The latest early Prime Day deals: $45 Echo Show 5, $25 Blink security cam 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.

Final week, Amazon officially announced Prime Day 2020. The long-delayed occasion will happen subsequent week — Oct. 13 and 14 — however some Prime Day gross sales have already began. I’ve rounded up some highlights beneath and might be including extra as they emerge. (I will even be eradicating expired ones, like a latest Strolling Useless freebie that is now not obtainable.) Observe that you just should be an Amazon Prime subscriber to make the most of these, and most different, Prime Day offers.

If you’re, you also needs to suppose significantly about making use of for Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa card. Doing so proper now nets you a $100 Amazon gift card you should use for any upcoming purchases. You additionally get 5% again on almost every thing you purchase from Amazon, and for a restricted time you may get 10% again on choose electronics. That features the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, which effectively drops to $269 if you purchase it utilizing that card.

In the meantime, you possibly can get a $10 credit to use on Prime Day if you spend no 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. You should definitely take a look at my six ways to win Prime Day for added money-saving methods.

As famous above, I will replace this submit as extra early Prime Day offers roll in. You may as well 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, choose out anytime.  


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 contains free cloud storage, which the Blink doesn’t.

Nonetheless, 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.

Read the 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, nonetheless, did not measure as much as comparable Roku TVs — and Katzmaier famous his choice for the latter’s interface, a sentiment I share.

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

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That is the bottom value to this point, and it will 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.

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Amazon desires to place Alexa in your automobile. Is that price $50? No. Is it price $20? Perhaps. Echo Auto critiques have been pretty blended, partly as a result of the value feels too excessive and partly as a result of you possibly can accomplish loads 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 mentioned, should you’ve been curious to present this a strive, I consider that is the bottom value on document (by quite a bit). 

Learn extra: Amazon Echo preview


Ooooh, wee! Though you possibly can stream Rick and Morty on Hulu and HBO Max, here is your likelihood to personal every season for half the common value.

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That is mainly 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 the moment 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 twine! This deal ties the bottom value on document. Actually, 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 will 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 Hearth 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 effectively, the higher to accommodate your recreation consoles and whatnot.

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