Prime Day is coming soon, and this year it’s actually a full 36 hours of steals and deals, running from the afternoon of July 16 and all day the 17th.
This is the third year for Prime Day, and if the previous years are any indication, getting the best deals will take a bit of knowledge and legwork. We’ve done some of that for you here — we’re keeping track of the best Prime Day kitchen deals as we find them, and we’ve got some tips for making the most of Prime Day altogether.
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Prime Day Deals
Keep checking back for the latest in Prime Day deals as we find them! Here are our early predictions and the products on sale right now.
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What’s On Sale Now
HUGE DEAL ON THE INSTANT POT: 41% off!
More stuff on sale:
- Bella 2-Slice Toaster (under $20)
- Breville Super Blender (30% off)
- Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker (20% off)
- Anova Bluetooth Sous Vide Cooker (under $75)
Vitamix Blenders: Save on 3 of the top sellers
There are some additional Prime Day steals and deals worth mentioning as well:
The multicooker Crock-Pot 6 Qt 8-in-1 Multi-Use Express Crock is $30 off.
Brewing station Keurig K-Cafe is $70 off for Prime Day. Get it for just over $100.
Select items from the site’s AmazonBasics line is already 20% off so this is one area to expect ongoing sales and perhaps even steeper discounts. Here are a few of the current deals worth considering:
Sure, we’re covering all things kitchen here, but it’s worth noting that there are some screaming deals on items that aren’t totally relegated to the kitchen (but will probably be useful while you’re in there), including:
- Echo Show: Alexa-Enabled Bluetooth Speaker with 7″ Screen — $100 off
- Audible: Monthly subscription service for audio books — 66% off for 3 months
- Amazon Music: Unlimited music — just $0.99 for 4 months
- Kindle Unlimited: Unlimited access to over 1 million books — only $0.99 for 3 months
Plus, use your Amazon Prime Rewards Visa at Whole Foods July 14-17 and get 10% back!
Pre-Prime Day: What We’re Watching
Last year, the best-selling Instant Pot DUO80 was marked down $40 and the year before over 200,000 units sold. It’s a pretty safe bet that there will be an IP sale of some sort — probably either the DUO 80 or 60.
You can also watch out for non-Instant Pot electric pressure cookers, like our fave, the Cosori 8-in-1 or any of our other top cookers listed here. The Cosori, for example, goes on sale often, so it’s a fair assumption that it will be a great deal on Prime Day.
Given the history of Keurig sales, it’s a pretty sure bet that there will be at least one model of Keurig single-cup coffee maker on sale on Prime Day. Right now, you can grab the popular K55 for $16 off or the fancier K575 for 20% off, so you can even get one before Prime Day if you’re in need.
Blenders are frequently on sale in the summertime anyway, so we’re keeping an eye on some of the most popular for Prime Day and the month of July. Here are some contenders:
- Vitamix 5300 (the Certified Refurbished version is on sale right now)
- Nutri Ninja Pro
- Blendtec Total Blender
Keep an eye out for popular kitchen brands to put numerous items on sale. We saw this last year with Le Creuset and Cusinart. We’ll update here as soon as we find out which specific brands to watch for this year.
Make the Most of Prime Day
Okay, look. It’s easy to get swept up in the madness on Prime Day, and the lightning deals and limited quantities make it feel even more high stakes the day of. I have a few tips to help you prep and (hopefully) avoid spending too much on stuff that might not be that great of a deal.
Install or use a price checker
I installed the browser extension Honey to help me be a more savvy shopper. It’s especially useful in Amazon because it tells you if there is another place that it’s cheaper AND it gives you the rundown on recent price changes. One yucky thing that often happens during events like Prime Day and Black Friday is sellers jacking up prices in order for their “sales” to seem like great deals. Honey and other extensions and apps can tell you if you’re about to be swindled.
While part of the joy of Prime Day is seeing incredible deals on stuff you didn’t know you needed, it’s just a smart idea to plan ahead and set some ground rules. The easiest way is to start adding to your Amazon cart now so that the day of you can see if any of your must-haves are on sale. You can also add stuff to your wishlist if you’d rather.
Making use of apps (including Amazon’s), daily emails from Amazon and others who put together daily Amazon deals emails (there are a ton of sites that do), and buying guides that are kept up to date (like this one!) are also easy ways to stay up to date on the best deals. Subscribe or download anything you think you’ll use for Prime Day. And if you have Amazon devices, you’ll have an easy means of getting info and staying on top of lightning deals.
Make sure you have Prime
If you don’t already have Prime, be sure to sign up before Prime Day to make things easier. You can get a free 30-day trial (6 months if you’re a student!), so you can add it on anytime between now and then.
Happy Prime Day!