Prime Day 2020 deals available right now: $25 Blink Mini, $20 Echo Auto, $300 Toshiba 55-inch TV

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, PJDM’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 formally launches in just some days. Unofficially, although? The long-awaited gross sales occasion is occurring proper now, as Amazon has been trotting out early offers since final week. The 2-day purchasing occasion, which is actually Amazon’s model of Black Friday, kicks off at midnight PT on Oct. 13 and runs by means of Oct. 14. However some deep reductions on widespread merchandise, together with TVs, phones, and different gadgets, have already debuted. You too can try our preview of what’s coming next week.

I’ve received to say, there are some stable offers queued up, with some merchandise (together with these within the Amazon product enviornment) marked right down to their lowest costs ever. A couple of notable highlights:

  • Echo Present 8: $65 (save $65)
  • DJI Mavic Mini Fly Extra Combo: $399 (save $100)
  • Eero Mesh Wi-Fi system: $174 (save $75)
  • Kindle Paperwhite: $80 (save $50)

Under you will discover a few of the greatest reductions accessible proper now — and there are some darn good ones — as curated by yours actually. Here is the essential caveat: To benefit from these, and most different, Prime Day offers, you should be an Amazon Prime subscriber.

Assuming you are have already got a Prime membership, it’s best to assume significantly about making use of for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card. Proper now, that may web you a $100 Amazon gift card you should utilize for any upcoming purchases. You additionally get 5% again on almost all the things you purchase from Amazon, and for a restricted time you will get 10% again on choose electronics. That features the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, which effectively drops to $269 if you preorder it utilizing that card.

In the meantime, you may get a $10 credit to use on Prime Day if you spend not less than $10 at a choose US-based small enterprise. And there are a number of different methods to spend $10 at Amazon and get $10 from Amazon. Remember to try my six ways to win Prime Day for extra money-saving methods.

In case you do not see what you are in search of on this listing, maintain tight. The nearer we get to Prime Day, the extra unique offers there might be. So, should you’re out there for laptop computer offers, a Hearth pill, a wise speaker or one thing else, likelihood is they are going to begin to seem.

I will replace this submit as extra early Amazon Prime Day offers roll in. You too can join Cheapskate deal alerts via text message. Use that hyperlink or ship a textual content to 415-878-5807. Just one textual content per day, decide out anytime.


The all-around nice MyQ (I’ve used one for years) is only some {dollars} beneath its common promoting value — already an important deal, as a result of this factor was once over $100. However here is the true deal: In case you determine to make use of it for Amazon In-Storage Supply, you may get a $30 credit after your first order by making use of promo code KEY30 when inserting that order. That virtually covers the price of the MyQ itself.


Amazon Prime subscribers already get a reasonably first rate deal on the music-streaming service: $Eight per 30 days, which is $2 lower than Spotify, Apple Music and the like.

Nonetheless, if you have not but tried the service, here is your likelihood to get pleasure from 4 months for only a buck. Do not have Prime? You will get three months for a buck. And should you had been already a Music Limitless subscriber prior to now, you may come again for $three per 30 days for the primary three months.


At this value, the Blink Mini is inside spitting distance of the PJDM-favorite Wyze Cam ($20 plus transport). Each fashions work fairly properly, although the latter contains free cloud storage, which the Blink doesn’t.

Nonetheless, you get a free Blink cloud-storage trial by means of the top of 2020, and the forthcoming Blink Sync Module 2 will afford you subscription-free native storage for simply $35.

One other nice possibility: Get the Blink Mini bundled with an Echo Show 5 for just $50. These two have a mixed retail worth of $125!

Read our Blink Mini review.


This seems to be a 2020 model of the Toshiba Fire TV Edition that David Katzmaier reviewed last year. It is onerous to inform precisely what’s totally different right here, however the verdict then was “nice costs, nice voice options, nice Hearth TV app choice.” The image high quality, nevertheless, did not measure as much as related Roku TVs — and Katzmaier famous his desire for the latter’s interface, a sentiment I share.

That mentioned, a 55-inch Toshiba sensible TV for $300? With largely stellar person scores (from Greatest Purchase prospects)? On the very least it is price a glance.

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That is the bottom value thus far, and it could get even higher: Use the aforementioned Prime Rewards Visa card and you will get 10% again, successfully bringing your value right down to $40.50.

As famous above, you too can get the Echo Show 5 bundled with a Blink Mini Indoor Camera for just $5 more. I do not assume the 10% cash-back possibility applies, however that is nonetheless a stellar bundle.

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Amazon desires to place Alexa in your automotive. Is that price $50? No. Is it price $20? Perhaps. Echo Auto critiques have been pretty combined, partially as a result of the value feels too excessive and partially as a result of you may accomplish a whole lot of the identical voice-powered issues along with your cellphone’s Google Assistant or Siri. (Cannot say I am wild concerning the wires, both.)

That mentioned, should you’ve been curious to offer this a attempt, I imagine that is the bottom value on document (by loads). 

Learn extra: Amazon Echo preview


Ooooh, wee! Though you may stream Rick and Morty on Hulu and HBO Max, here is your likelihood to personal every season for half the common value on Prime Video. Like the opposite offers, you will must be an Amazon Prime member.

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That is principally like shopping for one and getting one free, as a result of proper now a single Dot is promoting for $40. This deal is for the third-generation fashions.

Extra within the brand-new Echo Dot with Clock that Amazon introduced simply final week? There’s already a deal available there, too: It presently sells for $60, however you may save $20 on a Dot with Clock two-pack with promo code DOT2PACK. (That very same code will prevent $20 on a pair of latest no-clock Echo Dots as properly.) 


Reduce the twine! This deal ties the bottom value on document. In truth, it hasn’t been that low since across the holidays final yr. For $130 you are getting the two-tuner, 500GB mannequin. In order for you the four-tuner, 1TB model, it’s going to value you simply $50 extra.

Read our Fire TV Recast review.


One other “lowest value ever” deal, the Insignia is a current-generation 4K UHD TV (it was launched this yr) constructed round Amazon’s Hearth TV interface. Meaning you get all of the suitable apps and streaming companies, plus an Alexa-powered voice distant. There are three HDMI inputs as properly, the higher to accommodate your recreation consoles and whatnot.

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