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Looking for the best things to buy during Prime week? We’ve got you covered.

What began as Amazon Prime Day has morphed into a few days of killer summer deals. Like a Prime Day, Black Friday in July mash-up. We’re calling it Prime week. Over the next few days, you’ll find Black Friday-like prices on a lot of really cool stuff that normally has really gross price tags.

In short, look for Amazon devices from — you guessed it — Amazon, and more generally, expect to see great deals on electronics and housewares. You could even start ticking off your Christmas shopping list with the deals on toys and clothing. Read on for more details about which items are the best things to buy during Prime week.

Here’s your cheat sheet for what every retailer is doing during Prime week:

Best Prime Day Deals 2022

1. Get a $19.99 Echo Dot 4th Generation Smart Speaker bundle from Amazon.

  • Best place to buy: Amazon
  • Second best place to buy: Target

Listen, Amazon is hands-down the place to buy your Echo Dot device. You can get a 4th Gen Echo Dot (plus a smart bulb!) for just $19.99 (regularly $64.98). No other retailer is offering a discount this week, and the closest you’ll get is at Target where you can apply your 5% RedCard savings to the $49.99 regular price, bringing it down to $47.49. Nowhere near the Echo deal at Amazon.

This has been true for Echo Dots year over year, and generally speaking, Amazon is going to have the best prices on their own branded devices during the Prime Day event.

 

2. Go ahead and blindly buy a Fire Tablet from Amazon during Prime week.

fire 7 tablet in box

Rinse and repeat what I said about the Echo device. Nobody can compete with Amazon’s price on the Fire tablet, and this has been true since Amazon launched devices in 2014. It’s definitely one of the best things to buy during Prime week!

Get a Fire Tablet 7 from Amazon for $32.98 during Prime week. Compare this to runner-up Best Buy’s price: $49.99.

 

3. One of the best things to buy during Prime Week is a KitchenAid mixer — from Target.

Someone holding a KitchenAid 5 quart stand mixer in an aisle at Target.

KitchenAid deals are fairly synonymous with Black Friday, and Black Friday in July is no different. Even so, 2022 appears to be the first year Target offers KitchenAid prices this low. In 2021, retailers didn’t offer steep savings until Black Friday in the fall on Amazon.

Target is absolutely the place to get a deal on these, with the KitchenAid Professional 5 Quart Stand Mixer coming in at $265.99 (regularly $449.99). Best Buy is a close second and a good option if Target’s stock runs low. Once again, it’s just that 5% RedCard discount making the Target deal better than Best Buy.

 

 

4. Get a TV for about the same price from Amazon or Walmart.

You can get a 32-inch Insignia Smart HD Fire TV for $99.99 (regularly $179.99) from Amazon. These are huge savings, even for Amazon. During Prime Week in 2021, the deepest discount I saw on TVs from Amazon only got into the 40% savings range.

Walmart comes in as a second option with 34% TV savings. You can get a TCL 32″ Roku Smart TV for $99 (regularly $149).

 

5. Get the best value on an Apple Watch from Amazon, even if Walmart is cheaper.

Hear me out — the Apple Watch Series 7 is $309 on Amazon. But it’s regularly $429. When you compare these savings (28%) with the savings on an Apple Watch Series 3 at Walmart, you’re actually getting a better deal on the more spendy Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch Series 3 at Walmart is $149, but regularly $199. That’s 25% savings.

If you’re going for best value, splurge on the Series 7 from Amazon. If you want a lower price tag, Walmart is your best bet.

 

 

6. Buy robotic vacuums at Kohl’s and earn $20 in Kohl’s Cash.

shark ion robot on cart

Robotic vacuums are one of the best things to buy during Prime week. And you can’t really go wrong with deals from either Kohl’s or Walmart. Like with Apple Watch, Kohl’s offers the best value, but Walmart offers the best price.

Kohl’s is the long-standing champion of vacuum deals during Black Friday. Year over year, they offer the best deals, but Walmart has steadily been creeping up as a competitor. This Prime week, Walmart is offering a $89 Ionvac Robotic vacuum deal. It’s regularly $179.88, so you’re saving 51%.

One thing Kohl’s offers that Walmart doesn’t is Kohl’s Cash you can spend on future purchases. In this case, you can get a Shark ION Robotic vacuum for $149.99 (regularly $299.99), and you’ll earn $30 in Kohl’s Cash on top of that, for 58% savings.

 

7. Surprise! Amazon has the best Prime week deal on Solo 3 Wireless headphones, not Target.

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  • Best place to buy: Amazon
  • Second best place to buy: Target

Amazon does it again. While Target is usually the best place to find a deal on Beats headphones, this week, it’s Amazon.

Get a pair of Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones from Amazon for just $114.95 (regularly $199.95). Target is runner-up with a deal on the exact same pair for $129.99

 

8. Get a Playstation VR Headset bundle from Walmart over Amazon and save $69.

Playstation VR Iron Man Bundle on shelf at Walmart

A direct comparison of the Playstation VR Headset bundle at Walmart versus Amazon shows Walmart as top dog. Both retailers have the regular price set at $349.99, but you’ll only pay $249.99 at Walmart. It’s $319 at Amazon.

 

 

9. Buy $14.99 dresses at Kohl’s (and get 50% savings on clothing in general).

One of the best things to buy during Prime week is clothing at Kohl’s. I’m talking $14.99 dresses and $19.99 denim. Plus, watch for 50% off men’s Izod clothing and 30% off kids Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas.

Target gets second place for clothing deals because they don’t have as wide of a selection. They’re offering 50% off Cat and Jack styles.

 

10. Buy toys at either Target or Kohl’s and save up to 50%.

A Target shopping cart full of LEGO toys parked next to a shelf stocked with LEGO toys at Target.

Sure, you can find savings on toy brands like Barbie and CoCoMelon during Amazon’s Prime Day sale. And they may even be up to 60% off (find current Amazon deals if you have a specific toy brand in mind). But Target offers a general 50% off most toys, and Kohl’s follows as a close second with the bulk of their toys reaching up to 40% off.

What deals are you buying on Amazon Prime Day? Share in the comments!

10 Best Things to Buy During Prime Week 2022