Amazon Prime Day Deals Live!

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Looks like many of the Amazon Prime Day Deals are now live and ready for the picking!  I’m just starting to poke around the site, but see some deals already 100% claimed, or getting close to it, so I wanted to encourage you to hop online if you are in the market for one of these items – especially the electronics!

The catch is you must have Amazon Prime in order to participate in the sale.  That is normally $99 per year, but you can do a free 30-day Amazon Prime Trial if you wanted to try out the perks and the sale (just remember to cancel if you don’t want to keep it).

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Amazon Prime Day

Personally I’m not really in the market for a ton of stuff right now, so all I have bought so far was the $45 Amazon gift card multi-pack that gave will give me a $10 Amazon code to use on a future purchase.  That is basically like “free money” to me considering how often we use Amazon, so I’m happy with that purchase even if it isn’t headline making!

Free $10 Code With Amazon Gift Card Multi Pack Purchase

If you take advantage of that deal just make sure to enter the promo code “PRIMEGCS” at checkout or click the yellow “Click to apply promo code” button as shown below. After your purchase ships you’ll receive an email containing a code for a $10 promotional credit that can be applied to your Amazon account for items sold and shipped by Amazon.com. Credit is valid through and expires on August 29, 2015.

Amazon Gift Card Prime Day

$25 Amazon Gift Card With Eligible $75 Purchase of Diapers, Baby Products, etc.

If you are in the market for select diapers, baby wipes, household products, etc. you can get a $25 Amazon gift card if you spend $75 in those categories.  That can be a pretty good deal, even if it isn’t super exciting – just remember to add the $25 gift card to your cart.  If you have hit the required spending amount the $25 will come off the balance due.

Some other deals I came across that might be useful for some travelers include:

Fire HD 7 Kids Edition Tablet – $129, Regularly $189 – this one is almost sold out already

Fire HD 7 – $79, Regularly $139

Kindle – $49

Here are some of the reported sales that will be going on today:

  • Fire TV Stick, fastest selling Amazon device of all time, $15 off
  • Kindle, $30 off
  • Fire HD 7, $60 off
  • Fire HD 7 Kids Edition, $60 off
  • 32-inch LED TV, $75
  • 40-inch 1080p LED TV, $115
  • Brand-name 32-inch Smart HDTV, under $200
  • 50-inch 4K TV bundle, under $1000
  • Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon
  • Chromebook laptop, only $199
  • Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
  • Highly rated binoculars, under $120
  • Two security camera-kits, $279.99
  • K’NEX 2-in-1 Ferris Wheel Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $35.99
  • K’NEX Crossfire Chaos Roller Coaster Building Set (Amazon Exclusive), $23.99
  • Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Figure (Amazon Exclusive), $9.99
  • iRobot Roomba Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot, under $300
  • Husqvarna mower, under $300
  • 40 lightning deals on DVDs up to 75% off
  • Up to 50% off any of the Harry Potter books
  • Save more than 70% on the Divergent Series Complete Box Set of books
  • Save up to 70% on select kitchen products from top brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Foodsaver and Thermos
  • Save up to 50% on select tools for the DIY auto enthusiast
  • Connected Car and Scan Tool products starting at 60% off
  • Road-trip-ready automotive products starting at 50% off
  • Save more than 50% on Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
  • 30% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
  • 60% off Amazon Elements Baby Wipes with code ELEMENTS60
  • Free luxury beauty sample box with $50 purchase of luxury beauty products, with promo code LUXSAMPLES
  • Buy an Amazon.com Gift Card multipack, get $10 in Amazon.com promotional credit
  • Get 25% bonus Amazon Coins when you buy 5,000 or 10,000 Amazon Coins
  • Prime Now will also offer deals in the six cities where the service is offered

Remember you can pay with Amazon gift cards you purchased with rewards credit cards at retailers that pay out a bonus on those rewards cards.  You can also go through cash back sites like Top Cash Back to earn up to 6.6% cash back in qualifying Amazon categories (like Shoes, Handbags & Wallets, Beauty & Grooming, Baby and Amazon Local).  That’s the highest payout I saw this morning, but you can use Cash Back Monitor to compare lots of cash back sites at once.

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Comments

  1. Yawn, this sale is overwhelmingly lame. Amazon is turning to smoke and mirrors retailing tactics.

    I stopped shopping there when they began charging sales tax in TX, combined with the ever longer “handling” times for the free shipping option, and the increasingly uncompetitive prices.

    As an example, I recently got whey protein from Vitamin Shoppe and they got it to my door in 4 days, and I got an 8% portal cashback, while with amazon I would have waited 2 weeks and paid 8.5% sales tax.

    Same for electronics and photo equipment, I can get it faster and often either cheaper or at least same price from Best Buy, B&H photo or similar stores.

    • I think it just depends what you are shopping for. I have some friends who did very well with this sale. Me? I just bought $45 in gift cards and got the $10 credit. If I was in the market for a Kindle or similar it would have been even better. Should have been quicker on the trigger on some Nature’s Miracle pet cleaner that was available via a good discount, but was too slow (though that is hardly a purchase that gets the blood pumping – ha!).

      • I don’t get excited about Amazon GC discounts, that’s like buy scrip….company funny money that you’re stuck using with them. All the other stuff you got probably will go on sale periodically anyway.

        Give me a good discount on a Canon or Nikon full frame DSLR or $200-300 off a $1000 ultrabook or macbook air and then I’ll consider it a sale. But of course those are low-margin products so it will never happen.

        Once in a while I find something cheaper on Amazon, or it is sold by another store through Amazon so I can save on sales tax, but overwhelmingly the store is uncompetitive now. It’s just like all others.

  2. I cancelled my Prime a few months back. Now when there are electronics and such I am interested in I check Amazon and then Best Buy. Best Buy will match Amazon pricing. I just call them and they match it. Usually ships free or I can drive down and pick it up at a store if I want.

    • I found B&H often has even better prices and no sales tax in most states. They deliver within 3 days of ordering to just about anywhere in the country.

      • @atxtravel

        B&H is hands down the best place to get photo gear, especially if you are out of their tax zones and they offer free expedited shipping, but Amazon could very easily offer the deals you mentioned in your first post. A couple years back they instantly discounted a match for the Canon mail-in rebates, which still allowed you to get the rebate too. I got a Canon 6D body as a back-up to my 5DIII for only $1,299. Hard to even find that pricing now. Same with the 70-200 2.8 II, overall price of $1799, which is still hard to match with rebates these days. Both of these deals were back in their no tax days. I could go out and sell these on the used market and recoup what I paid and maybe even more. The thing I do like about buying photo gear from Amazon is you can get the L glass out and shoot with it and see if you got a tack sharp copy of it. If not, package it back up and send it back and retry.

        • I think Amazon has more or less the same prices on Canon equipment now, they just don’t usually mention that it’s an instant rebate.

          And the sales tax savings can be significant, plus I don’t want to wait 2 weeks for them to handle it, when I can get it in 3 days.

  3. This list is great, thanks Mommy Points! Also, Amazon Prime Day can be used in conjunction with the Amazon’s 30 day price guarantee to get discounts on things you already bought as well. I just called about the Amazon Echo and got $50 off the one I purchased a couple weeks ago since there was a sale on it today for $50 off. If you want to read more I wrote a post about it on my blog ().

    • Awesome! Need to check and see when my husband bought the Echo – maybe we can get some money back on that, too. 😉

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