Prime Day steals: $115 AirPods, $15 Blink Mini, $45 Echo Show 5 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 is upon us! It arrives on the heels of two weeks’ price of early offers, however at this time is the primary occasion. The corporate’s reply to Black Friday formally began at midnight PT, and it will run by the day tomorrow, Oct. 14.

One factor to remember: Different shops exist. (Shocker, proper?) And lots of of them, together with Best Buy and Walmart, are working gross sales of their very own. Whereas a lot of Amazon’s offers are nice, you should definitely examine elsewhere to be completely certain you are getting one of the best value.

Under you may discover a few of the finest reductions accessible proper now — and there are some darn good ones — as curated by yours really. This is the vital caveat: To reap the benefits of these, and most different, Prime Day offers, you should be an Amazon Prime subscriber.

Assuming you already are, assume severely about making use of for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card. Proper now, that can internet 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 may get 10% again on choose electronics.

In the meantime, you possibly can nonetheless get a $10 credit to use on Prime Day once 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. Make sure you try my six ways to win Prime Day for added money-saving methods.

I will replace this submit as extra early Amazon Prime Day offers roll in. You can too 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.

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That is the bottom value on file for the non-Professional AirPods, nonetheless the “king of true wi-fi earbuds.” Nonetheless not low cost by any means, however not fairly so ridiculously overpriced, both.

You additionally get the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $150 — not one of the best deal ever, however shut. And it is nonetheless $49 off the common value.

Read the AirPods review.

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It is not simply Amazon that has Prime Day specials. Working example: The only finest Galaxy S20 deal thus far comes from Seen. The service is chopping over $400 off the common value of the flagship telephone, which usually sells for $984 (and $1,000 elsewhere). You will get out the door for $768, then obtain a $200 pay as you go MasterCard after two months of Seen service at $40 a month.

You will additionally obtain a $200 Samsung reward card you should utilize to purchase different goodies. All that is predicated on porting your quantity to Seen as a part of your buy. Nonetheless, it is a implausible deal.


The Blink Mini is on sale for $25 when ordered by way of the Amazon app or web site, however when you’ve got an Alexa-equipped gadget, use your voice to order it for simply $15. (“Alexa, order a Blink Mini indoor digital camera.”)

That will put the digital camera under the PJDM-favorite Wyze Cam ($20 plus delivery). Each fashions work fairly nicely, although the latter consists of free cloud storage, which the Blink would not.

Nonetheless, you get a free Blink cloud-storage trial by the top 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.


It might be two years outdated, however the Roku Premiere remains to be a superb streamer. It has apps for just about each streaming service beneath 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 onerous to beat this all-time-low value.

You can too get the Roku Express HD for just $21, the bottom value but. It would not do 4K, making it extra appropriate to smaller TVs.

Read our Roku Premiere review.


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

Nonetheless, if you have not but tried the service, here is your probability to get pleasure from 4 months for only a buck. Haven’t got Prime? You may get three months for a buck. And if you happen to have been already a Music Limitless subscriber previously, you possibly can come again for $three per thirty days for the primary three months.


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 Fireplace TV app choice.” The image high quality, nonetheless, did not measure as much as related Roku TVs — and Katzmaier famous his desire for the latter’s interface, a sentiment I share.

That stated, a 55-inch Toshiba sensible TV for $300? With principally stellar consumer scores (from Finest Purchase clients)? On the very least it is price a glance.


Lower the twine! This deal ties the bottom value on file. The truth is, it hasn’t been that low since across the holidays final 12 months. For $130 you are getting the two-tuner, 500GB mannequin. In order for you the four-tuner, 1TB model, it will value you simply $50 extra.

Read our Fire TV Recast review.

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That is the bottom value thus far, and it may 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 may also get the Echo Show 5 bundled with a Blink Mini Indoor Camera for just $5 more. I do not assume the 10% cash-back choice applies, however that is nonetheless a stellar bundle.

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

That stated, if you happen to’ve been curious to offer this a strive, I imagine that is the bottom value on file (by rather a lot). Read our Amazon Echo hands-on first take.


Ooooh, wee! Though you possibly can stream Rick and Morty on Hulu and HBO Max, here is your probability to personal every season for half the common value on Prime Video. Like the opposite offers, you may should 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 at present 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 latest no-clock Echo Dots as nicely.) 


The all-around nice MyQ (I’ve used one for years) is only some {dollars} under its common promoting value — already an amazing deal, as a result of this factor was once over $100. However here is the actual deal: When you determine 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.


Usually $20, this pair of UL-certified sensible plugs routinely drops to $15 if you happen to’re a Prime member (bear in mind, most Prime Day offers have that requirement). There’s additionally an on-page $5-off coupon that brings your ultimate value right down to $10. Simply clip it earlier than including the plugs to your cart.

These are top-rated retailers, suitable with each Alexa and Google Assistant, and that is one of the best deal on file for them.


One other “lowest value ever” deal, the Insignia is a current-generation 4K UHD TV (it was launched this 12 months) constructed round Amazon’s Fireplace TV interface. Which means you get all of the suitable apps and streaming companies, plus an Alexa-powered voice distant. There are three HDMI inputs as nicely, the higher to accommodate your sport consoles and whatnot.

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