We waited for MONTHS to hear when Amazon Prime Day 2020 would happen, and then, in one fell swoop, we got a date (Oct. 13-14) and some early deals.

Amazon uses Prime Day to roll out some of their best-of-the-year deals on their Echo devices and other tech, and they’re not waiting until Oct. 13 to start. And buying now could earn you up to $45 in free money to use on Prime Day.

If you don’t have a Prime membership, you might seriously think about getting one right now. (They have a free 30-day trial.)

Here’s what Amazon is doing:


Get 2 Amazon Echo Dots for $19.99 each.

The 3rd Generation Echo Dot regularly costs $49.99 each, but Amazon’s Early Prime Day deal makes them $19.99 each when you buy two. That’s $60 savings!

You have to use the promo code DOTPRIME2PK at checkout, and of course, you have to be a Prime member.


Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR is $100 off.

This 500 GB, cloud-based over-the-air DVR system is regularly $229.99, but is $129.99 for Prime members only.


The Echo Dot Kids Edition is 50% off.

Amazon just announced some new Echo Dot Kids Edition models, but the current 3rd Gen model has an Early Prime Day markdown price of $34.99 — that’s half off the $69.99 retail price. No promo code needed.

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Two Amazon-enabled smart TVs are $100 off.

If you’re in the market for a new TV, Amazon’s Early Prime Day deals include $100 off two Smart TV models that are Fire TV-enabled:


Spend $10 at Whole Foods and get $10 to spend on Prime Day.

Here’s how it works. Spend at least $10 in a single transaction at Whole Foods between Sept. 28 and Oct. 14. Scan your Prime QR code or use your linked mobile phone number at checkout. Then, you’ll get a notification in your email that you’ll have a $10 credit to be used on Prime Day (Oct. 13-14).

You can only earn this once, and alcohol, taxes, tips, stamps, gift cards, delivery fees, and regulatory fees don’t count towards the $10 total. But basically, $10 back for $10 spent is a pretty killer offer.


Prime members can get $10 to spend on Prime Day when they spend $10 with small businesses.

Amazon has a “Support Small Businesses” page where you can browse products made by small businesses. You can browse by product category and by region of the U.S., by demographic (woman-owned, Black-owned, etc.).

Spend $10 on these products between Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, and you’ll get a $10 credit for use during Prime Day (Oct. 13-14). No matter how much you spend, though, you can only get $10 credit. But each person in your Amazon Household can earn the $10.


Check to see if you get an additional $25 in credits from Amazon.

Select eligible Prime members will get a special notification from Amazon for some additional credits that will come in handy during Prime Day.

Some members will be offered $5 in credit when they watch any video included with Prime.

Other lucky Prime members will get $10 off their next qualifying $20 order made on the Amazon shopping app — and they can do it up to 2 times before 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Oct. 14, 2020.


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Early Prime Day Deals Have Started — Plus $45 in Amazon Credits