Featured Deal: Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus (8qt) | $100
Amazon Prime Day 2020 is coming … eventually. The annual mid-summer sales event, which delivers two days of wide-ranging, oft-amazing deals, is now planned as a fall event due to the pandemic.
Once the dates are set, we’ll bring you all the latest details on when Prime Day 2020 will take place and which sales are worth your attention (and cash)—but there are plenty of great Amazon deals in the meantime.
Read on for a sampling of some of the best current deals we’ve seen on Amazon, followed by an FAQ about Amazon Prime Day and the latest news on the 2020 event.
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition | $40
One of the cheapest ways to bring Alexa into your home is even cheaper right now, at least for the Kids Edition. This tiny smart speaker lets you stream in music, ask questions, and interact with smart home devices.
You can get the Kids Edition for $40 in either blue or rainbow-striped, either of which comes with a year of Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited kids content service, or you can get the Echo Dot Kids Edition with an Echo Glow smart lamp for $50.
Apple AirPods Pro | $220
Save $29 right now on Apple’s top-of-the-line wireless buds, which feature a refreshed design with rubber tips along with noise canceling, improved audio quality, and a wireless charging case.
The AirPods Pro are pricier than the normal AirPods and also more expensive than some competing options, but people love ‘em. Join the party while they’re discounted.
Sega Genesis Mini | $50
Relive the 16-bit glory days without pulling out the rickety cartridges thanks to the Sega Genesis Mini. It’s one of the best throwback micro-consoles to date, packing 42 games within its tiny frame.
With Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Phantasy Star IV, and Street Fighter 2 for starters, this bundle could keep you gaming for hours — and it has two controllers to boot. It’s $30 off right now!
Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus (8qt) | $100
This is a serious deal on a can’t-miss kitchen appliance. The 8qt Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus is $40 off right now, letting you bring this multi-talented device into your home.
Instant Pots have a devoted following thanks to their speedy pressure-cooking capabilities and compact size, although this 8qt version has a pretty sizable space to work with.
Apple Watch Series 3 | $169
The Apple Watch Series 3 might be a couple years old at this point, but it’s still a darn fine smartwatch. And right now, it’s only $169, which is $30 off the current regular price and quite a bit less than the Series 5 model.
This 38mm edition has built-in GPS, connects to your iPhone, and runs a wide array of apps and games while serving up notifications and tracking your fitness activity.
Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Stands (2-Pack) | $26
If you have a wirelessly-chargeable phone like a recent iPhone or top-end Samsung Galaxy, then it’s super convenient to be able to pop your handset on a stand for some extra juice.
Don’t already have a charging pad? We’re fans of Anker’s PowerWave stands, which keep your phone screen upright and in view—perfect for a desk or nightstand. Right now, a 2-pack is 26% off at Amazon, although you’ll need to provide your own USB charging bricks to plug into.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
Typically, Amazon Prime Day has taken place in July. That obviously didn’t happen in 2020, given the chaos of the current coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on Amazon’s ability to consistently fulfill orders for “non-essential” items. But it’s still happening this year.
In late July, Amazon’s finance boss Brian Olavsky told reporters that the company plans to hold Prime Day in Q4 2020, which means sometime between October and the end of the year. That’s all we’ve heard so far, at least officially, but current speculation points to October being the month.
What kind of deals can we expect?
We won’t know the actual deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020 until the sales event is formally announced, but we can look back at the 2019 deals for a sense of what might be up for grabs.
In short, nearly everything. Amazon’s own gadgets are usually deeply discounted, along with TVs, laptops, earbuds, game consoles, kitchen devices, robot vacuums, clothing, gift cards, furniture, and so much more. We’re likely to see thousands of discounts across the board, some more dramatic than others, with many standout deals in the mix.
What about other retailers?
While Amazon will undoubtedly command the online shopping conversation during Prime Day 2020, expect other sites to try to snipe some of that momentum by matching Prime Day prices and/or offering other special discounts. We’ll be keeping tabs on those deals while also bringing you the best Prime Day deals once the event arrives, so stay tuned.