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Amazon Prime Day's first deal is a free $10 credit — here's how to get it

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The cat is officially out of the bag. Amazon Prime Day will commence on October 13 and last through the end of October 14. Amazon just confirmed the date and the e-tailer is kicking things off with a deal you can get right now. 

Through October 12, Amazon is offering a $10 Amazon credit (opens in new tab) (to use on Prime Day) to members who spend $10 or more on items sold by select small businesses in Amazon's small business store (opens in new tab)

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Prime Day deal: spend $10, get $10 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Prime Day 2020's first deal is officially here. Through October 12, spend $10 or more at Amazon's small business store and you'll get a free $10 credit you can use on Prime Day. Prime Day 2020 will occur on October 13 and October 14. 

Eligible small business items for the free credit run the gamut from groceries (opens in new tab) (like this $14 matcha tea powder (opens in new tab)) to home and kitchen (opens in new tab) (like this set of two double-walled cocktail glasses for $29 (opens in new tab)). 

The $10 credit is valid for the duration of Prime Day only, which is from 12am (PT) on October 13 through 11:59pm (PT) on October 14. It can be used on anything and will expire once Prime Day ends. 

Want to get another free $10 Amazon credit? Currently, if you spend $10 or more at Whole Foods (online or in-store), you'll get a free $10 Amazon credit. The credit is one of the best Prime Day Whole Foods deals of the entire event. That deal is available now and here's how to get it.

Make sure to bookmark our guides for the best Prime Day TV deals, Prime Day Apple Watch deals, and Prime Day laptop deals.

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.