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Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals: early deals now live!

Looking to get your hands on some of Amazon's devices? Here are the best discounts you can get during Amazon Prime Day!
October 8, 2018
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Prime Day 2020 may still be a week away, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for savings. The best offers may not appear until October 13 and 14, but there are still plenty of deals to be had right now. We’ll run you through a few of our favorite picks — as if you needed more reason to start your holiday shopping early. Without further ado, here are the best early Prime Day deals to start your shopping spree.

See also: Prime Day: What is it, and what to expect

Many of the best early deals are on Amazon’s own products and services, so there’s never been a better time to try Prime. We’ve included some of our favorites as well as a few select deals that will start in the coming days. Also, Prime members can rent or buy select titles for up to 50% off on Amazon Prime Video from now through Prime Day.

Best early Prime Day deals:

Editor’s note: We’ll make sure to add more early Prime Day deals as they launch.

Get four months of Prime Music Unlimited for $0.99

Amazon Music Prime Day

In the battle for music streaming supremacy, it’s tough to beat a multi-month subscription for just a buck. Right now, Prime members who are new to the service can try out Prime Music Unlimited and all of its bells and whistles for just $0.99 for four months. Not $0.99 per month, but for the total duration.

See also: 10 best music streaming apps and music streaming services for Android!

It’s the perfect way to see what Prime Music Unlimited can offer —ad-free streaming, unlimited skips, and more. You can also follow all of your favorite podcasts too and download your favorite episodes. Once your subscription ends, you’ll go back to paying the standard $7.99 Prime member rate, but you just might find that it’s your new favorite service. 

Save $50 on Audible Premium Plus

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If you’d rather listen to your favorite stories instead of tunes, Amazon is ready to slash 33% off of your annual Audible Premium Plus subscription. You can pay just $99.50 for your first year of audiobook bliss with 12 credits that you can use on anything you please. You’ll even be able to keep whichever 12 books you choose in addition to streaming podcasts and Audible Originals.

If you’re not sold when you use your credits, you can easily exchange your titles for another that fits the bill. This is one of our favorite Prime Day deals both for its duration and for the access to the Audible Plus catalog.

Get three months of Amazon Kids Plus for $0.99

Prime Day Amazon Kids Plus

Your little ones don’t have to miss out on subscription savings, Prime Day is a family affair this year. While three months of Amazon’s kid-focused educational service will normally run you $29.99, you can give the service a shot for just $0.99 right now. In many ways, Amazon Kids Plus is a good idea for parents too — it immerses kids in tons of friendly content across shows, apps, books, and more.

See also: The 8 best Android tablets for kids

You can choose from three distinct age categories: three to five, six to eight, and nine to 12. Each bracket has curated content, and you can access Kids Plus across all measures of devices. There is Fire TV and Echo support, and Android and iOS apps are supported too.

Save 50% on six months of Kindle Unlimited

Prime Day Kindle Unlimited

Let’s say that you’re happy with your streaming service and you never jumped on the audiobook bandwagon. Well, Amazon still has a service for you thanks to Kindle Unlimited. Right now, six months of the service is half-off at just $29. You can still listen to audiobooks just like you would with Audible, but that’s just the start. Kindle Unlimited offers limitless access to millions of titles for the duration of your subscription, and you can browse current magazines too.

See also: Best e-readers to spend your money on

Although Kindle is a key part of the name, you don’t actually need Amazon’s e-reader to get started. Simply download the Android or iOS apps, or log in on your desktop browser. You can head back to Hogwarts with the entire Harry Potter series and more without ever having to lug the books around.

Spend $10, save $10 for Prime Day


This is less of a specific Prime Day deal and more of an encouragement to use Amazon’s services. The idea is that you can spend $10 at Whole Foods or Amazon Fresh and you’ll get $10 back that you can use on any other Prime Day deal. It’s like getting free money just for spending some money.

You’ll also get the same $10 bonus for shopping small and supporting your local businesses. It’s easy to forget about the mom and pop places in the current pandemic world, but Amazon is trying to do its part to help out. You can check out Amazon’s categories and get shopping.

Pick up two Echo Dots for $39

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Amazon’s Echo speakers are a key part of any smart home setup, so Prime Day is a perfect time to hone your setup. You can grab a pair of hockey puck-sized Dot speakers for just $39 when you use the promo code DOTPRIME2PK at checkout. Sound like a good price? You’re basically getting an Echo Dot completely for free.

See also: Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Which one is better right now?

If you’re thinking about getting the Amazon Kids Plus deal or the Audible Premium Plus subscription mentioned above, the Echo Dot is absolutely worth it. You can fill your home with sound and even use Alexa to play games and set timers in seconds.

Get the Amazon Fire TV Recast for $129

Prime Day Fire TV Recast

You may be considering cutting cable out of your life, but a powerful DVR can still be a handy device. Take the Fire TV Recast for example — you can record up to four OTA shows at once and store 150 hours of HD content. It’s perfect if you’re heading for a weekend away but you don’t want to miss out on your favorites. You can stream Recast content to your Echo Show, Fire TV, or mobile device without any monthly fees.

Amazon’s Fire TV Recast is perfect if you can’t sit down to watch your team but you still want to catch up on the action. Sure, you can turn to YouTube, but the Recast gives you every play and every minute without expensive cable costs. Right now, the 500GB and two tuner version is $129 while the 1TB and four tuner version is $179.

Get Amazon Fire TV smart TVs and save up to $100

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Amazon is cutting prices on its already affordable Fire TV smart televisions ahead of Prime Day 2020. You can purchase the 43-inch 1080p TV, made by Toshiba, right now for just $179.99, or $100 off its normal $279.99 price tag. The Fire TV OS allows you to access tons of streaming media apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Disney Plus, and of course Amazon Prime Video. It also comes with a remote that allows you to use Alexa-based voice commands to control the TV, along with other smart home devices.

Amazon is also selling the smaller 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV for just $119.99. That’s still a big $60 off its normal $179.99 price tag.
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If you want to upgrade to a 4K smart TV, the Insignia 50-inch television, with Amazon Fire TV installed, is on sale right now as well. You can snap it up for $249.99. Again, that’s $100 off its normal $349.99 price tag.

Pick up a refurbished Kindle for $49

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Amazon is hitting the reading and audiobook savings pretty heavily for Prime Day this year, and the action continues with a refurbished Kindle for under $50. It’s the easiest way to try out an e-reader, and this latest version includes an adjustable front light and space for thousands of books. Tablets are rife with distractions, but Amazon’s refurbished Kindle can help you stay absorbed in your book with its black and white screen and simple interface.

If you don’t have the time to sit and read, you can also plug your headphones into the Kindle and stream audiobooks through Audible. Amazon even has a variety of cases and covers to make your Kindle feel more like a book.

Get the Amazon Echo Show 5 for $44.99

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The Amazon Echo Show 5 is a 5.5-inch Alexa-based smart display. It’s perfect for the bedroom so you can use it as a smart alarm clock, but you can also use it to make video calls with friends, or control other smart devices with your voice. It’s also great for the kitchen, as you can use it to bring up video tutorials and recipes, or just listen to your favorite podcasts while working. Amazon is selling the Echo Show 5 for Prime users right now for just $44.99, or $45 off its normal price of $89.99.

Save up to 35% on select Roborock vacuums

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With all of these potential packages coming to your house, you might want to invest in a way to clean up afterward. A robot vacuum is a perfect way to do just that since you won’t have to monitor its progress throughout the day. Roborock is kicking off its Prime Day savings with $109 off the powerful Roborock S5 Max. It’s a lean, mean, mopping machine with a large water tank and powerful pressure.

See also: Roborock S5 Max robot vacuum review

If your house is full of carpet, you may not be as drawn to a new robot mop. Luckily, we expect to see a few more Roborock deals popping up over the next few days on new models like the S6 MaxV.

Grab TP-Link Kasa outlets and switches up to 48% off

Prime Day TP Link Kasa smart plug

A good smart speaker isn’t the only way to build your smart home — you may want some smart outlets and switches too. TP-Link has a number of deals running on its Kasa accessories with savings of up to 48%. You can turn even the most basic of lamps and appliances into smart appliances when you use TP-Link’s voice-activated outlets. They come in two and four-packs as well so you can make an entire room that much smarter.

If you don’t need more outlets, the Kasa smart switches are helpful too. Control them with a simple voice command and you’ll never have to get out of your warm, cozy bed to turn out the lights.

Get Apple AirPods Pro for $219

A picture of the Apple AirPods Pro earbuds in a man's open hand with an iPhone in the background.

Our last early Prime Day deal for now may not be a Prime Day deal at all. You can grab a pair of Apple’s high-end AirPods Pro for $219 right now, which comes to $30 off. They’re a premium set of truly wireless earbuds, and they come with soft rubber tips that should mold to your ears for maximum comfort. While $219 is still quite a large chunk of change, it’s a solid saving considering that Apple rarely runs sales of its own.

We’ve compared Apple’s best to just about every other pair of wireless earbuds under the sun, so you can always read our comparisons before you buy:

Save big on rentals and purchases from Amazon Prime Video

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Amazon Prime Video is already offering deep discounts for both rentals and purchases of movies and TV shows ahead of Prime Day 2020. Here are just a few discounts you can get for purchasing films and TV series

In addition, there are a ton of movies you can rent from Amazon Prime Video for 48 hours right now for just $1.99 or even 99 cents.

Finally, you can try out a number of streaming services on Amazon Prime Video’s channels for just 99 cents per month for two months. They include movie services like Epix and Lifetime Movie Club, movie and TV streaming services like PBS Masterpiece and Sundance Now. and other services like Motortrend and A&E Crime Central. You can check out all the Amazon Prime Video deals right now at the link below:

That’s all we have for the time being, but we’ll be sure to add more deals as we tick closer to Prime Day 2020. In the meantime, we always have a number of deals for you to check out from other retailers beyond just Amazon. Here’s some of the best deals we can find right now: