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Amazon Prime Day 2018 is underway, but it is only halfway. While many of my top early deals and Prime Day highlights are still live, numerous new offers are coming in every minute. I have been digging through them and here are my picks of the best…
Amazon Prime Day 2018 – Best New Deals
A couple of Amazon’s star buys remain at the top as history shows the company rarely (if ever) sells out of its own brand products. But they have also been joined by some major new, reductions on top-tier brands like the Apple Watch, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S9, Nintendo Switch and Xbox:
Note: Black Friday data is provided by BestBlackFriday.com.
- Echo (2nd Generation) for $69.99 (save $30) – This version of the Echo sold for $79.99 on Black Friday last year, so the $69.99 price is $10 cheaper and its lowest price to date. This could well be the best selling product on Prime Day 2018, and with good reason – product link
- Echo Plus for $99.99 (save $50) – The Echo Plus sold for $119.99 on Black Friday last year, which is $20 more than the current Prime Day price. This is also the cheapest price to date – product link
- Echo Look for $99.99 (save $100) – Released to the public last month, the Echo Look is already available for 50% off which makes it a steal – product link
- TCL 40S305 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV for $194.99 (save $95) – This popular TLC Smart TV is available for $17.50 cheaper than its best price on Black Friday – product link
- Sony KD55X720E 55-Inch 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $478 (save $321.99) – Solid TV from a premium brand and with a tempting 40% off. – product link
- Nintendo Switch Bundle w/ SanDisk 64GB microSDXC UHS-I card + $20 Gift Card for $299.99 (save $41) – Discounts on Nintendo Switch bundles are still fairly rare, so the memory card and included gift card makes this a great deal – product link
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked Smartphone Bundle for $719.99 (save $429.97) – this includes a ton of extras. A Samsung Galaxy S9 bundle is also available for $839.99 (save $429.97) – product link
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked 64GB for $499.99 (save $225) – still an excellent flagship phone one year on and now available at a mid-range phone’s price – product link
- Google Pixel (first generation) – this remains one of the finest Android phones available with one of the best cameras and it is just $313.99 (save $336) – product link
- Fitbit Alta HR for $89.95 (save $60) – a significant discount on one of the world’s most popular fitness trackers – product link
- Xbox One S 1TB Console (Starter Bundle) + Rare Replay for $229.99 (save $70) – every Xbox deal is popular on holiday sales and while Prime Day delivers less than Black Friday or Cyber Monday, this is still a solid deal for those who can’t wait until November – product link
- Razer Phone in Black w/64GB Memory for $524.65 (save $175.34) – the perfect gamers’ phone has a rare discount – product link
- Apple Watch Series 1 38mm Smartwatch for $207.96 (save $62.03) – product link
Needless to say, Amazon will continue to flood its site with offers right until Prime Day ends, but how good are they compared to previous holiday sales prices? A handy resource is BestBlackFriday.com’s live tracking of the best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals Vs. Black Friday 2017 sales on its blog.
Amazon Prime Day Freebies and Giveaways Still Ongoing
If you haven’t taken advantage of any Prime Day 2018 freebies and giveaways yet, here are some you should jump on right away:
- Enable ‘Personalized Notifications’ in the Amazon App by going to ‘Settings’ within the app menu, then clicking ‘Notifications’ and switching on ‘Personalized Notifications’. Amazon will then send you notifications about special giveaways.
- Use certain camera features within the Amazon App such as AR View, Barcode Scanner, package X-ray and Product Camera Search and receive $5 OFF select Prime Day deals.
- Free Twitch games every day in July – Remember: you must be a Twitch Prime member but you get this free with Amazon Prime.
- Amazon Music Unlimited – six months free when you purchase select Amazon Echo devices during Prime Day.
- Free $10 Amazon Credit for Prime Day if you spend $10 at Whole Foods by tomorrow.
BestBlackFriday.com still has a dedicated page tracking all the live giveaways and freebies for Prime Day on its blog running until the end of Tuesday. Prime Day ends on Tuesday, July 17th at 11:59PT. Its 36 hour running time is six hours longer than Prime Day last year.
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