Monday, July 16, 2018

Sale Alert: Amazon Prime Day Deals

It seems like everyone is paying a lot of attention to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but personally I'm much more excited about Amazon Prime Day (really 1.5 days), which starts on July 16 at 3:00pm Eastern Time and ends July 18 at 3:00pm Eastern Time. I shop a lot at Amazon for stuff ranging from electronics to home goods to books to clothes. The best thing about Amazon is the awesome selection and the competitive pricing. The worst thing is that you can easily get overwhelmed/lost if you try to browse their website. Today I wanted to point out some of the best deals I found for Prime Day, mostly on stuff that I own/use/want myself. (By the way, this is not a sponsored post or anything. I just really like Amazon and buy stuff from there all the time.)

If you're not an Amazon Prime member already, I really recommend signing up. I actually use my membership all the time and feel that it's worth the annual price of $119 (it's even cheaper if you're a student and you can get a free 6-month trial). For that price, you get free 2-day shipping (sometimes free same-day), access to TV shows and movies with Prime Video, ad-free music with Prime Music, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, and special deals at Whole Foods (Amazon acquired them recently). Really there are even more benefits, but those are the ones I use the most. Since I don't have Netflix or cable, I watch a decent amount of stuff on Prime Video, including movies, BBC TV shows, and documentaries. Last year I canceled my Pandora subscription, because I started using Prime Music instead. Also, I have all of my pictures backed up on Prime Photos now, and I like shopping at Whole Foods, even though they're on the pricier end. Needless to say, I'm a big Amazon fan.

To access the deals I'm linking below, you do have to be an Amazon Prime member. However, you could always sign up for a 30-day free trial and cancel later if you don't like it or don't use it enough.

1. Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader - Normally $139.99. Now $79.99 with special offers, $99.99 without special offers.
I have raved countless times on the blog about how much I LOVE my Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. I use it all the time, and I've been reading a lot more since I bought one. It's super lightweight and small enough to put in most of my crossbody bags. Great for travel obviously or just reading right before bed. This is actually one of the best prices I've seen on one; I bought my Kindle without special offers originally for $119.99.

2. Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription - Normally $9.99/month. Now $0.99 for 3 months.
I signed up for this myself. I usually borrow e-books from my local library, but they don't have a huge selection, so I thought it'd be nice to supplement it with this service. Most e-books cost at least $9.99, so if you read even one book a month, it would be worth the monthly cost. Obviously $0.99 for 3 months is a no-brainer.

3. Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones - Normally $299.00. Now $125.00.
I bought myself the Bose QuietComfort 35 a few months ago, and they have been life-changing. I use them all the time (when I'm working, when my boyfriend goes to bed early, when I'm traveling, etc). In general, Bose makes some of the best headphones, and this is an amazing price for a pair!

4. Amazon Music Unlimited Subscription - Normally $7.99/month for Prime members. Now $0.99 for 4 months.
As I mentioned, I used to pay for a Pandora subscription, but in the past year, I switched to Prime Music. Their selection is still a little limited though. With Amazon Music, you can get unlimited ad-free access to any song. Pretty good deal for $0.99.

5. Instant Pot 6 Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker - Normally $99.95. Now $58.99.
I'm sure most of you have heard of the Instant Pot by now. In case you're not familiar with it, it's a combined pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, etc. I mostly use mine for the pressure cooker and slow cooker functions. It is super useful for cooking meat until it's fork-tender and makes great stews/soups. There are a ton of Instant Pot recipes out there, and I find it helpful for making dinners at home.

6. 23andMe Health and Ancestry DNA Test - Normally $199.99. Now $99.99.
I'm super tempted by this deal. I haven't done any genetic tests before, but I'm curious, and I have several friends that did who recommend it. I think it would be really interesting, and this deal allows you to get both the ancestry information AND the health report for the same price as just getting the ancestry information.

Are you an Amazon Prime member? Do you use the benefits? Also please share if you find any other good Prime Day deals!


  1. I've been a Prime member for years but never actually bought anything on Prime Day (except the 4-month-long Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 last year). I've already placed three orders today!!! I need to calm down, haha. But I'm super excited because we've been wanting a bread maker and they had an AWESOME deal on one.

    1. I've never bought anything on Prime Day before either, maybe because Amazon's website is so hard to comb through and the selection was so huge that I just got overwhelmed and gave up. This year I placed orders for two pairs of shoes and signed up for Kindle Unlimited!