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.
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.
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:
- All-New Toshiba 43-inch Smart TV, Fire TV Edition: $179.99 (reg. $279.99)
- All-New Insignia 50-inch Smart 4K UHD, Fire TV Edition: $249.99 (reg. $349.99)
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.