It’s time! Prime Day lasts around 30 hours this year and officially starts now! (Get your free 30 Day Prime Membership here to get in on the deals.)
With this being the 3rd annual Prime Day, and having thousands of you shopped the sales I recommended last year, I’m feeling like a bit of a veteran this time around and I’m here to share with you my secrets.
Note: Occasionally, my super detailed emails get cut off due to being too long – if that happens, you can see my full list – plus photos – on my blog here!
First, there are certain items that Amazon puts on deep discount today, without fail, mainly their own products. If you’ve been eyeing a kindle or echo for you and/or the kids today is definitely the day to get it!
Then there are the items that I know parents will especially appreciate the deep discount on!
Tip: There’s a lot of hype around this sale but the savings are real so it’s worth it to think about what you have coming up… Need stuff for traveling or camping? Need gifts for birthdays, new college students or summer weddings? Want to get a jump on back-to-school shopping?
Scroll down for great scores for all of that and more.
Finally, don’t be afraid to get in there and get some of your Christmas shopping done in July! Many of you know me from my famous Toy Gift Guides so, of course, I’ve got ideas for that too!
Ready? Here we go…
Not sure if I missed the Cuisinart sale earlier or if some of these deals are new, but there are some items here I’m really excited about including the waffle maker and griddler deluxe.
Also, the 17 piece set fof $159.99 is an incredible deal!
So many good deals if you need baby gear!
Roomba Vacuum 33% Off
Was $374.99 Now $249.99
My neighbor got a Roomba for her birthday from her hubby last year and swears it’s one of the best gifts she’s ever gotten!
XBox One S Console Pack 35% Off
Was $368.92, Now $239.99
Get it today and save it for Christmas or give it to the kids now and keep ’em happy this summer.
Adjustable Padded Car Seat Bag 43% Off
Was $69.99, Now $39.99
These things are absolutely life-savers when traveling with car seats in airports and this is a steal of a deal!
My 10 Favorite Deals this Year
#1 – Ninja 4-in-1 Kitchen System (Blender, Processor, Auto-Spiralizer, Slim High-Speed Blending Cup)
Was $249.99, Save 30% Now $174.99
We’ve had this blender for a few years now and I could not be happier with it. I just couldn’t get myself to fork over the cash for a spendy Vitamix blender and this one has stood up to every challenge I’ve thrown at it.
Plus, I find the individual cup blender option so incredibly handy! I use it almost every day to make individual smoothies or homemade popsicles for my kids (this is seriously the only way my 3-year-old will ingest greens these days) and I really, really appreciate that at the end all I have to clean is normal sized glasses instead of a big bulky blender.
Compared to higher end blenders, the regular price of the Ninja is already a steal but at an additional 40% off today it is a complete no-brainer. (Would make great Christmas and wedding gifts at this price too!)
Plus, I love that this system comes with a spiralizer for making veggie noodles too!
Hot Tip: If you just can’t settle for anything other than a high-end blender, check out this Prime Day Deal:
Blendtec Total Blender Classic
Was $400.30, 40% off – Now $240.00
#2 – Anova Culinary Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Was $149.99, Save 33% – Now $99.99
This might just be the Instant Pot of this year… Although it doesn’t cook things as quickly, people are going nuts over the convenience of cooking with Sous Vide and the quality of the food it makes.
Think slow cooker convenience with a much more tender and flavorful result.
I’m eyeing this for a few cooks on my Christmas list as well as my parents who both still work and could benefit from coming home to a well-cooked meal (plus, I know my Dad will think the blue-tooth programming is super cool).
#3 – Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6 Qt
Was $119.99 Save 20% Now $89.99
The Instant Pot was the breakout hit of last year’s Prime Day, with more than 200,000 people nabbing one. So, of course, it’s back and you once again have the chance to get your hands on one if you didn’t last year – and there are some new features on the Duo model that might just make you happy you waited.
We got ours last year and I absolutely love it… If you’re not familiar, this is a slow cooker, rice cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, etc, all in one.
The absolute genius of it is how quickly it cooks things, even from frozen! So unlike a crockpot, you can stick stuff in at 4:00 and still have it ready at dinner time. And, of course, if you went ahead a thawed out dinner than you’ll really be eating in no time.
Plus, there’s a button for most things you want to cook… So you basically just push the button for “poultry”, “meat”, “beans/chili”, etc. – so convenient!
This latest model has some nice really nice updates too, including the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time.
The standout of the Duo model, though, is that you get so much more control with two pressure cooking settings (hi and low) as well as low, med, or hi settings for both sautéing and slow cooking.
Check out the reviews and video at the link above and you’ll be sold.
#4 – BLACK+DECKER Lithium Flex Vacuum with Stick Vacuum Floor Head and Pet Hair Brush
Was $129.67, Save 25% – Now $97.49
You guys, this vacuum is everything! The organizer/cleaner in me is seriously drooling.
It’s a cordless stick vacuum, a hand vac, and so much more because of that ingenious flexible hose that allows you to get in just about anywhere with it. Plus there’s a pet hair brush – my house and car are gonna be so clean!
Again, watch the video at the link!!
#5 – Amazon Alexa Devices
The Echo was the #1 best seller of Prime Day last year and will likely be this year as well because today and Black Friday are the two days of the year when you will get the best deals.
Was $179.99, Save $90 – Now $89.99
This is some amazing Black Friday level pricing on the Amazon Echo. If you’ve been waiting to nab one, now is the time.
We got ours on Black Friday last year and we use it so much – for streaming music and audiobooks, answering the kids’ homework questions, getting recipes or substitutions while making dinner, the list goes on and on… Plus there are tons of fun kid-friendly “skills”. My kids are currently obsessed with the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style audio book called The Magic Door.
Was $49.99, Save 30% – Now $34.99
We have our Echo in the kitchen and have a Dot in our home office as well as one upstairs. These are great to have for using with Alexa-enabled Smart Home features.
I love that I can ask Alexa to adjust the thermostat or turn off my son’s bedroom light when I’m anywhere in the house.
Was $129.99, Save $50 – Now $79.99
The Tap is different from the Echo in a couple of ways, most notably that it is portable. So if you plan to use it mostly as a BlueTooth and wi-fi enabled speaker, this is great because you can bring it outside when hosting BBQs.
It isn’t voice activated, though- you have to push a button to talk to it. So if you want it mainly for Alexa, the Echo or Dot would be a better choice.
One of the biggest draws of having an Echo or Dot is the ability to make your home a smart home with Alexa (the guys seem to especially love this)…
Doing so can get expensive, though, so today is a great day to buy some smart accessories at big discounts – Could be a great way to get the Christmas shopping done for the men in your life!
Here are the deals…
Lights & Fans
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit
Was $199.00, Save 25% – Now $149.99
- Save 20% on Select Sengled Smart Light Bulbs – Save 20%
- TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb – Save 20%
- LIFX dimmable, multi-color Smart Light Bulb – Save 25%
- Hunter Smart Ceiling Fan – 25% Off
Doors & Locks
- Schlage Connect Touchscreen Smart Deadbolt with Alarm – Save 20%
- August Home Smart Lock – Save 20%
- Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener – Save 40%
#6 – Kindles
Kindle Paper White
Was $119.99, Save $30 – Now $89.99
I adore my Kindle Paper White – if you don’t have one for yourself, I highly suggest it.
The anti-glare screen and automatically adjusting backlight mean I can read outside on a sunny day or lying in bed at night.
It’s so incredibly convenient always having my books on hand with this ultra light weight device. Plus, I stopped getting headaches once I switched from reading on a tablet or my phone to this.
Kindle Reader, 6″ Black
Was $79.99, Save $30 – Now $49.99
If you saw my email yesterday, you saw all the reasons I’m also so into the idea of getting each of the kids their own Kindle:
- I love the ability to easily checkout thousands of e-books from the libraryfor the Kindle. (Note: This has recently become super easy with the new Libby app which lets you checkout and download straight to kindle with one tap).
- Word Wise – Such a cool feature to ensure kids aren’t just skipping over words they don’t understand! Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. (And of course you can turn it off if your kids don’t need or want it.)
- Vocabulary Builder – When kids look up a word in the dictionary, it is automatically added to a group of flash cards for practice learning the definition later.
- No Harmful Blue Lights – Recent studies have shown that evening exposure to blue light from backlit screens like tablets and smartphones can suppress the body’s production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps the body fall asleep. Because the Kindle display emits no light, your kids can read before bedtime without losing sleep.
- Stays Charged for Weeks Instead of Hours – Because there’s nothing worse than a device that isn’t charged when you need it!
- No Power Struggles – Yes, I can totally use the parent controls to turn off videos and apps on the kids’ Kindle Fires, but there is definitely something to be said for a device that is for reading and reading only. It means I won’t have to go through the mean mom routine of saying no to apps when I want them to just read!
#7 – FoodSaver 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit Was $199.99, Save 37% – Now $125.99
I am not proud to say that we waste a lot of food in our fridge, but it’s the truth and I’ve been waiting for this to go on sale to help get my act together!
Don’t miss all the accessory bags on sale too!
#8 – Kindle Fire Tablets $20 – $40 Off
All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black
Was $49.99, Save 40% – Now $29.99
It’s a table for under thirty bucks, what more is there to say?
All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8″ HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case
Was $129.99, Save $40, Now $89.99
This is also a great time to nab your kids’ their own Kindle Fires with the sale on the latest Kids’ Edition.
It sets the industry standard in parent controls for kids tablets. Plus, the Worry-Free 2 year guarantee and 1-year Kindle FreeTime membership make the Kids’ Edition a great idea for parents.
I also REALLY appreciate that the all-new Fire HD 8 has TWICE THE STORAGE!
#8 – Coravin Model Eight Wine System, Black
Was $299.99, Save 25% – Now $249.99
Have you guys seen this amazing new kitchen gadget?! It actually lets you drink just one or two glasses of wine without removing the cork from the bottle – meaning the rest of the bottle doesn’t go to waste if you don’t want any more.
I have so many wine lovers on my list this would be perfect for (and if anyone in my family happens to be reading this, I wouldn’t hate getting it for Christmas either – wink, wink!)
Diapers are expensive! Stock up while you can. Enough said 🙂
Deals for School & Summer
#1 – Coleman DayTripper Beach Shade
Was $54.99, Save 25% Now $41.24
I’ve been on the search for the perfect shade tent for parks and beaches for what seems like centuries.
The price on one that is big enough always prevents me from pulling the trigger on the purchase – and I always regret it when I’m out at the beach with my kiddos.
I’m getting this one today! The sale price can’t be beat for a tent of this size (check out the pics, comfortable fits 3 adults) and the reviews are great… Buyers say the stakes and sandbags keeps it in place even in the wind (a must), it’s easy to set up/take down, it’s lightweight to carry, and doesn’t get overly hot.
I also love that you can completely zip up the front to make a bonafide changing station.
#2 – Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Bag
Was $11.99, Save 20% – Now $9.59
I’ve been wanting to stock up on some of these for park play dates this summer as well as school lunches come fall.
I just love purchases that save me money in the long run and help save the environment!
#3 – PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag
Was $19.99, Save 35% – Now $12.99
Check out the video at the link on this one, guys, it’s such a great idea. You fold up and freeze the entire lunch bag overnight and then the bag itself acts as an ice pack to keep foods cool all day.
This is another must for the beach and park this summer and school lunches come fall.
#4 – Green Toys Sand Play Sets – Up to 60% Off
Because somehow I always seem to leave park sandboxes and beaches with fewer sand toys than I came with! Also, I’m a big fan of green toy products and their sand play sets are now exception.
I especially like this one.
#5 – Audiobook Collections – up to 50% Off
Today is a great day to stock up on audiobooks for long summer car trips at up to half off!
Beauty & Health Finds for You
New Customers Save 30% on Beauty & Luxury Beauty Products with CODE: NEW2LUXPD17
My favorite beauty products to stock up on using the code include:
Love this stuff for getting beach waves, getting body when sprayed in the roots, AND using as a dry shampoo!
The gold standard when it come to hair straighteners!
The other thing you need for gorgeous beachy waves!
I’ve been using a Clarisonic brush a couple time a week for about a year and it makes my skin so soft! I really like that the Mia2 has a speed for every day as well as a gentler speed for sensitive skin days.
Fitbit Blaze Smart Watch
Was $198.95, $60 Off – Now $138.95
Apparel for You & the Kids
This is a great time to stock up on back-to-school jeans! (Also, maybe grab a pair or two of high-end jeans for yourself – just sayin’)
Find Saucony, New Balance, Addidas and Keens for the whole family. I’ll be stocking up the kids for back-to-school!
The Best Toy Deals
If you know me at all, and my famous Toy Gift Guides that come out before Christmas, than you know I couldn’t leave out the toys!
Here is where I think you’ll get the best bang for your buck…
I’ve been a big proponent of having a gymnastics mat in the house for rainy days when the kids have lots of pent up energy.
We’ve had one for years and it’s one of the smartest purchases we’ve ever made… They can be expensive though so today is a great day to grab one at a fantastic price.
Deals for College-Bound Kids
If you know someone heading off to college in the fall, today is a great day to save up on dorm room essentials…
#1 – Keurig K55 K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black
Was $119.99, Save 40% – Now $69.99
Such a great price on the classic Keurig and I love that I can fully support them again because they now have these reusable k-cup options (Sooo much better for the environment!)
#2 – Double Reversible Door Mini Fridge
Was $249.99, Save 68% – Now $79.99
There is no dorm living without a dorm fridge – an absolute must – and this reversible double door model get great reviews.
#3 – Brita 5 Cup Metro Water Pitcher
Was $19.99, Save 25% – Now $14.99
This one isn’t as obvious but having filtered water on-demand in your room is so nice!
#4 – KitchenAid 17 Piece Tools & Gadget Set Was $42.99, Save 20% – Now $34.39
The perfect starter set for students who are blessed to be moving into a place with a kitchen!
More Deals for Your Home
#1 – BLACK + DECKER Cordless Lithium Hand Vac
Was $59.99 Now $45.99
We got this last year and it’s super handy to have around plus the kids love to use it to help clean up – winning!
One of the most surprising things about parenthood? You need a waterproof mattress protector for all the beds in the house!
Why? Because kids don’t stay in their beds! They will have accidents in your bed and, even if you’re lucky enough to get past that, they will get sick and very possibly throw up in your bed :(.
#3 – SINGER 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine
Was $160.00 Now $107.49
…And Even More Deals for Your Kitchen
Blendtec Total Blender Classic
Was $400.30, 40% off – Now $240.00
If you’re getting serious about your health and are all about the green smoothies, this is a ridiculously good price on a commercial level blender.
SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker
Was $79.99, $20 Off – Now $59.99
Everyone in my family is hooked on sparkling water. Such a great way to make your family fun drinks that are loaded with sugar!
So that’s my list! I have spent so many hours compiling it for you guys – really hope you find some great deals today!
But don’t wait, Prime Day only lasts for 30 hours and things have been know to sell out well before the day is up.
Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers, Set of 4- On sale for $7.19
I’ve been wanting to try these forever – such a cool concept – and this price is great!
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