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MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

You consistently upgrade your smartphone, laptop, and clothing, but how about your garage? The MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener enables you to open and close your garage door regardless of location. You also may qualify for free in-garage delivery by Amazon Available.

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
6. LifeStraw personal water filter

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

If you have a camping or hiking trip scheduled, it’s a good idea to pack the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter with you. This less-than-one-pound travel essential removes bacteria and parasites that may creep around your space and will provide 1,000 gallons of clean and safe drinking water.

The LifeStraw removes bacteria and parasites from water as well as microplastics, so you can have the peace of mind of a lightweight, mobile water purifier wherever you go. It’s a no-brainer for hiking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. 

Amazon sold 150,000 in 2018 and sold even more — 200,000 — in 2019. This practical and portable accessory jumped more than a dozen spots on our list to become one of the top five best-sellers among Insider readers.

Personal Water Filter (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
7. Kindle Paperwhite

All-New Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle is a beloved e-reader for bookworms and the occasional page flipper alike and now, the brand’s Paperwhite is waterproof and comes with double the storage of the former model. It reads like paper even in bright sunlight and is perfect as a summer beach reading companion. What’s more, the Paperwhite is now waterproof and offers two times the storage.

Kindle Paperwhite (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
8. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

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MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

You consistently upgrade your smartphone, laptop, and clothing, but how about your garage? The MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener enables you to open and close your garage door regardless of location. You also may qualify for free in-garage delivery by Amazon Available.

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
9. Amazon Smart Plug

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Amazon Smart Plug (works with Alexa)

If you’ve ever wanted to turn the lights off while lying in bed, the Amazon Smart Plug makes it possible. You can schedule fans, lights, and appliances to turn on and off, and you can even control your power banks when you’re out of the house.

Smart Plug (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

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10. Amazon Music Unlimited

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Amazon Music Unlimited

The summer is coming, backyard BBQs are on the rise, and you want to play your favorite tunes without ads. Enter Amazon Music Unlimited — a service providing on-demand music to any song, offline listening during plane travel, and your personal library of podcasts to follow. Non-Prime members can try it for three months free, and Amazon Prime members will pay $7.99 monthly after a four-month trial.

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11. 23andMe DNA test

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23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

Among all the available at-home DNA tests on the market, 23andMe is our top pick for people looking for insight into their health data alongside ancestry information. 23andMe is a private, protected service that will give you personalized results based on your DNA. 

Ancestry + Health Kit (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
12. Echo Flex

Amazon Echo Flex

Echo Flex — Plug-In Mini Smart Speaker with Alexa

With a smartphone, we can have our Personal Assistant Siri answer our questions and commands in less than five seconds. But, if you’re not by your phone, Echo Flex provides instantaneous Alexa-powered capability with its smart speaker. You can set one (or multiple) in your home for a modern, added convenience.

Echo Flex (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
13. Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

Coop Home Goods Pillow for new moms

Coop Home Goods — Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

It’s common to trade your pillowcase with a silk one for beauty benefits, but your actual pillow should be plush, too. Coop Home Goods’ Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow lives up to its name with bamboo-derived rayon and hypoallergenic memory foam fill.

Premium Adjustable Pillow (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
14. Roku Streaming Stick+

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Roku Streaming Stick+

As an alternative to cable, Roku Streaming Stick+ provides excellent picture quality while streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR on your TV. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your living room tech or improve your basement’s movie theater, the Roku allows you to stream your favorites at the click of a button.

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15. Instant Pot Nova

Instant Pot Nova 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Nova 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Ultra joined the Instant Pot family as its latest addition, and we’re so here for it. You can preset cooking programs and replace seven common kitchen appliances, thanks to built-in functionality as a rice cooker, slow cooker, and more.

Duo Nova Pressure Cooker 7-in-1 (6 Qt) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
16. AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test, Ethnicity Estimate, AncestryDNA Test Kit

AncestryDNA is our top choice among at-home DNA tests on the market for tracking down your roots and understanding your cultural makeup, thanks to its massive database and ability to easily connect with family members on the site. At this super low price, it’s a great time to snag the perfect gift for anyone in your life interested in footsteps from centuries ago.

Genetic Ethnicity Test (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
17. iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

The iRobot Roomba vacuum was one of the most popular buys last year, and it’s easy to understand why. The Roomba is WiFi-connected, Alexa-powered, and will follow pre-scheduled cleaning routes. It’s one of our favorite spring cleaning products, too.

Also check out other great early Prime Day deals on vacuums, including robot, cordless, and upright.

Roomba 692 (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

 

18. Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display

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Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display

If you’ve ever wanted a TV in your kitchen but don’t have the space, you should add the Echo Show 8 to your Amazon Prime cart this shopping season. There’s a new model that released in early June, but the 2020 favorite, currently on sale for just $90, features video calling, smart home controls, and a digital picture frame that plays your memories in a loop.

Echo Show 8 (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
19. 5W USB Official OEM Charger

Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders

Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders

Lots of our readers picked up this wall adapter for Amazon Fire products, like Kindles and Fire tablets. Whether shoppers were looking for a replacement or a spare, we don’t know for sure. But this already-affordable adapter will likely see another discount on Amazon Prime Day.

5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for eReaders (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
20. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise Canceling with Alexa

Whether you’re working from home or want to tune out noise while you’re at the park, the Bose QuietComfort headphones will likely see another big discount on Prime Day. These headphones are Alexa-enabled to access music, information, and volume controls.

QuietComfort 35 II (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
21. Blink Mini

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Blink Mini Compact Indoor Plug-In Smart Security Camera

The Blink Mini is an HD indoor plug-in security camera that has motion detection software and two-way audio. Setup is easy, it works with Alexa, and the less-than-$35 product will likely be discounted even more this Prime Day.

Blink Mini (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
22. Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover (10th Generation 2018)

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

E-readers are frequently tossed from beach bag to backpack to nightstand, so they need a protective case. The Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover is made from authentic leather so you’ll have years of leisure-time reading without worry.

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
23. Waterpik Water Flosser

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Waterpik WP-660 Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator for Teeth

Your dentist recommends flossing each day, but some people simply don’t like to floss. The Waterpik Water Flosser will remove 99.9% of plaque and comes with seven tips for multiple family members and uses. It’s quite compact to sit on your bathroom countertop, too.

Original Electric Water Flosser (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
24. Smart LED Light Bulb

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LIFX WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb (2-pack)

Yes, your lights can sync with Alexa, and the LIFX WiFi Smart LED Light Bulbs are a prime (no pun intended) choice. You can adjust the brightness with this smart tech and even schedule on and off modes.

Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
25. Instant Pot Aura Pro

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Instant Pot Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker with Sous Vide 

The Instant Pot is one of the highlights of Prime Day, and the Aura Pro is a standout for its 11 smart programs and built-in sous vide to ensure your food is cooked to the perfect temperature. With so many slow cookers on the market, this one is exceptional for its advanced heat controls.

Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker with Sous Vide (8 Qt) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
26. Ring Video Doorbell

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Ring Video Doorbell

With the Ring Video Doorbell, you can add another smart gadget to your home and screen any visitors before you open your front door. It has motion sensors, privacy zones, and crisper night vision.

Video Doorbell (2020) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
27. Echo Show 5

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Echo Show 5 Smart Display with Alexa

The Echo Show 5 is similar to the brand’s other smart displays and typically has discounts on Prime Day. There is a new model arriving in June. Not only will you have a slew of apps to add to your library but you’ll also be able to pull up recipes on the screen for cooking.

Echo Show 5 (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
28. Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

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Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

The Roku Express makes any TV a smart TV. It’s simple to set up, includes a high-speed HDMI cable, and no extra fees. Simply turn on your favorite show and enjoy.

Express (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
29. Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11 in 1

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Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer

This Instant Pot is a pressure cooker and air fryer duo. Generally, you’ll find up to 50% air fryers, so a similar deal may be available this year for Instant Pots.

Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer (8 Qt) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
30. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

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Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

Whether tanning on the beach, picnicking at the park, or hosting a backyard pool party, a Bluetooth speaker is essential. Anker’s speaker is waterproof, delivers exceptional sound, and maintains an instant connection up to 66 feet.

Soundcore (medium, Preferred: Amazon)
Amazon Prime Day 2021 FAQs

When is Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is on June 21 and June 22 and deals will run not only throughout this time, but also the day before in some cases.


What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is an online shopping event providing early access to deals for Prime members. If you’d like to take part in all of the deals and discounts, you can register for a 30-day free trial. After that, you’ll be charged $12.99 or $119 per year as a Prime member.

Sign up to be a Prime member here.


How long will Amazon Prime Day last?

Typically, it’s a two-day sale. Originally, however, it began as a single-day event. This year, it’ll be two days worth of deals on popular items like MacBooks, air fryers, and home goods.


What are some deals to expect?

Deals change each year but you can expect to find major discounts on Amazon product brands like Echo, Fire, and Kindle. For what’s live now, check out our guide to the best early Amazon Prime Day deals, which is updated every few hours. June 21 and 22, keep your eye out for deals similar to last year:


Do you have to be a Prime member to qualify for sales on Prime Day?

Yes, though you can sign up for the free trial.

To make the most out of your online shopping experience, look out for competitor deals at other retailers, including Target.

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The 30 most popular deals our readers bought last year on Amazon Prime Day – and what to expect this year

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

30 Most Popular Prime Day Buys 2x1
  • Amazon Prime Day is one of the most anticipated sale events of the year.
  • During the annual sale, shoppers can expect massive discounts on tech, cookware, and home goods.
  • With Prime Day 2021 on June 21 and 22, we rounded up the 30 most-purchased products from last year so you know what to expect.

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is just around the corner, taking place on June 21 and 22. During this Prime member-exclusive event, shoppers can save big on MacBooks, Instant Pots, headphones, and kitchen essentials.

While there’s no guaranteeing what will be on sale, we can make predictions based on previous years. For example, it’s more or less a certainty that speakers and Amazon Kindle e-readers will be on sale. We can also expect to see several of last year’s most popular discounts return this Prime Day.

Below, we rounded up the 30 most-purchased items from last year’s Prime Day event. If you’re not already a member, you might want to sign up for a Prime membership to access the upcoming deal event. Right now, first-time subscribers can get their first 30 days for free.

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Here are the 30 most-purchased items from last year’s Amazon Prime Day

1. Crest 3D Whitestrips

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Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips + Crest 3D White 1-Hour Express Whitestrips Treatment Kit

White strips are arguably the easiest way to brighten your teeth and you can grab the two-in-one treatment kit on Amazon. We don’t know if it’ll be on sale this year, but it’s likely. 

Crest 3D Whitestrips are our favorite pick in our teeth whitening kit guide, and they were the most purchased product from our stories last Prime Day.

3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips Kit (small)
2. Airpods Pro

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Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods are our favorite wireless earbuds for iPhone users, and for good reason. They are convenient to pair and set up and they sound great. Last Prime Day, the wireless buds were $50 off, and we’re expecting a similar discount this year.

AirPods Pro (small, Preferred: Amazon)
3. Apple AirPods with Charging Case

Apple AirPods and charging case
Someone putting their Apple Airpods in a charging case.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)

The Apple AirPods are also available with the charging case — making low battery alerts less frightening when you’re on the go. It’s simple to connect to all of your Apple devices, too, with quick access to Siri.

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4. Echo Dot

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Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker with Alexa

If you want to blast music in your bedroom while cleaning or in your kitchen while cooking — or simply want to ask Siri when Brad Pitt’s birthday is — you need the Echo Dot in your life. It comes in four matte colors, is designed to protect your privacy, and will connect to Amazon Music, Spotify, and others.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) (small)
5. Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device with Alexa Voice Remote

You may have a cable box in your home, but a Fire TV Stick will expand your choices by providing quick access to Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and other applications. So even if your TV is so-called “smart,” the Fire TV Stick will make it even smarter.

Notably, because the mini remote is an Amazon product, it’s likely to get a good discount on Prime Day.

Fire TV Stick 4K (small)
6. LifeStraw personal water filter

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

If you have a camping or hiking trip scheduled, it’s a good idea to pack the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter with you. This less-than-one-pound travel essential removes bacteria and parasites that may creep around your space and will provide 1,000 gallons of clean and safe drinking water.

The LifeStraw removes bacteria and parasites from water as well as microplastics, so you can have the peace of mind of a lightweight, mobile water purifier wherever you go. It’s a no-brainer for hiking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. 

Amazon sold 150,000 in 2018 and sold even more — 200,000 — in 2019. This practical and portable accessory jumped more than a dozen spots on our list to become one of the top five best-sellers among Insider readers.

Personal Water Filter (small)
7. Kindle Paperwhite

All-New Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite — Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage — Ad-Supported

The Kindle is a beloved e-reader for bookworms and the occasional page flipper alike and now, the brand’s Paperwhite is waterproof and comes with double the storage of the former model. It reads like paper even in bright sunlight and is perfect as a summer beach reading companion.

Kindle Paperwhite (small)
8. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

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MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

You consistently upgrade your smartphone, laptop, and clothing, but how about your garage? The MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener enables you to open and close your garage door regardless of location. You also may qualify for free in-garage delivery by Amazon Available.

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener (small)

 

9. Amazon Smart Plug

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Amazon Smart Plug, Works with Alexa

If you’ve ever wanted to turn the lights off while lying in bed, the Amazon Smart Plug makes it possible. You can schedule fans, lights, and appliances to turn on and off, and you can even control your power banks when you’re out of the house.

Smart Plug (small)
10. Amazon Music Unlimited

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Amazon Music Unlimited

The summer is coming, backyard BBQs are on the rise, and you want to play your favorite tunes without ads. Enter Amazon Music Unlimited — a service providing on-demand music to any song, offline listening during plane travel, and your personal library of podcasts to follow. Non-Prime members can try it for three months free, and Amazon Prime members will pay $7.99 monthly after a four-month trial.

Music Unlimited (small)

 

11. 23andMe DNA test

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23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

With more free time nowadays, you (or someone you know) may be curious about their family history and genetic makeup. 23andMe is a private, protected service that will give you personalized results based on your DNA. And, the cost of the all-in-one kit will likely be generously reduced this Amazon Prime Day.

Ancestry + Health Kit (small, Preferred: Amazon)
12. Echo Flex

Amazon Echo Flex

Echo Flex — Plug-In Mini Smart Speaker with Alexa

With a smartphone, we can have our Personal Assistant Siri answer our questions and commands in less than five seconds. But, if you’re not by your phone, Echo Flex provides instantaneous Alexa-powered capability with its smart speaker. You can set one (or multiple) in your home for a modern, added convenience.

Echo Flex (small)
13. Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

Coop Home Goods Pillow for new moms

Coop Home Goods — Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

It’s common to trade your pillowcase with a silk one for beauty benefits, but your actual pillow should be plush, too. Coop Home Goods’ Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow lives up to its name with bamboo-derived rayon and hypoallergenic memory foam fill.

Premium Adjustable Pillow (small)
14. Roku Streaming Stick+

roku streaming stick+

Roku Streaming Stick+

As an alternative to cable, Roku Streaming Stick+ provides excellent picture quality while streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR on your TV. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your living room tech or improve your basement’s movie theater, the Roku allows you to stream your favorites at the click of a button.

Streaming Stick+ (small, Preferred: Amazon)
15. Instant Pot Nova

Instant Pot Nova 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Nova 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Ultra joined the Instant Pot family as its latest addition, and we’re so here for it. You can preset cooking programs and replace seven common kitchen appliances, thanks to built-in functionality as a rice cooker, slow cooker, and more.

Duo Nova Pressure Cooker 7-in-1 (6 Qt) (small, Preferred: Amazon)
16. AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test, Ethnicity Estimate, AncestryDNA Test Kit

We have a comparison of AncestryDNA and 23andMe, and both are excellent for tracking down your roots and understanding your cultural makeup. With Ancestry, you’ll enjoy access to millions of family trees and billions of records once your results are in. They also make the perfect gift for anyone in your life interested in footsteps from centuries ago.

Genetic Ethnicity Test (small, Preferred: Amazon)
17. iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

The iRobot Roomba vacuum was one of the most popular buys last year, and it’s easy to understand why. The Roomba is WiFi-connected, Alexa-powered, and will follow pre-scheduled cleaning routes. It’s one of our favorite spring cleaning products, too.

Roomba 692 (small)
18. Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display

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Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display

If you’ve ever wanted a TV in your kitchen but don’t have the space, you should add the Echo Show 8 to your Amazon Prime cart this shopping season. There’s a new model that released in early June, but the 2020 favorite features video calling, smart home controls, and a digital picture frame that plays your memories in a loop.

Echo Show 8 (small)
19. 5W USB Official OEM Charger

Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders

Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders

Lots of our readers picked up this wall adapter for Amazon Fire products, like Kindles and Fire tablets. Whether shoppers were looking for a replacement or a spare, we don’t know for sure. But this already-affordable adapter will likely see another discount on Amazon Prime Day. 

5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for eReaders (small)
20. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II), $349

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise Canceling with Alexa

Whether you’re working from home or want to tune out noise while you’re at the park, the Bose QuietComfort headphones will likely see another big discount on Prime Day. These headphones are Alexa-enabled to access music, information, and volume controls.

QuietComfort 35 II (small)
21. Blink Mini

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Blink Mini Compact Indoor Plug-In Smart Security Camera

The Blink Mini is an HD indoor plug-in security camera that has motion detection software and two-way audio. Setup is easy, it works with Alexa, and the less-than-$35 product will likely be discounted even more this Prime Day.

Blink Mini (small)
22. Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover (10th Generation 2018)

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

E-readers are frequently tossed from beach bag to backpack to nightstand, so they need a protective case. The Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover is made from authentic leather so you’ll have years of leisure-time reading without worry.

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case (small)
23. Waterpik Water Flosser

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Waterpik WP-660 Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator for Teeth

Your dentist recommends flossing each day, but some people simply don’t like to floss. The Waterpik Water Flosser will remove 99.9% of plaque and comes with seven tips for multiple family members and uses. It’s quite compact to sit on your bathroom countertop, too.

Original Electric Water Flosser (small)
24. Smart LED Light Bulb

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LIFX WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb (2-pack)

Yes, your lights can sync with Alexa, and the LIFX WiFi Smart LED Light Bulbs are a prime (no pun intended) choice. You can adjust the brightness with this smart tech and even schedule on and off modes.

Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb (small)
25. Instant Pot Aura Pro

Instant Pot Aura 8 Quart

Instant Pot Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker with Sous Vide 

The Instant Pot is one of the highlights of Prime Day, and the Aura Pro is a standout for its 11 smart programs and built-in sous vide to ensure your food is cooked to the perfect temperature. With so many slow cookers on the market, this one is exceptional for its advanced heat controls.

Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker with Sous Vide (8 Qt) (small)
26. Ring Video Doorbell

A ring video doorbell in white.

Ring Video Doorbell

With the Ring Video Doorbell, you can add another smart gadget to your home and screen who’s at the front door before you open it. It has motion sensors, privacy zones, and crisper night vision.

Video Doorbell (2020) (small)
27. Echo Show 5

Amazon Echo Show 5

Echo Show 5 Smart Display with Alexa

The Echo Show 5 is similar to the brand’s other smart displays and typically has discounts on Prime Day. There is a new model arriving in June. Not only will you have a slew of apps to add to your library but you’ll also be able to pull up recipes on the screen for cooking.

Echo Show 5 (small)
28. Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

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Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

The Roku Express makes any TV a smart TV. It’s simple to set up, includes a high-speed HDMI cable, and no extra fees. Simply turn on your favorite show and enjoy.

Express (small)
29. Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11 in 1

Best multitasking air fryer Instant Pot Duo Crisp

Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer

This Instant Pot is a pressure cooker and air fryer duo. Generally, you’ll find up to 50% air fryers, so a similar deal may be available this year for Instant Pots.

Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer (8 Qt) (small)
30. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

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Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

Whether tanning on the beach, having a picnic at the park, or hosting a backyard pool party, a Bluetooth speaker is essential. Anker’s speaker is waterproof, delivers exceptional sound, and maintains an instant connection up to 66 feet.

Soundcore (small)
Amazon Prime Day 2021 FAQs

When is Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is on June 21 and June 22.


What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is an online shopping event providing early access to deals for Prime members. If you’d like to take part in all of the deals and discounts, you can register for a 30-day free trial. After that, you’ll be charged $12.99 or $119 per year as a Prime member.

Sign up to be a Prime member here.


How long will Amazon Prime Day last?

Typically, it’s a two-day sale. Originally, however, it began as a single-day event. This year, it’ll be two days worth of deals on popular items like MacBooks, air fryers, and home goods.


What are some deals to expect?

Deals change each year but you can expect to find major discounts on Amazon product brands like Echo, Fire, and Kindle. Here are some noteworthy deals from last year:


Do you have to be a Prime member to qualify for sales on Prime Day?

Yes, though you can sign up for the free trial.

To make the most out of your online shopping experience, look out for competitor deals at other retailers, including Target.

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The 30 most popular deals our readers purchased last year on Amazon Prime Day – and what to expect this year

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  • Amazon Prime Day is one of the most anticipated sale events of the year.
  • During this annual sale, shoppers can expect massive discounts on tech, cookware, and home goods.
  • With Prime Day 2021 on June 21 and 22, we rounded up the 30 most-purchased products from last year.

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is just around the corner, taking place on June 21 and 22. During this Prime member-exclusive event, shoppers can save big on MacBooks, Instant Pots, headphones, and kitchen essentials.

While there’s no guaranteeing what will be on sale, we can make predictions based on previous years. For example, it’s more or less a certainty that speakers and Amazon Kindle e-readers will be on sale. We can also expect to see several of last year’s most popular discounts return this Prime Day.

Below, we rounded up the 30 most-purchased items from last year’s Prime Day event. If you’re not already a member, you might want to sign up for a Prime membership to access the upcoming deal event. Right now, first-time subscribers can get their first 30 days for free.

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Here are the 30 most-purchased items from last year’s Amazon Prime Day

1. Crest 3D Whitestrips

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Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips + Crest 3D White 1-Hour Express Whitestrips Treatment Kit

White strips are arguably the easiest way to brighten your teeth and you can steal the two-in-one treatment kit on Amazon. It’s our favorite pick in our teeth whitening kit guide, and it was the most purchased product from our stories last Prime Day.

2. Airpods Pro

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Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods are our favorite wireless earbuds for iPhone users and for good reason. They are convenient to pair and set up, and they sound great. Last Prime Day, the wireless buds were $50 off, so a similar sale should be expected.

AirPods Pro (small, Preferred: Amazon)
3. Apple AirPods with Charging Case

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Someone putting their Apple Airpods in a charging case.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)

The Apple AirPods are also available with the charging case — making low battery alerts less frightening when you’re on the go. It’s simple to connect to all of your Apple devices, too, with quick access to Siri.

AirPods with Wired Charging Case (Used) (small)
4. Echo Dot

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Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker with Alexa

If you want to blast music in your bedroom while cleaning or in your kitchen while cooking — or simply want to ask Siri when Brad Pitt’s birthday is — you need the Echo Dot in your life. It comes in four matte colors, is designed to protect your privacy, and will connect to Amazon Music, Spotify, and others.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) (small)
5. Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device with Alexa Voice Remote

You may have a cable box in your home, but a Fire TV Stick will expand your choices by providing quick access to Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and other applications. So even if your TV is so-called “smart,” the Fire TV Stick will make it even smarter.

Notably, because the mini remote is an Amazon product, it’s likely to get a good discount on Prime Day.

Fire TV Stick 4K (small)
6. LifeStraw personal water filter

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

If you have a camping or hiking trip scheduled, it’s a good idea to pack the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter with you. This less-than-one-pound travel essential removes bacteria and parasites that may creep around your space and will provide 1,000 gallons of clean and safe drinking water.

The LifeStraw removes bacteria and parasites from water as well as microplastics, so you can have the peace of mind of a lightweight, mobile water purifier wherever you go. It’s a no-brainer for hiking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. 

Amazon sold 150,000 in 2018 and sold even more — 200,000 — in 2019. This practical and portable accessory jumped more than a dozen spots on our list to become one of the top five best-sellers among Insider readers.

Personal Water Filter (small)
7. Kindle Paperwhite

All-New Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite — Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage — Ad-Supported

The Kindle is a beloved e-reader for bookworms and the occasional page flipper alike and now, the brand’s Paperwhite is waterproof and comes with double the storage of the former model. It reads like paper even in bright sunlight and is perfect as a summer beach reading companion.

Kindle Paperwhite (small)
8. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

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MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

You consistently upgrade your smartphone, laptop, and clothing, but how about your garage? The MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener enables you to open and close your garage door regardless of location. You also may qualify for free in-garage delivery by Amazon Available.

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener (small)

 

9. Amazon Smart Plug

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Amazon Smart Plug, Works with Alexa

If you’ve ever wanted to turn the lights off while lying in bed, the Amazon Smart Plug makes it possible. You can schedule fans, lights, and appliances to turn on and off, and you can even control your power banks when you’re out of the house.

Smart Plug (small)
10. Amazon Music Unlimited

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Amazon Music Unlimited

The summer is coming, backyard BBQs are on the rise, and you want to play your favorite tunes without ads. Enter Amazon Music Unlimited — a service providing on-demand music to any song, offline listening during plane travel, and your personal library of podcasts to follow. You can try it for three months free, and Amazon Prime members will pay $7.99 monthly after.

Music Unlimited (small)

 

11. 23andMe DNA test

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23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

With more free time nowadays, you (or someone you know) may be curious about their family history and genetic makeup. 23andMe is a private, protected service that will give you personalized results based on your DNA. And, the cost of the all-in-one kit will likely be generously reduced this Amazon Prime Day.

Ancestry + Health Kit (small, Preferred: Amazon)
12. Echo Flex

Amazon Echo Flex

Echo Flex — Plug-In Mini Smart Speaker with Alexa

With a smartphone, we can have our Personal Assistant Siri answer our questions and commands in less than five seconds. But, if you’re not by your phone, Echo Flex provides instantaneous Alexa-powered capability with its smart speaker. You can set one (or multiple) in your home for a modern, added convenience.

Echo Flex (small)
13. Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

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Coop Home Goods — Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

It’s common to trade your pillowcase with a silk one for beauty benefits, but your actual pillow should be plush, too. Coop Home Goods’ Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow lives up to its name with bamboo-derived rayon and hypoallergenic memory foam fill.

Premium Adjustable Pillow (small)
14. Roku Streaming Stick+

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Roku Streaming Stick+

As an alternative to cable, Roku Streaming Stick+ provides excellent picture quality while streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR on your TV. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your living room tech or improve your basement’s movie theater, the Roku allows you to stream your favorites at the click of a button.

Streaming Stick+ (small, Preferred: Amazon)
15. Instant Pot Ultra

Instant Pot Ultra (3 Qt)

Instant Pot Ultra 3 Qt 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Ultra joined the Instant Pot family as its latest addition, and we’re so here for it. You can preset cooking programs and replace 10 common kitchen appliances, thanks to built-in functionality as a rice cooker, egg cooker, and more.

Ultra 3 Qt 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker (small)
16. AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test, Ethnicity Estimate, AncestryDNA Test Kit

We have a comparison of AncestryDNA and 23andMe, and both are excellent for tracking down your roots and understanding your cultural makeup. With Ancestry, you’ll enjoy access to millions of family trees and billions of records once your results are in. They also make the perfect gift for anyone in your life interested in footsteps from centuries ago.

Genetic Ethnicity Test (small, Preferred: Amazon)
17. iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

The iRobot Roomba vacuum was one of the most popular buys last year, and it’s easy to understand why. The Roomba is WiFi-connected, Alexa-powered, and will follow pre-scheduled cleaning routes. It’s one of our favorite spring cleaning products, too.

Roomba 692 (small)
18. Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display

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Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display

If you’ve ever wanted a TV in your kitchen but don’t have the space, you should add the Echo Show 8 to your Amazon Prime cart this shopping season. There’s a new model being released in early June, but the 2020 favorite features video calling, smart home controls, and a digital picture frame that plays your memories in a loop.

Echo Show 8 (small)
19. 5W USB Official OEM Charger

Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders

Amazon 5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders

Lots of our readers picked up this wall adapter for Amazon Fire products, like Kindles and Fire tablets. Whether shoppers were looking for a replacement or a spare, we don’t know for sure. But this already-affordable adapter will likely see another discount on Amazon Prime Day. 

5W USB Official OEM Charger and Power Adapter for eReaders (small)
20. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II), $349

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise Canceling with Alexa

Whether you’re working from home or want to tune out noise while you’re at the park, the Bose QuietComfort headphones will likely see another big discount on Prime Day. These headphones are Alexa-enabled to access music, information, and volume controls.

QuietComfort 35 II (small)
21. Blink Mini

Amazon Blink Mini cam showcase

Blink Mini Compact Indoor Plug-In Smart Security Camera

The Blink Mini is an HD indoor plug-in security camera that has motion detection software and two-way audio. Setup is easy, it works with Alexa, and the less-than-$35 product will likely be discounted even more this Prime Day.

Blink Mini (small)
22. Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover (10th Generation 2018)

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover

E-readers are frequently tossed from beach bag to backpack to nightstand, so they need a protective case. The Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover is made from authentic leather so you’ll have years of leisure-time reading without worry.

Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case (small)
23. Waterpik Water Flosser

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Waterpik WP-660 Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator for Teeth

Your dentist recommends flossing each day, but some people simply don’t like to floss. The Waterpik Water Flosser will remove 99.9% of plaque and comes with seven tips for multiple family members and uses. It’s quite compact to sit on your bathroom countertop, too.

Original Electric Water Flosser (small)
24. Smart LED Light Bulb

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LIFX WiFi Smart LED Light Bulb (2-pack)

Yes, your lights can sync with Alexa, and the LIFX WiFi Smart LED Light Bulbs are a prime (no pun intended) choice. You can adjust the brightness with this smart tech and even schedule on and off modes.

Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb (small)
25. Instant Pot Aura Pro

Instant Pot Aura 8 Quart

Instant Pot Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker with Sous Vide 

The Instant Pot is one of the highlights of Prime Day, and the Aura Pro is a standout for its 11 smart programs and built-in sous vide to ensure your food is cooked to the perfect temperature. With so many slow cookers on the market, this one is exceptional for its advanced heat controls.

Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Slow Cooker with Sous Vide (8 Qt) (small)
26. Ring Video Doorbell

Ring video doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell

With the Ring Video Doorbell, you can add another smart gadget to your home and screen who’s at the front door before you open it. It has motion sensors, privacy zones, and crisper night vision.

Video Doorbell (small)
27. Echo Show 5

Amazon Echo Show 5

Echo Show 5 Smart Display with Alexa

The Echo Show 5 is similar to the brand’s other smart displays and typically has discounts on Prime Day. There is a new model arriving in June. Not only will you have a slew of apps to add to your library but you’ll also be able to pull up recipes on the screen for cooking.

Echo Show 5 (small)
28. Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

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Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

The Roku Express makes any TV a smart TV. It’s simple to set up, includes a high-speed HDMI cable, and no extra fees. Simply turn on your favorite show and enjoy.

Express (small)
29. Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11 in 1

Best multitasking air fryer Instant Pot Duo Crisp

Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer

This Instant Pot is a pressure cooker and air fryer duo. Generally, you’ll find up to 50% air fryers, so a similar deal may be available this year for Instant Pots.

Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer (8 Qt) (small)
30. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

Anker Soundcore Speaker Prime Day 2019

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

Whether tanning on the beach, having a picnic at the park, or hosting a backyard pool party, a Bluetooth speaker is essential. Anker’s speaker is waterproof, delivers exceptional sound, and maintains an instant connection up to 66 feet.

Soundcore (small)
Amazon Prime Day 2021 FAQs

When is Prime Day?

Amazon has yet to disclose the date for this year’s Prime Day but, according to a recent press release, we’re expecting it to fall in June or July. 


What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is an online shopping event providing early access to deals for Prime members. If you’d like to take part in all of the deals and discounts, you can register for a 30-day free trial. After that, you’ll be charged $12.99 or $119 per year as a Prime member.

Sign up to be a Prime member here.


How long will Amazon Prime Day last?

Typically, it’s been a two-day sale. Originally, however, it began as a single-day event. We have yet to find out when Prime Day is scheduled for this year, but we’re expecting it to be two days worth of deals on popular items like MacBooks, air fryers, and home goods.


What are some deals to expect?

Deals change each year but you can expect to find major discounts on Amazon products brands like Echo, Fire, and Kindle. Here are some noteworthy deals from last year:


Do you have to be a Prime member to qualify for sales on Prime Day?

Yes, though you can sign up for the free trial. Signing up in early June may be your best bet, as the sale is expected for June or July. 

To make the most out of your online shopping experience, look out for competitor deals at other retailers, including Target.

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Amazon offers Prime subscriptions at a discount for EBT and Medicaid cardholders – here’s how to sign up ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2021

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Though it may be easy to write Amazon Prime off as another frivolous subscription cost, being a member is full of perks and benefits that in the end can save you money.

For those that are EBT or Medicaid cardholders, you can sign up for a Prime Membership at 50% off, bringing the rate down from $12.99 per month (or $119 per year) to $5.99 per month for qualified users. For a membership that includes a streaming service, same-day grocery delivery, two-day shipping, and Amazon Prime Day 2021 access on June 21, that’s a steal.

If you are ineligible for the EBT or Medicaid cardholder discount, another way to save on membership is to sign up for Amazon Prime Student if you have an active .edu email address.

Prime for EBT or Medicaid Cardholders ($5.99/month) (medium)

The best Amazon Prime benefits

In addition to free next-day or two-day shipping on millions of items, Amazon Prime can you save money on essentials like groceries, diapers, and baby food – not to mention trips to the store. It’s also worth noting that Amazon now accepts SNAP EBT on qualifying grocery items.

With access to a massive library of TV shows, movies, and original content through Prime Video, membership can also help you cut the cord if you’re still paying for cable or satellite TV. The cost of Prime with all of its features also matches that of other major streaming services alone.

Amazon Prime Day 2021, Amazon’s big two-day sale is another major benefit of having Amazon Prime. Members will have exclusive access to thousands of exclusive deals, many of which are just as good or better than Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals land on June 21 and 22 this year. It’s going to be an event of equally grand scale compared to previous years, filled with rare, short-lived sales on popular items including streaming devices, smart home speakers and displays, robot vacuums, and more.

If you’d like to give Amazon Prime and its many benefits a try before committing to the monthly fee, now is the perfect time to sign up for a trial. Signing up for the free 30-day period now will grant you Amazon Prime Day 2021 access when it rolls around June 21.

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Amazon offers the Prime subscription at a discount for EBT and Medicaid cardholders – here’s how to sign up

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  • EBT or Medicaid cardholders can save 50% on an Amazon Prime membership.
  • This brings the cost down to $5.99 per month.
  • Below, we’ll tell you how to sign up plus the benefits Prime includes.

Though it may be easy to write Amazon Prime off as another frivolous subscription cost, being a member is full of perks and benefits that in the end can save you money.

For those that are EBT or Medicaid cardholders, you can sign up for a Prime Membership at 50% off, bringing the rate down from $12.99 per month (or $119 per year) to $5.99 per month for qualified users. For a membership that includes a streaming service, same-day grocery delivery, two-day shipping, and much more, that’s a steal.

If you are ineligible for the EBT or Medicaid cardholder discount, another way to save on membership is to sign up for Amazon Prime Student if you have an active .edu email address.

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The best Amazon Prime benefits

In addition to free next-day or two-day shipping on millions of items, Amazon Prime can you save money on essentials like groceries, diapers, and baby food – not to mention trips to the store. It’s also worth noting that Amazon now accepts SNAP EBT on qualifying grocery items.

With access to a massive library of TV shows, movies, and original content through Prime Video, membership can also help you cut the cord if you’re still paying for cable or satellite TV. The cost of Prime with all of its features also matches that of other major streaming services alone.

Prime Day, Amazon’s big two-day sale is another major benefit of having Amazon Prime. Members will have exclusive access to thousands of exclusive deals, many of which are just as good or better than Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Prime Day 2021’s date has yet to be announced, but we expect it’ll land sometime in June or July this year. It’s expected to be an event of equally grand scale compared to previous years, filled with rare, short-lived sales on popular items including streaming devices, smart home speakers and displays, robot vacuums, and more.

We’ve only just scraped the surface of Amazon’s many, many benefits. You can learn more about all 25 of them here.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021: What we know about the big sale plus the best Amazon deals available now

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Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We’re here to help.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021, one of the largest shopping events of the year, lands sometime in June or July according to reports from Recode and some Amazon merchants.

For those unfamiliar, Prime Day is an exclusive event for the site’s more than 150 million Prime subscribers, offering some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and leading brands. Prime membership costs $13 a month ($119 a year) and delivers other benefits, like free two-day shipping, rewards at Amazon stores like Whole Foods, and hundreds of streaming movies and TV shows from Prime Video. New subscribers can try Prime with a free 30-day trial.

Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. To help, we’re answering all the most common questions our readers have regarding the sales event, including dates, competing sales, and more. Plus, we’ve gathered some of the best deals available now.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Amazon has yet to release the official dates for Prime Day 2021, but in recent weeks, Amazon started inviting merchants to this year’s Prime Day. The invitations hint that this year’s Prime Day will make its return sometime in June or July.

But, shoppers don’t need to wait until the official announcement to get tons of deals. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones below.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Introduced in 2015 in part to celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary, the first Amazon Prime Day was a one-day-only retail holiday for Prime members that sought to overtake Black Friday as the sales event of the year.

During the event, prices drop to all-time lows, often beating out prices we see over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The sale covers every product category Amazon offers: Tech, beauty, home and kitchen, fashion, and smart home are just a few of the huge variety of items that will be discounted.

Prime Day deals to expect in 2021

Amazon Prime Day drops some most exceptional deals we see all year, and we can predict what brands and product categories will see deep discounts based on Prime Days past.

Most of Amazon’s wares and services will see significant drops during Amazon Prime Day 2021. Shoppers can expect some of the best prices offered on stuff like Kindles, Echo smart speakers, Fire TV streaming devices, eero routers, and, of course, their services, including Kindle Unlimited, Audible, and Music Unlimited.

Additionally, we expect to see tons of discounts on electronics, home goods, and gaming. Instant Pots, LifeStraw water filters, and robot vacuums were some of the most purchased products during last year’s Amazon Prime Day.

The best Amazon deals you can get right now

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How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2021

If you want to shop Amazon Prime Day 2021, you’ll want to start by becoming an Amazon Prime subscriber. You can pick up a monthly subscription for $13, but we think it’s wiser to pay the $119 annual subscription.

For first-time subscribers, there’s a 30-day free trial to take advantage of. While the upfront subscription cost may give you pause, we think that the benefits of an Amazon Prime subscription are worth the fees year-round.

Secondly, you’ll want to download the Amazon app. It’s handy for Prime Day, to receive alerts for when deals are activated.

Who can access Prime Day deals

Only Amazon Prime members can take advantage of this event. Signing up is easy though, and a membership comes with many more benefits than just Prime Day deals access and free two-day shipping. New members can sign up for a free 30-day trial with full benefits before committing.

Last year, Prime members in the following countries participated in the event: US, UK, UAE, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Australia, and – for the first time this year – Turkey and Brazil.

Where to find alternative sales during Amazon Prime Day 2021

Amazon Prime Day started as, unsurprisingly, an Amazon-centric sale event. Of course, that didn’t stop other retailers from offering their own, competing sales.

In the past few years, retailers offering competing sales included Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Kohl’s. This year should be no different. While we don’t expect any retailer to match the breadth of Amazon’s Prime Day offerings, we found that the retailers generally match some of the “doorbuster” sales on stuff like iPads and TVs, and there are some better offers, as well.

Walmart’s “Big Save Event” leapfrogged Prime Day by starting on October 11 and lasted until Thursday, October 15 – making it a day longer than Prime Day.

Target’s “Deal Days” event ran concurrently with Prime Day and offered shoppers “double the deals compared to last year.” As with Amazon Prime Day, Target offered “early-bird deals” ahead of “Deal Days,” plus exclusive discounts for Target Circle members.

Best Buy historically offers discounts during Prime Day and last year was no different. During the sale, Best Buy sold laptops starting as low as $120, JBL Free true wireless headphones for $60, and a Samsung 70-inch 4K smart TV for $530. Shoppers also saw discounts on Apple devices, laptops, big-screen TVs, and kitchen appliances during its competing Prime Day sale.

Which is better for deals: Prime Day or Black Friday?

It depends on what you’re shopping for.

Prime Day is, first and foremost, an Amazon event. This means Amazon Prime Day offers the best deals on Amazon products. So, expect to see deals on Amazon Echo smart speakers, Fire TVs and streaming devices, Kindle e-readers, Audible, and Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions.

Black Friday, on the other hand, doesn’t “belong” to any particular store. This means that shoppers can expect sales and savings from more retailers, outside of those few that compete with Amazon during Prime Day.

Additionally, Prime Day is better for scoring deals on products selling for under $100 and products you’ll buy more than once per year, like clothing, food, and beauty products, while Black Friday is for once-a-year and rarer purchases like TVs, gaming consoles, and laptops.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021: What we know about the annual shopping holiday, plus Amazon deals available now

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Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We’re here to help.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 is returning likely mid-summer, sometime in June or July according to reports from Recode and some Amazon merchants.

For those unfamiliar, Amazon Prime Day is an exclusive event for the site’s more than 150 million Prime subscribers, offering some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and leading brands. Prime membership costs $13 a month ($119 a year) and delivers other benefits, like free two-day shipping, rewards at Amazon stores like Whole Foods, and hundreds of streaming movies and TV shows from Prime Video. New subscribers can try Prime with a free 30-day trial.

Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. To help, we’re answering all the most common questions our readers have regarding the sales event, including dates, competing sales, and more. Plus, we’ve gathered some of the best deals available now.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Amazon has yet to release the official dates for Prime Day 2021, but in recent weeks, Amazon started inviting merchants to this year’s Prime Day. The invitations hint that this year’s Prime Day will make its return sometime in June or July.

But, shoppers don’t need to wait until the official announcement to get tons of deals. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones below.

The best Amazon deals you can get right now

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What is Amazon Prime Day?

Introduced in 2015 in part to celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary, the first Amazon Prime Day was a one-day-only retail holiday for Prime members that sought to overtake Black Friday as the sales event of the year.

During the event, prices drop to all-time lows, often beating out prices we see over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The sale covers every product category Amazon offers: Tech, beauty, home and kitchen, fashion, and smart home are just a few of the huge variety of items that will be discounted.

Who can access Prime Day deals?

Only Amazon Prime members can take advantage of this event. Signing up is easy though, and a membership comes with many more benefits than just Prime Day deals access and free two-day shipping. New members can sign up for a free 30-day trial with full benefits before committing.

Last year, Prime members in the following countries participated in the event: US, UK, UAE, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Australia, and – for the first time this year – Turkey and Brazil.

Do other stores take part in Amazon Prime Day?

Every year, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy offer sales with competitive pricing during and around the event. The volume and quality of these competitor deals were strong last year, despite the postponement of Prime Day 2020 leaving us very close to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Walmart’s “Big Save Event” leapfrogged Prime Day by starting on October 11 and lasted until Thursday, October 15 – making it a day longer than Prime Day.

Target’s “Deal Days” event ran concurrently with Prime Day and offered shoppers “double the deals compared to last year.” As with Amazon Prime Day, Target offered “early-bird deals” ahead of “Deal Days,” plus exclusive discounts for Target Circle members.

Best Buy historically offers discounts during Prime Day and last year was no different. During the sale, Best Buy sold laptops starting as low as $120, JBL Free true wireless headphones for $60, and a Samsung 70-inch 4K smart TV for $530. Shoppers also saw discounts on Apple devices, laptops, big-screen TVs, and kitchen appliances during its competing Prime Day sale.

Which is better for deals: Prime Day or Black Friday?

It depends on what you’re shopping for.

Prime Day is, first and foremost, an Amazon event. This means Amazon Prime Day offers the best deals on Amazon products. So, expect to see deals on Amazon Echo smart speakers, Fire TVs and streaming devices, Kindle e-readers, Audible, and Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions.

Black Friday, on the other hand, doesn’t “belong” to any particular store. This means that shoppers can expect sales and savings from more retailers, outside of those few that compete with Amazon during Prime Day.

Additionally, Prime Day is better for scoring deals on products selling for under $100 and products you’ll buy more than once per year, like clothing, food, and beauty products, while Black Friday is for once-a-year and rarer purchases like TVs, gaming consoles, and laptops.

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We calculated how much 2-day shipping would cost without an Amazon Prime membership, and the tally proves why the $119 fee is worth it

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  • Amazon Prime includes free 2-day shipping for members, who pay $119 per year.
  • For non-members, shipping is free with purchases over $25, but not guaranteed within 2 days.
  • If a non-member placed 2 orders per month and paid for 2-day shipping, they’d spend about $144 per year.
  • While there are many perks of a Prime membership, free two-day shipping is one of the best.

An Amazon Prime subscription offers its members many benefits (more than 25, in fact), but one of the best and most popular perks is free two-day shipping. The convenience of purchases delivered straight to your door, sometimes only within hours of ordering, is well worth the annual cost of Prime alone.

Non-Prime members have to order at least $25 of eligible items to get free shipping, and orders aren’t guaranteed to arrive within two days. If you order less than $25, you’ll be charged a shipping fee, which varies on the shipment weight and selected shipping speed.

For example, ordering an Anker Powerline+ II USB-C Cable, our pick for the best smartphone charging cable, would typically cost $15 with free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. Since the order amount is less than $25, non-Prime members would have to pay $6 extra for standard shipping, $10 for two-day shipping, and $13 for one-day shipping. Of course, that cost may vary depending on location, shipment weight, and Amazon seller.

Assuming $10 is the average cost of tw0-day shipping, if you opt for two-day shipping on two under-$25 orders per month, an annual subscription to Amazon Prime would still be cheaper ($119 v.s. $144 per year).

This doesn’t even account for all of the perks and benefits included with Prime, like access to Prime Video and deals during the upcoming sales event, Amazon Prime Day 2021.

If you’re in the Contiguous US and willing to pay the yearly fee, you’ll have a handful of different shipping options at your disposal, year-round:

No matter how many benefits Prime membership offers, it’s inevitably up to you to determine if it’s worth the cost to join. Whether it’s because you’re not much of an online shopper or you just don’t feel like the $119 membership is for you, you can still qualify for free shipping that’s fast enough if you’re able to spend over $25 per order.

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