Staff Picks for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days
By Emma Rekate, Franki Hanke, and Paula Bennett
If you loved the summertime shopping event from Amazon, you’re in luck. Ahead of anticipated Black Friday sales, Amazon’s running a second Prime Day event: Prime Big Deal Days on October 10 and October 11. Like the first Prime Day sale, there will be steep discounts exclusively for Amazon Prime members.
The Fall Prime Day timing is perfect to kickstart your holiday shopping with early deals ahead of Cyber Monday deals later in November.
Do I need a Prime membership?
If you’re itching to shop this October Prime Day, you’ll need an active Amazon Prime membership. Take part in the Prime Big Deal Days event with a free 30-day trial before paying $14.99/month.
See all the perks of Prime membership beyond this two-day event.
How to shop Prime Big Deal Days?
Since these deals change fast, a little bit of preparation will set you up to catch the deals you’re waiting for. Download the Amazon Prime app and log into your Prime account. For all the items you’re hoping go on sale, add them to your cart, wish list, or “saved for later” section.
If you have notifications enabled, Amazon will notify you via push notifications for price changes on your saved items.
Our Picks on Sale Now
Like last year’s Prime Early Access sale, the Big Deal Days will feature ongoing sales events with short discount windows. Deals may end quickly, especially lightning deals and invite-only deals. Snag your wish list items quickly! For urgent sale alerts, follow our Instagram.
PetLibro Automatic Pet Feeder – Franki’s Pick
“With a food-obsessed cat, using a PetLibro feeder to break up his daily portion into four meals throughout the day is a must. Having an automated feeder ensures he’s always fed on time, and it lets us travel without an around-the-clock pet sitter to feed him four times a day.”
The larger 6L dog feeder is on sale in black and white color variants for 28% off the retail price. It features a removable bowl insert for easy cleaning on a slight incline for a comfortable neck angle.
Amazon Echo Dot – Emma’s Pick
“I use my Echo Dot every single day. I got the smart light bulb to go along with it, so now all of the lamps in my room can be voice-activated and even switch to different colors depending on my mood! One cool feature is that I can link my Spotify account to the Alexa app so I can listen to all of my favorite songs through the dot!”
The newer generation of Amazon’s smart speaker has improved sound quality and simplified connectivity to the rest of existing smart home networks.
Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones – Franki’s Pick
“Bose has been my go-to brand for audio wear for years, even as my partner turns to Apple AirPods. I own older models of the QuietComfort Bluetooth earbuds and over-ear headphones which I wear interchangeably for video conferencing, travel, and workouts. The sound quality is always consistent with noise-canceling that minimizes even back of the plane engine sounds.”
The Bose Headphones 700 edition is on sale 21% off the retail price. They feature a microphone system for clear calls and voice control of digital assistants like Alexa.
Jewelry Organizer Stand – Emma’s Pick
“Everyone needs a reliable and sturdy, but cute, jewelry stand to proudly display all of the cool pieces you might have! This one is fantastic because it can do necklaces, watches, bracelets, hoop earrings, studs, and even double as a perfume holder! The simple colors make it the perfect organizational tool for all of your accessories. ”
This nightstand or countertop organizer comes in six different colors with a sturdy metal construction. The bottom is padded for soft, stable base on any surface.
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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter – Franki’s Pick
“My holiday shopping list always includes several outdoorsmen who always have every accessory they could need. Years ago, I discovered and purchased LifeStraw as a handy, affordable tool that any hiker or camper can use without sacrificing much pack space. It’s an easy gift for the hard-to-shop for REI fanatics.”
LifeStraw Peak Series is 20% off the retail price. It is a hand-held water filter for drinking from outdoor water sources and filters out harmful bacteria. The Peak series improves durability and longevity.
Dyson Outsize Cordless Vacuum – Emma’s Pick
“This may be one of the best vacuums of all time. First off, the cordless feature allows you to clean freely around your house! It is a game-changer! Secondly, the power of the Dyson is just impressive in itself. Lastly, you can mount the charging station to your wall for easy and compact storage!”
Dyson’s Outsize model features a larger bin and broader head for more debris sucked up in less time spent cleaning. Depending on power level, vacuum up to 60 minutes on a full battery.
KitchenAid Pot Holder Set – Franki’s Pick
“I am a fanatic for a matching set, especially specific color matching, so the opportunity to match a signature KitchenAid mixer color to your pot holders delights me, though I currently own a very reliable, plain white mixer myself. This is a perfect gift for someone who already had a KitchenAid mixer or a stocking stuffer ahead of receiving a mixer.”
Discount varies based on colors, and not every color is discounted. By sure to reference specific colors by name as KitchenAid does have some variations of similar shades.
Prime Big Deal Days – Best in Beauty
Some of our favorites are on-sale again. Save 20 to 30%!
–Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm (the cheaper, high-performing alternative to Franki’s fave: Elemis Cleansing Balm)
–Living Proof Dry Shampoo (Franki’s stealth favorite dry shampoo)
–Elta MD Sunscreen (featured in The #1 Way to Look Younger (That You’re Overlooking)
We’ll feature an updated list of our picks from the Prime Big Deal Days sale in Sunday’s email newsletter. Sign up now to receive our list of exclusive deals from early Prime Day sales.
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