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Amazon’s list of back-to-school deals is better than ever this year. With major sales on everything school-related, from backpacks to laptops to back-to-school clothing, you can get all you or your kids need with a click of a button.

Seriously though, now is the best and cheapest time to shop school essentials, because as we get closer and closer into the school year, prices go back up to regular retail. So whether you’re a student, parent, or teacher, make sure to stock up before back-to-school sales officially end.

FYI: Right now, Amazon is running a special deal for Prime Member Students (here’s how you can sign up!), where you can get 40% off select Echo devices. This offer is only good through September 30, or until supplies last, so you better get shopping!

Our Favorite Amazon Back-to-School Sales and Deals

Pop-up Note Dispenser Post-it amazon.com $7.99

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Boys’ Tech Big Logo Solid T-Shirt Under Armour amazon.com $11.97

Save up to 40%

iPad (32GB, Latest Model) Apple amazon.com $323.95

Save 24%

11.6-inch Chromebook Samsung amazon.com $206.29

Save 59%

Best Amazon Back-to-School Sales on Echo Devices

The below sales are only valid for students with a Prime Member Student membership:

Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Amazon amazon.com

Use code “PLUS40” to get 40% off

Echo Show 5 Amazon amazon.com

Use code “SHOWFIVE40” to get 40% off

Echo Spot Amazon amazon.com

Use code “SPOT40” to get 40% off

Echo Input Amazon amazon.com $19.99

Use code “INPUT40” to get 40% off

Best Amazon Back-to-School Sales on School Supplies

  • Take 72% off Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors.
  • Take 56% off Pilot FiXion Erasable Gel Pens.
  • Take 57% off EXPO Dry Erase Markers.
  • Take up to 44% off Scotch products.
  • Take 60% off Colore #2 Pencils with Eraser Tops.
  • Take 47% off Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue.
  • Take 15% off Crayola Amazon Exclusive Art Set.

Titanium Bonded Scissors Westcott amazon.com $6.99

Take 72% off

Frixion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Pilot amazon.com $9.06

Take 56% off

Low Odor Dry Erase Markers Expo amazon.com $5.74

Take 57% off

Disappearing Purple School Glue (30 Pack) Elmer’s amazon.com $7.88

Take 47% off

Best Amazon Back-to-School Sales on Backpacks

  • Save 39% on Mancro Laptop Backpack.
  • Save 30% on Champion Manuscript Backpack.
  • Save 20% on JanSport Superbreak Backpack.
  • Save 31% on Pusheen Isaac Morris Cat Face Backpack.
  • Save 14% on Fjallraven Kanken Mini Classic Backpack.
  • Save 25% on Under Armour Scrimmage Backpack.
  • Save 25% on Under Armour Loudon Backpack.
  • Save 16% on Herschel Retreat Backpack.
  • Save 44% on Yoretek College Laptop Backpack.
  • Save 25% on Puma Evercat Contender Backpack.

Mini Classic Backpack Fjallraven amazon.com $69.95

Save 14%

Scrimmage Backpack Under Armour amazon.com $33.75

Save 25%

Isaac Morris Pusheen Cat Face Backpack Pusheen amazon.com $23.99

Take 31% off

Superbreak Backpack Forge Grey Backpack JanSport amazon.com $28.95

Take 20% off

Best Amazon Back-to-School Sales on Clothing

  • Score a 7-day free trial on clothes with Prime Wardrobe.
  • Save up to 31% on A for Awesome Boys’ Graphic Space Tee.
  • Save up to 20% on select kids’ Crocs Crocband Clogs.
  • Save 24% on Timex Girls’ Time Machines Sport Watch.
  • Get 30% off JoJo Siwa hoodies.

Girls’ Little Big Bow Zip Up Athletic Hoodie JoJo Siwa amazon.com $24.48

Save 30%

Kids’ Crocband Clog Crocs amazon.com $15.74

Take 20% off

Graphic Space Tee A for Awesome amazon.com $9.00

Take 31% off

Girls’ Time Machines Purple/White Sport Watch Timex amazon.com $19.00

Take 24% off

Best Amazon Back-to-School Sales on Computers & Electronics

  • Get 47% off Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones.
  • Get 38% off Beats EP On-Ear Headphones
  • Get 20% off Kindle Oasis E-reader.
  • Get 58% off HP Envy Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer.
  • Get 11% off Epson Workforce Wireless Color Printer.

EP On-Ear Headphones Beats amazon.com $79.95

Take 38% off

11.6-inch Chromebook Samsung amazon.com $206.29

Take 59% off

Envy Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer HP amazon.com $49.99

Take 58% off

Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Beats amazon.com $199.98

Take 47% off

Best Amazon Back-to-School Sales on College and Dorm Decor

  • Save 64% on Furinno 5-Tier Corner Shelf.
  • Save 28% on Toshiba 32-inch 720p HD Smart LED TV – Fire TV Edition.
  • Save 7% on Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert.
  • Save 59% on RoomMates Dry Erase Calendar Peel and Stick Wall Decal.
  • Save 21% on Rowenta Xcel Steam Compact Hand-held Garment Steamer.

Turn-N-Tube 5 Tier Corner Shelf Furinno amazon.com $20.07

Take 64% off

Comforter Duvet Insert Utopia Bedding amazon.com $24.99

Take 7% off

Toshiba 32-Inch Fire TV Edition Toshiba amazon.com $129.99

Take 28% off

Dry Erase Calendar Peel and Stick Wall Decal RoomMates amazon.com $6.59

Take 59% off

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off the months-long back-to-school shopping season

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Day shopping event has become the kickoff to the important back-to-school season as shoppers increasingly go online for deals, a RetailMeNot survey shows.

Data from RetailMeNot found that 84% of retailers now consider the period around Prime Day the most important time for online sales during the back-to-school season.

Prime Day will take place over 48 hours from July 15 to July 16 this year.

“With the back-to-school shopping season starting with Prime Day, all retailers have an opportunity to capture early sales by participating in Prime-related promotions,” said Michelle Skupin, RetailMeNot’s senior director of marketing and communications, in a statement.

See: Amazon Prime Day for July 15-16 sparks deal frenzy from eBay, Target and Walmart

Other peak shopping days are the first weekend in August and Labor Day weekend.

Shoppers are expected to spend an average of $507 for back-to-school, up from $465 last year.

RetailMeNot data shows that more than two-thirds of those shopping on Amazon during Prime Day will also head to other retailers. Parents will visit an average of 11 retailers throughout the Prime Day event.

RetailMeNot data shows that 64% of parents will shop on Prime Day this year, “nearly all” customers who shopped last year’s Prime Day event hope the experience in improved in 2019.

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RetailMeNot conducted an online survey of more than 1,000 parents between April 22 and April 26.

Most back-to-school shopping still happens in brick-and-mortar locations, with data from marketing intelligence company MiQ showing that shoppers will make an average of 16 trips to stores for back-to-school items between July and September.

However an increasing amount is shifting to digital, with almost 10% of 2018 purchases, or $8 billion worth, happening digitally.

MiQ notes that back-to-school shopping is impacted by the various school start dates across the country with some regions starting well ahead of others.

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Target is getting a jump with a Wednesday press release focused on all of its back-to-school offerings, including a School List Assist function on the e-commerce site that lets parents search by a student’s school or grade to purchase the necessary supplies, and new gear in the private-label children’s brand Cat & Jack.

And last week, Amazon launched a college-focused storefront that will offer exclusive perks to Prime Student members.

Tonya Garcia

Tonya Garcia is a MarketWatch reporter covering retail and consumer-oriented companies. You can follow her on Twitter @tgarcianyc. She is based in New York.

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Post Prime Day, Amazon rolls out its second-ever back-to-school campaign

A 30-second hero spot counts down to a “Happy School Year” and showcases a diverse range of kids and products including backpacks, clothing, books and pizza socks. Cheever noted that both Amazon’s private label and outside brands are highlighted in the push. Amazon used its 48-hour Prime Day to tease the campaign through its live video feed. Cheever notes that the company is focusing on adding more entertainment to Prime Day in general as part of its strategy. During the shopping holiday this year, Amazon sold more than 175 million products, 75 million more than last year, the company said.

The internal team that worked on the new campaign is around a dozen staffers, Cheever says. On a recent earnings call, Amazon executives noted an uptick in marketing investment for the brand. In the second quarter, marketing expense was up 48 percent compared with the year-earlier period.

“We’re seeing higher marketing costs,” said Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky on a conference call with analysts, noting sales and marketing for Amazon Web Services cloud computing as well as Amazon devices. For the quarter, revenue was up 20 percent to $63.4 billion, though profit, which increased 4 percent to $2.6 billion missed analyst expectations. While Amazon’s recent expansion into one-day delivery for Prime members has been popular with consumers, it’s also costly.

“Amazon has picked up some new Prime members as a result and has captured greater share of those shoppers seeking convenience or needing a product urgently,” wrote Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Research, in a recent research note. “That said, the additional shipping expenses have taken their toll on the bottom line.”

Walmart back to school sales have begun – but Amazon is offering up a little competition! Here are the best school supplies deals compared side by side.

Remember that pricing on Amazon is subject to change at any time.

Amazon VS. Walmart School Supplies

We know just how busy moms are now, so we pulled together this post for comparing online School supplies prices.

(Who doesn’t like to check things off the supply list in their jammies?) 🙂

Here are 10 of the top items folks are looking to buy off their school supply list! Amazon definitely is higher on some items than the Walmart School Supplies sales (the store deals are so good this time of year), but there are a few items cheaper over on Amazon which are worth snatching up if you don’t have much time to shop this year!

1. Ticonderoga Pencils

Amazon: Ticonderoga Pencils (96 ct) – $9.96 ($.10 per pencil)

Walmart: Ticonderoga (96 ct) – $18.97 ($.19 per pencil)

2. Expo Markers

Amazon: Expo Original Chisel Tip Assorted Colors Dry Erase Markers 8 pk – $5.74 ($.71 per marker)

Walmart: Expo 8 Pack $5.74 (or $.71 per marker)

3. Elmers Glue Sticks

Amazon: Elmers Glue Sticks (30 ct) – $8.88 or $.30 per stick or Elmers Glue Sticks (60 ct) – $14.87 or $.25 per stick

Walmart: Elmers Glue Stick (30 ct) – $11.88 or $.39 per stick or Elmers Glue Sticks (60 ct) – $15.88 or $.26 per stick

4. Crayola Markers

Amazon: 2 pack Crayola Markers – $5.91 or $2.95 per 10 pack

Walmart: Crayola Fine Line Markers $3.77 per pack – BUT Crayola Broadline Markers 10ct are only 97¢!

5. Sharpie Highlighters

Amazon: Sharpie 12-Pack Chisel Tip Pocket Style Highlighters for $4.97 or $.41 per highlighter

Walmart: Sharpie 12-Pack Chisel Tip Pocket Style Highlighters for $4.97 or $.41 per highlighter

6. Crayola Crayons

Amazon: Crayola Crayons 24 ct 3 pk – $7.64 or $2.55 per pack — OUCH!

Walmart: Crayola Classic Color Crayons – 50¢

7. Spiral Notebooks

Amazon: $8.99 for 6 pack or $1.49 each

Walmart: Spiral Bound Notebooks – $.25

8. Binders

Amazon: 1 inch Binders (4 pack) – $9.99 or $2.49 each

Walmart: 1 inch Avery Durable Binders – $3.80

9. Colored Pencils

Amazon: Crayola Colored Pencils 24 pk – $2.97

Walmart: Crayola Colored Pencils – $2.97

10. Flair Pens

Amazon: Paper-Mate Flair Pens 10 pk – $11.54

Walmart: Paper-Mate Flair Pens 10 pk – $10.82

Soo…. do you think you’ll be shopping the Walmart school supplies aisle or shipping a few boxes from Amazon this year?

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Form Class Dry Erase Lapboards

FORM CLASS Dry Erase Lapboards (Photo: Amazon)More

With 30 dry-erase lapboards and 32 erasers and markers, each student can participate—and have fun while doing it. Great for a variety of classroom activities, like allowing kids to hold up the boards to show the answer to a multiple-choice questions.

Shop it: Form Class Dry Erase Lapboards, $52 (was $80), amazon.com

AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks

AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks (Photo: Amazon)More

This 60-pack of safe, non-toxic washable glue goes on purple and dries clear—and bonds everything from paper and photos to fabric.

Shop it: AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, $10 for 60, amazon.com

Lacdo 15.6 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag

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No worries if you get caught in the rain on the way to school—this beautiful canvas laptop case is water-resistant. It’s nice and slim, and has multiple pockets inside and out for chargers, pens, a power bank and more.

Shop it: Lacdo 15.6 Inch Laptop Shoulder Bag, $22 (was $27), amazon.com

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School Smart 2-Pocket Portfolios Without Fasteners

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These translucent plastic folders have angled slots for easily slipping in and retrieving paper. Nice and lightweight, and perfect for homework. Assorted colors.

Shop it: School Smart 2-Pocket Portfolios Without Fasteners, $12 for 25. amazon.com

Rustic Town Leather Pencil Case

Rustic Town Leather Pencil Case (Photo: Amazon)More

Forget the plastic carry cases—now you can tote those number 2 pencils in a sophisticated manner with this gorgeous Buffalo leather number, handmade by the desert people of Rajasthan, India.

Shop it: Rustic Town Leather Pencil Case, $16 (was $20), amazon.com

Adidas Foundation Backpack

Adidas Foundation Backpack (Photo: Amazon)More

This full-size pack is sporty on the outside, with tons of interior pockets to hold all their gear on the inside. It features a padded back panel, laptop sleeve and mesh water-bottle pockets.

Shop it: Adidas Foundation Backpack, $31 (was $45), amazon.com

CMK Kids Unicorn Backpack

View photos CMK Kids Unicorn Backpack (Photo: Amazon)More

Fantastical deal here: $46 off! Kids will live the unicorn dream with this glittery backpack complete with ears up top and a baby unicorn pom pom for extra flair. It’s big enough to hold a standard-size folder, and even has a name label inside so no one tries to swipe this winner.

Shop it: CMK Kids Unicorn Backpack, $34 (was $80), amazon.com

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The school year is only just finishing across the U.S., but Amazon.com is making sure parents are already thinking about back-to-school shopping.

Spending for new clothes and school supplies used to begin in August, ahead of the new academic year. Now, retailers are using Amazon’s midsummer Prime Day as the starting signal for their back-to-school promotions. This year, Prime Day, which is in its fifth year, will run over 48 hours starting July 15.

In a sign of how Amazon’s event has altered the summer landscape, 63% of parents said they will start buying items for the school year in July or even earlier, up from 60% from last year, according to a study released Tuesday from RetailMeNot, a digital coupon provider. A longer shopping season may translate into higher spending: This year, they plan to dole out $507 on average for clothing, electronics and other school-related goods, the study found. That’s up from $465 in 2018.

“The key here is that Amazon really has affected the gravitational force in retail,” said Reilly Stephens, director of insights at Retail Prophet, an industry consultancy.

Eighty-four percent of retailers say Prime week has become the most important time for online sales during the nearly three-month back-to-school season, the study found.

When Amazon started Prime Day as a midsummer shopping event, only about seven other companies joined in to offer competing deals, according to Michelle Skupin, RetailMeNot’s head of marketing and communications. That number has steadily grown to around 200 last year and is expected to reach 250 in 2019, she said.

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“Consumers are incentivized to make purchases when presented with the deals. We look at the Prime Day period as being Cyber Monday in July,” Skupin said.

This year, there may be an added incentive to buy early — Trump’s potential next round of tariffs on everything from apparel to musical instruments haven’t hit yet. President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan.

Adlucent, a digital marketing agency based in Austin, Texas, also noted that Prime Day seems to have noticeably altered consumers’ behavior.

“Since Prime Day falls right around back-to-school, it has essentially created a second holiday shopping season for consumers to anticipate,” Adlucent said in its report. “So, brands in relevant back-to-school categories have the added perk of drawing on this shopper mindset.”

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What DID teachers do before Amazon Prime? The delivery and streaming service has been coming to our last-minute, lesson-planning rescue for over a decade. But do you know about ALL of the amazing Amazon perks for teachers? Read on for more!

First, however, you may be wondering…does Amazon offer a Prime discount for teachers? Unfortunately, the answer is no, for the time being. (But check out our hints below for how you still might be able to get a discount.)

1. Amazon Prime Student

Working on your advanced degree and in possession of a .edu email address? You qualify for Amazon Prime Student for six months! You will receive all the fabulous Prime goodies, such as free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, referral bonuses, unlimited photo storage, discounts and other special offers. After a six-month free trial, it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership.

2. Amazon eBooks for Education

Finding and distributing e-books to your students’ devices is made easy with Amazon eBooks for Education. Rather than purchasing (and storing!) 35 individual copies of Where the Red Fern Grows, you can simply sync the book, or any other of the millions of content choices in the Amazon library, to your students. It is easy to create groups for different classes and reading groups, too.

3. Amazon Education Publishing

Make your original education content and products available to educators on the Amazon marketplace through Amazon Education Publishing. You can publish and sell books, ebooks, audiobooks, and videos while retaining your creative control and owning your copyright. For every purchase you will earn royalties.

4. Amazon Smile

Register your school and your PTA/PTO with Amazon Smile and with every purchase your school community makes, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price back to your school. PTA/PTOs can sign up too!

5. Amazon Inspire

Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that allows teachers to share digital resources. It’s similar to TeachersPayTeachers, but bonus! All the lessons are free.

6. Amazon Business for Education

Administrator must do: Sign up for Amazon Business for Education and get tax-exempt purchasing, discounts and free two-day shipping on orders of $49 or more. You can enroll multiple teachers, admins, and staff, and create approval workflows and purchase orders for easy tracking.

7. Amazon Affiliates

If you have a blog or a popular social media presence in which you recommend products for readers, be sure to sign up for an Amazon Associates account. For every purchase your readers make using your affiliate links, you can receive a commission anywhere from 4 percent on books to up to 10 percent on downloads. Your commission will be directly deposited monthly.

8. Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate

AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. AWS Educate provides students and educators with access to free content, training, collaboration portals, and access to AWS services. With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals.

9. Amazon Prime Free Trial

If you’re still not convinced that you need Prime, at least try it for yourself. Your first 30 days of Amazon Prime are free, include all the benefits at no charge, and you can cancel any time … even on Day 30. You’ll get super-fast free shipping on millions of items, video streaming of popular movies and TV shows, over two millions songs for all your devices, Amazon Unlimited reading on any device, and all those awesome perks for educators listed above.

Plus, if you’re looking for more Amazon picks for teachers, check out some of our shopping guides:

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Amazon is offering students a FREE Amazon Prime Student 6-month Trial + 50% off annual Prime membership fees while they are in school ($59/yr). Get some Prime specific coupons. There are pages for student supplies for College Supplies or Pre-K to Grades 12.

  • 11″ iPad Pro: 64GB $675, 256GB $899, 512GB $1000, 1TB $1149
  • 12.9″ iPad Pro: 64GB $800, 256GB $975, 512GB $1150, 1TB $1350
  • Apple Watch Series 4 Smart Watch from $349
  • 2019 MacBook Air 13″ i5 Dual-Core Retina 256GB Laptop $1100
  • 2019 MacBook Pro 13″ i5 Quad-Core Retina Laptop $1200
  • Arlo Pro 2 1080p Wire-Free Security 4-Camera System $550
  • Apple AirPods w/ Standard Charging Case $145
  • Apple AirPods w/ Wireless Charging Case $179
  • Bose SoundSport in-ear Headphones $39
  • Swagtron High Speed Electric Scooter $300
  • Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooters (Up to 15.5MPH, Long Battery) $399
  • Zinus Memory Foam 6″ Green Tea Mattress from $95

Amazon Prime Student Membership has most of the same benefits as a regular Prime membership at a lower educationally discounted price:

  • Free 2-Day Shipping on all Prime items (no minimum)
  • Subscribe & Save items upgraded to Free 2-Day Shipping
  • Same Day Delivery on an increasing number of items
  • If you choose non-expedited free shipping, you can get bonus credits
  • Exclusive Prime deals and early access to Lightning deals
  • Access to millions of songs, thousands of movies and videos
  • Unlimited Photo Cloud Storage; Over 800,000 free eBooks

Americans are going to spend tens of billions of dollars on back-to-school supplies this year. The good news: Shoppers are in a strong position to find deals as retail giants from Amazon to Target and Walmart are in a race to win the orders of school supply buyers.

American families with children in elementary school through high school are expected to spend close to $700 on average this year on back-to-school supplies. That’s up nearly $12 from last, according to the National Retail Federation, and will bring total spending to $26.2 billion.

Families with college students spend even more — this year’s forecast is for close to $1,000 on average, up from last year’s $942.17, and implying a total spend of $54.5. billion. That would represent a slight dip from last year’s record-spend, when $55.3 billion was laid out for college students.

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Total combined spending for back-to-school/college should near $81 billion, also slightly below last year’s record of $82.2 billion. The decline is likely due to less households with children in elementary through high school.

But the numbers are still big, thanks to a solid economy and confident consumer.

“Consumers are in a strong position given the nation’s growing economy, and we see this reflected in what they say they will spend on back-to-class items this year,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.

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The countdown has begun, and Amazon Prime Day begins in just two weeks from now. Look for even an even bigger event this year, as it’s been expanded to two whole days.

If you don’t want to wait for those big sales, you don’t necessarily have to. Amazon has various offers leading up to Prime Day as other major retailers prepare their own big sales to compete.

Now, Amazon has something else up its sleeve and wants to help with your back-to-school shopping. That effort launches today.

Amazon’s plan for back-to-school shopping

On Monday, Amazon opened a new online storefront called “Happy School Year.” Meant for parents, students and teachers, Amazon boasts that everything from school supplies to clothes is all included in one convenient location for back-to-school shopping. It makes sense from a business standpoint, as Amazon says it sold millions of pencils and pens during Prime Day last year.

When you visit the deals section of the new school shopping store, you’ll definitely see a wide variety of products. There are sales on computer components, pencils, socks, and for the grown-ups, you’ll find discounts on products like coffeemakers and even mascara.

These deals are of course subject to change and you might consider keeping Prime Day in mind before getting everything on your list right now. You can check out the “Happy School Year” store by tapping or clicking here.

More early Prime Day deals

As we inch closer to Prime Day, Amazon is discounting some of its own products. For instance, you can save $100 on the Fire TV Recast right now as long as you’re a Prime member.

If you can wait a few days, you can save $80 on a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Dot as well. After the discount that begins on July 8, the bundle will cost $169.

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You’ll also find discounts on Amazon Music, Prime Video, Audible, Kindle Unlimited and other Amazon brands leading up to Prime Day. And Prime members who spend $10 at Whole Foods Market beginning on July 3 will get a $10 credit to use for Prime Day. Read more about “Happy School Year” and Prime Day 2019 by tapping or clicking here.

Google is offering its own discounts

When Amazon does something, other retailers take notice. That’s why Walmart, Target and eBay are preparing their own competing sales to take on Prime Day. You can read more about their efforts by tapping or clicking here.

Now, Google is getting in on the action by discounting a number of its Nest products, including smart speakers. For example, it’s discounted the Google Nest Hub from $129 to $79 although other retailers have recently been selling it for as low as $60.

The Google Home Mini, about the same size as an Amazon Echo Dot, is also 50% off at $25. View Google’s sales by tapping or clicking here.