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AMAZON PRIME DAY UPDATE (6/29/17)
Big News! Amazon has officially announced the date for Prime Day 2017. The third annual Prime Day will start on Monday, July 10th at 6PM PT / 9PM ET. This year the sales will run for 30 hours (6 hours more than last year) with new deals added every five minutes! Although they are keeping the majority of the deals a secret, Amazon has released a few exclusive offers leading up to the big day. You do need to be a Prime Member though in order to access the promotions – you can get a free 30-day trial here. Here’s what you have access to right now:
Up to 40% off Kindle Unlimited Memberships – Kindle Unlimited provides you access to over one million titles, including thousands of audiobooks. It’s available for the free Kindle app or any of the Kindle e-readers.
40% off your first 6 months of Audible – An Audible membership gets you one audiobook per month regardless of price, 30% off any additional audiobooks and free exchanges.
4 months of access to Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 – Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to millions of ad-free songs that are also available to download for offline listening.
Get a $10 Amazon credit for streaming Prime TV for the first time – Just simply sign into Amazon Video on your TV, stream a show or movie and bam, Amazon will give you a $10 credit. Easy as that.
Save up to $80 on Prime Exclusive Phones – Amazon has already started to heavily discount a number of smartphones. Some of the smartphones on sale include the Nokia 6, Moto E4, Moto G5 and Alcatel Idol 5S.
Save 30% on AUKEY Tech & Gadgets without a promo code. Most of these deals will show up automatically you do not need a promo code. Some will be flash sales, while others will last all day.
Save up to 20% on Taotronics Tech & Gadgets. Some of these deals start before Prime Day and others are flash sales the day of.
- TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones for $20 (Save $4) use code L8XJXRFQ
- TaoTronics Bluetooth Speaker for $19 (Save $7) use code TTPW7PVJ
Save up to 30% on Anker Tech & Gadgets. A few of these deals start before Prime Day and a few actually start after it. Also, some require coupon codes, which are denoted below.
- Anker 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger for $19 (Save $7) with code PRIMESN2
- Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger for $42 (Save $18)
- Anker SoundCore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $36.79 (Save $9.20) with code PRIMEAN8
- Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones for $21 (Save $5)
Save Up to 25% on RAVPower Chargers & Gadgets. These deals actually start on July 4th and run after Prime Day, but you do need promo codes for the discounts.
- RAVPower Power Bank RAVPower 26800 Portable Charger for $40 (Save $10) with code 26800RIZ
- RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Charger / External Battery Pack for $25 (Save $7) with code 16750RIZ
- RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charging Station for $18 (Save $4) with code GHJX2JPU
- RAVPower 22000mAh Portable for $30 (Save $10) with code RIZ22000
Amazon will continue to provide more information and promotions starting July 5th so make sure to keep checking back for more exclusive savings and offers.
Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here! That makes us smile ear-to-ear here at RIZKNOWS. Here’s everything you need to know about the big day, including what kind of deals and prices you can expect on popular products. But first, you may be wondering…
What is Amazon Prime Day?
In short, it’s pretty much a mid-year Black Friday sale but only for Amazon Prime members. The Amazon Prime Day sales typically only last for 24 hours but there are rumors it might be extended this year – more on that in a little bit. Either way you can expect to find huge discounts on just about everything, ranging from blenders and coffeemakers to fitness trackers and running shoes. Prime Day is especially good for cheap electronic deals. Basically, if you like Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals, you’ll want to check out Amazon Prime Day 2017. Now that we’ve got you all excited, you might be wondering…
When is Amazon Prime Day?
In short, we’re not exactly sure yet. Last year it was on Tuesday, July 12th so our best guess is that Amazon Prime Day 2017 will be on Tuesday, July 11th. But we wouldn’t be surprised to see it land on any day during the weeks of July 10th – July 21st. And as eluded to earlier, rumor has it that Amazon Prime Day discounts may last up to a week this year 🙂
Why Does Amazon Prime Day Exist?
Basically, it’s a clever way for Amazon to gain more Prime members. In order to get the massive discounts on Prime Day, you have to be a Prime subscriber so they are hoping you’ll sign up and then either (1) like it so much you’ll stay or (2) forget to cancel your free trial. Nevertheless, leading up to the big day, Amazon usually has a Prime subscription discount where you can snag a year membership for $79 (typically $99) – sign up for 30-day free Amazon Prime trial here. The RIZKNOWS team absolutely loves Amazon Prime and highly recommends signing up. You get free free 2-day shipping on millions of items, access to Amazon’s library of tv shows and movies as well as exclusive deals and much more. It’s definitely worth your consideration.
Amazon Prime Day 2017 Buying Guide
Okay, now the fun part where we do our best to estimate what kind of deals and savings you can expect on Amazon Prime Day. For the purposes of this exercise, we are going to focus solely on the categories that we know best and the products that are most popular. Again, these are simply our best guesses, we’ve no received intel from Amazon or related parties but we think we have a pretty good idea of what kind of discounts you’ll see.
Cheap GPS Watches & Fitness Tracker Deals
Expect a big Fitbit sale on Amazon Prime Day where you’ll be able to snag a cheap Fitbit. We monitor Fitbit prices everyday so here’s what you can expect on those devices as well as Garmin and Apple.
Fitbit Charge 2 Deal – One of the best fitness trackers on the market. Expect the Charge 2 to come down to around $90-$100 compared to it’s MSRP of $150 [See on Amazon]
Fitbit Alta HR Deal – We see the Alta HR being discounted to $110-$120. That would be $40-$50 off it’s original MSRP. [See on Amazon]
Fitbit Flex 2 Deal – The Flex 2 has been out for a little while now. Price should be between $40-$50. That’s $60-$50 off MSRP. [See on Amazon]
If you have any questions regarding these activity trackers, be sure to check out all our Fitbit Reviews.
Garmin fenix 5 Deal – Probably the best GPS Multisport watch out there right now. The fenix 5 models are expensive to begin with but we can see Amazon possibly taking $100 or so off the MSRP, if we are lucky. So you might be able to snag the base model for around $500. [See on Amazon]
However, if we don’t see a discount on the fenix 5, you can probably bet we’ll see the Garmin fenix 3 HR discounted to about $350 – that’s $250 in savings. [See on Amazon]
Garmin Forerunner 235 Deal – One of the best GPS running watches available. We’ve seen it hover around $280 before but can see Amazon taking it down to $250 for Prime Day. That would be $100 off the original MSRP. [See on Amazon]
Apple Watch Series 2 Deal – There have been sales before where the 42mm model has dropped to $330 from $400 so there’s a chance Amazon could take it a step further and drop it all the way down to $300 or so. That means the 38mm model would be in the $250 range. [See on Amazon]
Wireless Headphones & Bluetooth Speaker Deals
Amazon Prime Day is going to be a prime time (pun intended) to snag a Jaybird deal, Beats deal or Bose speaker deal. Here’s what to expect on the most popular audio products.
Jaybird X3 Deal – Our favorite overall wireless sport headphones. We’ve seen them discounted to $100 before. Expect them to be between $90-$100 come Prime Day. That would be $30-$40 off MSRP. [See on Amazon]
Beats Powerbeats3 Deal – Another great pair of wireless workout headphones. We’ve seen them as low as $120 before so there’s a good chance Amazon will match that. At the bare minimum, expect $50 off the original MSRP of $200. [See on Amazon]
JBL Flip 4 Deal – Probably the best Bluetooth speaker under $100 to begin with. The Flip 4 was just released so we’d only expect a $10-$15 discount, if we are lucky. No promises here – we’ll see. [See on Amazon]
JBL Charge 3 Deal – Another great wireless Bluetooth speaker. The Charge 3 has been around a little longer than the Flip 4. We expect to see it discounted in the $100-$110 range since it seems to hover around $120-$130 these days. [See on Amazon]
Bose SoundLink Revolve Deal – Recently released and priced pretty high to begin with. There’s a chance we see the SoundLink Revolve come down to $170-$180, which would be a savings of $20-$30. [See on Amazon]
All of these speakers landed on our list for Best Bluetooth Speakers 2017.
Amazon Prime Day TV Deals & Other Electronic Deals
In 2016, there were over 90K TVs sold on Amazon Prime Day – pretty crazy! Now what Amazon usually does is massively discount three or four particular TV models. For example, on Black Friday last year, they heavily marketed a 32″ TCL LED Smart ROKU TV for like $120 as well as a few others. So expect more of the same. They’ll have 32″, 42″ and 55″ model that they promote the most. You’ll just have to make sure to look that day as there’s no telling what brands and models will be on sale for sure. [See TVs on Amazon]
In terms of other electronics, expect discounts on all the Amazon branded products:
Amazon Fire TV Stick Deal – Will most likely just drop by $10 (from $40 to $30) [See on Amazon]
Amazon Fire TV Deal – We can see the Amazon Fire TV dropping $20 from $90 to $70 [See on Amazon]
Amazon Echo Deal – We’ve seen it discounted in the past to $140 from $180. Expect the same, maybe a little better if we are lucky. [See on Amazon]
Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Deal – We’ve seen it discounted in the past to $40 from $50. Expect the same. [See on Amazon]
Kindle Paperwhite Deal – There a few different Kindle models but expect savings anywhere from $10-$30, depending on model [See on Amazon]
Drone & Action Camera Deals
GoPro Hero5 Black Deal – Probably the best overall action camera on the market. We’ve seen it as low as $350 before, which is $50 off MSRP. Expect it to be right around there come Prime Day. [See on Amazon]
GoPro Hero5 Session Deal – We can see the Hero5 Session being discounted to around $250, which would be $50 off. [See on Amazon]
Both cameras have pros and cons – you can learn more about them by looking at our list of the Top 5 Best Action Cameras 2017.
DJI Mavic Pro Deal – Probably the best overall drone on the market. It’s a tough one to call – we can maybe see Amazon dropping the price by $50-$100. All we can do is hope. We love this drone. [See on Amazon]
Of course, there will be many more deals on Amazon Prime Day that we didn’t list here but this post has already dragged on too long so we need to cut if off somewhere. Hopefully we’ve shedded some light on the potential discounts you can expect. Happy savings!