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The Best Deals to Look for on Amazon Prime Day 2019

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Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015 to celebrate the online marketplace's 20th anniversary with “lightning deals” on esoteric items, but consumers have had the most reason to celebrate on more recent Prime Days, with their showcasing of Amazon's in-house brands and other popular products. This year, Prime Day will be a two-day event July 15-16. If you're really into shopping this one event, have the Amazon app ready on your phone, add your favorite deals to your “watching” list and put items in your cart as soon as they come up. The following items featured prominently during last year's Prime Day, and will likely appear again. 

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Smart Home Devices

In years past, Amazon’s family of Echo smart home devices have been marked down significantly during on Prime Day. In 2018, Prime members could snag an Echo Dot for $35, which was $15 off its original price. A package deal that included a video-enabled Echo Spot and a Ring Doorbell Pro was going for $278, or $102 off its original price. The Echo Show smart speaker with its own video screen was selling for $100 off its original price, too. The company reported selling more than 1 million smart home devices during last year’s event. 

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Echo Look

Dedicated followers of fashion and folks who just want a little help with their clothing choices will appreciate this. Last year, the Echo Look was 50% off on Prime Day. The Look is a camera built solely to give feedback on how you look. Using algorithms and advice from fashion experts, it will say if what you've just put on is working, or if you may want to burn your clothes and start over. 

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Kindle Devices and Services

Book lovers need to keep their eyes peeled for deals on Amazon’s lineup of Kindle devices and services. Last year, Amazon — which started as a bookseller, in case anyone’s forgotten — offered a three-month membership to Kindle Unlimited for $1 a month instead of its original $21 price for three months for access to millions of book titles and thousands of audiobooks. (Currently Amazon is offering a 30-day free trial followed by a charge of $10 a month.) Parents should also be on the lookout for deals on kids bundles. Last year, there was a deal (currently unavailable) that included the latest Kindle, a free cover, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee.  The Kindle was specially designed for kids with zero sponsored screen savers and no backlight so they wouldn't stay up past their bedtime.

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Instant Pots

But one small appliance stood apart last year. The 6-quart Instant Pot Duo ($59 vs. original price of $70) was especially popular among Prime members in the U.S. Some 300,000 Instant Pots flew out the door during the sale, so shoppers shouldn’t be surprised if Amazon tries to replicate that success this year. They were also a leading seller in Canada.  

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4K Smart TVs

The Toshiba 43-inch 4K Smart TV Fire Edition along with the 50-inch version combined to be the best-selling TV deals in Amazon history, the company said last year. With the built-in Fire TV features, viewers can enjoy thousands of channels, apps, and streaming services with Alexa voice-controlled capabilities.

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Fire TV Components

Amazon said customers bought millions of Fire TV devices last year, and TV lovers who would rather tell their TV what to play instead of fumbling with a remote should keep the Fire TV Cube in mind. Last year, Amazon offered a package deal featuring the Fire TV Cube and a Cloud Cam for $200, or $40 less than its regular price. The Fire TV Cube lets you ask Alexa to play what you want, and the Cloud Cam lets you monitor any room in the house day or night. Shoppers should also expect deals on the latest Fire Stick devices.  

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Security Cameras

Last year, Amazon also offered separate — and steep — discounts on security cameras like its Cloud Cam ($60 vs. $120 normally), which delivers high-definition video to a smartphone. Users can get notified if a Cloud Cam sees activity, can talk through the Cloud Cam with two-way audio, and can access 24 hours of motion-alert clips for free. Last year, it was the best-selling security camera deal in Amazon history, the company said. 

Related: 20 Cheap Ways to Protect Yourself From Thieves 

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Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Prime Deals don't stop at just products — the annual event also means huge price reductions on services, too. Similar to last year’s Kindle Unlimited offer, shoppers could also snag access to tens of millions of songs with ad-free streaming for just $1 a month for four months. Currently Amazon is also offering a 30-day free Music Unlimited trial — followed by a charge of $10 a month.  

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Outdoor Gear

Campers and folks with survivalist leanings apparently took advantage of Amazon’s deal on LifeStraw Personal Water Filters, which were selling for $10 instead of the usual $17 during last year’s Prime Day. The company said some 150,000 were sold in the U.S. They also sold well in Canada.

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Smartphones

If you’re in the market for a new phone this summer, Prime Day might just have your number. Last year, shoppers saw a modest savings ($20) on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked Smartphone, which featured a super speed dual pixel camera, edge-to-edge immersive screen, fast wireless charging, and 64GB of internal memory. Prime Day shoppers saw even bigger savings ($300) on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which featured a 6.3-inch screen.

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Back-to-School Supplies

It’s probably not a coincidence that Amazon Prime Day is held in July, since the back-to-school and off-to-college season is just weeks away. The company reported that Prime members bought literally millions of pens and pencils during last year’s sale.

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Prime Now

If you're not already taking advantage of Prime Now delivery, Prime Day is prime time. Get groceries, electronics, and even restaurant meals delivered right to your door early morning to late evening, seven days a week. Last year, customers could get $10 off on Prime Day and new users got $10 off their next order with the promo code "20PRIMENOW”.

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Whole Foods Markets

Last year, Prime members enjoyed a week of savings and were able to get an additional 10 percent off sale items and other featured discounts at Whole Foods Market (in-store). Amazon Prime Rewards card members with an eligible Prime membership also received 10 percent cash back when shopping at Whole Foods. Last year, the best-selling deal was for organic strawberries, the company said.

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Amazon Credits

On past Prime Days, Amazon also offered a handful of credits to Prime Day shoppers. Those have included $5 with a $25 gift card purchase, and $10 with a $20 Alexa reorder.

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23 and Me DNA Tests

Genealogy and personal health data were on many Americans’ minds on last year’s Prime Day. Amazon listed the popular DNA test as one of the biggest sellers in the U.S. It was going for $100 instead of $170.

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Toys

According to Amazon, more than 3.5 million toys were bought worldwide during Prime Day in 2017. With Toys R Us out of the picture, Amazon saw more traffic with toy sales topping 5 million last year of products that included Fur Babies and Nintendo Labo kits  for the Nintendo Switch.

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Furniture and Decor

Home decorating is not overlooked on Prime Day. One of Amazon's own brands, Rivet furniture and home decor features a mid-century modern design with industrial accents. Shop dining room furniture, lighting, bedding, and more. Another featured Amazon brand, Stone & Beam offers cozy, family-inspired comfort for your home with vintage inspiration. Shop velvet sofas, leather ottomans, bronze lighting, and more. Both product lines saw discounts of 25% last year.

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Everyday Essentials

Expect to see price reductions up to 30% on household essentials brands like Presto! paper towels and toilet paper, Mama Bear diaper accessories, and Solimo soap, body wash, and lotion. 

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Booze

If you click and see beer, good for you. If you click it and see nothing, that isn't Amazon's fault. Many states and cities won't allow beer delivery, but those that do have gotten 30 percent discounts on previous Prime Days.

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AMAZONBASICS AAA PERFORMANCE ALKALINE BATTERIES 100-PACK
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Prime Pantry

Prime Pantry will pack up a bunch of small, non-perishable grocery items for you and ship them for a flat rate — or free, if you buy the right items. It's $5 a month, but shipping is included when you spend $40 or more. Last year, Prime Pantry members could save $10 on orders of more than $40 by using promo code PANTRY at checkout.

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Prime Discounts

Prime Day exists not only to reward Amazon Prime members, but to recruit them. With the increase of the Prime membership fee to $119 in 2018 from $99 annually, new members can use all the help they can get. In 2017, voice shoppers got $20 off Prime just by saying "Alexa, sign up for Prime." If you’re not already a member, one way to avoid the annual fee is to sign up for a free 30-trial before Prime Day around the end of June.