Prime Day 2020 deals available today: $25 Blink Mini, $28 Roku 4K, $300 Toshiba 55-inch TV and more

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 simply two days. Unofficially, although, the long-awaited gross sales occasion is going on proper now. The procuring occasion, which is actually Amazon’s model of Black Friday, kicks off at midnight PT on Oct. 13 and runs by Oct. 14. However some deep reductions on common merchandise, together with TVs, phones and different gadgets, have already debuted. You can even take a look at our preview of what’s coming next week.

One factor to bear in mind: Different shops exist. (Shocker, proper?) And lots of of them, together with Best Buy and Walmart, are operating gross sales of their very own. Proper now, for instance, you will get AirPods Pro at Staples for $199, which ties the bottom value we have seen so far:

However again to Amazon: There are some strong offers queued up, with some merchandise (together with these within the Amazon product area) marked right down to their lowest costs ever. A number 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)

Beneath you will discover among the finest reductions obtainable proper now — and there are some darn good ones — as curated by yours actually. Here is the vital caveat: To make the most of these, and most different, Prime Day offers, you have to be an Amazon Prime subscriber.

Assuming you are have already got a Prime membership, it is best to suppose critically about making use of for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card. Proper now, that may web you a $100 Amazon gift card you should use for any upcoming purchases. You additionally get 5% again on almost every part 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 whenever you preorder it utilizing that card.

In the meantime, you possibly can get a $10 credit to use on Prime Day whenever you spend at the very least $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 take a look at my six ways to win Prime Day for added money-saving methods.

In case you do not see what you are on the lookout for on this record, maintain tight; the nearer we get to Prime Day, the extra unique offers there will likely be. So, in case you’re out there for laptop computer offers, a Fireplace 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 can even 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.


It might be two years outdated, however the Roku Premiere continues to be a superb streamer. It has apps for just about each streaming service underneath the solar, and it slings all of them at 4K. The newest model helps HDR, too. Whether or not there is a “dumb” TV you are trying to make sensible or an outdated Roku that is in want of changing, it is laborious to beat this all-time-low value.

Read the Roku Premiere review.


The all-around nice MyQ (I’ve used one for years) is just a few {dollars} beneath its common promoting value — already an important deal, as a result of this factor was over $100. However this is the actual deal: In case you resolve to make use of it for Amazon In-Storage Supply, you possibly can 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 respectable deal on the music-streaming service: $Eight monthly, which is $2 lower than Spotify, Apple Music and the like.

Nevertheless, if you have not but tried the service, this is your likelihood to get pleasure from 4 months for only a buck. Haven’t got Prime? You may get three months for a buck. And in case you had been already a Music Limitless subscriber up to now, you possibly can come again for $three monthly 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 effectively, although the latter consists of free cloud storage, which the Blink would not.

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

One other nice choice: 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 laborious to inform precisely what’s completely different right here, however the verdict then was “nice costs, nice voice options, nice Fireplace TV app choice.” The image high quality, nevertheless, did not measure as much as comparable 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 rankings (from Greatest Purchase clients)? On the very least it is price a glance.

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That is the bottom value so far, and it may possibly 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 suppose the 10% cash-back choice applies, however that is nonetheless a stellar bundle.

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

That mentioned, in case you’ve been curious to present this a strive, I consider that is the bottom value on document (by so much). 

Learn extra: Amazon Echo preview


Ooooh, wee! Though you possibly can stream Rick and Morty on Hulu and HBO Max, this 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 possibly can save $20 on a Dot with Clock two-pack with promo code DOT2PACK. (That very same code will prevent $20 on a pair of recent no-clock Echo Dots as effectively.) 


Minimize the wire! This deal ties the bottom value on document. In actual fact, it hasn’t been that low since across the holidays final yr. For $130 you are getting the two-tuner, 500GB mannequin. If you would like the four-tuner, 1TB model, it’s going to price 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 Fireplace TV interface. Meaning you get all of the suitable apps and streaming providers, plus an Alexa-powered voice distant. There are three HDMI inputs as effectively, the higher to accommodate your recreation consoles and whatnot.

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