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Best Prime Day deals 2021 — all the early sales right now

Prime Day deals

Amazon Prime Day deals start this weekend. With less than 48 hours to go before the official launch of Prime Day 2021, Amazon kicking things off with an early batch of Prime Day deals you can shop now. Devices such as the Echo Dot, MacBook Pro M1, and multiple 4K TVs are receiving deep price cuts from Amazon. 

For the second consecutive year, Amazon Prime Day will occur outside of its traditional mid-July timeframe. Nevertheless, it'll be the same two-day sales-a-thon as previous years with Prime Day deals across multiple brands and categories. Amazon says it will have over two million Prime Day deals across every category during Prime Day, so we're here to help you spot the best deals from Amazon and its competitors.

Some of our favorite deals this Saturday include: $100 off the new 2021 iPad Pro, the Roku Express 4K Plus for $29, and a sitewide sale on Keurig coffee machines. We're also spotting Prime Day deals from Amazon's top competitors. Best Buy, for instance, has the Vizio 55-inch 4K OLED TV on sale for $999. That's $300 off and the cheapest OLED TV we've seen all year. It also happens to be our favorite value-based OLED TV.

As a reminder, the vast majority of Prime Day deals will be for Prime members only. If you're not a member, now is the time to sign up for Amazon's free 30-day Prime Day trial. The entire Tom's Guide staff is here to bring you the best sales from all retailers 24/7. 

Deals you can shop ahead of Prime Day

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Amazon smart TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon
Prime Day is an excellent opportunity to score a new TV. Whether you're looking for a TV for a child's room or your home office, Fire TVs are now on sale from $99. The cheaper TVs are 720p models, which are great for small spaces or as a spare TV. All TVs feature a voice remote with Alexa built-in. View Deal

PS5 games/accessories: from $15 @ Amazon
From PS5 hard drives to PS5 games, Prime Day is the perfect time to stock up on everything PlayStation-related. As part of its Prime Day deals — you can find PS5 accessories for as low as $15, whereas new releases start at $29. View Deal

Home fitness gear: deals from $6 @ Amazon
Build out your home gym with Amazon's current batch of Prime Day deals on fitness equipment. Amazon is slashing the price of dumbbells, workout bands, yoga mats, and more. You can also save on workout gear from Adidas, New Balance, Under Armour, and more. After discount, deals start as low as $6. View Deal

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon
Attention, coffee lovers. Amazon is taking up to $30 off select Keurig coffee machines. After discount, single serve machines like the Keurig K-Mini (pictured) start at just $69. Elite machines start at $129.View Deal

Roku Express 4K Plus 2021: was $39 now $29 @ Amazon
The Roku Express 4K Plus offers speedy performance, an improved remote control, and cheap 4K streaming. In our review, the Netflix and Hulu apps loaded instantly and we especially loved the new voice remote, which is network based. (Meaning you can beam a signal to your Roku box without having to aim the remote directly at it). View Deal

Amazon Devices

Amazon Echo Auto: was $49 now $14 @ Amazon
Echo Auto makes it easy to add Alexa to your car. It uses 8 mics and far-field technology to hear your voice over music and road noise. Amazon currently has it on sale for $14.99, which is $15 cheaper than last year's best deal. View Deal

Echo Show 5: was $79 now $44 @ Amazon
The Echo Show 5 is a compact smart display with a 5.5-inch screen that's perfect for checking the weather, managing to-do lists, or making video calls. It's now on sale for $44.99, which is its lowest price of the year. View Deal

Amazon Luna Controller: was $69 now $48 @ Amazon
The Luna Controller is designed for Amazon's cloud gaming service of the same name. It connects to Amazon directly through its own Wi-Fi connection, which according to Amazon reduces lag by 17 to 30 milliseconds. It's now at its lowest price of the year. View Deal

Amazon Halo: was $99 now $69 @ Amazon
Part fitness tracker, part fitness service — Amazon Halo is a display-less band that tracks your heart rate, steps, calories burned, and renders 3D scans of your body to determine your body fat percentage. The band also has built-in mics that analyze the tone of your voice. It comes with 6 free months of fitness services that auto-renew at $3.99/month for the full suite. (You can also opt to cancel the service). View Deal

Echo Frames (2nd gen): was $249 now $174 @ Amazon
Amazon's digital assistant is invading new territory: Your face. These smart glasses make your life easier by letting you complete tasks hands-free. You can ask for the latest news, weather, or have them play music via their built-in speakers. They also work with Siri and Google Assistant. View Deal

TVs

Amazon smart TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon
Fire TVs are now on sale from $99. The cheaper TVs are 720p models, which are great for small spaces or as a spare TV for your home office. All TVs feature a voice remote with Alexa built-in. View Deal

Insignia 42" F20 Fire TV: was $289 now $199 @ Amazon
The Insignia F20 is part of Amazon's 2021 lineup of Fire TVs. Perfect for shoppers on a budget, the 1080p TV features DTS TruSurround audio, three HDMI ports, and a voice remote with Alexa integration. If  you need a cheap smart TV for your living room — and don't need 4K resolution — this is one of the best cheap Prime Day deals we've seen. View Deal

Insignia 50" 4K Fire TV: was $379 now $299 @ Amazon
Big-screen TVs will undergo massive price drops on Prime Day. Take for instance the Insignia 50-inch 4K Fire TV. As part of Amazon's early Prime Day deals — it's now on sale for $299. It features access to all of your favorite streaming apps and includes an Alexa voice remote control.  View Deal

Insignia 55" F30 4K Fire TV: was $499 now $349 @ Amazon
The Insignia F30 is part of Amazon's 2021 lineup of Fire TVs. It offers HDR support, DTS Studio Sound, and an Alexa voice remote that lets you control your TV via voice commands. Already on sale, it's one of the best TV deals you'll find for fans of Amazon's Fire TVs. Even better, it's $50 cheaper than it was last week. View Deal

Sony 55" X80J 4K TV: was $799 now $748 @ Amazon
Amazon has one of the best Sony TV deals of the moment. For a limited time, you can get the Sony X80J on sale for $51 off its retail price. This model features a 55-inch 4K display, HLG/Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, and compatibility with AI home assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It also relies on Google TV — rather than Android TV — to offer better and smarter streaming options.View Deal

Hisense 55" U8G 4K QLED TV: was $949 now $899 @ Amazon
The U8G is part of Hisense's new 2021 lineup of 4K QLED TVs. In our review, we found the TV offers rich colors, sharp details, and overall excellent performance for the price. The display features 132 local dimming zones, which provide a uniform picture throughout. You also get Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10+/HLG support, built-in Google Assistant with voice remote, and Dolby Atmos sound.View Deal

Kitchen and Appliances

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Dripper: was $30 now $22 @ Amazon
The Bodum Pour Over Coffee Dripper isn't a kitchen appliance per se, but it can come in handy if you don't have a coffee machine. It features a fine mesh stainless steel filter that eliminates the need for paper filters. The 34-ounce coffee maker can make up to 8 cups of coffee. View Deal

Presto Multi-Cooker Fryer/Steamer: was $39 now $27 @ Amazon
This versatile lets you make everything from soups to French fries. It comes with a basket that lets you deep fry, steam, or blanch foods. Perfect for the home chef who doesn't have deep pockets for a pricier machine.  View Deal

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon
Attention, coffee lovers. Amazon is taking up to $30 off select Keurig coffee machines. After discount, single serve machines like the Keurig K-Mini (pictured) start at just $69. Elite machines start at $129.View Deal

Cusimax 2-in-1 Korean BBQ Grill: was $112 now $84 @ Amazon
The Cusimax 2-in-2 Korean BBQ Grill is perfect for those rainy days when you have to cook indoors. The electric barbecue features a reversible table with grooves on one side and a flat surface on the other. That means it can used to grill traditional meats and veggies or to make crepes, pancakes, and breakfast foods. As part of its Prime Day deals, Amazon has knocked its price down to $99.95. During checkout you'll get an extra $15 off for a final price of $84.99, which is $15 cheaper than its Memorial Day price.View Deal

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro: was $399 now $199 @ Amazon
For the favorite chef in your family, Anova's top-end sous vide is an incredible $200 off for Prime Day. This model delivers 1200 Watts of power — enough to heat up 100 liters of water — and is Wi-Fi connected, so you can monitor and control it from your smartphone.View Deal

Apparel

Nike sale: 30% off @ Amazon
Select Nike gear is on sale at Amazon with discounts of up to 30% off. It's one of the biggest Nike Prime Day deals we've seen from Amazon. Save on Nike socks, running shorts, jerseys, and more. View Deal

Adidas sale: up to 55% off sneakers, backpacks @ Amazon
Amazon is having a massive sale on Adidas apparel and gear. The sale includes sneakers, summer apparel, workout clothes, and backpacks. These Prime Day deals knock up to 55% off Adidas gear. View Deal

Under Armour sale: up to 25% off men's/women's apparel @ Amazon
From jerseys to sneakers, Amazon is taking up to 25% off select Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids. The sale also includes workout apparel for men and women. View Deal

Lacoste apparel: deals from $21 @ Amazon
Prime Day deals are knocking up to 25% off select Lacoste apparel for men and women. After discount, deals start from $21. The sale includes shorts, t-shirts, polos, and sweatshirts. View Deal

Headphones

Amazon Echo Buds (Wired Case): was $119 now $79 @ Amazon
The Echo Buds offer good sound quality, solid noise cancellation, and great integration with Alexa. They're on sale for $79.99, which is their lowest price ever. In our review, we found the new buds are smaller and offer better noise cancellation than their predecessors. View Deal

AirPods w/ Wireless Case: was $199 now $149 @ Amazon
For a limited time, you can get the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $149 at Amazon. That's one of the best Prime Day deals we've seen for these buds. They come with a Qi-compatible case that allows for wire-free charging. View Deal

Jabra Elite 85h: was $249 now $155 @ Amazon
With their powerful noise cancellation and record-breaking 36-hour battery life, the Jabra Elite 85h are among the best noise cancelling headphones you can get. They're over $90 off and one the best Prime Day deals around if you're looking for solid performance. View Deal

Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $197 @ Amazon
Editor's Choice deal:
One of the best Prime Day deals we've seen, Amazon has the AirPods Pro on sale for $197. That's one of the best prices we've seen on the AirPods Pro. View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones: was $349 now $199 @ Amazon
Cheaper than Black Friday: The Sony WH-1000XM3 are among the best wireless headphones you can get. These over-ear style headphones offer superb sound, industry leading noise-cancellation, and up to 30 hours of battery life. They're now at their lowest price ever beating even their best Black Friday price. View Deal

AirPods Max: was $549 now $499 @ Amazon
Amazon has the AirPods Max on sale for $499, which is $50 off their regular price and the lowest price we've ever seen for them. (They briefly hit this price point in the lead up to Christmas). The AirPods Max are Apple's premium retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancellation, and Spatial Audio. The latter feature uses head tracking to place sounds around you to deliver a surround sound experience. View Deal

Smart Home

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen: was $39 now $34 @ Amazon
The 3rd Gen Echo Dot is the ultimate affordable smart speaker. It lets you ask questions, control your smart home, and enjoy music with a quick voice command. View Deal

Echo Show 5: was $79 now $44 @ Amazon
The Echo Show 5 is a compact smart display with a 5.5-inch screen that's perfect for checking the weather, managing to-do lists, or making video calls. It's now on sale for $44.99, which is its lowest price of the year. (You'll need to sign into your Prime account to get this price). View Deal

Echo Dot (4th Gen): was $49 now $44 @ Amazon
Prime Day deals wouldn't be the same without Echo Dot discounts and Amazon has plenty of them. The current-gen Echo Dot is the newest smart speaker from Amazon. It offers solid audio quality in a newly redesigned spherical shape. Normally priced at $49, it's now on sale for $44.99. Or buy two and use coupon code "PDDOT2PK" to take $50 off your final price. View Deal

Echo Dot With Clock (2020): was $59 now $54 @ Amazon
Unlike the regular Echo Dot, the Echo Dot with Clock has a mini LED screen that can be used to display time or as a countdown clock. It's now on sale for just $54. View Deal

Echo (4th Gen): was $99 now $74 @ Amazon
The new 4th-gen Amazon Echo is the best smart speaker you'll find for less than $100. In addition to its new orb-like shape, it packs a host of new features — such as a built-in Zigbee hub — that makes the new Echo the foundation of your smart home devices. It's on sale for just $74.99. Or buy two and use coupon code "ECHOPRIME" to take $80 off your final price.View Deal

Gaming

PS5: check stock @ Amazon
The flagship PS5 console includes a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, the design is slightly fuller than the all-digital model. It sells for $499 and includes the innovative PS5 DualSense controller. It's currently unconfirmed if there will be a restock of the console for Prime Day, but it's worth keeping an eye on just in case. View Deal

Xbox Series X: check stock @ Amazon
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. Like the PS5, chances are slim we'll see a Prime Day restock, but it's worth keeping an eye on. View Deal

Western Digital 2TB Elements Drive: was $129 now $62 @ Amazon
While you can't play native PS5 games from this USB storage drive, you can use it to store games when not in use. Plus it can hold PS4 games as well. The PS5 comes with a relatively small 825GB of storage space, so this drive is a must-have accessory to beef that up.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $59 @ Amazon
The Switch Pro Controller matches the Joy-Cons with motion controls, HD rumble, and Amiibo support, but its more ergonomic design gives you better grips that help you stay comfy during extended gameplay. Add it to your cart to see the $59 price, which is one of the best Prime Day deals around. View Deal

Watch Dogs Legion: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon
Reclaim London from a controlling force looking to exploit the citizens of the historic city in Watch Dogs Legion. You can recruit any character you see wandering the streets and use their unique abilities in your quest to overthrow the sinister Albion.View Deal

NBA 2K21: was $69 now $27 @ Amazon
NBA 2K21 is the most immersive basketball video game to date. With next-level visuals and the 2K series expected wealth of modes, you'll struggle to put this one down. You may not be able to dunk in real life, but with NBA 2K21 on PS5 you'll feel like a basketball superstar in no time. View Deal

DualSense Wireless Controller: was $69 now $66 @ Amazon
The official Sony DualSense PS5 controller is rarely available for less than its usual price, which makes this small saving notable. This next-gen controller includes haptic feedback and adaptive triggers as well as a touchpad and an in-built microphone. Pick up a second controller to go alongside your PS5 console.View Deal

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: was $349 now $279 @ Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite features a 10.4-inch (2000 x 1200) display, Exynos 9611 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It also comes with the Samsung S Pen and four free months of YouTube Premium. View Deal

10.2" iPad (32GB/2020): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
Apple's entry-level iPad is perfect for anyone. It features an A12 Bionic CPU, 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) LCD, 8MP camera, 12MP front camera, and an epic 12:57 battery life. Currently, Amazon has has the 32GB model on sale for $299, which is the cheapest price available right now. But hurry, because iPad deals on the base model sell out very fast. (The 128GB model is also on sale for $395). View Deal

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2020): was $599 now $539 @ Amazon
Black Friday cheap: The iPad Air sports a larger 10.9-inch display, speedy A14 Bionic CPU, and support for USB-C charging. Plus, with Magic Keyboard support, it's as close to a laptop replacement as you can get. Right now it's at its lowest price ever, but history shows this deal won't last long. It's one of the best Prime Day deals of the moment. (If you don't see the sale price, try choosing different color models). View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (256GB/2021): was $1,199 now $1,099 @ Amazon
Editor's Choice deal: The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro sports Apple's M1 CPU for record-breaking speed and performance. It features a stunning 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display, which is the brightest iPad tablet you can get. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras and Wi-Fi 6 support. Amazon is taking $100 off the 256GB model, which makes this one of the best Prime Day deals you'll find for Apple's new tablet. View Deal

Credits

Buy a $40 gift card: get a $10 Prime Day credit @ Amazon
Prime Day deals are kicking off with this excellent offer from Amazon. Purchase a $40 or more Prime Day eGift card and you'll get a $10 Amazon credit to your account. Use coupon code "GIFTFORPD21" at checkout to get this deal. Deal ends June 21 at 2:59am ET. View Deal

Spend $10 on small business: get $10 credit @ Amazon
One of Amazon's first Prime Day deals is designed to help small businesses. Through June 20, Amazon will offer a $10 credit (to use on Prime Day) to members who spend $10 on products from select small business brands and products in Amazon's store. Eligible devices include products from Amazon's Handmade and Launchpad stores. View Deal

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: up to $150 gift card @ Amazon
Amazon is offering up to a $150 gift card if you qualify for one of its credit cards. Sign up for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card (Prime membership not required) and you'll get an instant $50 Amazon gift card upon approval. Alternatively, sign up for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card (for Prime members only) and you'll get a generous $150 Amazon gift card. The former gives you 3% cash back when you shop at Amazon or Whole Foods, whereas the latter gets you 5% cash back. View Deal

What is Amazon Prime Day 2021 

Prime Day is a 48-hour retail holiday designed for Prime members. Amazon Prime Day originally started in July of 2015 as a way to celebrate Amazon's 20th anniversary. For 24 hours, Amazon slashed the price of hundreds of items on its site. The event was a hit and since then Amazon Prime Day has grown into a massive retail holiday. 

Today, Prime Day deals include discounts on everything from the Echo Dot to Nike sneakers. It's become a massive juggernaut for Amazon and we predict it'll be just as strong in 2021 as it has been in previous years.  

  • Prime Day is a 2-day retail holiday for Prime members only
  • Amazon promises over two million Prime Day deals in 2021
  • Prime Day will be celebrated multiple countries 
  • Some of the best Prime Day deals will focus on Amazon hardware

When is Prime Day 2021

Prime Day 2021 will occur on June 21 and 22. For shoppers, it means Prime Day deals are just a few days out. Last year, Prime Day occurred on October 13. The pandemic and an unprecedented surge in deliveries caused Amazon to delay Prime Day by a few months. Traditionally, Prime Day is celebrated in mid July. 

Where is Prime Day celebrated

The first Amazon Prime Day was celebrated in 9 countries including the U.S., UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Austria. Amazon Prime Day has since expanded in popularity. Last year, Prime deals were held in 18 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, Austria, France, China, Canada, Belgium, and Australia. 

However, Amazon recently announced that it will pause Prime Day in Canada and India, reports CNBC. Both countries are undergoing significant COVID-19 spread, which is the reason Amazon is postponing its retail holiday. 

How long do Prime day deals last?

Prime Day 2021 will last 48 hours as it did last year. However, Prime Day deals haven't always lasted a full two days. Lightning deals can sell out in minutes, whereas other deals can last through the entire Prime Day duration. Our advice is that if you spot a deal you like, buy it on the spot. (After price checking other retailers, of course). If it sells out, you can always check Amazon competitors like Walmart and Best Buy who may be price matching Amazon and offering the same deal. 

Amazon Prime Day Whole Foods deals

Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon-owned organic grocer Whole Foods plays a huge role on Prime Day. In fact, one of our favorite Amazon Prime Day deals comes from Whole Foods. For the past three years, Amazon has given Prime members who shop at Whole Foods a $10 Amazon credit that can be used on Amazon Prime Day. 

Other Prime Day deals with Whole Foods include discounts on seafood, meat, organic produce, and more. Even if you're not a fan of Whole Foods, it's worth shopping there in the lead up to Prime Day (and during Prime Day) for the savings. 

This year, Whole Foods has confirmed it will offer the following Prime Day deals from June 16 through the end of Prime Day.

  • Single-serve mochi (BOGO)
  • Beef rib steaks for $11.99/lb. 
  • Chilean sea bass for 25% off
  • Reusable water bottles for 30% off

How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2021

  • If you you're not a Prime member, you can't participate in Prime Day. However, what you can do is sign up for a free Prime membership. The free trial lasts 30 days, which is more than enough time to take advantage of Amazon's sales. That said, you'll want to plan your free trial so it falls during Prime Day 2021. 
  • Prime Day 2021 is bound to be a record-breaking day(s) for Amazon. That means some shipments may fall through the cracks. Here's what to do in case you wind up with an Amazon Prime late delivery.
  • Plan on cancelling your Prime membership? Check out our guide on how to cancel Amazon Prime.
  • Don't buy any Amazon devices just yet. Prime Day deals tend to focus on Amazon gear (e.g. Echo Dot, Kindle Paperwhite). Wait till Prime Day when these devices see their lowest price of the year. 

What is the Amazon Prime Day Show

Amazon Prime Day Show

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The Amazon Prime Day Show is a three-part musical event to celebrate this year's Prime Day. Headlining the show are Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Kid Cudi. The Prime Day Show is now available to stream for Prime and non-members for 30 days. 

Each celebrity stars in their own Prime Day Show, which lasts from 25 to 27 minutes. These aren't outright concerts, but instead Amazon describes them as "unique experiences that fuse performance and storytelling." 

This isn't the first Prime Day Show we've seen from Amazon. In 2018, Amazon chose Ariana Grande, Alessia Cara, Kelsea Ballerina, and Julia Michaels to headline their show. The following year the Amazon Prime Day concert featured Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Becky G, and SZA. (There was no concert in 2020). 

Best Prime Day deals to expect in 2021

Predicting Prime Day deals isn't as hard as you think. Amazon tends to offer similar sales every year. For instance, every Prime Day brings about huge price cuts on all of Amazon's smart devices. This includes the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and Fire Tablets. You can also expect to see big price drops on Amazon's Fire TV Edition TVs. Outside of Prime Day, the only time you'll find cheaper prices on Amazon devices is during the Black Friday season. Below are some of the best Prime Day deals from the year before that will likely reappear during Prime Day 2021 — albeit with lower prices and on newer generation devices. Additionally, Amazon is kicking off the spring season with price drops on a variety of Echo devices.

Tips for finding the best Prime Day deals

Price check everything: Our number one rule when shopping on Prime Day is to price check what you're about to buy. Price checking on Prime Day is quite easy. We're big fans of CamelCamelCamel, a website that price checks millions of items sold on Amazon. The website tracks price lows, so if the item you're looking at was cheaper in March, you'll be able to see the price difference. There's even a Chrome extension called Camelizer, which you can install and click on anytime you want to look at the price history of a product. 

Keep in mind that there might be some items CamelCamelCamel doesn't track. In those instances, we use Shopbrain or Shopsavvy. They won't tell you the price history of an item, but they'll tell you if a competing retailer offers a better price. 

Don't limit yourself to Amazon: That leads us to our second point: Prime Day is a faux retail holiday designed to promote Amazon devices and services. However, just like you wouldn't buy your entire wardrobe from one designer, you shouldn't do all of your Prime Day shopping at Amazon. Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are just a handful of competitors planning "Prime Day" sales of their own. 

And based on what we saw from these retailers last year, we expect them to once again offer very competitive sales throughout the duration of Prime Day. Bottom line: Amazon doesn't always offer the best prices. 

Take advantage of free credits: Amazon really wants you to spend money on Prime Day. However, if there aren't any items you want to buy or if you're just really trying to stick to your budget, there are some pretty amazing Prime Day deals you can get right now. We like these deals because after spending $10, you'll get a $10 Amazon credit in exchange. 

Prime Day

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Avoid buying junk: The pandemic completely changed how we shop. Clorox Wipes, for instance, were more popular than swimsuits last summer. Meanwhile, Lysol Spray is still high in demand and sells out fast. That means Amazon and a lot of its 3rd party sellers are sitting on a stockpile of unsold items. As a result, this Prime Day you can expect to see a fire sale on a range of off-season items and apparel. Sure, prices will be low, but if you survived the past few months without it, chances are you don't really need it. 

Watch out for shady reviews: In addition to fake deals, shoppers should always keep an eye out for fake reviews. Although Amazon has removed many bogus reviews from its website, there are so many that it's become near-impossible for Amazon to keep up. That's why we're fans of Fakespot. The site's engine can analyze the quality of reviews on any Amazon page and churn out a letter grade indicating whether the product has mostly fake or real reviews. ReviewMeta is a similar site that looks for suspicious terminology or repeated phrases in reviews before offering a failing or passing grade. 

Where to find alternative Prime Day deals

Over the past years, retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target have held anti Prime Day deals of their own. Best Buy has been especially aggressive with its alternative Prime Day deals — oftentimes undercutting Amazon in certain categories like 4K TVs and smart home devices. Meanwhile, retailers like Walmart are also known for undercutting Amazon with their anti Prime Day deals. We'll bring you the best alternative Prime Day deals during Amazon Prime Day and post Prime Day.